Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Shakeology Thoughts

Happy Hump Day friends!

I know I said I would be back sooner with my review of Shakeology, but I had not tried all of the flavors until Monday morning this week, so you're getting it now.

I was so filled with mixed emotions about this product. I have read all the health benefits this is good for, and I was hoping it would not only help with my weight, but possibly my adult acne. Keep in mind I'm picky, picky! Others don't have a problem with it and I'm highly opinionated.

The package came with a few recipes for each flavor they sent and I saw two recipes I immediately knew would be the ones for me to try.

I started with the chocolate because I'm a chocolate lover, duh!

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Sounds delicious, right? I used fresh strawberries, some ice and then dropped in the package of chocolate Shakeology that smelled great! Got it all blended up and then after the first sip noticed two things. The aftertaste, and the thickness!

I've only ever done Slimfast shakes before, so I'm not much of a shake guru but I love milkshakes, lol!

I think I drank maybe half of it before I started gagging and that equals not for me so I saved it for my parents to try.

Next up was the vanilla. I saw the coffee recipe and though PERFECT I can have this every morning on my way into work and the $4 a day will replace my weekly Starbucks drink!

Vanilla Latte

Cold coffee, almond milk, raw honey, vanilla mix and ice sounded good in theory. This one ended up being even thicker than the first one since it had the almond milk I think. I only made it half way again and then took the rest of it the next day for breakfast and added twice as much milk as I had left of the shake. This was thanks to a tip from @AdamCUnderhill on Twitter after he saw me share the unveiling image.

The watered down version was soo much easier to drink and I chugged it like a champ and remembered that for my third trial...the Greenberry which I had no desire to try and hence why it took me so freaking long!

Greenberry Smoothie

I just took my regular smoothie recipe of a few strawberries, blueberries, Greek yogurt, almond milk and ice with the Greenberry powder that didn't even smell good.

I put it in twice as much water and was able to drink 3/4 of it!!! That was a HUGE feat for me since it still didn't taste awesome but I was able to almost finish it in one meal.

All in all, I'm glad I spent the $20 to try out the three flavors instead of dropping $130 on something I wouldn't like! My dad thought each of them tasted okay enough to drink and not with a bunch of water like I did. Also, please remember I am extremely picky about taste so others have not had the same experiences I have.

I have one sample packet of the chocolate flavor I'd like to give to one of my readers! It's only open today and tomorrow, so get entered now! Also, only open in US and Canada. :)

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***I purchased this Shakeology trial pack with my own money and am sharing my thoughts in hopes of helping others that are considering joining this great program!


  1. I've always wanted to try this out, but it's so pricey! :(

  2. I've been looking forward to your review. I'm not convinced. Are you going to order more of the vanilla flavor you liked after being watered down?

  3. I always add about 20 oz of water to mine which makes it easier in my opinion to drink. I drink MuscleMilk protein too which I really like too.

  4. I'm not a shake or smoothie drinker at all. I wish I was, I'd love to be on a green smoothie kick. I have to eat my calories or I will still be doing that in addition to drinking them, which is really not the point of a shake/smoothie program. LOL

  5. I tried Shakeology for five days recently. The vanilla was by far my favorite, because I could turn it into whatever flavor I wanted. Adding peanut butter and a banana to it was my favorite. I noticed if I added only a few cubes of ice, it wasn't as thick. I also used almond milk and added more than just 8 ounces.

    I'm toying with buying a month supply because I did notice a weight loss AND that I had a lot more energy, but phew it's expensive.

  6. I drink it everyday, may I suggest using Almond milk instead of water. It helps with aftertaste and taste in general.


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