The Taste of Shakeology It's both a blessing and a curse that there are no other shakes like Shakeology on the market. Its a blessing because its truly a unique formulation that Ive not found exists in other products, so it holds a unique place in the meal replacement market. But its a curse because it takes some "extra" explaining to people because they don't understand how Shakeology is different from whats been marketed to us as main stream "weight loss" or "protein shakes" .
Here are the most common comments I hear.
The first thing is its compared to a protein shake. The second is the price and the third is the natural taste. I hope this sheds some light on all three.
.....Shakeology is NOT a protein shake. Nor is it a weight loss shake. It is a %100 natural (Macro and micro) nutrient dense meal replacement. It is not a one-dimensional protein shake. The fact that some people say it tastes like "grass, lawn clippings and cheap chocolate" is actually a selling point.
Our taste buds have been so "brainwashed" on what real whole foods actually taste like, that we generally don't know natural real whole cocoa from processed chocolate. Because Shakeology IS %100 natural (created by a vegan with a masters in nutrition and agricultural anthropology) the standard to remain natural does not allow for ANY artificial flavors, colors, stimulants, sweeteners or chemically modified micronutrients. Nearly every single product found in gyms, GNC, internet, you name it, have a LARGE amount of manmade chemicals (specifically soy, artificial flavors and artificial sweeteners) dumped in it so that it tastes appealing to the general publics "idea" of what food SHOULD taste like. The fact that Shakeology tastes the way it does is exactly it's selling point and makes it attractive. When you add ONLY what nature provides, you get the CLEANEST and PUREST product possible.
On to the superfoods. I know the average person doesn't know what Astragalus Root, Ashwagandha Root, Chia Seed, Maca Root, Gogi Berries and Reishi Mushrooms are (just to name a few super foods, Ill spare listing all 70). Nor does the average person have general knowledge in all the health benefits and medicinal treatments that these foods have notoriously been used for centuries to treat examples as reducing free radicals from our body, improving our white blood cell count which helps us fight disease, reducing inflammation (the number one marker of EVERY disease), improving the natural flora in our digestive system, etc. If BB grew these products in a lab and modified them to keep them cheap, that would be one thing, but EACH of the 70 super foods are imported from the countries, climates and pure soil they originate from and then dried to a specific protocol to maintain a whole food- absorption integrity.
Does it really taste bad?! By itself, with just water and shaken, I will say that it can be quite thick! But, by mixing in a blender and/or adding some natural ingredients to it (peanut butter, almond milk, banana, strawberries, to name a fe) to adjust its base flavor it can be absolutely DELICIOUS!!!. For my personal favorite recipes, click here.
I'd love for everyone to appreciate and understand the VALUE of this $4 meal. I first hand, have hundreds of clients that Shakeology has reduced their needs for diabetic meds, statins and ace inhibitors. It's also relieved countless cases of IBS, colitis, and arthritis (all of which you can read under my "testimonies" tab). To my clients, paying $4 and getting off their pricey side-effect laden medication is MUCH cheaper and a price well worth $129 for an entire month supply.
They are so thankful for how great they feel and the added health benefits that none of them have ever complained about the its natural taste ♥ -Seay Stanford