Vanilla Shakeology: My Review
by Rochelle Griffin
It’s finally here! After years of begging and asking, Vanilla Shakeology has arrived!
Now you may be wondering what Shakeology even is…and I’ll get to that in a moment, but I want you to know that I’m not here to convince you that you should use it. Truly. I’m here to give you my experience only.
Also keep in mind that I’m not here to debate ingredients or do comparisons with any other products. As a diligent consumer, you need to do your own research and make your own informed decisions.
Ok, now we know that I’m not here to sell you, let me tell you about Shakeology.
Over four years ago, I was introduced to this shake that was supposed to be the equivalent of 5 trips to the salad bar nutritionally. Hmmmmm…really?
I’m skeptical by nature, so I did my research and was truly amazed how healthy it was. So amazed in fact that I continue to drink it daily along with my immediate and extended family.
Anyways, over the past four years, I’ve watched new flavors be introduced…first Chocolate and Greenberry, then Vegan Tropical Strawberry followed by Vegan Chocolate.
The one flavor everyone, including myself, wanted however was vanilla. GIVE US VANILLA.
And we always received the answer No.
The reason was because Beachbody refused to put on the market a substandard product…and they couldn’t find a pure vanilla that met their standards.
Unbeknownst to those of us asking, Beachbody has spent the past 2 years searching around the world…yes you read that correctly…around the world…for this “holy grail” of vanilla bean.
And they found it…deep in the lush jungles of Madagascar.
Of course, I ordered it right away and it arrived yesterday! I made it two different ways and am giving you my honest opinion.
First, I simply mixed it with water.
The smell and taste of the vanilla when mixed just with water was rather mild. I couldn’t taste wheat grass…something that I could with the Greenberry. I’ve never been a fan of vanilla anything in just plain water, so I doubt that I’ll use this method. It was tolerable though if needed quickly.
The next way that I made it is the reason why I wanted Vanilla Shakeology in the first place…to use as base for amazing recipes.
In a blender, I mixed ½ cup of almond milk, ½ cup of water, ½ cup of plain non-fat Greek yogurt, 1 scoop of Vanilla Shakeology, ½ cup of fresh blueberries, and a handful of ice.
The outcome was THE BOMB!!!
Vanilla Shakeology definitely gets a thumb up from me. It’s mild enough that you can make awesome milkshake recipes in more combinations than I could list right now. If you can imagine it, you can make it. Read more of my experience with Shakeology HERE.
To Living Your Best Life,
Rochelle Griffin, RN BSN FDN-P
Rochelle Griffin, The Wellness Detective™, is a Registered Nurse (with over 22 years experience) & a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition™ Practitioner who has transitioned her love for fitness, health, & freedom into a 7-figure International company that now helps others live Their Best Life.
She founded Your Best Life, Inc with her husband Keith after stepping onto the edge of physical ruin with her health & the health of their young son. Having experienced a complete turn-around, they now desire to give hope & support to those who are dissatisfied with their current situation.
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