Shakeology

Many people often ask me how I got started with Health & Fitness Coaching, hosting fitness challenges, and providing inspiration to others looking to change their lives for the better, and the answer is simple – SHAKEOLOGY!

Actually, I’d love to say it was that easy, but for me, that’s stretching the truth a bit.  Check out the About Me page to learn more about my journey into Health & Fitness Coaching.  Or better yet, read more about My Shakeology Experience here.

Want to skip my detailed explanation?

Get the cliff notes version on the Shakeology site here.

What is Shakeology?

Shakeology is a nutritional shake (not just a protein shake) that I drink EVERYDAY!  It is packed with so many fantastic high-quality superfood ingredients that make me feel AMAZING.  Unlike traditional protein shakes or meal replacement shakes, Shakeology is created from whole-food ingredients that are easily absorbed by the body to provide optimal nutrition.  Being someone who is pretty health conscious, this is a HUGE deal to me!  Also, Shakeology helps to gently eliminate toxins that have built up from years of eating highly processed foods, and therefore allows for better absorption of the nutrients you need.  This is possible because of Shakeology’s unique ingredients which include digestive enzymes and pre/probiotics to aid in digestion.  Pretty cool, right?

So what is Shakeology exactly and why should you care?  Shakeology is nutritional shake that consists of over 70 high-quality superfood ingredients that supply the body with essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients that your body needs to curb cravings, shed fat, and reduce free radical damage which can lead to heart disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, and stoke.  Again, pretty cool stuff!

Whether you use Shakeology as a meal replacement for weight loss or simply to ensure your body gets all the nutrients it needs, Shakeology (in my opinion) is pretty AMAZING!

What’s in it?

Shakeology contains over 70 high-quality superfood ingredients conveniently located in one glass to deliver nearly all the nutrients you need to maintain a healthy diet.  Since most people’s diets are deficient in some way, adding a glass of Shakeology is the perfect way to ensure you are increasing your nutrient intake!  Plus, you don’t have to worry about a multivitamin anymore, as Shakeology provides you with easily absorbable vitamins and minerals to replace that chemical-laden pill.

  • Protein & Essential Amino Acids help build muscle, lose weight, support brain function, and keep your skin and bones healthy.
  • Vitamins and minerals support optimum health.
  • Antioxidants boost the immune system and help reduce free radical damage that can lead to heart disease, heart attacks, blood pressure, and stroke.
  • Phytonutrients support immune function and have anti-inflammatory properties. Many phytonutrients have antioxidant properties as well.
  • Prebiotics support digestive and immune health.
  • Digestive enzymes help in the digestion of foods and increase the absorption rate of those foods for optimum health.

If you’re in the mood for a mid-day distraction, this 2:37 minute video about Shakeology is actually pretty entertaining!

Why should YOU drink Shakeology?  What can it do for YOU?

Shakeology is an effective way to help you lose weight, increase your energy, improve digestion, promote regularity, lower cholesterol, and help you be the healthiest you can possibly be!

I did some research and I found that in an independent 90 day study, participants were asked to replace at least one meal per day with Shakeology and the results were pretty outstanding!  Along with regular exercise and a balanced diet, participants were able to reduce total cholesterol by 30%, reduce LDL (“bad”) cholesterol by 38%, reduce cardiovascular risk ratio by 24%, and reduce oxidative damage caused by free radicals by 45%!  Now tell me if YOUR protein shake can do that!

Do you “need” Shakeology?

Actually, probably more than you think.  If you’re reading this, then I am guessing that you are interested in improving your health, increasing your energy and/or losing weight –> Am I right?  If so, then why not give it a try?  There is a FULL MONEY BACK GUARANTEE if you don’t like it, so what do you really have to lose?  Maybe a few pounds!

For most people, it’s hard to eat the recommended daily servings of fresh fruit and vegetables each day, and convenience foods, like packaged or fast food, are so processed that important nutrients have been destroyed.  Shakeology helps provide you with what you’re missing from your current diet, it helps supply vital nutrients to support a healthy balanced life, and it’s been proven to help people improve their health and lose weight!

How can you get it?

Click here to purchase.  It’s that simple!  Keep reading to find out how you can SAVE money on your Shakeology purchase when bundled with a fitness program (Challenge Pack), as a Club Member 10% off, or as a Coach 25% off!

What are the different flavors?  Which one is best?

Shakeology comes in 2 versions (regular or vegan) and 5 flavors.  Regular Shakeology is made with whey protein (derived from milk) and available in chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, cafe latte, or greenberry.  Vegan Shakeology is made from a mixture of pea, oat, and rice proteins, and is available in chocolate or strawberry (sorry guys, no vanilla, cafe latte or greenberry yet).

I currently alternate between Vegan Chocolate and Vegan Strawberry, but I have tried ALL of the flavors in order to give an honest opinion.  I personally steer clear of dairy and I suggest that my clients with food sensitivities try the VEGAN version first, as the taste is nearly the same.  I like to make my Shakeology as a smoothie, but the shakes taste equally great shaken simply with water or unsweetened almond milk in a shaker cup.

  • Chocolate –> Chocolate is SUPER chocolatey and tastes just like a milkshake!  It is thick, creamy, and delicious!  If you are a chocolate fan, then this is a great option for you.  It’s very sweet and very rich.  It’s also perfect for making homemade protein bars, brownies, etc.
  • Strawberry –> This is my other favorite (currently tied with chocolate for first).  I personally like strawberry best as a morning smoothie!  Yum!  Frankie (my boyfriend) thinks his tastes just like Nesquick when made in a shaker cup.
  • Vanilla –> This flavor is very versatile.  It can be easily made into a million different flavored smoothies or as a simple shake too.
  • Cafe Latte –> See ya Starbucks!  This is the perfect mocha frappacino!
  • Greenberry –> I’ve found that this flavor is love or hate.  I usually suggest against this flavor when starting out – but that’s simply MY opinion.  Feel free to try it and create your own!

You can find recipes here!

Are there a lot of calories in the shakes?  What’s the nutritional information?

That’s up to you to decide.  The shakes range from 140-170 calories.  Remember, most people use Shakeology as a meal replacement (typically breakfast or lunch) and aim to add a little more calories so that they can stay full for several hours.  How you decide to drink it is entirely up to you though!  You can check out the nutritional information for each flavor below:

How much is it?

A 30-day supply of Shakeology costs $129.95.  I know what you’re thinking… that’s SO expensive!  What the heck?  I’m not buying that!  BUT let me assure you that it’s worth every penny!  If you were to drink one shake every day, it would cost you about $4 a day.   I know $4 a day still seems a little pricey (I thought that too originally), but when you think about replacing one of your meals with a $4 shake, I’m sure you end up spending LESS on that one shake than on your fast food burger.  Plus, the shake is filled with nutrients that are going to make you feel better and live a happier healthier life!  How can you possibly turn that down?  And if I didn’t already mention this, if you don’t like the way it tastes, you can totally return it for a FULL MONEY BACK REFUND.

How can you get it?

Click here to purchase.  It’s that simple!

Are there any discounts?

Of course!  You can save money on Shakeology several ways:

  • By ordering via Home Direct, your Shakeology is effortlessly delivered to your doorstep each month!  You do not need to worry about re-ordering and the best part is FREE SHIPPING!  Don’t worry, you are not locked into Shakeology for life.  If you choose that you do not want Shakeology delivered every month (but rather every other month, just once, etc.) this option is VERY EASY to change without any penalty or fee.  I highly encourage all of my friends and family to sign up for Shakeology Home Direct to save a minimum of $12-$14 off of their purchase.  That’s like a free meal or a manicure or a cute top at Target!  It’s a no brainer!  I recommend that you try the product, then if you choose that you do not want to receive Shakeology every month, simply log onto the website or email me at max@maxpankow.com to change your order.  I promise that this is SUPER EASY!
  • By becoming a Team Beachbody Club Member, you will receive 10% OFF every purchase you make including Shakeology!  Being a Team Beachbody Club Member also grants you access to tons of online features such as Beachbody OnDemand, customized meal planning tools, nutrition tips, and healthy recipes that make it easy to lose weight. Click here to sign up!  <– p.s. You get a FREE 30 days as a club member when you sign up for a challenge pack!
  • By becoming a Team Beachbody Coach, you can save 25% on EVERY purchase!  If you’re hooked on Shakeology or you just LOVE saving money then this is the best bet for you.  Don’t worry, you can cancel at any time if you change your mind!  No penalty!  Many people sign up simply for the discount and that’s not frowned upon…it’s actually encouraged!  Click here to learn more about coaching.

Not sure if you’re ready to make the commitment just yet?  

Try a sample pack: 7 day mixed sampler or vegan flavors only.

Want to know more?

If you would like to know more information about Shakeology, click here to be directed to the Shakeology site!  It’s filled with tons of information, FAQs, and recipes too!  Have a question?  Feel free to email me at max@maxpankow.com and I’d be happy to help!

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