The unique blend of Shakeology ingredients is what makes it “the healthiest meal of the day.” You might have noticed that other “meal replacement” shakes don’t cost as much as Shakeology. But have you ever compared the ingredients? I hope after reading this post it will become quite obvious that the full spectrum of Shakeology ingredients is the most nutrient-dense food stuff you can put into your body for the lowest amount of calories.
My intention for this page is to eventually cover the full-spectrum of each Shakeology ingredient from A-Z. But for now I’ll provide a brief overview and as I add a new ingredient to the website I’ll post a link to it here. 🙂
So are you ready? Here goes…
OK, so Shakeology has 70+ ingredients. Big deal right? Well, a lot of companies like to brag about how many ingredients they have in their shake. My thinking is…what good are the ingredients if they aren’t good for you? And where do the ingredients come from? Are they natural or artificial?
Every ingredient in Shakeology is derived from whole food sources. And it was specially formulated so the ingredients work together like a symphony to create a synergistic effect. Shakeology consists of superfoods, adaptogen herbs, antioxidants, phytonutrients and digestive enzymes.
Shakeology Ingredients — The Major Players
Superfoods: contain multi-tasking disease-fighting nutrients and minimum calories.
Adaptogen Herbs: increase your resistance to stress, trauma, anxiety, and fatigue.
Antioxidants: can protect your body cells against the effects of free radical damage. Free radicals may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases.
Phytonutrients: contain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which help promote healthy immune function.
Digestive Enzymes: aid in the digestion of food and makes it easier for your digestive tract to absorb more of the nutrients you eat.
Prebiotics and probiotics: a diet deficient in either prebiotics or probiotics may severely impact health and immune function. Both work together to promote the development of beneficial bacteria in your intestinal tract. Probiotics are live organisms while prebiotics are components of food that give the probiotics something to feed on.
Shakeology’s other ingredients include whey protein, fiber, and an assortment of vitamins and minerals.
Shakeology Ingredients — What Flavors?
Shakeology is currently available in two flavors: Chocolate and Greenberry. There’s a third on the way soon…Tropical. My favorite flavor is Chocolate. Greenberry has more of a bitter taste to it but a lot of people seem to prefer it to Chocolate. I guess it depends on how much of a sweet tooth you have. Greenberry sort of reminds me of green tea, which I don’t like. Tropical is more of a neutral Strawberry-type flavor.
No, there’s NOT a vanilla Shakeology. The reason is because it’s impossible to make vanilla taste good without adding chemicals and artificial ingredients. The superfoods and other ingredients in Shakeology (wheatgrass for example) are just TOO potent for such a subtle flavor like vanilla. I know, you may have seen other companies with “natural” vanilla flavors, so what gives?
Well, here’s the thing: labeling guidelines still allow this artificial flavoring to be called “natural vanilla flavoring.” Other companies are willing to use that labeling loophole for their benefit. It’s the “dirty little secret” of the flavoring industry. But not Shakeology!
If you’re sitting on the fence about it, I would just encourage you to give Shakeology a try. If you don’t like it, you can get your money back. Really, the only way you’re gonna know if Shakeology is a good fit for you is if you drink it everyday for AT LEAST a month. You get free shipping if you purchase on monthly autoship and you can cancel anytime. If you decide to give it a try and use my link below please CONTACT ME so I can thank you personally and I’ll share with you some tips on how to get started so you get the best results from your first Shakeology purchase.