Friday, August 16, 2013

Vanilla Shakeology Review and Recipes

I have ALWAYS been a chocolate girl. Obsessed with chocolate is an understatement. When Vanilla Shakeology was announced in June 2013 at Beachbody Summit, I was SURE I would hate it because I don't like milk or milkshakes. Heck, I don't even like melted ice cream!

So, one of my coaches gave me some packets to try and here's what my first impression of Vanilla Shakeology was:



Since that day, I have come to realize that Vanilla Shakeology now rivals Chocolate for my FAVORITE! It's so versatile and GOOD!


Before I get into some of my favorite recipes, let me tell you a little bit about Shakeology:


What IS Shakeology?
  1. It's a meal replacement shake that has the correct combination of proteins to carb ratio in order to few your body for energy, optimal health, weight loss and more!  
  2. It's a nutrient dense drink (made from WHOLE foods!) that will provide you with nutrition to keep you healthy!
  3. It is that one meal a day that you don't have to think about! Anyone else a busy mom out there?
  4. It's that one meal that when you are running late and have a choice between the drive thru and a shake or breakfast vs no breakfast its a wise choice to choose the Shakeology.  
  5. It tastes GOOD! It's not gritty, too sweet, not sweet enough, artificial tasting, or anything else! It's made from 70+ WHOLE FOOD ingredients and it will keep you full! The wonderful thing about Shakeology, especially the Vanilla flavor, is that you have the option to add in flavor not with artificial sweeteners but instead with real fruit, juice, peanut butter, spices, different types of milk, etc. 
  6. Shakeology ingredients are not processed.  Even though it's in a powder form which would lead some to think it is processed, it is not.  You can buy every single ingredient in the grocery store and blend it up to make the same Shakeology.  But it would cost you a pretty penny!  
I drink Shakeology every day for many reasons. First, it completely curbs my cravings for junk. Second, it's EASY. Third, it's QUICK. Fourth, I am not very good about getting all the veggies I need in a day, and I know that Shakeology is bridging the gap and keeping me on the right track! 

So - you ready for some great Vanilla Shakeology Recipes? ALL of these recipes are made with one scoop or 1 packet of Vanilla Shakeology. Here ya go:


This one is my FAVORITE Vanilla Shakeology Recipe: 

Orange Julius Post-Workout - this particular recipe is around 350 calories because of the R&R - just a heads up!
1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
2 scoops R&R
8oz cold water
1/2 cup ice
blend





And here are more:

Cinnamon Bun
1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
3/4 cup cold water
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 graham cracker
1/2 cup ice
blend

Peanut Butter Banana
1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
3/4 cup cold water
1T all-natural PB
1/2 banana
1/2 cup ice
blend

Vanilla Latte
1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
1 cup cold coffee
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp pure maple syrup
1/2 cup ice
blend

Strawberry Dreams
1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
3/4 cup cold water
1 cup frozen strawberries (no sugar added) - you can use fresh but you will need to add ice to obtain your preferred consistency.
blend

Blueberry Fields
1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
3/4 cup cold water
1 cup frozen blueberries (no sugar added) - you can add ice but then you will have to add more/less ice to obtain your preferred consistency.
1/2 cup ice - if needed
blend

Pina Colada
1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
1 cup organic all-natural pineapple juice
1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks (no sugar added) - you can also use fresh pineapple but you may have to add more ice to obtain your preferred consistency.
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 cup ice
blend

Minty Watermelon
1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
1 cup cubed watermelon
6 mint leaves (or 1/8 tsp mint extract)
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
3/4 cup cold water
1/2 cup ice
blend

Apple Pie - you can also add in some walnuts if your heart desires)
1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
3/4 cup cold water
1/2 cup ice
blend

Orange Dream
1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
zest of 1/2 an orange
1 orange, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
3/4 cup cold water
1/2 cup ice
blend

I hope you enjoy these Shakeology recipes! If you have any to add, PLEASE leave them in the comments below! I get so stuck in my own favorites that I forget to try new recipes sometimes!

<3,
Kell

3 comments:

  1. What is the R&R you refer to?

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    1. R&R is called Results and Recovery. It's a post-workout recovery drink that is sold by Beachbody. I was very skeptical on using it for a very long time. Once I tried it, I was hooked! I notice much less soreness on days that I use R&R. It's really why I workout - so I can drink it! HAHA!

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  2. Can you tell us the containers for each shake?

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