I wondered the same thing when I saw the price tag. I’ll be honest, I was extremely skeptical. I had been doing protein shakes up until the point when I started Shakeology, at a fraction of the cost. They are not the same. That’s what I quickly found out.
Shakeology contains a bunch of healthy macronutrients and supplements so you don’t have to take a daily vitamin. You know that chia seed (or Spinach, Kale, etc.) you’re adding your shake? It’s in there. It also has a lot of other cool ingredients you’ve probably never heard of but that are known to be good for you. It has all that in it, plus protein. If you’re interested in reading more about it and what it contains, there is a lot of extensive information on the Shakeology Website.
The reason why I continue to drink it (almost) every day and even pack it when I go on vacations is twofold. First off, it makes me feel better. It gives me extra energy and helps curb my cravings. Not sure how it does that, but it works. Secondly, and most importantly, I have been able to reduce my high blood pressure medication since I began taking it. Since I was already working out pretty hard before starting Shakeology, that’s the only thing I can attribute the change to. I’ve also heard stories of people being able to reduce their cholesterol medications as well. Oh, and it also helped me kick my Diet Coke habit. I don’t miss it anymore.
I’m not a doctor or medical professional, so take what I say with a grain of salt. I’m simply sharing my own experience with Shakeology.
What Shakeology to Order?
I get Vanilla Shakeology, but I also recommend the regular chocolate and vegan chocolate. If you are just getting one flavor (rather that the combo packets), get the bag because you get six extra servings for the same price. It’s a better deal, as is signing up for Home Direct to avoid shipping charges. View some of my favorite Shakeology Recipes
I do my Shakeology in the blender with Greek yogurt and berries, but you can certainly just take it along in a blender bottle and add water too. Whatever works for you!