This Shakeology review will look at this product under a magnifying glass in order for you to decide for yourself if this is the king of green drinks. There are a ton of Shakeology reviews out there suggesting that it is.
Shakelogy Greenberry is what I would describe as one of the ripped, tough guys or gals who makes you feel a bit insecure at the gym. And I’m not just saying that because it is a product of Beach Body (maker of P90X and Insanity, to name a few,) but because this product is loaded!
Making up the formula are four complete, diverse categories that include Powder Fruit, Adaptogen Herbs, Antioxidant Super-Fruit and Phytonutrient Super-Greens.
It really has an impressive, well-rounded panel, which validates its popularity.
Superfoods & Nutrition
To explain the muscles behind this formula, let me break it down a bit with a rundown on the Shakeology ingredients. With around 1500 mg of various powdered fruits, the fruit blend category really makes up the taste of the drink—which is delicious! The fruits add some nutrients, but there’s not too much in the fruit blend that is adding to the heavy nutritional and therapeutic panel of Shakeology. But it’s a blend of great filler superfoods. The Antioxidant Super-Fruit blend contains just under a dozen of some of the most popular and healthy superfood fruits like Acai, Blueberry, Pomegranate, Goji and Acerola. This blend contributes a healthy 1750 mg of superfood, bulking up the label.
Alongside the fruit blends are some robust Greens and Herbs, and to be honest, this is the guts and glory. Along with a seemingly uncategorized helping of Quinoa, Flax, Chia, Pea and Apple fibers, sits Spirulina, Hydrilla, Blue/Green Algae, Spinach powder, Chlorella, Kamut, Oat, Barley and Wheat.
Like I said, the guts and glory! And the train doesn’t stop there. Included are Astragalus Root, Ashwagandha, Cordycepts, Reishi and Maca powders that are some of the most superior and beneficial herbs for not only promoting health, but for preventing and treating sickness and disease.
It’s evident that Shakeology Greenberry is a powerhouse, and it carries quite a potent formula with 9 grams per serving of some great nutrients. The shake is heavy enough to be used as a meal replacement, which is where many other products fall short. With an added whey isolate protein formula, fiber, digestive enzymes and a nice helping of probiotics, vitamins and minerals, Shakeology is nutrient-rich and dense—a true complete formula.
And, the total grams per serving is a eye-popping 40 grams and 140 calories! This is a meal-replacement formula for those who want a ridiculously nutritious meal or for those who want to drop a few pounds.
Bragging on this formula so much, there are a couple downfalls in my opinion. First is the sugar content. By now we all know that it’s not fat that makes us fat, but sugar. Shakeology Greenberry carries a whopping 11 grams of sugar per serving, which is far more than most products on this level.
Also, in a straight comparison with some of these top-notch products, the fact that Shakeology foregoes use of organic superfoods, and that the ingredients are simply powdered, compared to using juice extracts, is a bit of a let-down. I think we have come to expect a bit more out of the ‘heavy hitters’ when it comes to quality ingredients.
Taste and Value
As far as taste goes, this drink is almost untouchable. Really, it is. While most of the time it’s absolutely necessary to mix your green-drink formulas with juices, fruit or sweeteners, Shakeology holds its own. Mix this puppy with just water, and you can drink it all day. It’s excellent. (With 11 grams of sugar per serving it better taste good.)
Now, if you are not an individual who stresses when the bills start rollin’ in each month, then paying over $4.00 per serving is no biggie. That’s right, Shakeology will run you $130 for a 30 day supply! It’s a great product, and that added whey protein is something to consider, but $130 is still a bit steep. It’s important to keep in mind that Beach Body is a MLM company, so higher pricing is expected.
But keep in mind that if you are using it as a meal-replacement, it costs less than a burger and fries and a heck of a lot better for you.
This is a great, clean product that provides an excellent source of nutrients through exceptional fruits, veggies and herbs. It’s hearty enough for a complete meal replacement and provides the superfoods that encourage a healthy lifestyle. Even with a higher price tag, the benefits outweigh the disadvantages. This Shakeology review, unlike most, is an in-depth and honest look at perhaps the most talked-about green drink powder out there. Hopefully it was helpful.
Shakeology Ingredients and Supplement Facts
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Travis worked in management for two well-known nutritional supplement companies for a combined 12 years, involved both in marketing and in product development.
Travis is a disciple of clean eating as a primary path to health and wellness and has been a consumer of green drink powders since 2004.