I’ll admit I was scared to try Shakeology for the first time. I’m not sure why exactly. It took many months after being introduced to it before I convinced myself to JUST TRY IT! Mainly because of cost. I was not about spending money on myself, I always found an excuse to not invest in me. Sound familiar?
The first few times I tried Shakeology I wasn’t all that impressed. It wasn’t necessarily BAD but it wasn’t GOOD either.
Although I had come to understand the value of Shakeology and knew it was good for me and an INvestment in my body and health. If I was going to continue investing it NEEDED to taste good!
The first shake I made with 12 oz dark chocolate almond milk and ice. It was too thick for my taste…I have issues with texture. Also I noticed an aftertaste, currently EVERYTHING I eat has an aftertaste thanks to being pregnant! I take my tooth-brush EVERYWHERE I go! I will update once baby is here.
Over all it could have been worse, but I couldn’t finish it. These shakes are HUGE! As for how it made me FEEL?! I sensed an almost immediate sense of well-being. Was it all in my head? Regardless, I felt it and I enjoyed it.
My second shake was with water and ice. Not bad, which was surprised me. I thought I’d need something other than water to “help hide the taste of the powder” like other powders I’ve tried in the past — but that was not true. Still, the water to ice ratio was off. It wasn’t cold enough and I couldn’t finish. You will be amazed at how large of a shake one scoop makes — 25 ounces! It fills my entire shaker bottle plus I have some left in the blender to share with Ari!
My third shake I threw in a banana, some nut butter and ice — getting better! To be honest I hate banana and only have it in smoothies, again it a texture issue.
BUT my fourth shake was HEAVEN! I finally found the right ratios and I am HOOKED. My shake tastes as good as it is for me! Win win all the way around!
I’m not the only one who has had this experience. Many people who have tried ShakeO for the first few times have said they HATED it — but now don’t miss a day. That is why I suggest 21-30 day Shakeology Challenges.
I add a scoop of instant coffee after a sleepless night, but not often because the shake it self gives me energy. Must be the maca root!?
If you are on the fence about trying Shakeology just do it! Try for yourself AND give yourself time to find a recipe that rocks your boat… Most importantly notice how it makes you FEEL. 🙂
If you are on the fence because you are concerned about its taste– TRY IT and give it a few tries. There are a TON of recipes on Pinterest!
If you are concerned about cost — TRY IT and see how it makes you FEEL then you will understand the value of Shakeology!
You have nothing to lose. BUT so much to gain. You can always take advantage of the bottom of the bag guarantee!
Tell me about your first time?!