What is Vegan Shakeology?

Chocolate Vegan Shakeology

Vegan Chocolate Shakeology (blended with ice and almond milk)

Tropical Shakeology and Chocolate Vegan Shakeology  are nutrient-dense vegan meal shakes developed by Beachbody, the makers of P90X and the Ultimate Reset Cleanse.  Beachbody has a proven track record of creating effective products, and Vegan Shakeology is another example that they understand what it takes to fuel the body well.

vegan strawberry shakeology bagThere are so many important facts about Vegan Shakeology that it is hard to decide what amazing piece of information to share first; the whole foods ingredient list, the sustainable farmers that provide the ingredients, the quality control measures in the processing, or the reasons why the nutrient bioavailability of the formula matters for optimal digestion.  Hopefully I’ve piqued your interest enough that you’ll want to read about it all!!

And if you already know about Vegan Shakeology and you are here because you are looking to order it, you can find Shakeology in our online shop

 

When you order it on “monthly autoship”, you get super-discounted shipping**; so it is totally worth it.  Monthly autoship means that it will be delivered to you monthly.  If you ever want to turn off the monthly shipments, it is really easy to turn off, you can turn off the monthly shipments at any time to avoid future charges by contacting customer service. Saving on the shipping is totally worth it.  Plus, if you love it, having it arrive each month without having to place a new order is one less thing you have to worry about on your to do list.   And, if you try Shakeology for 30-days and don’t feel healthier, you can return it for your money back (less shipping and handling).  All those ordering details are available in the shopping cart when you purchase your Shakeology.

 

Wondering where you can order the Shakeology Shake?  

You can find Shakeology in our online Shop . 

 

The Whole Foods Ingredient List 

Shakeology ShakeTo understand how Shakeology ended up with such a super-star line up of superfoods, it is probably helpful to share a little bit about the company that makes Shakeology.  Beachbody’s CEO is married to a woman who believes in the power of food.  So, when you bring together the financial power of a CEO of a large company and the heart of a woman that understands the importance of whole food ingredients, you get a product that has not been compromised.  And then, they brought in ingredient-hunter Darin Olien to round out the team.  I raise a glass of blended greens to toast them for bringing this product to market!

Here are Carl and Isabelle Daikeler talking about the “labor of love” involved in creating Shakeology.

Now, back to the ingredient list.  Let’s start with the fact that all the nutrients in  Vegan Shakeology come from the whole foods ingredients.  That means that all the vitamins and minerals come from the food itself  (as opposed to a multivitamin which is often made from synthetic vitamins).   Vegan Shakeology contains 84 ingredients, and the unique combination of all the herbs together has resulted in a formula that is worth being called “the healthiest meal of the day”.
The ingredients include all the power-ingredients that I am sure you read about such as:

–       Omega 3 fatty acids
–       Vitamin D
–       All 9 essential amino acids
–       Protein (read on to learn more about the protein source in tropical vegan shakeology)

 

And then some ingredients that are a little less-known but also very powerful for your health and wellness

–       Maca Root
–       Sacha Inchi
–       Yacon Root
–       Kamu Kamu

Here’s a video clip of Darin Olien, co-formulator of Shakeology, also known as the “ingredient hunter” talking about some of the ingredients in Shakeology.

Where does the sweetness come from? 

Some of the sweetness comes from the yacon root, which besides the sweet taste and low glycemic index, it is also a pre-biotic, it supports digestive health, and it is low in calories.   The other ingredient that lends to the sweet taste is coconut flower nectar; doesn’t that fill your senses when you visualize drinking coconut flower nectar? 

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What is the protein source?

Sprouted brown rice and pea protein.   That’s what makes the Vegan Shakeology vegan  (regular Shakeology has whey protein).  But the coolest part for me is that they took the time to figure out how to incorporate a sprouted protein source.

The sprouting process means that the shake is easier for your body to digest and assimilate the nutrients.    Another way you can improve how well your body assimilates the nutrients from the food you eat is by chewing a lot more (to read more about that, check out Staying Present While Eating )

The sprouting process helps to unlock the energy that is in the food, it begins to break down the food into a more elemental form which makes it easier for your body to assimilate, and it produces enzymes which aid in digestion.   What sprouting lends to the digestive process is breaking down food so that it can dissolve and pass through the intestinal wall to enter into the bloodstream and nurture the cells.  (if you are interested in this paragraph, then you may also be interested in reading about deficiency and toxemia on the Cleanse page of TrainingWorkoutVideo.com )

 

 

 

Quality Control of the Shakeology Ingredients

The Chief Science Officer of Beachbody is Dr. Bill Wheeler, PHD, ACSM.  He has been a board-certified nutritionist for more than 30 years.  He’s served as Chief Nutritionist for two US Presidents and has helped train dozens of professional athletes.  I love that a man with those credentials is overseeing the quality control of Shakeology.    Beachbody has quality control measure set up all along the supply chain process and invests time and money above and beyond what is required by law to ensure the integrity and quality of the product.

What are natural flavors?

If you are accustomed to reading product labels, you’ll notice immediately that one of the ingredients in Tropical flavor of the Vegan Shakeology is “natural flavors” .  If you are familiar with the FDA definition of natural flavors, you’ll know it can mean a wide variety of things.  Fortunately, Dr. Wheeler, Carl and Isabelle Daikeler, and Darin Olien took great care in selecting the ingredients.   The natural flavors in Shakeology are natural oils from strawberry, papaya, and pineapple.  

 

Wondering where you can order the Shakeology Shake?  

You can find Shakeology in our  online Shop . 

 

** Reduced monthly shipping offer applies only when you select basic ship method (outside the continental U.S., a surcharge will apply).

With Shakeology Home Direct, you’ll receive this item every 30 days, shipped directly to your door and billed to the credit card used and includes super-reduced shipping to your doorstep. You may cancel at any time to avoid future changes by contacting Customer Service.

 

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