If you’re a Shakeology consumer, you’re probably thrilled with the results you’ve seen from the shakes! Your waistline is slimming down, and your energy levels are rising. You’ve kissed your sluggish lifestyle goodbye and now have a positive outlook and new excitement to tackle each day. We humans love to eat, and many of us crave variety in our diets. One of the great things about Shakeology is that you can boost the shakes with nutritious foods to add diversity to your meals. There are thousands of Shakeology recipes to choose from, but here are 5 of our favorites for you to try!
Pina Colada Shakeology
Are you dreaming of laying on a beach, rocking your bikini (because Shakeology has made you look so good), listening to the Beach Boys and sipping on a Pina Colada? If you’re trying to watch your calorie intake, the traditional pina colada might not be the best choice. The drink is chock-full of calories from cream, sugar, and rum. This is one of my favorite Shakeolgy recipes. It satisfies your craving for that creamy coconut flavor, while saving my waistline and keeping you ready to head to the beach whenever I want!
1 scoop vanilla Shakeology
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup 100% pineapple juice
1/2 tsp pure pure coconut extract
12 cup ice
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. You may want to add more ice, depending on your preferred consistency.
This Shakeology recipe is full of delicious chocolate-hazelnut goodness. Instead of sitting at the kitchen table eating Nutella by the spoonful (hello calories!), you can sip on this shake with a guilty-free conscience!
1 scoop chocolate Shakeology
1 tsp hazelnut extract
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
3/4 cup water
1 cup ice
Combine everything in a blender and blend away! Drink slowly and enjoy every indulgent, chocolatey sip.
Pumpkin Pie Spiced Shakeology
The snow is falling softly, a fire is crackling in the fireplace, and you’re wishing you had a pumpkin pie baking in the oven. This pumpkin pie spiced Shakeology recipe is the next-best-thing. Both chocolate and vanilla Shakeology work for this recipe. Simply choose your favorite kind and enjoy this shake!
1/2 cup 100% pure pumpkin
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 scoop Shakeology (chocolate or vanilla)
10 oz. water
Cinnamon to taste
Blend ingredients together and add ice if you prefer that consistency!
Salted Caramel Frappe Shakeology
We all love Starbucks Frappuccinos but they can be tough on our waistline and wallet. This salted caramel frappe is creamy and satisfying without the processed sugars and high-calorie ingredients. It’ll leave you fueled without the dreaded sugar crash that we’ve all experienced.
-1 cup unsweetened almond milk
-Dash of Himalayan pink salt
-1 serving cafe latte Shakeology
-1/2 cup of ice
Blend, add a straw and enjoy!
Orange Julius Shakeology
Visiting the Orange Julius booth was a highlight for many people when they were kids. The combination of citrus orange with creamy, sweet milk was so yummy! Most likely, people still crave those shakes but wish they were lower calorie! This is a great alternative and an awesome way to mix up your Shakeology routine.
1 Scoop vanilla Shakeology
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 frozen banana
1 small orange (peeled)
Add all ingredients to a blender and enjoy this citrusy treat!
Does Meal Replacement Really Work?
Shakeology isn’t just about providing sweet and satisfying shakes for people who love ice cream, but it’s designed to be a meal replacement regimen. If you need to lose weight, one of the best ways to so is by eating fewer calories. Most people eat a high amount of calories for breakfast, lunch, and dinner—plus fatty snacks. However, by replacing one or two meals per day will dramatically decrease calorie intake, which results in weight loss. However, the key to dropping pounds on Shakeology is to not eat too much during your other meals. If you have a shake for breakfast, then eat fast food for the rest of the day, the plan probably won’t be really effective. Here are a few foods you should avoid while on Shakeology:
Sugary Food And Drinks: Juice, candy, soda, cookies, sweet yogurt, sweet baked goods.
Fried And Fatty Food: French fries, fried chicken, pizza, chips, and hamburgers.
Processed Food: Crackers, lunch meat, and fast food.
Refined Grains: White pasta, white rice, baked goods, and white rice.
On the other hand, this is what you should eat:
Veggies: Greens, tomato, asparagus, zucchini, and peppers.
Dairy: Unsweetened yogurt, milk, and soy or almond milk.
Fruit: Apples, berries, grapes, oranges, grapefruit, and pears.
Starches and grains: Beans, peas, brown rice, quinoa, sweet potato, oatmeal, and butternut squash.
Healthy fats: Avocado, olive oil, nuts, seeds, coconut, and cheese.
Protein: Turkey, eggs, chicken, seafood, lean beef, and tofu.
Benefits Of Doing Shakeology
If you decide to do Shakeology, just know there are many advantages to doing so. Here are a few of them below:
Dieting and changing to a healthier lifestyle isn’t just about making better food choices, but it’s also about incorporating it into your life. One of the primary reasons why fast food is so popular is because it’s so convenient. Luckily, so is Shakeology. In the mornings before work, you can make you a quick shake and you’re done, or you can have one for lunch. There’s not a lot of guesswork, and it’s perfect for people who don’t like to meal prep. All you have to decide on is the flavor you have a taste for and that’s it.
With Shakeology, you’re replacing meals with celery and carrots, but you’re sipping on a delicious drink that will leave you satisfied. Plus, the flavors are similar to lots of the sweet treats you’d indulge in if you weren’t dieting. You’ll actually look forward to your replacement meal because you’ll know the taste will delicious.
For some people, a diet is a bit of a pain in the butt. There’s a lot of shopping lists, and do’s and dont’s of foods that should be avoided. Not to mention, the hassle of counting calories and reading nutrition labels. Thankfully, there’s no need for that with Shakeology. You know what you’re getting, you don’t have to count calories, you drink the shake and that’s it—easy peasy.
Are There Any Downsides To Shakeology
If you’re interested in making Shakeology recipes, but you’re wondering about the possible negatives of it, here are a few things to consider:
If you’re willing to invest in your health and well-being, the cost won’t matter. However, if you’re on a budget, the prices might be a little steep for you. A month supply of Shakeology is over $100. For some people, that’s too much money for a shake—especially since it’s not actual food. On the other hand, if you’re serious about making Shakeology recipes and sticking to it, the cost is worth it. As previously stated, making shakes is super easy and convenient, which simplifies the dieting process.
Not Real Food
Obviously, Shakeology isn’t supposed to be a full plate of food because it’s supposed to be a meal replacement. However, it still contains a good amount of vitamins, minerals, and protein—which provides the same nutrients that you’d get from a homecooked meal or DIY shake. There’s no real substitute for whole, healthy foods but you can still get a nice amount of vitamins from Shakeology. It’s also important to note that your shakes won’t be the only thing you have throughout the day. You’ll still make yourself a healthy lunch or dinner, so your nutrients will balance out.
Bonus Shakeology Recipes
The shake recipes listed above were some of the best shakes from Shakeology; however, there are a few others that are close runner ups. Check them out below:
A strawberry milkshake is a classic sweet treat, and it couldn’t be excluded from this list. There’s something so delightful about sipping a cool, refreshing strawberry shake that’s undeniable. If you want to feel as if you’re going down memory lane and ordering from your favorite diner, make this shake. You might not be able to have the hamburger and fries, but the milkshake is on the menu. Plus, you only need a few ingredients:
1 scoop of Strawberry Shakeology
1 cup of water
All you have to do is pop the ingredients in a blend, mix well, and voila! It’s that simple. You can enjoy this shake anytime your feeling hungry or need a pick-me-up.
Muddy Nutty Buddy
This shake is perfect for those mornings when you want something tasty with a coffee twist. If you miss having a nice caramel latte in the morning, don’t worry. The Muddy Nutty Buddy provides the kick your taste buds to start your day off right! Here are the ingredients:
1 serving of Cafe Latte Shakeology
½ cup of unsweetened almond milk
½ cup of water
2 teaspoons of all-natural peanut butter
¼ banana cut in chunks
If you want to give it more of a frappucino texture, add ice into your blender. Mix it all together and you’ve got a delicious morning replacement meal.
Let’s be honest, you probably miss sweets from time to time—especially apple pie. It’s a traditional comfort dessert that makes most people feel nostalgic. If you’ve been craving it lately, you’re in luck. This apple pie shake will definitely hit the spot. Here’s what you need:
1 serving of Vanilla Shakeology
1 cup of water
½ cup of unsweetened applesauce
½ tsp ground cinnamon
Ice to taste
Add all of your ingredients into a blender and mix well. This shake might not be exactly like grandmas apple pie but it sure will make your tastebuds happy, while helping you reach your weight loss goals.
Final Thoughts On Shakeology Recipes
Do you love these recipes? If you’re in search of more, this shake recipe book is an awesome resource to inspire creativity in the kitchen!
If Shakeology isn’t your thing but you love nutrition shakes, IdealShape, LLC are great too! These shakes can easily be used in all 5 of these recipes and will taste just as delicious.
I hope you enjoy these recipes and that they’ll add variety and deliciousness to your already wonderful nutrition shake routine!