4 Years of Superfood!

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I have been enjoying this shake and all of its wonderful benefits for the past 4 years! It has been around for 7 years now!

I wanted to share a little more about it with you!

It is NOT a protein shake!

It is NOT a diet/weight loss drink!

It IS a superfood!

It IS a healthy fast food!

It DOES give me energy! HELLO!! I have two little ones under 3, I need all the energy I can get!

It does DOES crush my cravings for junk and sweets!

It DOES boost my immune system!

It DOES keep me regular! (Just being honest with you!)

It DOES fuel my body to perform at its ultimate level!

This is why I drink it. Every! Single! Day!

Even when I workout…especially when I workout!

I love my Shakeology!!

Who wants to try it?

Submit your info here for a FREE sample!

Sharing the Truth – Misconceptions of Shakeology

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Here recently I have been hearing a lot of hesitations, reservation, misconception, and/or misinformation about Shakeology.  I wanted to compile all of my thoughts and the information that I have, then all the sudden this popped up and I realized that I couldn’t have said it any better myself so I had to share with you!

 

Sharing the Truth stated by Coach Seay Stanford (Shared on Facebook).

#1 MISCONCEPTION: Shakeology is a protein shake.

Meaning just a shake that provides extra protein. I can’t blame the general public for thinking this since “protein shake” has become nearly an interchangeable term for ANY shake. But, all shakes are not created equal—especially ones that contain superfoods. Shakeology is a very nutrient-dense shake that can be used for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You’d have to eat a whole lot of fruits and vegetables to equal the nutrition in a single glass of Shakeology—and you probably couldn’t do it for less than 170 calories. Shakeology makes it very easy to cut your calories without substantially cutting down your daily volume of nutrients needed. Truth be told, the majority of people are WAY MORE nutrient deficient, than they are protein deficient. So why just stop at a protein shake?

#2 MISCONCEPTION: Shakeology is about comparing carbs, proteins, and fats to other shakes.

This is not at all what you should be comparing when you look at other shakes versus Shakeology. Sure, other shakes have 0 grams of sugar. But how do you think those shakes achieve that? Hint, it’s not natural. Yes, that’s right, they are probably using ARTIFICIAL sweeteners to get to 0 grams of sugar. Even fruit has sugar in it. A shake with 0 grams of sugar is using ARTIFICIAL sweeteners. Shakeology has NO artificial sweeteners, NO artificial colors, NO soy, NO artificial stimulants, and NO artificial flavors. One of its main sweeteners is Stevia, which is plant-based.

#3 MISCONCEPTION: Shakeology is just a bunch of extracts, with no whole-food ingredients.

That’s not true. Whenever it’s possible and sustainable for the formula, the superfoods in Shakeology are preserved in their whole-food state to retain maximum nutrient value. It’s a very difficult process to use whole, plant-based ingredients so that the formula retains as much nutritional value as possible, but Shakeology has a whole team of scientists whose mission is to maximize the nutrition in every ingredient in Shakeology. Imagine trying to juice all those superfoods! Shakeology is way less expensive and a huge time-saver.

#4 MISCONCEPTION: Shakeology is expensive.

To anyone who feels this product is expensive I know that I have not done my diligence in breaking down its REAL VALUE. Most people will agree that they would spend an average of $3 to $7 on a HEALTHY nutritious meal. I know most store-bought salads cost even more than that, and don’t contain nearly the dense concentration of nutrients. But on average, I think we can all agree healthy meals run between $3 and $7. Shakeology, at $4.33 per shake, comes in on the LOW END of average. (You can make Shakeology into a breakfast or lunch that you’d be buying anyway.) Not only are you spending less than you normally would, you’re also getting vital nutrients your body needs, that you just can’t get from your run-of-the-mill salad, plus the normal range of vitamins and minerals. So you can replace your VITAMINS, too. Sure, you may need a specific vitamin, based on your conditions, geography, or age—but in general, Shakeology will provide you with a solid base of your whole-food nutrients.

When was the last time you went to your grocery store and bought THIRTY meals all at once? Typically, I’m guessing, you buy a few days’ worth each time. When you buy a bulk bag of Shakeology, you are buying 30 of your shakes up-front. That means you’ll spend less money at the grocery store. Because of the grocery savings, I actually deduct my monthly Shakeology from my grocery budget. For the price, I cannot duplicate its vast quality of ingredients and nutrients.

#5 MISCONCEPTION: Shakeology is only for weight loss.

Most shakes are marketed this way. But here’s the thing. Anything will induce weight loss if it’s low enough in calories. Just because you are drinking a shake, does not mean the fat will melt off. Actually, if you are not getting enough nutrients and calories you will actually inhibit your weight-loss efforts. Shakeology is about HEALTH. When you put the RIGHT nutrients in your body that it needs to develop, heal, recover, repair, and thrive, you may ultimately have MORE energy, LESS cravings, and FEEL better therefore you eat less and become more active. With Shakeology, weight loss becomes a BY-PRODUCT of dense nutrition.

To make my point, when was the last time you dieted and cut calories only to feel tired, grouchy, and had a ton of cravings? That is because you may have been nutrient deficient. What if you’re at your goal weight, or need to GAIN weight? Because Shakeology is about DENSE NUTRITION you can use it as your base and add clean calories to make it 300 calories or more. Not everyone needs to lose weight, but everyone needs to be healthier. Shakeology isn’t MAGIC. It’s just clean dense nutrition made SUPER easy for everyone at a very affordable price. It’s my family’s “fast food” on the counter. Yes, my family goes through 4–5 bags a MONTH because even though we all have different weight and caloric needs, we all share the same NUTRITIONAL needs. Shakeology isn’t a weight-loss shake—it’s a nutrition shake.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

For more information http://www.shakeology.com/rlrenz  or to check out my upcoming 12 Day Challenge group click here

What is it with all the shake pictures…

Oh back about two years ago when I first started using Shakeology my coach told me you are going to love this it is the best tasting protein shake that also helps you loose weight, reduce cravings (I have the WORST sweet tooth),  increase energy, and improved overall digestions.  Okay so she got me with the best tasting and the reduce cravings.  Sweets were and still are my weakness.  When I wasn’t pregnant I actually had really good control over them so I can’t wait to get back to that point.  I will say that it has dramatically reduced my pregnancy cravings and I don’t feel like they are as intense.  It also seems to me that I can curb them easily with say a piece of fruit or by just drinking some water or heaven forbid just walking out of the kitchen!!

So what is Shakeology?

It is your daily dose of dense nutrition and a very delicious superfood packed protein shake.  So I have tried lots of protein in my time and this is by far the best tasting.  I will say that about a year and a half ago they reformulated it and I didn’t care for the taste but luckily they fixed it and it is much better!  Then again when they did that I had just found out I was pregnant with baby girl so who knows if it was the formula they were using or the pregnancy talking!  Guess we will never know!  With Shakeology it is protein-rich with 17g per serving so it helps you to feel full which in turn reduces the chances for you to reach for those “cheat” or junk food snacks throughout the day!  It is also great if you have one meal a day that is always rushed this would be a great meal for that time of day!  Then you would know that you are always making a healthy choice no matter what!

So you see me post about these shakes every day!  Well except for the past few days because…GASP…I ran out!!  The WORST thing in the world to happen especially when you are craving some serious chocolate!! Have you ever wanted to give them a try and see what it is all about?  You have a chance!  Starting 6 October I will be offering a 12-Day Shakeology Challenge.  This will give you a chance to see what it is all about!  I will provide you with a detailed meal guide to meet your needs along with the accountability to keep you going strong for the 12 Days!  Groups in the past have lost up to 12 in and 25 lbs and all in 12 Days!  If this is something you would be interested in trying go to the 12-Day Challenge under free Coaching and sign up today! You can also check out Shakeology here for more information!!

 

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Shakeology Info Chart

Vanilla Almond Banana PB

Yesterday I had an epic fail in the shake department so I had to recover today and I DID!!!  This one was DELICIOUS!!
Vanilla Almond Banana PB2

1 Scoop Vanilla Shakeology
1/2 Banana
1/8 C. Slivered almonds
2 TBSP PB2 or 1 TBSP of peanut butter
1 C. Milk
1 C. Ice

Blend and enjoy!!! It was so delicious!!

 

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12 Day Challenge

Have you ever wondered what Shakeology was all about or how it tasted?  With the 12 Day Challenge it is the perfect opportunity to try out the shakes along with a designated meal plan while keeping with your consistent workout routine!  I know you will be pleasantly  surprised by the results! You can get more information here!!

 

12 Day Challenge Meals