SHAKEOLOGY® – My Personal Review of Beachbody’s Newest Product

As always, I’m the biggest skeptic when it comes to new products, a growing fascination with any one thing, whether it be fashion, fitness or social groups. So, of course, although I’m probably Beachbody’s #1 fan at this point, I held a little hesitation towards their newest product; Shakeology® – The Healthiest Meal of the Day®.

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I mean, how can one measly shake be chalked full the proteins, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutritents, prebiotics and digestive enzymes, one needs per day to be healthy? I don’t think I even knew what ½ of those terms really meant, let alone consumed them on a regular basis. Aren’t we suppose to get that from “real” food? Of course we are, but like many, it’s rare that I can stomach enough of the nutritional value in one day to achieve this (10 some cups of raw food), let alone find the time and expense to prepare it. But, I know it’s an essential part of eating and living healthy.

So as a Beachbody® Coach, I knew that this looming product dubbed to be the “healthiest meal of the day” was moments from being launched. What was all the buzz about?? We were about to find out at the 2nd Annual Dream Extreme Beachbody® Coaches Summit (check out the gallery photos). They basically laid out the red carpet for the launch of this product, and rightly so. After experiencing it for my very first time, I could see the reason behind Carl Daikeler’s, CEO to Beachbody®, excitement. He, and many others, had worked DAMN hard on concocting the perfect ingredients to allow for this to be, truly, the healthiest meal of the day.

Carl has many things in common with us Coaches, the first obvious one being that we are all passionate about fitness and helping others get healthy, and, second, that most of us care not to eat our vegetables, let alone the amount required to get a fraction of what Shakeology® offers, for our daily nutritional value. After many long hours and trips to various countries to capture the finest ingredients, he was finally ready to allow his trusted front line, sample it before it was released to the rest of the Team Beachbody® community and general public.

It was phenomenal. There are two flavors to Shakeology: Greenberry and Chocolate. Both are packed with a punch that will instantly give you the gratification of a full meal and immediate spike in natural energy. Many of us turn to coffee to get our energy, buy by starting the day off with a blended shake, has given me enough energy to keep up with my two busy kids.


Ok, much hype and edification to Shakeology®, so here’s the scoop on it:

How does it work??

A daily shake helps your body gently eliminate toxins more efficiently while allowing for better absorption of the essential nutrients you need. A proprietary blend of digestive enzymes and prebiotics helps your body progressively eliminate the toxins that build up over time from eating today’s highly processed foods.

At the same time, whole-food ingredients deliver the essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals your body needs to curb cravings, allowing your body to shed stored fat while the more than 20 different antioxidants and phytonutrients help reduce free radical damage that can lead to heart disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, and stroke.

What is in it?

More than 70 different ingredients chosen from around the world for their potency and bioavailability (the ability to deliver the nutrients your body needs). Here are the key nutrient groups that these ingredients deliver:*

  • Protein and Essential Amino Acids to help build long, lean muscles and reduce food cravings
  • Prebiotics and Digestive Enzymes, which aid in improving digestion, regularity, and nutrient absorption
  • Antioxidants and Phytonutrients to help counteract free radical damage that can lead to degenerative diseases
  • Vitamins and Minerals your body needs to function for optimal health

TESTIMONIALS (Independent Study 90-day study, where participants replaced one meal a day with Shakeology®)*

Here’s what they said:

  • “I felt full and didn’t struggle with hunger.”
  • “I felt a better sustained energy throughout the day.”
  • “I have tons of energy. I feel so healthy!”
  • “I replaced all my vitamin supplements. I felt healthy and energized.”
  • “I have more energy, less cravings, more endurance, and feel more youthful.”
  • “I have tried a lot of protein shakes and meal-replacement-type drinks, and Shakeology is the best tasting of them all. I mix it with a bit of soy milk and ice, and it tastes like an ice cream shake!”

*Results may vary.

Source: Shakeology®

So, still always a skeptic, I did my homework and have been really pleased with the results I’ve experienced from replacing my breakfast with either the Greenberry or Chocolate flavor Shakeology®. My husband and I have them both, and as he’s more partial to Chocoloate, I love them both! Throw in a ½ a banana and scoop of peanut butter, and tastes more like a guilty pleasure! Check out all the recipes other customers and coaches have share: Shakeology® Recipes. I’ve personally recognized more energy, endurance for my marathon training, faster nail and hair growth, reduced cravings and more clarity in my days.

See for yourself what all the hype is about. Visit to read the testimonials and science behind this breakthrough meal replacement. Also, feel free to email me or check it out on my website:

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Taryn Perry


  1. YUM! Greenberry sounds and looks amazing. I love nutrition shakes. They are the best, especially for a busy mom that rarely has time to grab a healthy meal.

  2. choose2befit says:

    It’s awesome!! I love it. The Chocolate, my husband’s favorite, is pretty darn good too. You are right, perfect for the Mom, Dad or anyone on the go. I can’t believe how it’s made me feel! Thanks for stopping in!

  3. Rick Woodward says:

    What about the price?

  4. rochelle says:

    I love it! yummy! my favorite meal.try to add strawberries and blueberries and you’ll be AMAZED!

  5. I would like to try this drink but…If this drink is so healthy, why is the first ingredient fructose aka SUGAR?

  6. choose2befit says:

    April, if you look at what is before the word Fructose, you’ll see “Other ingredients”. So it’s not the first ingredient in the product. Plus, all the ingredients are naturally derived, so the fructose is coming from the fruit-based ingredients. Have comfort in knowing that there is NOTHING artificial in Shakeology – Zip, Zilch, Nada. Also, Beachbody offers a 30 day bottom of the bag money back guarantee. So if you don’t care of it, you have 30 days to get your money back. Let me know if you do want to try it. I’ve got a little tip on how to get free shipping!

  7. Rita James says:

    I am interested in purchasing shakeology. How did I get free shipping?

  8. choose2befit says:

    Hi Rita! Shakeology is AWESOME! You can get free shipping by ordering it on Home Direct (the HD option), which sets you up on a 30 day auto-ship (you can cancel at ANYtime) and comes with 2 free workouts and a shaker cup with your 2nd shipment. Also, lots of recipes and great health to come along side of it. You can order directly from my website:, just be sure you hit any of the “HD” options, so you get the free shipping. :)

  9. Wow. It’s a miracle really.Greenberry is for real people. chocolate is for people who arent sure they want to be healthy. Just an opinion. But to get free shipping it’s really easy. Just call the beachbody headquarters and order from the phone. they dont charge shipping like that. its weird but i tried and it worked so yea good luck guys.

  10. choose2befit says:

    It sure is a miracle! I’m a fan of both flavors, each offer a great change when looking to switch it up, but keeps the key nutrients on point. And yes, the free shipping option is awesome! Always an option for HD orders. How long have you been enjoying Shakeology, Bruce?

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