Review of NeuroActiv 6 by Natural Cell

NeuroActiv6-mixingSo have you ever seen the movie Limitless? Or even the new series…. both awesome by the way! I highly suggest checking them out! <<< rewind… .oh man as I was just searching for a link to the series and saw that it was cancelled for Season 2! Man what a bummer, it was a great show!  Long live Brian Finch Anyways its on NetFlix….

Man.. sorry still bummed that it was cancelled. Ended with a cliffhanger too!!

OK back to what I was getting at! Guess I need to focus more 😉 So basically in Limitless there is a pill called NZT. You take it and you become Einstein X10 maybe even 20… You can figure out anything, recall pretty much any memory you have in your brain and take over the world… that is if you can keep getting the pills and of course not having your brain turn to mush from the side effects.

So I only mention this because after the movie came out so many companies came out with their “NZT” limitless pill that promised to do what it did in the movie or at least increase focus and make you smarter! Of course we all know that is not going to happen and most companies marketing the stuff are hoping you buy into the hype!

So yes I am sorry there is no NZT on the market or anything close to it! Sure there are some presecription meds that can really focus you in, but abusing those will really cause damage in the long run!

Enough About NZT….

NaturalCell-Neuroactiv6K so why all this info about NZT etc….. Well at almost 40 I can admit life is crazy, stress levels can be high, and yea it is hard to stay focused and remember small things. Even the drive to start and finish things!

Let’s just say over the years I have tried things to help with the focus and the truth is most are just some stimulants loaded up with caffeine and some other ingredients that really weren’t the best. You know stuff like 4 hour energey, monster, and any other energy type drink.

So my buddy tells me about this NeuroActiv-6 he has been taking and that I should try it.  He mentioned it has helped with his focus at work and the ingredients are really really legit! He had bough a 3 pack so he gave me a can of it to try out. He told me to try it out for at least a week because I guess some of the ingredients take awhile to build up in the system.

I started drinking it on a Wednesday. The stuff mixes right up in water and it tastes awesome!! I think at first there was definitely an placebo effect because after all I was taking something new and crossing my fingers I would have this huge AHA moment and clarity during my day.  I wasn’t feeling worse, but I was feeling clearer I guess.

NeuroActiv6-ingredients

Why Would I Not Want To Take This!?

When I started looking at the ingredients in Neuro activ6 I thought to myself… “the stuff in this is awesome, I should be taking this everyday anyway.”

The fruit and vegetable blend in itself was awesome! They are also using Trademarked ingredients! This is not some sort of filler stuff in fact I don’t think there are any filler ingredients in the product at all which is pretty amazing!

 

Is It Working?

The funny thing is I started taking this on a Wednesday and went into the weekend still taking it. One in the morning around 9am and then again at 2 ish. I remembered being out with the kids… I have 3 of them so let’s just say it can get hectic. I had this feeling of being calm and just in a good mood! I didn’t even think about it until later when I saw the canister of NeuroActiv sitting on my counter. Then it hit me! Ah wow this stuff is really starting to work its magic!

I have been using it for about 4 months now and I really feel if I stop taking it or forget for a few days I am not running on all cylinders. A lot of things can contribute to that, but when I am taking it consistently I am definitely more on point, more motivated and overall calm.

Conclusion

Are you going to start solving calculus problems or pull some Good Will Hunting type stuff after you take this? I highly doubt that! I do think you will benefit from a clearer less brain fogged mind and like I said look at that ingredients! How could that be bad for you! I think about the days I am running around and a vegetable does not even pass my lips lol! I know when I have my NeuroActiv6 I am at least getting those natural extracts!

I would love to hear about your experience with this or other so called nootropics. Leave comments below!

 

American Gainz Review

http://americangainz.com/Hey what’s up everyone! I wanted to do a review on American Gainz today! Adam the owner had reached out to me and asked if I would like to try some of his new product. Of course I said yes….

Adam sent over some Tactical Recovery & PB Gains… more on that below!

I am not going to go into some long in-depth history of the company, because you are here to know how it tastes and if it’s any good right? Of course! So quick info about them and if you go to the bottom I added a real long explanation of things from Adam the owner which got me thinking and educated me a bit! Thanks Adam…

So I liked what Adam had to say because he created the product after realizing most products out there are pretty much the same and HUGELY OVERPRICED! It is true, most products out there have the same ingredients with some “magical proprietary blend” which means they just mixed a bunch of ingredients together and don’t tell you how much of each is in it. It’s all good I mean some companies have a good thing going, but most are just taking your moniez!!

I like a few things about the company:

You can go to http://americangainz.com/pages/about-us and read a lot more info that will really let you in on how and why American Gainz does what they do!

So How Does It Taste?

american-gainz-tactical-recoveryTactical Recovery tastes great! I love a good chocolate protein shake. One big plus for me with any protein shake is how it will mix with just a blender cup! Adam sent me a sweet blender cup too! Tactical Recovery mixes up just the way I like it. Nice and smooth! I CANNOT stand any grit or chunks. Call me a baby… I can’t even stand PULP! agh lol. So this mixes up real nice and easy and goes down just as easy.

Quick Breakdown:

  • 25g Protein
  • 9.1g BCAA
  • 5.3g Glutamine Precursors

Instead of just repeating what is on the company site you can go to http://americangainz.com/collections/all/products/tactical-recovery and learn all about the product in detail.

How Does It Work?

  • The idea of Tactical Recovery is well… recovery! So it is reccomended to drink this post workout. I would normally take this after my workouts in the morning, but I was also using it as a snack around 8PM.  Post workout is when your body is drained and banged up from your workout, so it is the optimal time to get something in you. This is designed to immediately spike your blood stream with the highest quality amino acids and fastest absorbing proteins available!

Personal Experience

I always say this in most of my blog posts. You really need to find out what works for you! As I get older…. I will be 39 in May! Ouch! I realized I do not recover as quickly which is pretty common as you get older. A huge part for me is lack of sleep! I definitely do not get enough. On the flip side it is not eating the right foods or getting the right nutrients in me. Whenever I am working out hard or training for a big race I always see a huge improvement in recovery time and strength gain when I am supplementing… typical with proteins, BCAA, and glutamine. Just what Tactical Gainz has.

With that said… yeah  using the product has helped me for sure. It won’t make you the hulk… it won’t make you break world records…”it could help though” 😉 The truth is this. It is another tool in your toolbox and  good one at that! Keep track of your workouts and how you feel… take the product and keep a log of how you feel to see if it is actually helping you or not.

We are all different and recover differently, workout differently etc… so any supplement is going to react differently.

So I mean out of all the protein shakes I see out there on the market would I tell you to get this one? Yes I would. So many products out there really have a ton of bad stuff in them… fillers… other things you cannot pronounce etc…

PB Gainz

Oh… I almost forgot all about the Powered Peanut Butter! This stuff is great… now don’t go and try to eat a spoonful of it… or you can go try it! Ha. Very hard to swallow. This stuff is awesome mixed in with Tactical Recovery or any other protein shake you might whip up! You are looking at like half the calories, half the fat, you would get out of a normal scoop of peanut butter. Oh and you also get almost double the protein! Def a win win situation!

So to wrap things up, I would say give American Gainz products a try! They taste great, have great ingredients, and I really like what they stand for!

I’d love to hear some comments/suggestions below, so have at it!

Thanks again to Adam the owner of American Gainz. You can visit them at http://americangainz.com/

 

Here are some pictures I took of the products. The tape is pretty awesome btw…

 

 

 

 

Shakeology Reviews

what-is-shakeologyHey there… if you came here looking for a REAL Shakeology review then you are in the right place. I have tried them all and have my preferences, but at the end of the day what I like you might hate and vice versa. So with that said you can read some info here about what Shakeology is if you have no clue at all or you can click through to each of my individual reviews of Shakeology.

Listed in order of favorite flavor

But first…. Tony Horton on Shakeology oh & Clinical Proof Below This Video!

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What Will Shakeology Do For You?

  • Lose weight – Replace one meal a day “calorie deficit”.
  • Reduce junk food cravings – I start my day with it!
  • Increase your energy and feel healthier.
  • Improve your digestion and regularity.Fiber and pro/pre biotics help you “get regular” so you eliminate toxins built up in your digestive system.

Why I Drink Shakeology

The truth is you don’t care why I drink it, you care about what it will do for you. It is not a magic shake, but it is unique. If you drink your shakeology and are eating fast food and other junk then do not expect to feel much different.

If you are willing to replace one meal a day with Shakeology and cut out the other junk and even get on some sort of workout schedule you will lose weight and feel better.

Simply swapping out one meal a day will help you lose weight as well since you will most likely be in a calorie deficit.

What Is A Calorie Deficit?

  • At the end of the day losing or gaining weight is simple math. It all comes down to calorie deficit. This is why programs like weight watchers and other point type systems work. If you can keep your calories at a certain number and create the “deficit” you will lose weight.
  • So for example if you burn 2,000 calories a day and only eat 1,500 calories you have created a deficit of 500 calories. This deficit causes your body to use non-food sources for energy like body fat which creates weight loss. Ta da!
  • You may have heard that 3,500 calories is equal to about a pound of fat. Some agree, some disagree. I think it is a good ballpark to work with and if you look at that number then you would need a 500 calorie deficit everyday for a week to lose 1 lb of fat. Now that is real fat, not water weight, meal weight, or a big #2 weight 😉
  • Losing about 1-2lbs of fat a week is pretty healthy and something you should strive for if you are looking to really drop the weight.

How Does Shakeology Fit Into All Of These?

Again simple math…

  • Lets do this…. this can really vary, but let us look at an average lunch for most people going out to eat on lunch break.
  • Sandwich 350 – 500 Calories
  • Beverage.. soda, juice, coffee? 12 oz -20oz Can be anywhere from 140 – 400 calories “Diet drink? Ugh Please don’t, it is so bad for you!”
  • Chips? Cookie? 150-300 Calories
  • Again you can see how this varies, but on the low end you are looking at 640 calories and at the high end 1200 calories.
  • Shakeology? “Using Chocolate” By Itself 160 calories… Add 1 banana and 1 tbsp peanut butter it brings the total to 360 calories for your new healthy lunch!

So now you are looking at 360 calories vs 640-1200 calories. Not only are you cutting out wasted calories, but you are getting a power packed super food shake that will give you energy and leave you feeling ready to go, not ready for a nap.

So simply replacing that lunch everyday with Shakeology is going to help you lose weight, feel great, and get the nutrients your body needs.

What do you think? I would love to hear your comments or questions below.

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Powdered Peanut Butter

Naked PB Peanut Butter PowderOh my goodness! For the longest time I have wanted to try powered peanut butter, but it was one of those things I just never got around to. Now trust me! I eat my fair share of peanut butter! In fact I eat peanut butter pretty much everyday! I use them in my shakes when I make them which usually entails me scooping a bit extra to eat straight 😉 and maybe a scoop or two at other times.

Not the worst thing in the world right? I also eat organic peanut butter. The only thing is in it is PB. No extra sugars oils etc…..

In fact…. side story here. When I got my vitamix blender I really wanted to try and make my own peanut butter since that monster of a blender can actually blend peanuts into butter! Pretty awesome! So I knew we had a glass jar of peanuts in the cabinet and I gave it a go! It made amazing, creamy peanut butter! So I am thinking cool, straight butter from real peanuts. Then I looked at the ingredients on the bottle and holy moly, the amount of “extra stuff” in there was insane! Not natural at all.

OK back to the powdered stuff! I was lucky enough to get a Ginormous tub of Naked PB from Naked Nutrition who has an awesome protein shake recipe here on our site….

Ha so the first thing I did was take a spoonful of the powdered and gobble it down! Don’t do that… well unless you have a glass of milk handy lol. It is yummy, but straight spoon of powder to the mouth is pretty tough!

I have been using it in my morning Shakeology shake, and my nightly protein snack. It is really really good!! Even my kids like it! I have 3 boys under 6. I first snuck it in there milk and they said “Dad whoa what is this? It’s yummy!” my 3 year old said, “me LOVE it!” lol… kids gotta love em.

So here is why I think this is a great product.

Naked Powder PB IngredientsWhat is so special about powdered pb?

  1. I did not realize it, but since the peanuts are pressed a good amount of the oils and fat are removed to give you more protein per serving. <<< I like this because I might over indulge in my peanut-butter obsession so by using this in my shakes I am lowering the fat intake and actually increasing the protein!
  2. Not all PB powders, but the Naked Nutrition one is made from??? well you guessed it… PEANUTS and only PEANUTS!
  3. 50 calories ,  1.5 grams fat, 6 grams of protein per serving. Serving = 2 Tbsp
  4. When you look at regular peanut butter “depends on brand” you are looking at about 210 calories, 16 grams fat, and 6-8 grams protein. Pretty significant difference in calories & fat!

So again there is nothing wrong with Peanut Butter whatsoever, but if you have been looking to cut back on your reg PB Fix then trying powdered PB is worth a shot!

Naked PB has 76 servings for around $22 a tub

Depending on what brand of reg PB you get you might be looking at around $5-7 “also depends if organic” etc… and about 12-14 servings… so in the long run you can save a few bucks with a big tub of powdered PB.

So that is my 2 cents on powdered PB. Give it a shot and let me know what you think.

You can learn more about the Naked brand here http://nkdnutrition.com/products/powdered-peanut-butter

Stay tuned for reviews on there protein powders as well. I grabbed a sweet sample box and need to drink em up!

Nake Nutrition Protein

UX3 Nutrition Shake Review

perfect meal formulaIt has been a pretty crazy few months I have to say!! I never thought that 3rd kid would cause so much chaos! 😉 It is all good though. I would not change it for anything.

With training for the NJ Spartan Beast in April, building my business, 3 boys, yada yada yad you can see why it has been nuts, but I have come to realize that is just what it is.

So with all that said I am lucky enough to have the best wife in the world who helped me get out to San Diego for the 2015 Traffic & Conversion summit! Love you honey! What a great trip… learned a ton… met great people… and now I have to implement it all!

ux3 ingredientsOK so… isn’t this post about a Protein Shake??

…. getting there

I had the great pleasure to hear and meet John Rowley an all around great guy and expert in the fitness industry with an even great story!

This is how I found out about his UX3 Nutrition Shake.

Long story short… I was able to check out a sample and order a few bags so you are going to have to wait a few weeks for a full review!

Take a peak at the ingredients label for now….

As far as the taste I only tried it with water and it was pretty darn good! Like I said give m a few weeks to get my order and I will go a bit deeper into the review.

I really only use a few protein shakes and I do like to find new ones to mix things up a bit. Most on the market have horrible ingredients so I stay away.  So again always nice to actually find a new one, that tastes good, has good ingredients, and I can say I actually met and spoke with the creator!

Until then… stick around for some more info on my UX3 Protein review.

 

Jay Robb Whey Protein

jay-robb

Umm… think I like this protein?

If you have been looking for a great quality protein powder then I think you should pay attention.

  • Why I love Jay Robb protein powder?
  • Is it the best protein powder around?
  • Is it gluten free?
  • Who is this guy Jay Robb?

Well if you look at the picture >>> then you will see I have quite the addiction with JayRobb protein. OK not really an addiction. Basically they offer an auto ship type deal where you save 20% on orders and free shipping. It is pretty sweet!! You can check it out here. It really is in my opinion one of the best protein powders around. All ingredients are top notch as you will see below and there is no filler junk or anything imported from China like the majority of protein on the market.

Anyways I was getting 1 a month, then my wife was sneaking some from me so I upped it to 2 a month. While my wife was half way through her pregnancy she stopped and over the holidays I was replacing this with VERY BAD things to eat LOL.

So now I have a lot left… it is all good. On a normal day I will usually have a scoop mixed with P90X results & recovery formula, and then I usually mix another one up at about 9pm ish. So really 2 a day when I am staying on track with the diet.

jay-robb-whey-ingredientsWhy I Chose Jay Robb

  • Long story short years ago I was breaking out in hives… so I had to figure out what was up and I was staying away from milk, so I tried the Jay Robb egg white protein which was awesome! Oh  and it turns out I have a sulfite allergy… no wine for me 🙁
  • I always like this brand and the ingredient list is short and quality!
  • They use stevia vs sucrolose which is awesome.
  • It has a great amino acid profile, 25 grams of protein, and only 110 calories.
  • And…. It tastes great!!

Here is some more info taken from the Jay Robb website.

“Jay Robb Non-GMO Vanilla Whey Protein Isolate powder is made from the finest natural ingredients available and delivers 25 grams of first class protein, 0-fat, 0-cholesterol, 0-sugars, and only 1 gram of carbohydrate per 30 gram serving. Only cold-processed cross-flow microfiltered whey protein isolate is used as the protein source and this material comes from farm-raised, pasture-grazed, grass-fed cows not treated with the synthetic bovine growth hormone rBGH.”

I wanted to post about this because I get asked a lot if I drink protein shakes etc…. On a daily basis I drink Jay-Robb and Shakeology . You will here so many people say you don’t need protein shakes or supplements etc… Well I do and I use them and when I am using them consistently, with a great workout regimen and a clean diet I feel SOOO GOOD!

So if you are looking for a great protein shake at a great price then give Jay Robb a shot. Check out the site here http://www.jayrobb.com

Would love to hear some feedback if you have tried this protein. Let me have it!

 

Strawberry Shakeology

what-is-shakeologyWell the new flavor for Shakeology is strawberry and there has been a lot of buzz about it lately.

My bag finally came and I am really enjoying it.

Whenever I try a new flavor I like to mix it with just water and that is exactly what I did. Well water, ice then blend. I like my shakes cold.

Strawberry is really good just by itself. Now there is a Tropical Flavor which I have reviewed. That is the vegan shakeology and it is more of a strawberry flavor and can have a chalky taste. You can read my review about that here https://fitdadchris.com/tropical-shakeology/ now if you read that you will know it is my least favorite flavor.

I would put the new Strawberry at #2 with chocolate shakeology still at my #1. Normally I am a huge vanilla guy, but this strawberry is better for me.

Well after I had it with just water I started experimenting.

My normal go to recipe is about 1 cup water, some ice, scoop of strawberry, 1 banana, and maybe a handful of blue-berries if we have them. Blend that up in the old Vitamix and bamm! Good to go.

The other day I made my wife a smoothie that went something like this.

  • 1/3 cup quick oats
  • 5 Tablespoons vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup OJ
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 6 strawberries

It was great and I liked the tang the OJ gave it so today I tried a new recipe with my strawberry shake.

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup OJ
  • 1 scoop strawberry shakeology
  • handful of blueberries
  • 1/2 cup ice

It was amazing! The OJ gave it that tang I enjoyed.

Well if you have been on the fence about switching up I saw go for it!

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Energy and Endurance

energy-and-enduranceSkip to the bottom for my chart where I compare, Energy & Endurance, C4 Extreme, NO-Explode, Pump HD, Jack3D, 7 Mr Hyde.

Being a Beachbody Coach I test out every product I do a review on because it is only fair that I give you honest feedback.

With that being said I have been wanting to get my hands on some Energy & Endurance drink for some time now and it just arrived!

I broke this up into a few sections… my main review on E&E and how it compares to a few other energy drinks I have tried and a few of the popular ones.

**Note: I normally do not use energy drinks. I typically use then before an event or a really long workout/run.

My Review of Energy and Endurance Pre Workout Drink

Basic Overview of the Drink

  • First E&E is a Nitric Oxide drink… which means it contains Arginine and L-Citrulline amino acid which helps create Nitric Oxide.
  • It has a proprietary amino blend containing 1,800 mg of Arginine (as L-Arginine, L-Arginine AKG, L-Arginine HCI), Beta-Alanine, L-Glutamine, L-Tyrosine
  • CAFFEINE! Most energy drinks all have their own blends and contain a blend of Caffeine. E&E contains 455 Mg – Caffeine (as Caffeine Anhyrdous, Guarana Extract, Yerba Mate Extract, Green Tea Extract), L-Citrulline Malate, Papapya Extract, Bromelain, Rhodiola Extract, D-Ribose, Quercetin, Phosphatidylserine
  • It also contains Stevia which I like as most other drinks have Sucralose(Splenda) and other artificial flavors. Part of the reason I don’t mess with most other energy drinks…

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My Video Review

How I Am Feeling After Taking E&E

  • I have taken a lot of energy type drinks in my day! I know what I like in them and I know what I do not like in them. Today is Monday, July 22, 2013 and I took 1 scoop of Energy & Endurance at 11:45 AM and started to workout to T25 at about 12:05.
  • About 10-15 minutes I felt it kicking in! I love that feeling I when its starts to work! What I liked was it was that it was just enough to get me focused and ready to go. I have to say after a rough weekend, it was tough to get going today!
  • Again it says to take 2 scoops for hard workout days and 1 for moderate, so I am glad I only took 1 scoop to be honest. I am 6’3″ 210 pounds and I usually always take the biggest dose of anything lol ;-), but I have to say 1 scoop was just fine.
  • Today I did Focus T25 – Ab Intervals and got right into it. I felt strong and blasted through it! I am curious how I will feel when I do some weights since this is a NO drink… stay tuned for that!
  • As I sit and write this review about 2 hours later I am still feeling the effects of E&E. I am definitely more focused and not feeling as tired as I sometimes might.

 

Energy and Endurance Versus other Pre-Workout NO Drinks

I put together a little table here with some info to compare quickly. The only ones on this list I have tried are C4 Extreme, Pump Hd, and of course E&E. I used the Pump HD last week and I can’t say I got “that feeling” over me like I did with E&E. I used C4 last year, the full dose and I have to say that it worked well!

I’ll point out that Energy & Endurance is the only product that uses Stevia and has no artificial colors. I really try to stay away from sucralose. In the table below you will see Click To See.. that will show all the labels from the compared products so you can see what is actually in them.

Price: The price of energy and endurance is pretty much right on the money. I took these prices from the manufacturers so I am sure you can get them for cheaper if you look around the web! You can save money on E&E and other Beachbody products by becoming a coach…. Click here…

Product Calories Carbs Sugars Sweetener Artificial Flavors/
Colors?
Proprietary Blend Servings Cost Cost Per Serving
Energy & Endurance 20 5 4 Stevia NO Click To See 25 $29.95 $1.19
NO-Xplode 40 10 1 Sucralose/ Acesulfame Potassium YES Click To See 30 $49.99 $1.66
C4 Extreme 5 1 N/A Sucralose/ Acesulfame Potassium YES Click To See 30 $39.99 $1.33
Pump HD N/A N/A N/A Sucralose/ Acesulfame Potassium YES Click To See 30 $59.99 $1.99
Mr. Hyde N/A N/A N/A Sucralose YES Click To See 40 $59.99 $1.49
JACK3D N/A N/A N/A Sucralose/ Acesulfame Potassium YES Click To See 40 $49.99 $1.24

Well there you have it my review on Beachbody’s Pre Workout Drink Energy & Recovery. If you are using an energy drink everyday then you might want to give this a shot. It has no artificial flavors, additives, or colors and the price is right on the money!

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How Much Does Shakeology Cost?

Watch this video to understand what is actually in Shakeology. That helps you understand the price of Shakeology.

When it comes to Shakeology there are a few common questions I get asked all the time.

Shakeology Price

  • How much does Shakeology cost or what is the price of Shakeology?
  • Are there any discounts or coupons available?
  • Can I get a free sample of Shakeology?

The Cost

  • Shakeology costs $129.95 for a 30 serving bag or 24 packets. You get 6 more servings with a bag so go for the bag! If you need to take with you put a scoop in a sandwich bag, that is what I do.


  • You can save the most money by becoming a Beachbody coach.  You will have a one time $39 sign up fee, but after that you will save 25% on all Beachbody products including Shakeology which makes Shakeology cost you $99.60.. Not a bad deal!

Free Samples

  • I used to give out free samples, but it cost me a lot of money. If you really want to change your eating/lifestyle then become monetarily vested.  There is a 30 day money back guarantee as well, plus you can buy a sampler pack for only $19.95 which is a great way to sample some flavors and not put out a lot of money at first. CLICK HERE FOR SAMPLER

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If you do not want to be a coach the biggest savings come from ordering on Home Direct Auto Ship. This will basically auto bill you and send out your shakes every month on auto pilot and by doing this you save on shipping which is about $10.

If you really want to get serious and become a coach you could buy a challenge pack which will actually waive the $39.95 set up fee and allow you to become a coach, get shakeology and get a Beach Body workout of your choice to get you going.

 

Tropical Shakeology

tropical strawberryTropical was the third flavor I ended up buying when I first started. I was not lucky to have the shakeology sampler available to try them all out at a lower cost.

When you see the tropical bag you think super fruity, but that is not the case. Tropical is also vegan so just be aware of that.

OK like I have said in other posts I like to try out any shake with just water/ice to test it out first. It took me about 3 tries to get tropical to a point I really enjoyed it.

First Try

  • I wanted to mix it with just ice and water to see how it tastes straight up. I have to be honest here. I did not like it. I mean I could drink it and it had a decent taste, but I did not like the texture or the chalky after taste. Yes it has a chalky after taste.  I was a bit upset since I figured this Tropical flavor was going to blow my mind.  Oh and I did not even finish it :-(

Second Try

  • After that first try I didn’t even go back to it for a week. I had actually ran out of my Chocolate Shakeology so I said OK lets try something different. This time I decided to toss in a banana as well as 2 clementines I had sitting around. This time it was definitely better, but that chalky aftertaste was still lingering. How do I get rid of it! Oh and I did finish about 3 quarters of it this time.

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Third time is a Charm?

I then decided to try a new mix and see how it tasted. I had bought a few bottles of ZICO coconut water so I figured maybe that will help the chalk taste. I mixed up the powder, ice, a banana, and the coconut water. To my surprise it was so much better. Now there still is a bit of the chalky taste to it. I actually finished it and enjoyed it  and even wanted some more

So that for me was what made tropical taste better. We all have different tastes, but by using the coconut water I was adding cost to my drink. I still like to have it as a treat sometimes and will usually have it at night instead of ice cream.

Full Tropical Vegan Shakeology Ingredient ListClick Here

Quick Ingredient List

  • Calories – 160
  • Total Fat – 2g
  • Total Carbs – 21 g (Dietary Fiber 4g / sugars 9g)
  • Protein – 16g
  • Sodium 190mg

My Favorite Tropical Recipe

  • 8 0z coconut water
  • 4 oz ice
  • 1 scoop shakeology
  • 1 banana

All in all still better then most of the other vegan meal/protein shakes I have tried. How about you? Have you tried tropical? Leave a comment below.

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Greenberry Shakeology

greenberry-shakeologyAh good old Greenberry! I remember when I first bought Shakeology I ordered the chocolate. I later saw the Greenberry and thought mmmm fruity! So I ordered it and could not wait to give it a try!

Well.. fruity? Not so much. I always like to say that is has an earthy taste to it. Now it was not bad, but if you think it is going to be some sort of fruit/berry type flavor like I did, then you are wrong.

I did like it, however I choose the chocolate over that as my daily meal replacement. They did recently well about a year ago revamp the greenberry flavor and it was a bit more fruity. Some people said it had a fruit pebble type taste to it. I actually liked the older formula better, but like I said I have chocolate on home direct.  As a coach I order packets to give out as samples and I like to switch it up a bit so I will have a greenberry once in awhile.

All in all greenberry is not my favorite, but I could drink it everyday if I had to.

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Quick Ingredient List

  • Calories – 130
  • Total Fat – 1.5g
  • Total Carbs – 13 g (Dietary Fiber 4g / sugars 6g)
  • Protein – 17g
  • Sodium 200mg

My Favorite Green Berry Recipe? Well I really only have one…

  • 1 Scoop shakeology
  • 8 0z water
  • 4 oz ice
  • 1 banana
  • scoop almond butter

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Chocolate Vegan Shakeology

vegan-chocolateI am by no means a vegan nor will I ever be one. I am not anti vegan I just like what I like, but I do love the fact that there are options and to be honest it is nice to switch it up a bit once in awhile.

Like I have said chocolate shakeology is my favorite so when I switched to vegan chocolate to give it a try I was not sure what to expect. I have had other vegan shakes before and to be honest they were horrible!! Off the top of my head the one I had tried was Garden of Life Raw Protein. Probably one of the worst protein drinks I had ever tasted! No offense.

Anyways onto my review of Chocolate Vegan Shakeology.  As far as flavor it really is pretty darn close, but texture is a bit different. I guess maybe you could say gritty or chalky almost, but not as chalky as the tropical flavor.  When I say grit I don’t mean like sand I guess I mean just a bit more texture it. Regardless it is delicious! I could easily drink the vegan choco everyday if I had too and I will swap out some days here and there with the vegan just to switch things up a bit.

I like the idea of getting different types of protein and not just the whey everyday. If you are a vegan or have been trying to start eating more like one, but have not been able to find a suitable meal replacement then give this a shot. You will be glad you did!

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Quick Nutrition Facts

  • Calories – 170
  • Total Fat – 2.5g
  • Total Carbs – 22 g (Dietary Fiber 5g / sugars 9g)
  • Protein – 16g
  • Sodium 210mg

As far as my favorite recipes check out my chocolate shakeology review and follow those there or check out my shakeology recipe page.

Why Tony Horton Loves Vegan Chocolate Shakeology

 

Mmmmm that looks so good! How about you? Have you tried the vegan? I would love to hear about it. Leave some feedback below.

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