When I entered this Beachbody experience 2 months ago, I came in knowing about Shakeology. It has a great reputation. 70 healthy ingredients in one glass. Sounds great.....but how does it taste??? For a $130+ investment per month, I was terrified I wouldn't like it. Guess what? I didn't like it. In fact, I HATED it! Oh. no! My husband will never allow me to purchase anything again! I HAD to make this work!
Trial and error...those were my 2 experiences the first three days on Shakeology. I had been told that almond milk was the best choice to mix it with. I threw all in the ingredients in the blender and blended for about 30 seconds. I'll rate them out of 5 (with 5 being delicious) Here's what I tried:
Day 1: Chocolate Shakeology, Almond Milk, Ice
opinion: Too thick, too chocolaty, too mediciny ;) Rate: 1
Day 2: Vanilla Shakeology, Almond Milk, Ice, Frozen Raspberries
opinion: Too thick, too mediciny, too tart Rate: 1
I knew it was time to try something else. This just wasn't working for me!
By day 3, I decided to try mixing it with water instead of the almond milk. It was a HUGE improvement for me! Funny that everyone says it isn't good mixed with water, but it was so much better for me. I'm more of a smoothie person, anyway. Thinning it down really helped. Here were my next 2 days:
Day 3: Chocolate Shakeology, Water, Ice
opinion: much better consistency, still a little mediciny Rate: 2.5
Day 4: Vanilla Shakeology, Water, Ice, Frozen Berry Mix (blue, rasp, and black)
opinion: much better consistency, still mediciny, less tart (which is good in my opinion) Rate: 3
Now's when it really kicked in for me! I started adding the powder to the water and blending for AT LEAST one minute. THEN I would add my mix-ins! Guess what that did? It got rid of the mediciny (yes, I made up that word) taste!!! Once I added my mix-ins, I would blend for another 30 seconds or so and it was perfect. Here's how I finished out that last week:
Day 5: Chocolate Shakeology, Water, Ice, 1 Tbsp Peanut Butter
opinion: perfect for chocolate cravings, a little rich for post-workout Rate: 4.5
Day 6: Vanilla Shakeology, Water, Ice, Frozen Berry Mix (bue, rasp, black)
opinion: PERFECTION!!! Rate: 5
That was my experiece. I know other people have other opinions. Hey, I HATE fish and I know a ton of people love it. Different taste buds. I just wanted to share my REAL experience with it. On the health end, here have been my findings 2 months in to Shakeology:
*I've lost 20 pounds!!!
*I sleep better (deeper sleep)
*my bowels have regulated
*I have SO MUCH energy
*My mind is clearer (I focus better)
*My kids LOVE it!!! They add frozen banana to their Vegan Chocolate Shakeology
I am so glad this is now a part of my daily, post-workout routine! I LOVE SHAKEOLOGY!!!!
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