That’s a question that I get a lot. I find that it’s because, like me; most people don’t understand what Shakeology really is. It is not simply a protein shake (although it does contain protein). I wouldn’t describe it as a meal replacement shake either, although that is how it is marketed. I like to call it a Superfood Health Shake. The superfoods it contains is why I drink it.
My Shakeology story is a reluctant one. Before I was introduced to it, I was drinking a simple whey protein shake after my daily workouts. I liked the taste, and I was building muscle – which was my goal. Why Shakeology? It costs nearly four times what my current shake cost (I was using the Market Pantry brand from Target). However, as a new Beachbody coach I felt I should give it a try to see if it was a product I felt I could endorse. Long story short, I’m still drinking it daily over a year later and would never go back.
What Shakeology did for me was curb my cravings for Diet Coke. I was not a huge sweets eater, but I had a habit of drinking 2-3 cans of soda a day. Shakeology got me weaned off that, and a few months later I was done with it entirely and didn’t miss it at all. I also have borderline high blood pressure. It’s something I inherited from my mom, so because I was already eating clean and working out I felt medication was in my future forever. Within six months of starting Shakeology I found my blood pressure was down significantly and I’m in the process of getting off medication entirely.
Now on to addressing the original topic: Why is Shakeology so expensive? It’s because of what’s in it. It’s packed with exotic superfoods scouted from all over the globe that are known to promote health and wellness. The other day when I was in the supermarket I snapped a picture of some of them (see below). When purchased separately, they are crazy expensive! Getting them all in one drink instead of buying them separately just makes good sense to me.
As someone who is known for saving money (I have written three books on the topic) buying stuff that’s cheap usually isn’t the best strategy. It’s about finding the best value for your money. I fully acknowledge that Shakeology is expensive, but to me it gives me the biggest bang for my buck. If you’re frugal like me, you may also be interested in Ways to Save Money on Shakeology.
I do encourage you to do your own research on other shakes on the market. Knowledge is power. For me, it took learning about Shakeology and trying it for myself to convince me. It’s also why so many of my challengers continue on with it after they hit their weight loss goals and sign up as discount coaches. They can’t imagine not having it!
What is YOUR Shakeology story?