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I have a relative that’s been using Shakeology and Beachbody products for a while. I’ve been seeing her pictures, videos, challenges, and updates on social media. She’s been looking really good, and I’ve been wanting to jump right in there with her, but I figured I had neither the time nor the money to enjoy such a luxury. Thankfully, a very friendly consultant reached out to me via a Facebook direct sales group that I recently joined. She offered to send me some samples of Shakeology, and I offered to review those samples honestly on my blog to thank her for her kindness, and here we are. Let’s start with what she sent me: A packet of instructions/information, a personalized thank you card, a chocolate shake mix (not pictured because super YUM), a vanilla shake mix, and a Cafe Latte flavored shake mix. In the card, she pointed out that Café Latte is her daily favorite. I had to rank the chocolate shake just a tiny bit higher, but that’s only because I mixed it with other ingredients, which we’ll discuss later. If I were drinking the shakes straight, which is surprisingly delicious, I would have to consider Café Latte my favorite, as well.
Speaking of particular flavors, let’s break down the pros and cons of each flavor. We’ll start with Café Latte, since we’ve already spoken so much about it in this post. The coffee flavor was strong, but nothing you couldn’t “shake off” (see what I did there?) with a little creamer, or even some fresh fruit, much like you would a normal smoothie or latte. Since I like strong coffee, I was a big fan of this flavor, and I could easily see it replacing my morning cup of Joe. The chocolate flavor was a bit milder, more like a chocolate pudding than an actual piece of chocolate. I spiced it up a bit by adding a tablespoon of peanut butter, a banana, and a teaspoon of honey to the blender. So, I actually had a peanut butter and banana, chocolate smoothie. Be that as it may, this was my favorite flavor of all, and I believe I could have it every morning for breakfast without feeling deprived. The vanilla shake seems to be in an entire league of it’s own. I haven’t tried it yet, but not because I’ve got a problem with the shakes. I haven’t tried it yet, because I can’t figure out what I want to mix it with! My consultant sent me a page of 30 different recipes that the vanilla mix is used in. I honestly don’t know where I want to start, although I did see something about adding strawberries that looked pretty appetizing.
So, the flavors were good. As we all know, that isn’t the difficult part to figure out. I would eat a bag of potato chips every day, if I could, because they taste amazing. Unfortunately, taste rarely ever exposes the health qualities of a food. I say rarely in the place of never, because Beachbody and Shakeology is the exception to the rule that healthy foods don’t taste good. Don’t ask me how they did it, but the masterminds behind these drinks actually made prebiotics, antioxidants, plant-based protein, and all-vegan ingredients taste like a treat from the Heavens above! This stuff is seriously good for you, that’s why I’ve included a picture of the nutritional info to let you be the judge of that, yourself. These folks have nothing to hide. I can’t attest to any real weight changes or energy changes. I’ve only tried 3 packets, after all, and they weren’t even back to back. I can imagine that with so many superfoods in one drink, you’d have to feel some sort of difference, eventually.
Normally, I end these blog posts with an explanation of where I plan on taking my relationship with the products I’ve reviewed. Honestly, I’m going to give these products a 4.5 out of 5 stars, and the only reason I’m giving them a lower score is because on their website, you’ll find typical direct sales prices. That’s not something that I’m sure I’m willing to commit to full-time, just yet. I understand that the price is lower than buying a coffee at Starbucks every morning, but I never did that to begin with. However, I do see myself purchasing this multiple more times in the future, because I don’t believe I’m going to be able to live without my Shakeology.
If you have health or fitness goals that you're struggling to meet, you need to speak with Danetta Reed Keevill! She's the Beachbody coach that coached me through my first Shakeology experience! Get into contact with her at her Facebook page. She's more than a direct sales consultant, she's a coach, a mentor, a motivator, and a friend. As Diamond coach, she has all the tools she needs to help YOU succeed! If you're interested in the product or the program, shop at her link: beachbodycoach.com/daykeevill! Pro tip: If you think the prices are unattainable, there is a way to earn 25% off all products, making shakes just under $4 each, which is certainly reasonable when you consider that they're actually meal replacements!