When my daughter was born in June of 2015, I tried drinking a cheap protein shake from the grocery store. I wanted something that would make a quick breakfast and was healthier than a Pop-Tart. As I studied more about nutrition and health, I learned that most people are not protein-deficient; they are nutrient deficient. I was lucky enough to find something that fills the holes in my diet... something that is so much more than a protein shake. Here are the top reasons you should be drinking Shakeology - the best nutritional supplement for busy moms!
1. It is More than a Protein Shake
Yes, Shakeology is definitely a great source of protein, with 16 to 17 grams of protein per glass (depending on the flavour); that’s about the same amount of protein you’d get from eating three large eggs. And this shake has not just one type of protein, but a blend of globally harvested protein from whey, pea, sacha inchi, chia, flax, and quinoa. But Shakeology isn’t a typical protein shake.
In addition to the protein blend, it also has a bunch of fruit and veggie based ingredients! There are ingredients with antioxidant properties like green tea, pomegranate, vitamin A, and rose hips. There’s a super-green/phytonutrient blend, and also a blend of adaptogens that have been traditionally used to help your body react to stress. And there are probiotics, prebiotics, and enzymes that are really important for gut health.
As a busy mama who doesn't always have time to have a truly balanced diet, this shake helps me fill in what I might be missing.
2. It Can Help You Curb Cravings & Lose Weight
Losing weight would be so much easier if the foods we want were the foods we need — but, sadly, it doesn’t always work that way. We all know how to lose weight — eat healthy foods, watch your portion sizes, and exercise more often — but it can take serious willpower to reach for something nutritious when your brain is telling you to eat all the leftover Easter candy.
If that sounds familiar, think of Shakeology as a secret weapon to help you stay on track. Shakeology can reduce appetite and increase how full you feel (because it's filled with goodness). And if you’ve got a sweet tooth that won’t quit, Shakeology can help satisfy it in a healthy way!
3. It Takes The Stress out of Meal-Planning
Meal planning can help you lose weight by taking the guesswork — and the last-minute, “hangry” decisions — out of eating healthy. But let’s be honest: Some days you’re inspired to cook a Spinach and Broccoli Strata, and some days you’re just… not.
On those days, when you’re not feeling the greens, Shakeology, when added to a meal, can help you sneak more plant-based nutrients into your diet. (That can be especially helpful if you’re not a big fan of veggies.) And if your cooking skills are limited, Shakeology can help with that, too! There are a ton of tasty Shakeology recipes out there, so it’s an easy way to add more variety to your meal plan, even if you’re not a master chef.
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4. It's an Easy Grab-And-Go Food
When life gets hectic, it can be hard to find time to whip up a healthy snack — and you may be tempted to grab a bag of chips because it’s a cheap, easy option. But Shakeology can help quell your snack attacks: It only takes a few seconds to mix Shakeology with water for a quick snack to tide you over until you can make or find a healthy meal.
So in less time than it takes to pop into a convenience store for a snack or wait in line at the drive-thru, you’ll be sipping a healthy shake that’s loaded with nutrients — and makes you feel way better than greasy chips or fries would.
5. It's more Delicious than a Kale Salad
Ok, fine, I appreciate a good kale salad as much as anyone. But it's easy to fall into a rut of eating the same healthy staples over and over and over and over and over again.
And even your favorite fruits and veggies can get a little boring if you eat them every single day. So if you feel like you’ve been walking through the produce aisle on autopilot lately, Shakeology can help you shake things up a little bit. It gives you a broad base of fruit and veggie ingredients, including a lot of things that most people don’t eat on a normal basis.
I mean, think about it — when’s the last time you picked up reishi mushrooms, chlorella, or bilberries at the supermarket? One scoop of Shakeology contains all of those superfood ingredients and more, so you can enjoy their healthy benefits every day.
Article Credit: Kara Wahlgren