Thursday, April 12, 2012


Oh Shakeology....who could of guessed that a meal could cause so much controversy?! I've been out of my Shakeology for a week, and I've felt sluggish, bloated and I just had a general "fuzzyness" in my head that I used to have before I started working out and drinking Shakeology. Luckily I should get my Shakeology by next week :)

Why Is Shakeology So Expensive?

At face value Shakeology might seem expensive.  The total cost with shipping brings the cost of a bag to about $4 a serving. Did you know that Beachbody coaches get 25% off the retail cost, so you’re now down to $3 a serving?

OK, but let’s say you don’t want to become a coach.  There are many other things that cost $4 a day that people do not question. Additionally they are not as healthy or beneficial to your well being.  Let’s think of a few shall we? A cup of Starbucks coffee, a pack of cigarettes, right, how about a bagel and cream cheese at your local deli? Redbull? 2 5 Hour Energies?

Shakeology was designed to be a meal replacement shake.  Personally, I use it for breakfast and some lunches. Most meals cost more than $4.  When I buy lunch it usually costs me around $5 (plus I'd be buying for the kids, at home I would just make them lunch so it would save even more money) and even when I make my own lunch, it doesn’t come out to be much less.  So, using Shakeology as a meal replacement would actually save you money.

The cost of a home-cooked lunch or dinner: 6-8 ounces of chicken = $2.00 (and we are talking low-grade chicken), veggies= $1 (frozen veggies are really okay! hurray!) and 1 sweet potato = from .5 to $1.00. Total= about $3.4.

Next, let’s look at everything that goes into Shakeology.  Did you know there are over 70 ingredients that go into Shakeology?  Beachbody feels very strongly about putting the highest quality in their products and delivering them to their customers.  From the fitness workout programs to their nutrition supplement line.  These ingredients were chosen from around the world for their potency and bioavailability (the ability to deliver the nutrients your body needs).

One glass of Shakeology contains 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; and Vitamins and Minerals your body needs to function for optimal health.

I know someone who did an experiment and went to the grocery store to purchase individual items and make a Shakeology alternative.  This experiment cost him over $480!  $4 a serving is looking pretty good right about now.  Even if you could get the cost down and made your own, most likely the store bought ingredients are not sourced at the same high standards that Beachbody uses and are heavily processed to increase shelf life.  What that means is that much of the “goodness” are cooked and killed before they ever make it into the drink.  Shakeology uses the freshest of ingredients.

So what would you rather do, go to the grocery store and make a terrible tasting overpriced concoction, or have the purest, healthiest ingredients in a great tasting shake for just $4 a day?  That’s the same cost as a bagel and coffee, but much healthier for you.

What this all translates to is a low cost, filling protein healthy shake, that is low on the glycemeic index, and high in taste.  This is why so many doctors are actually recommending Shakeology to their patients.
So how can you say no to such an amazingly healthy product?  If you ask me, you really can’t put a price on health.

Click here to watch a video on the benefits of Shakeology. 

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