Shakeology makes a pretty decent shake packed full of a lot of good stuff. If you can afford/stomach this product it’s definitely the shake for you. We’ll talk about that more in the breakdown.
Wow, this shake is not meant for the dieter on a budget. A 30-day supply of Shakeology came in at $129.95 which is $4.33 per serving! That’s one of the most expensive shakes we’ve had posted on MRSR.com. We wanted to sample all the flavors for you, but we just couldn’t afford it! As you can see in the comment section you can sign up as a coach (their MLM) and get a reduced price but it only drops it to about 3.83 per serving after it’s all said and done.
That being said, this shake has a ton of extra ingredients, which makes it more expensive. You don’t really need all the stuff in the shake for weight loss, but it’s certainly healthy. Checkout the nutrition panel link below for more info on all the good stuff inside.
Just a heads up, this shake mixes up thick and we mean really thick. It’s loaded with all sorts of fiber and proteins and if you can get through the entire shake, you’re going to be full for a couple hours. We really suggest mixing this with a very watery beverage, (skim milk, water, or maybe a fruit juice). It turns to concrete in your stomach. There wasn’t really any hunger blocking ingredient other than fiber, but it kept us full for a few hours, so we gave it a high rating.
Shakeology stands above the crowd when it comes to nutrients. Holy cow this shake is just jam-packed with essential vitamins and minerals, placing it well over 50% of your RDI (Recommended Daily Intake) per serving. The chocolate shake we tried has 160 calories plus they’ve thrown in ton of non-essential health nutrients like wheat grass, barley grass, all sorts of fibers, and other “holistic” nutrients to keep you feeling healthy. One shake and we had enough energy to keep us going throughout our day, that’s for sure!
Each shake has different ingredients, calorie levels, carbs, etc., so pay attention to the label. For example, the vegan chocolate has 170 calories, 16g of protein, 22g of carbs, 9g of sugar, and 5g of fiber.
Okay, other products that have been offering us only vanilla and chocolate flavors have been given lower scores for lack of variety. Well, Shakeology made us eat our words in a bad way.
Shakeology comes in multiple varieties: chocolate, vegan chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, and green berry, which is definitely something we hadn’t expected. Due to the cost, we could only try a few shakes, so we decided to go with green berry and chocolate.
We weren’t sure what a ‘green berry’ was, so our taste buds had no idea what to expect when we tried the shake. We thought about video taping and posting some of the horrified faces of our staffers as they tasted this shake, but Youtube already has that covered if you’d like to check it out. Basically, it had a grassy sort-of taste. Very ‘green’ tasting. Blech.
We did try the chocolate, though, too, (someone sent us a free sample because we’re so poor) and it was better. This is where we’re going to get in trouble because a lot of people assumed that when we said in the comment section that “chocolate tastes better” we meant we liked it better. This isn’t entirely the case.
Their chocolate tastes better, but it’s certainly nowhere near the best we’ve tried. We still haven’t tasted the new strawberry flavor, but when your nutrient list is 74+ ingredients long, you’re going to really have to work hard to cover up that vitamin taste…it didn’t go away even in the chocolate.
If you’re going to try this shake though, we’d highly recommend the chocolate over the…other one. (I can’t even say it…the memories haunt me)