Is that Shake Really THAT Good??
I have had many people coming to me asking about Shakeology (why is it so good for you, what does it do for you, is it really as healthy for you as everyone says, etc.). I am here not to tell you one way or the other, I am just going to provide you with FACTS and then you can make your own decision.
Let me break it ALL down for you…
Costs: $89.95-119.95 per month
Contact your personal Team Beachbody® coach for a catalog or their personal website with the information.
Serving: 1 shake per day
This is not a “diet”, but a lifestyle change. “Real” food is still very important. http://www.shakeology.com/web/shakeology/workout
Cost Per Serving: $3.50-4.10 per day
Team Beachbody® could say that it’s “free” when 3 friends buy it from you if you’re a coach, because 3x$29.95 is $89.85). However, and this is the author’s opinion, the cost of your shakes should not depend on the decisions of others (friends, people you meet off the street, family, etc.) End opinion
Supplements: 38 supplements worth (See ingredient list and nutrition information below)
Guarantee: 30-Day money back guarantee
Diabetic friendly? YES!
In addition to being lower in sugar, Shakeology is low in the glycemic index. GI=24 and is certified. Here’s a link to the lab that tested it: http://www.gilabs.com/main/
Artificial sweeteners? Not one! Shakeology uses stevia, a natural plant found in Brazil known for its sweetness
Multiple flavors? YES, Shakeology comes in chocolate, Greenberry, & tropical strawberry (VEGAN).
What about digestive health? Prebiotics/probiotics included, 12% of dietary fiber included.
Fat in Grams: 1g
Sugar: 9g (all natural)
Caffeine Free: YES, even decaffeinated green tea
Proteins: 15-17 g..Grade 7, the highest quality whey protein available per Dr. Wheeler
Ingredients: Are you ready for this??
70+ high quality ingredients, 23 vitamins/mineral
Various fruit extracts (acerola, camum camu, pomegranate, bilberry, blueberry, acai, Goji, Cordyceps, Rose, Hips, Maitake, Reishi, Citrus, bioflavonoids, Gingko), Whey protein, Chromium, Hydrilla, Apple pectin, Flax seed meal, Chia seed meal, Blue green algae, Spinach powder, oatgrass, wheatgrass, Barley grass, Grape seed extract, cinnamon, natural vanilla flavor, chocolate powder, cocoa powder, xanthum gum, guar gum, pea fiber. Also contains an enzyme blend to assist digestion (amylase, papain, cellulose, lactase, lipase, protease, and bromelain) (Greenberry) Vitamin A (as beta-carotene) 5000 IU 100% Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 180 mg 300% Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol) 200 IU 50% Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate) 15 IU 50% Vitamin K1 (as phytonadione) 40 mcg 50% Vitamin B1 (as thiamin HCL) 1.5 mg 100% Vitamin B2 (as ribofl avin) 1.3 mg 77% Vitamin B3 (as niacin) 5 mg 25% Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCL) 2 mg 100% Folic acid 200 mcg 50% Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin) 6 mcg 100% Biotin 90 mcg 30% Pantothenic acid (as d-calcium pantothenate) 5 mg 50% Calcium (as dicalcium phosphate) 500 mg 50% Iron (as ferrous fumarate) 4.5 mg 25% Phosphorous (as dicalcium phosphate) 250 mg 25% Iodine (as kelp) 52 mcg 35% Magnesium (as oxide) 80 mg 20% Zinc (as zinc oxide) 6 mg 40% Copper (as copper oxide) 0.8 mg 40% Manganese (as manganese amino acid chelate) 2 mg 100% Chromium (as chromium amino acid chelate) 60 mcg 50% Molybdenum (as sodium molybdate) 30 mcg 40% Whey protein (isolate) 15 g † PROPRIETARY SUPER-FRUIT BLEND: 2075 mg † Acerola powder (fruit), CamuCamu powder (fruit), Pomegranate powder (fruit), Bilberry powder (fruit), Blueberry powder (fruit), Lycium (Goji) powder (berry), Açai powder (berry), Cordyceps, Maitake powder, Reishi powder, Citrus biofl avonoids, Rose Hips powder (fruit), Schisandra powder (berry), Suma powder (root), Gingko powder (leaf). Amount Per Serving % Daily Value** PROPRIETARY FRUIT POWDER BLEND: 1500 mg † Banana powder, Carrot powder, Orange powder, Pineapple powder, Raspberry powder, Strawberry powder. Maca powder (root) 1000 mg † Sacha inchi (Plukenetia volubilis) meal 1000 mg † Yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius) powder 1000 mg † Flax (seed) meal 700 mg † Chia (seed) meal 500 mg † Chlorella 350 mg † Spirulina 350 mg † Hydrilla 300 mg † Apple fiber powder 250 mg † Astragalus powder (root) 200 mg † Blue green algae 200 mg † Spinach powder 200 mg † MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) 150 mg † Pea fiber 150 mg † Quinoa (sprouted) 150 mg † PROPRIETARY NONDAIRY 150 mg † PROBIOTIC BLEND: Bifodobacterium longum, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus casei, Streptococcus thermophilus. PROPRIETARY ENZYME BLEND: 130 mg † Amylase, Papain, Cellulase, Lactase, Lipase, Protease, Bromelain. Ashwagandha powder (root) 100 mg † Barley grass 100 mg † Kamut grass 100 mg † Oat grass 100 mg † Wheat grass 100 mg † Stevia 75 mg † Amaranth (sprouted) (Amaranthus hypochondriacus) 50 mg † Grape seed extract (seed, 95% proanthocyanins) 50 mg † Green tea decaffeinated extract 50 mg † (leaf, 50% polyphenols) Holy basil powder (leaf) 50 mg † ** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. † Daily Value not established OTHER INGREDIENTS: Fructose, xantham gum, natural strawberry and raspberry flavors, guar gum, natural vanilla flavor, and cinnamon powder. Shakeology is gluten free and caffeine free.
If you have any questions on Shakeology, please comment below or contact me. You can also visit my site for more information, testimonials, and to see what the doctors have to say about Shakeology at http://myshakeology.com/MindyWender