After using Shakeology for the past 3 years, there are certain flavors that I like best. Which one tops the list? It’s real hard to say because I flip flop back and forth between Vegan Chocolate and Shakeology Tropical. Really, I guess it just depends on what I’m craving that day. However, for this post I’m going to talk about just the Shakeology Tropical, sharing my favorite recipe and talking a little about how I use it.
My Shakeology Review
When Beachbody came out with the Tropical flavor about a year or so ago, I wasn’t too sure what to think of it. I knew it was 100% vegan, which is different for me, but I’ve never been real into tropical flavored drinks. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve never disliked them, just don’t drink too many tropical drinks. Anyways, when I tried Shakeology Tropical for the first time, I was a little surprised by the taste. It’s not an overpowering tropical flavor that you would think of, but rather a subtle one that’s very easy to drink. In fact, it’s actually the one I like best with just plain water. Of course it’s better when you add some things to it, but since I travel quite a bit, it’s nice to have something that I can just throw in a shaker cup with water, shake it up, and drink without having to blend anything with it. The only thing with the taste that people will mention is a sort of chalky texture to it. No, it doesn’t taste anything like chalk, but the texture is a little strange because of the brown rice protein used in it. It doesn’t bother me any, though. Beachbody decided to use brown rice protein instead of whey protein so that they could make it Vegan.
How do I use it? For years I used Shakeology as a meal replacement for lunch, and the reason I did so was so that I could save money and eat something healthy at the same time. I used to go out to eat every day for lunch when I worked my 9 – 5 job, spending anywhere from $8 – $12, but it usually wasn’t anything healthy. After I started P90X, I needed to find something that could help me keep moving forward with my fitness goals, but yet replace my lunch so that I didn’t have to spend money on going out to eat. At about $4 a serving, it did just that, and I ended up saving about $4 – $8 every day, which is about $120 – $240 savings each month. It made sense for me, and that’s why I did it that way.
Not too long ago I started using Shakeology Tropical as a post workout supplement. It’s got a perfect combination of protein and carbs, and also has a ton of vitamins and nutrients that are great for muscle recovery. If you want to add more protein (you don’t have to), all you have to do is add in a scoop of whey protein. I did that on occasion, especially while going through Body Beast where I needed the extra cals and protein, but I don’t do that too often. Anyways, it makes for a great post workout supplement, and it’s something that I’ve been doing more and more of, and I’ve definitely noticed great results from doing so as well.
Best Shakeology Recipe
I want to share my favorite Shakeology Tropical recipe with you all, so here it is. All you have to do is blend these together.
- 1 scoop Shakeology Tropical
- 8 oz. Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 Banana
- 1 tablespoon Organic Peanut Butter (it makes it not as sweet)
- 1 1/4 cup ice
There are some people, though, that like their Tropical to be very fruity, and if you are one of those people, you can replace the almond milk with orange juice, take out the peanut butter, and add another fruit. That makes for some tropical deliciousness!
Each month I send out a batch of Shakeology samples, and if you want one, all you have to do is ask! However, there are a few requirements: (1) I have to be your Beachbody Coach! To make me your coach, just click here. (2) You have to be serious about purchasing if you do like the taste. The reason for this is because it does cost me some to send out the samples, and I need to protect my investment. I don’t mind sending these out for free because I’m confident that it will help people move towards their fitness goals, but I also have to protect my investment so that I’m not losing hundreds of dollars every month. Make sense? Also, let me know if you want a Shakeology Tropical or Vegan Chocolate sample!
The Tropical flavor of Shakeology is amazing and now my favorite flavor along with the Vegan Chocolate. If you have any questions about Shakeology or want a Shakeology sample, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org! You can also order Shakeology by going to my online shop.