Shakeology Reviews, Cost, Ingredients & All You Need To Know!

Shakeology Review – Everything You Need To Know!

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OK ask me fine! If you are on this page then you are looking for information about Shakeology and that is great! I am here to give that to you.  I just get so many haters on the site bashing shakeology, saying it's a scam, or too expensive, or… fill in some negative statement here _________.

So don't hate… just listen and maybe you will learn something. No matter what you read out there, ultimately the decision to try and drink Shakeology will be yours! Earth shattering info isn't it 😉

  • I only say that because out of all the comments/questions I get on this website whether it be about supplements, workouts, gear etc… people are always looking for my feedback. Which is fine, you have to do your research, but ultimately we are all different.

You have to find your own groove and see what works. So is trying Shakeology worth it? Of course it is! Is it for everyone? Of course it isn't!

Is it for me?

Yes, and please read this line here…. I have been drinking Shakeology pretty much every day since January 2012 and became a Beachbody Coach in Feburary 2012.

YES!! I am a beachbody coach and I am selling shakeology!

YES!! If you buy Shakeology I am going to make money from it! YES!!!

I am being serious though I have truly being drinking Shakeology since 2012 pretty much every day. I have tried all the flavors and some I love, some I like, and some I just eh…. This page is a huge wealth of information on Shakeology. I have taken all the info I have put out on this site and compiled it all here for you.

I Still Love Shakeology! But… If You Want Something Easier On Your Wallet
That Tastes Great & Gives You A Brain Boost Read My Post Here!!


Shakeology EAtingFor now here is my typical Shakeology regimen:

  • I drink Shakeology for breakfast Mon-Friday and usually lunch on Sat/Sunday. Of course I miss days here and there, but I would say 90% of the time that is what I am eating/drinking.
  • My Favorite Formula/Recipe:
    • 8 ounces water & crushed ice
    • 1 small banana
    • 1 scoop organic natural peanut butter
    • 1 scoop chocolate Shakeology

That is it for the most part! Delish! Lately I have been swapping out the water for my coffee which is great. It gives me my morning coffee without any extra cream or sugar and it tastes really awesome!

Since I workout in the morning this is my post workout shake so I will usually add some Creatine, Glutamine and some other goodies depending on what I have.

  • I will also add in a handful of goji berries and teaspoon of acai powder when we have it for an added boost!
  • So that is that on my part… Please ask any questions way… way… below and I will answer the best I can.

Below is where I break out all the technical aspects you might be looking for about Shakeology from ingredients, flavors, costs and more…

I took a lot of time to put this together so I would love if you could like this on Facebook, share it, tweet it, or whatever it is these kids do today 😉

**Also be aware Beachbody is always updating/tweaking for the better, so this info might be missing a few ingredients or the cost could have changed a bit… I try to keep it up to date the best I can!

I Still Love Shakeology! But… If You Want Something Easier On Your Wallet
That Tastes Great & Gives You A Brain Boost Read My Post Here!!

1st Things 1st! What Is Shakeology?

what-is-shakeologyWhat is Shakeology? This has become one of the most common questions people ask over the internet so I decided to dedicate my time in trying to explain what Shakeology really is.

One of the first things that come to  mind when the word Shakeology is spoken is ‘A Protein Shake’. In reality, Shakeology IS NOT a protein shake, it does have protein in it, but that is not the function of the shake.

Shakeology in fact has 70 different highly safe and healthy ingredients mixed together to offer you the best possible nutritional meal. Your body is getting all the nutrients it needs so you are not craving like you normally do after a big un-healthy meal. After using the shake for almost 6 years now, I can easily say that it has helped me maintain my weight and helps me get the nutrition I need.

I always feel like as long as I get one of these in me each day I am way better off than most!

Is Shakeology a good meal replacement?

  • Yes! This is one of the reasons why Shakeology is so good and popular! Shakeology can easily replace your meal with as many as 150 calories of nothing but pure nutrition. Shakeology has around 15 to 17 grams of protein, which helps you feel fuller.

Another important thing that you should know about Shakeology is that it comes with absolutely no artificial sweeteners. Most products come with sweeteners, caffeine, artificial flavors and other ingredients that can hurt your health. Thankfully, Shakeology is free from them all. Since Shakeology gives you an extra boost to energy, a lot of people consider it as an energy drink, but is is by no means your “traditional” energy drink.

I have also started using a new caffeine alternative called MUD WTR which is really awesome. Great ingredients and safe for the afternoon if you have problems with late coffee consumption and falling asleep! You can check out an awesome review on MUD WTR I did here

Shakeology is made out of 70 different highly effective and healthy ingredients. Here is a small list of ingredients that are added to the shake to make your diet healthy and nutritious.

  • Spirulina, Chlorella, Spinach Powder, Wheat Grass, Acai powder, pomegranate powder, maca root, gogi berry powder, chia seed, maca root, sacha inchi, flax seed, prebiotic, quinoa, prebiotic blend and many more healthy ingredients. Stop by the Shakeology ingredients section to see all the goodness that is shakeology.

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Here Is The Nutrition Label For Chocolate

Answering the specific question “What Is Shakeology can be very tough because the shake can be different for everyone. For some people, Shakeology is a drink that they can have before or after a workout and for some people it is an entire meal replacement. For me, I typically have it for breakfast lately.  After reading this entire article, I highly recommend that you try the Shakeology shake yourself and decide how it affects your daily diet and nutrition.

What 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!
Shakeology Sample Packs

Try A Sampler & Taste Them All!

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

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.

I Still Love Shakeology! But… If You Want Something Easier On Your Wallet
That Tastes Great & Gives You A Brain Boost Read My Post Here!!

Shakeology Ingredients

First if you came here for a Downloadable PDF of Shakeology Ingredients Click Links Below

When I talk with people about Shakeology, one of the first questions besides how much does it cost is “what is in it?

That is a good question. Why would you just start drinking something without knowing the ingredients right?

What sets Shakeology apart from the other dozens of shakes on the market?

In my opinion first and foremost it is the shakeology ingredients! If we are going to be brutally honest here it has to be the ingredients right? Should it be the taste? Of course we want it to taste good, but I could go and add whole milk or scoops of vanilla ice cream to make any shake mix taste good. I like the taste of Shakeology and I drink them every day, but I have had people told me that it is wretched, nasty, disgusting… etc…. <<< that really happened. Like I said I won't lie.

If you decided to buy Shakeology and you just can't stand the taste you simple return it and get your money back %100, easy as that.

I want to focus on something more important! THE INGREDIENTS!! I know get to what is in the stuff already. I am really just trying to make you understand that this drink is a life changer.

What Is In Shakeology

What Is In Shakeology?

What can it do for you?

Here is what most Shakeology users have reported:

  • Reduce Cravings
  • Having More Energy
  • Lost Weight Faster
  • Lowered Their Blood Pressure
  • Lowered Their Cholesterol
  • Better Digestion & Bowel Movments

What is in this stuff!

First off what is NOT in Shakeology! Take a look at most shakes out there and you will see they are loaded with these things.

  • No Caffeine
  • No Artificial Sweeteners
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Refined Sugars

This Was Put Together A Few Years Back…. Still Pretty Accurate!

Shakeology has 70 + ingredients from all over the world. In fact if you had to go and gather all the ingredients on your own to make this you would be spending hundreds and hundreds of dollars.

Proprietary Blends

You are getting Proprietary Blends… that means it is found nowhere else.

  • Proprietary Super Protein Blend – Whey, Sachi Inchi, Chia, Flax, Quinoa, Amranth, Brown Rice, Pea
  • Proprietary Super Fruit/Antioxidant Blend – Camu-Camu, Acai, Acerola Cherry, Bilberry, Goji Berry, Grape Seed, Green Tea, Luo Han Guo, Pomegranate, Rose Hips
  • Proprietary Adaptogen Blend – Ashwagandha, AStragalus, Cordyceps, Ginko, Maca, Maitake, Reishi, Schisandra, Tulsi (Holy Basil)
  • Proprietary Pre and Probiotic/Digestive Enzyme Blend – Yacon Root, Lactobacillus Sporogenes, Amylase, Cellulase, Lactase, Lipase, Protease, Bromelain, Papain

Yeah I can't pronounce most of them either, but that is a wham bam punch of great stuff to fuel and invigorate your body.

What else can Shakeolgy do? Here's the list!

  • Boost immunity
  • Help fight diseases
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Can help  slow down the aging process
  • Detoxify the body by removing the unwanted toxins and cleanses your system
  • Has Alkalizing Properties

Can Help Reduce the risk of

  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure (which can lead to stroke)
  • Dementia
  • And Arthritis
  • Get a wide range of essential nutrients
  • Get your necessary vitamins every day
  • Make up for dietary deficiencies

Here is the downloadable list of Shakeology Ingredients by Flavor

You thinking what I am thinking?

Shakeology just might be the best decision you ever make. I can't tell you to buy it or even make you buy it. I can tell you that I have been using Shakeology pretty much every day for almost 6 years and I feel more energetic, I have lost 15 pounds and kept it off, am more regular, and don't have cravings. If you are here then you are looking for info and thinking about buying it, so just buy it. Beach Body offers a 30 day money back guarantee so if you are one of the few who think it is wretched 😉 just send it back.

Also let me know what you think about it after you get it. I love to hear success stories.

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.

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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.

Is Shakeology A Scam? You Decide!

Shakeology SCam

Is It A Scam??

Hey there for some reason you searched Shakeology Scam and you ended up here!

As you can see I know it is not a scam and the reason I know is because I stepped out of my comfort zone and bought a bag and it changed my life for the better.

Lost weight… yes I have lost 15 pounds and have kept it off… more energy… no bloating… well you get the picture.

Will I make money from you if you buy it from here? YES of course I will. I am a Beach Body coach. I didn't just dedicate my time and hard earned money to promote something I don't believe in or actually use every day.

I did this because I know it changes lives and creates a better healthier and happier you! I have turned family members onto it, friends and even some co workers.

The truth is you have to want the change in your life.

My friends… if you want change in your life then YOU have to change. You heard it here.

If you want change, then you have to change.

You have looked for info about Shakeology to see if it is good and will help you lose weight, but somehow you ended up searching for the scam info.

I am here to tell you that Shakeology is not a scam and it will help you reach your fitness and weight loss goals.

In fact I just finished a Super Spartan race. Yeah one of those crazy obstacle courses that was almost 11 miles and it was on a ski resort!! I am not tooting my own horn, but Shakeology was part of my diet everyday helping me after my tough workouts. You can read about my Spartan Race day here . It was one of the toughest things I have ever done and I trained for about 2 months with a 3 year old and 6 month at home.

Actually before I go further I want you to check out FOOD FACTS, one of the most unbiased Food Fact sites around on what they have to say about Shakeology. Go ahead then come back here for more info…. I'm waiting….

A Shakeology Comparison
Shakeology VS other Meal Replacement Drinks

Shakeology Comparison 1


Shakeology Daily Value %

Shakeology Comparison 2

Shakeology Also Has All This…
The other meal replacements?? No they do not!

Shakeology Comparison 3

Shakeology Versus Some Fruit Drinks

Shakeology Comparison 4

Shakeology Versus Fast Food

Shakeology Comparison 5

I Still Love Shakeology! But… If You Want Something Easier On Your Wallet
That Tastes Great & Gives You A Brain Boost Read My Post Here!!

Shakeology Scam Tactics

  • The hardest part about any fad diet for people to swallow, literally, is the food on the diet. You are expected to ingest terrible tasting food on the hopes of developing a great body. This was not the case when I tried Shakeology.
  • My first experience with Shakeology was Greenberry. When I first tried it with just water I have to admit it was a bit earthy… I was not that impressed. I decided to experiment with the recipes they give you and finally got it right with actually blending it with ice, a banana, and a scoop of almond or peanut butter. I ended up actually buying Chocolate Shakeology Packets next and man did I fall in love! The chocolate was good from the go. Mix it with just water and it was great, but mix it with ice, a banana, and a scoop of almond/peanut butter and heaven. Chocolate Shakeology has been my go to drink for almost 6 years now.

Again THE Ingredients

  • There is nothing simulated or synthetic in these shakes. Everything comes from real ingredients chosen to help with balanced nutrition, maintaining muscle mass, increasing metabolism and offering energy. You will not even find fake sweeteners like aspartame or sucralose in these shakes.
  • Here is a complete list of the ingredients you will find in Shakeology: barley grass, wheat grass, ashwagandha powder, oat grass, kamut grass, quinoa, pea fiber, stevia, amaranth, grape seed extract, green tea decaffeinated extract, MSM, spinach powder, hydrilla, blue green algae, astragalus powder, apple pectin powder, spirulina, chlorella, chia seed meal, flax seed meal, yacon, sacha inchi, maca powder, bilberry powder, camu-camu powder, acerola powder, gingko powder, suma powder, schisandra powder, reishi powder, citrus bioflavonoids, cordyceps, acai berry powder, lycium (goji) powder, blueberry powder, pomegranate powder, bifodobacterium longum, lactobacillus acidophilus, lactobacillus bulgaricus, lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, lactobacillus casei, streptococcus thermophiles.

The only difference is that the Tropical Strawberry shake is a vegan shake, so that some of the above ingredients have been altered to make that accommodation.

Shakeology Costs, Discounts, Cleanse, is it a Scam?

Shakeology Cost

  • The cost of Shakeology is the best part. You will replace one meal a day with the shake. With the 30 day supply coming in at $4 a shake, you are actually saving money by drinking the shake rather than eating a regular meal. Everyone knows, or is, that person which spends three times this amount on coffee every day. Rather than getting a sugar and caffeine buzz which is fleeting, you will get the long lasting energy which will fuel your day. Sounds like a good deal to me.

Why do people say Shakeology is a Scam?

  • Whenever something promises amazing results, people will think it is a scam. This is exactly the fate that Shakeology has suffered. I was even skeptical about the product before I tried it for myself. It just goes to show you that there are some things in this world that you will be able to trust even if they sound too good to be true.

Of course, I wouldn’t expect you to take my word for it. I didn’t take everyone else's word. I had to try it for myself, before passing judgment based on the misguided words of some, you can try it for yourself and form your own opinion.

What is the Shakeology Cleanse?

Whenever I feel I have “fallen off the wagon” or just need a quick jumpstart I do a cleanse. I have probably done this 3 -4 times over the years.

The secret to the three day Shakeology cleanse is staying as hydrated as possible. Consume between 3 and 4 liters of water a day. Simply mix the shake with water and some ice and you are ready to go. You can have the shakes along with a piece of fruit and a salad with grilled white meat of fish for dinner. Here is what a typical day looks like:

  • 8am – One cup Green tea, one 8oz. Shakeology shake (piece of fruit optional)
  • 10am – One piece of fruit (I always go with a banana)
  • 12pm – One cup Green tea, one 8 oz. Shakeology shake
  • 4pm – One 8oz. Shakeology shake
  • 7pm – Dinner with salad (light on dressing) and piece of grilled white meat or fis

question-markCan you get me a Discount on Shakeology?

Even with the cost of Shakeology being so reasonable, there are still many who would like to save more. Who wouldn’t, right? Well, you can. All you have to do is sign up to be a Beachbody Coach

What is even better is if you tell your friends and family about it as a Beachbody Coach and they decide to buy, you can get some extra cash. You can use that to buy your shakes or to put it into savings for a new piece of fitness equipment.

Ordering is simple with the 30 day money back guarantee.

You can order it directly through Shakeology and you will be able to try it for that first month without having to worry about it. If you don’t like it, you can send back the bag and get your money back minus shipping and handling. I am sure that won’t happen though as this stuff tastes amazing, and it really works!

I hope you found my review helpful and good luck on your quest to a better you using Shakeology!

The old saying has never been more true.

You are what you eat! In this day and age with processed foods and fast foods staring us in the face it is no wonder how many people are overweight!

One of the main reasons we reach for the processed and fast foods is that we have nothing else to eat that tastes good and is simple to make.

This is where Shakeology comes in.

Shakeology COSTS to much!

  • Listen it all comes down to your health. Shakeology costs $4 a shake. Think about how much you spend at lunch everyday or grabbing a few coffees during the day. I know in the past when I would go out for lunch or even a late snack I could easily on the low end spend $10 so in reality you may actually save $6 a day which comes out to $180 a month in savings! That is pretty astonishing!

Shakeology Clinical Studies

Well…. I have always loved my Shakeology! I never needed clinical trials, but a lot of people did. You will notice most protein shakes or meal replacements on the market to not have trials and studies like this. Why? Because it takes time and a lot of money!

I am really happy that Team Beachbody decided to do this! They knew the product was amazing and now have clinical proof! Watch the video below and order here!


Shakeology Clinically Proven – It's Official!

 This Video Says A Lot!

Vanilla Shakeology Review

vanilla-shakeologyThe long awaited Vanilla Shakeology! Pretty much every protein shake, meal replacement out there has vanilla as a flavor. The bad thing is most have to use artificial ingredients in order to get that flavor.

This is why I love Beachbody as a company. They could have created a vanilla years ago, but it would not fit into the mold of “The Healthiest Meal of The Day” by using artificial flavoring etc..

So after years of trial and error they created Vanilla Shakeology and it was a welcomed addition to the flavor line up! So where do they get the vanilla flavor from? Well organic vanilla beans from Madagascar of course!

I could not wait for this to come out and when it did I grabbed a bag as soon as possible. I love vanilla because you can really add almost anything else to it where with chocolate you sometimes are limited. I always like to try a new flavor out with just ice/water to get the true taste. I was pleasantly surprised with vanilla.

If you are expecting your typical vanilla flavor then you might be surprised. This has more of a organic/natural flavor then your sugary sweet taste you are used to.

If you have ready my other posts you know that Chocolate Shakeology is my favorite and I thought vanilla might win, but alas in the end it did not. I still order vanilla here and there, but my home direct is set to ship out a choco bag every month.

Here is the full Vanilla Shakeology Ingredient ListClick Here

Quick Nutrition Facts

  • Calories – 130
  • Total Fat – 2g
  • Cholesterol – 5mg
  • Total Carbs – 14 g (Dietary Fiber 3g / sugars 7 g)
  • Protein – 16 g
  • Sodium 200mg

Here are some of my favorite Vanilla Shakeology recipes:

Blue Banana

  • 1 Scoop shakeology
  • 8 oz water
  • 4 oz ice
  • 1/2 cup Blue berries
  • 1 banana
  • Blend that puppy up!!

Raspberry Ripping Strawberry

  • 1 Scoop shakeology
  • 8 oz water
  • 4 oz ice
  • Handful Rasberry
  • Handful Strawberry

Peanut Butter Dream

  • 1 Scoop shakeology
  • 4 oz water
  • 4 oz almond milk
  • 4 oz ice
  • 1 big spoonful peanut butter
  • Couple shakes cinnamon

Why It Took So Long For Vanilla Shakeology To Be Created

Like I said the great thing about vanilla is there are so many options to add to it. They come with a great recipe guide as well, but you can check out the Shakeology recipe page here as well.

Chocolate Vegan

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!

Full Chocolate Vegan Shakeology Ingredient ListClick Here

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.


I Still Love Shakeology! But… If You Want Something Easier On Your Wallet
That Tastes Great & Gives You A Brain Boost Read My Post Here!!

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.

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.

Full Greenberry Shakeology Ingredient ListClick Here

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

Want more recipes then check out the shakeology recipe section.

Have you tried Greenberry? Let us know what you think below.

Tropical Flavor

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

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.

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 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.

You can even get a challenge pack with Beachbody On Demand!

I Still Love Shakeology! But… If You Want Something Easier On Your Wallet
That Tastes Great & Gives You A Brain Boost Read My Post Here!!

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


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  • alyson kelly says:

    Does shakeology have Garcenia Cambogia in it. I am taking that and do not know if I can take both??

  • Chris says:

    No it does not have Garcinia Cambogia in it. I would think that would be fine, but always consult your Doctor 😉

  • Christina H. says:

    This is great information, thank you for sharing it. I was looking at my current Coaches website and I don’t see any info with the Challenge Packs about it also making you a Coach. Are you able to direct me to where I might see that information? I am interested in becoming a Coach but would like a Challenge Pack as well. Thanks!

    • Chris says:

      Hey thanks for reading it! If you are interested in becoming a coach a challenge pack is the best deal since they waive the $39 sign up fee and you get a great jump start with a workout and shakeology to start off your business. So if you go here and fill out the info to be a coach the next page will offer the challenge packs and the waived sign up fee. Just make sure you see my name as your coach… Christopher Azzari

      • Yol says:

        Isn’t there also a $17 a month recurrent fee after paying the $39 for being a coach?

        • Nick says:

          Ignore this. I’m an idiot. I was still logged into the account , it shows the discounted price no matter whose affiliate page you are on.

        • Sara says:

          Chris, what I think you don’t get is that there are people telling you they simply don’t have the cash for Shakeology. You keep explaining them why it costs so much and analyzing the price. What you don’t explain to them is what exactly you expect them to do in order to come up with the cash: rob a bank? Go into prostitution? Get in debt perhaps, which is what has been plaguing this country? Yes, there are tricks to buy more Shakeology and save money in the long run, but there will still be a steep price to pay, and no way to come up with the money.

          Last, but not least, all the rationalization about the price of Shakeology is totally bogus, and any intelligent person can see that. Incidentally, while my doctor tells me that P90X is a good program, he doesn’t think that Shakeology is worth the cost, nor that it offers that much more than a protein shake.

          People, better get your information from real doctors and not those who are unqualified.

  • danielly says:

    I really want to be able to follow the program but I am having a hard time digesting the price for these 30 day shakes… I am a low-middle class women who works 55+ hours each week to make ends meet at home. I cant afford to be spending this amount of money on shakes even if it means that I have to work out longer. If the shake was more affordable I would be buying packs and packs of it, in the long run, making the company more money… Thats just how I feel.

    • Chris says:

      Yes there is, but if you are planning on sticking with Shakeology you will save more money even with the monthly coach fee. So with the coach discount Shakeology costs you $99.60 and if you add in the $16 monthly coach fee it comes to $115.60 vs the regular $129… See saving you money all the time 😉

      • Chris says:

        Hey Nick congrats on the coaching. Yeah I did that so many times when I first signed up lol.

        If you ever need any help just hit me up!

        • Chris says:

          Sara umm… I think I did explain actually lol. If you read the reply above it talks about looking at what you are spending your money on now and figuring it out. Sure some people don’t have it, so don’t buy it. I mean not much I can do there…

          As far as doctors… well they are not nutritionists and most doctors I know are not in the best shape anyways, but again this is why you research and figure out what is right for you.

          I have been drinking this for jeesh over 3 years and I love it, so for me it works and is worth it.

          Oh yea and p90x does rock!

  • Nick says:

    My wife just became a beachbody coach but this is sort of confusing. If I go to coaches name here) and click Shop, the Shakeology is $97 on home auto direct, even without signing up as a discount coach. Isn’t this the same price?

    • Chris says:

      I hear ya! I guess at the end of the day you have to look at what you are spending on snack/meals during the day. Most people I talk to about this actually end of saving money when they really look at what they are spending. My cousin would spend anywhere from $10-15 for lunch during the week so “$50-75” weekly…. “$200-300” monthly and it was usually an unhealthy lunch which left her feeling tired and un-motivated afterwards. She switched to having Shakeology which comes to ~$4 a shake maybe more if you add banana or pb. SO….. lets say $25 a week “$100” monthly and she was feeling great. So right there you are saving anywhere from $100-200 a month by switch and you are feeling great. Sorry for the long post.. I just think a lot of people look at the full purchase price and don’t break it down to see what they are really spending on their meals. Hope that helped.

  • Yol says:

    Isn’t there stilll a $17 a month recurrent fee for being a coach?

  • Holly says:

    I have been using shakeology for over 4 years and I was recently asked why they don’t tell you on the back of the bag how much of each ingredient is in the Shakeology’s proprietary blends? When I go to the shakeology site it says they can’t give out that info but that the ingredients are listed with the first ingredient being the greatest amount and the last being the least amount. Any idea why or where I can get an answer to this?

  • cheryl says:

    Is it fda approved?

  • Anne says:

    I think I can get whey protein shakes way cheaper. At old fashion foods or gmc in Canada. Just saying. I don’t spend money on myself, I am an at home mom. So their is only one income. I do want the piyo challenge just don’t want to pay anymore for the shakeology $129 or even $99 dollars is still too much. When I can get it for $50. That is what I call saving in my pocket. Just saying.

    • Chris says:

      Yes there is, but if you are planning on sticking with Shakeology you will save more money even with the monthly coach fee. So with the coach discount Shakeology costs you $99.60 and if you add in the $16 monthly coach fee it comes to $115.60 vs the regular $129… See saving you money all the time 😉

  • Josue says:

    My mom actually drinks Herbalife which includes tea and the shake. How is shakeology different and is it better. Also would I be able to drink this as breakfast while doing p90x3? Thx

    • Chris says:

      Anne I know what you are saying, but the only difference is that Shakeology is not just a protein drink. There are so many more nutrients, anti oxidants, super foods etc… vs a normal protein shake that has protein and some amino acids, not to mention 95% of protein drinks out there have artificial ingredients.

      You need to take a deep look at what Shakeology is and why it costs what it does. Also look at is as a meal replacement for one of your meals during the day and you will most likely save money.

      More info here

  • mel says:

    Actually if you look closely it says 33grams on the bottom where the list is. It doesn’t break it down exact but 33grams is pretty good id say 😉

  • Erin says:

    Hey.. My friend is A beachbody coach. She tells me that she only uses a half of a package with every shake. Is this a bad idea?

    • Chris says:

      I drink it for breakfast everyday! Have been for 3 years. I add 1 banana and a scoop of pb.

      To be honest there is a lot of differences you really just need to look at both ingredient labels and see if it matters to you

  • Brenda says:

    why don’t u just mix all of those ingreadiants together (the ones in the video)

    • Chris says:

      Brenda give it a shot and let me know how it all tastes 😉

      Trust me I have thought about that as well. If you also watch that video it shows you the cost involved as well. I am sure you could grab a handful and make something awesome, but for me life is much easier doing one scoop a day!

      • Chris says:

        Hey Kara, not really sure.. I mean you could toss the scoop of powder in your mouth, but if you do that please video tape it 😉

        Just playing… you can actually make shakeology brownies, peanut butter balls, and lots of other stuff as well which makes it a bit easier.

  • Kara says:

    is there a different way to have shakeology without the acctual drink ,by any chance?

  • Andy r says:

    Just started the hip hop abs and love it, the shakes look a amazing, I’m in the uk so the price worked out at £108, but my monthly budget is £150 and that’s including all household stuff as well for two of us living here. I understand there is a lot in it but not many people would be able to afford it with how things are for people. It’s a real shame.

  • Sarah says:

    I like how you broke down the coach vs customer cost!! I was just trying to decide on this…
    The above comments were mind boggling!
    Robbing a bank or pristitution to pay for a healthy meal really? I was a single mom for many years and totally understand living paycheck to paycheck and worked 100 hrs a week literally for 3yrs and was incredibly unhealthy ~ the bottom line is we all spend money on food. Unhealthy food is cheap ~ sad but true!
    To purchase the ingredients to get the vitamins, minerals and nutrients that are in shakeology and take the time to go home and juice all of it and keep them fresh without going bad in my refrigerator when we only have farmers market once a week in our rural town is just not an option. Besides shakeology is convenient, they did the research and took the work out of it…it’s amazing and very well priced for quality nutrition. My dr just cleared me for it and said she wished all her patients would use it daily ~ doesn’t get much better than that!

  • Brian says:

    Is there a comparable shake?

    • Chris says:

      Ya know I don’t know. I had looked for a few, but they did not have all that Shakeology had to be honest. If you find one let me know, I always like trying out new stuff.

  • Gertrude says:

    I like to know how much shakeology cost in pounds sterling.

  • Debbie says:

    Iam from the UK and would love to be able to find someone who sells shakeology as its really hard to get hold off

  • cheryl d says:

    I have horrible food allergies. Is this safe for people with nut/seafood alergies?

  • Bonnie says:

    I suffer from medium to high levels of IBS. Is this product gluten free? Also, have you had any clients with its troubles that have found this product to be bearable? I understand it’s different for everyone, would be good to have some feedback that’s all.

    • FitDadChris says:

      Hi Bonnie… all I can say is you can try it and see how you feel. They do offer a full refund if you don’t like it… as far as gluten free here is info direct from Beachbody………

      ~~~~~”Shakeology is not certified gluten free. Although Shakeology is made with gluten-free ingredients, all Shakeology formulas are in a manufacturing facility that also processes known allergens such as soy, milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts and wheat (gluten) ingredients. While our manufacturing procedures follows strict, required FDA Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), which include immediate cleaning and breaking down of equipment after every production batch and proper air filtration systems as precautionary measures, the possibility of cross-contamination can never be 100% eliminated, therefore we are required by the FDA, to include a warning that addresses this. Individuals with gluten concerns should consult with their doctors before consuming any supplements.”~~~~~

  • kim says:

    How many times a day should you drink it?
    Can I use it to substitute breakfast and lunch?

    • FitDadChris says:

      Hey Kim how are you? I only use Shakeology for breakfast. You could do for breakfast and lunch if you wanted to, but I would say that would be only for a few days just to maybe get you back on track from a bad weekend or eating etc….

      You really want to eat as much real food as you can and if you were thinking of eating Shakeology later as a snack you are better off having a regular whey protein shake just for the fact that Shakeology is so loaded with all the vitamins and other nutrients you don’t really need two and it would just cost you more money.

      I have been drinking shakeology pretty much every morning for breakfast for… jeesh almost 4 years now and I still love it!

      Hope that made sense lol

  • azu says:

    its horrible: Long story short. every month I had the worst PMS Mood swings, period cramps. Like I am dying on the floor seriously thought I had a miscarriage or something! I also gained 20lbs in 6 months. I only wanted a breakfast replacement and a way to workout indoors. I never needed to lose weight. I weighed 125 and gained like 10lbs in like 2 months. When I talked to my “coach” she said that I was not committed enough, exercising and eating properly. she totally shifted the blame on to me. When I had never had problems gaining weight since I learned to eat clean 5 years ago. it’s pretty messed up bc they get inside your head and try to tell you you’re not athletic or eat well enough. it didn’t work on me because I was already active and athletic and a super clean eater! Who ever is selling this CRAP either A. doesn’t give a hoot about people , or B. is completely blind. Although there are not ENOUGH bad reviews for this product and I can see why people MAY get confused and think its ok to sell. You all have been warned. Thanks for posting! I feel like i DESTROYED years worth of fitness to my body. It is no ones fault but mine. feel

    • FitDadChris says:

      Azu def sounds like you had a bad experience. Really cannot say I have ever heard anything like this, but hey everyone is different so I guess this was not for you. I also find it pretty hard to believe you used this for 6 months lol if it made you feel like this. I really like to approve all comments so it is not just “Rainbows & butterflies” around here, but I gotta say sounds a bit fishy to me. Regardless sorry you had a tough time. It is a good thing you are active and have been eating clean for 5 years!

  • marjory says:

    Will I lose weight using this for one meal a day without doing heavy work out.

    • FitDadChris says:

      Hey Marjory, you should. It comes down to calories in and calories out… so if you swap out a shake for a meal and eat the same the rest of the day you will most likely be consuming less calories and lose more weight in turn.

  • Ariana says:

    I love my shakeo and everything it does for me everyone should really use it daily! Totally worth the cost!

  • Margaret says:

    While I use Shakeology and love it, as an RN and PhD Candidate I think it is very misleading for both Beachbody and yourself to represent it as “clinically proven”. Even one well-designed, rigorous study does not equal proof, and this is not a well-designed rigorous study! This is a small study, with a small sample size, no control group, no randomization, no blinding of either participants or assessors and an obvious conflict of interest. Additionally, I would say that very few “regular” Shakeology customers are replacing 2 meals a day with shakes! The reduction in calorie intake alone by using shakes as meal replacement could have been the cause of the weight loss, reduction in HbA1C and cholesterol. I am not saying it isn’t effective, I just think we should be careful about marketing it as a “magic pill” type of remedy for health issues. Using Shakeology as part of a healthy diet with exercise and adequate sleep makes sense. Touting it as the solution to all your health issues, does not.

    • FitDadChris says:

      Hey Margaret I agree about a “magic pill” it really comes down to hard work and consistency. All I can tell people is my experience. With Shakeology it has been a great one… and all I could say to people is try it… see how you like it and if it helps. If it doesn’t then return it for a refund.

      I wouldn’t say it is a solution to health issues, but that all depends what your issues are…

      I would say more people have had positive effects with it than negative. Appreciate your feedback and glad you are using it.

  • Ashley says:

    Do my shakeology tends to
    Last me 45/-60 days as I don’t have it on weekends often and alternate Some other shakes here and there. Would it still be more cost effective to sign up as a coach. What about the 10% off coach

    • FitDadChris says:

      Hey Ashley… you actually get %25 off as a coach so you could still save a few $$ just need to do that math on it… but I do think it would save you off the top of my head.

      Let me know what you figure out… my math sux LOL!

  • Jessica says:

    So I’m looking into this shakeolgy and I’m a bit confused so if I become a coach I pay 40$ to start do I still have to pay the 97$ for the shakes ??

    • FitDadChris says:

      Yes signing up to be a coach is a one time fee, then after that you pay $15.95 for your coach fees, but you get 25% off anything you buy and make 25% off whatever you sell. You still save money even with the coach fees if you are getting shakeology on autoship. To be honest the best bet is to sign up as a coach with a challenge pack. This will cost a bit more up front, but it waves the coach sign up fee and you will get a workout and shakeology at a discount as well.

  • Lisa says:

    What is the non Gmo fructose that is added?
    Are all the ingredients non GMO?

    • FitDadChris says:

      Hey Lisa sorry for the late reply. Honestly your best bet is going to and clicking on the FAQ link to learn all you need to know, but here is the short of it from the official site.

      “””Are Shakeology, The Ultimate Reset, or 3-Day Refresh Certified GMO-Free?

      They are not certified GMO-Free. However, special care has been taken in the formulation of all supplements to exclude GMO based ingredients such as soy, canola and corn. The supplier is required to provide documentation to Beachbody on their position on GMO ingredients. The possibility of obtaining a third party certification is currently being evaluated for Shakeology.”””

  • april martin says:

    I’m on a EXTREMELY tight budget, but I’m so tired of the yo-yo diets, fads and whatever else a “friend” suggest. I am constantly hunger, like 24/7, my doctors did all kind of test and I’m healthy as a (230+lb) horse. So my questions are this; is this really expensive? Will it help my energy levels and constant hunger??

    • FitDadChris says:

      I guess expensive is all relative to how you are going to use it. Are you going to swap it with a lunch that usually costs you $10-$15 or more? Then you will save money for sure! You are looking at about $4.33 a shake. So not bad at all. I have been having this for breakfast for years and it holds me over for sure! It will help you lose and weight and has ingredients that are great for you, but at the end of the day you are eating less calories which helps you lose more weight. I would say in my own experience they don’t have me craving more food after I drink it.

  • Connie says:

    Can I have shakeology without exercise? Would it make me gain wight if I drink this without a workout?I wanna drink them at night since I have the worst cravings

  • Ellen says:

    Can I take it with Heart medicine!?

    • FitDadChris says:

      Hi Ellen this is one of those ask your Doctor questions. I wouldn’t see why not, but again I am not a doctor and have no clue how heart medications work with anything else to be honest. Please let me know what you find out from your Doctor. Thanks!

  • Lynn Perron says:

    I resisted Shakeology and finally gave in two weeks ago and I am here to say what a AMAZING shake !!! I am eating so much less and feeling so great ! ?
    Yes it’s expensive but in the long run so so is a unhealthy diet and weight gain . Anyway I’m loving it !

  • Pat Carss says:

    Yes Azu definitely had a different experience from anyone I’ve ever spoken to. Knowing many friends and family who drink shakeology and have beach body programs that have nothing but positive experiences. I myself drink shakeology and train with beachbody. Never been in better shape – and shakeology is my favorite meal of the day.

  • Sherly St. Preuve says:


    I’ve been a post heart transplant patient for almost 4 years.i started to workout Cardio T25. Will I benefit from shakeology?

    • FitDadChris says:

      I would think so, but I have no clue what type of diet restrictions or anything else you need to know about heart transplants. This would fall under ASK YOUR DOCTOR about this. Congrats on the transplant. Pretty amazing!

  • Deanna Chupp says:

    Does the shake work with no exercise? I have 2 knees that are shot. Am scheduled to see a surgeon. Just walking is painful. I need to lose, but can’t exercise.

  • Shannon says:

    Chris thank you so much for the rebate! Love the chocolate. Using now for about 3 months and it is so worth the price. Thanks!

  • Calvin says:

    Chirs how long have you been drinking shakeology for now? Do you ever get tired of it? Do you take breaks and if so do you notice a difference? Thanks in advance.

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