For all of you who follow me on social media, especially those special few who pay attention to my Instagram stories (don’t expect makeup here) you know I love my Shakeology. But lets be real here… this isn’t some protein shake I drink to bulk up or lose weight. This is my high density, nutrient infusion to keep up a high quality of life. When I realized it could replace all the HANDFULS of supplements I had been taking to heal my gut health I was skeptical, but let me tell you… it did not disappoint. And yes, you heard correctly… handfuls!
Using high-quality, whole-food based supplements has always been an integral part of my health journey. Not only have I lost 80 lbs, but most importantly I completely reversed my autoimmune disease symptoms. No more PCOS, no more Hypothyroid, no more hair falling out, eczema or loss of periods…. NO MORE! It has taken a lot of work and coming at it from a whole lifestyle approach, but it has been worth every ounce of effort. Supplementation has allowed me to infuse my body with the nutrition it needed to heal, to balance out my gut health and give my body the nutritional tools to rebuild and repair. I whole-heartedly believe this is a critical step in overcoming leaky gut and reversing disease symptoms. Previously, I was taking 21 capsules a day of various vitamins, minerals, probiotics and digestive enzymes. I know that sounds SHOCKING to some of you but, if you take whole-food supplements then you know there is no One-A-Day pill solution to get quality and usable nutrients in to your system. Enter Shakeology and it has condensed the massive amount of pills and powders into ONE simple scoop. This chocolatey deliciousness is truly the best way I have ever taken my vitamins in my life!
Although I never had a problem ingesting the menagerie of supplements in my daily arsenal, I did find that after having my daughter and becoming exponentially busier (how is 2 kids so much harder than one!?), I struggled to remember to take all my vitamins each day. Or I’d have good streaks and then a bad one and be all over the board. I was struggling with consistency in so many areas of my life and trying to remember all my supplements to keep my gut health in check was just not happening. My energy levels were plummeting, I was in a fog. So when I researched using Vegan Shakeology as an answer to some of my craziness… I was more than happy to find it solved so many of my problems.
#1: It is a fast, easy, DELICIOUS breakfast or snack that I can drink and enjoy while nursing, while driving, while chasing my kids. It is FULL nutrition on the go when life is too busy and bacon and eggs just aren’t gonna happen.
#2: The organic protein smoothie I had been making every morning to get my greens powder, chia seeds, maca root and coconut oil into was a 20 ingredient laundry list of steps and add-ins that got too complicated. One scoop of ShakeO saved the day! Remember protein powders alone are not going to cut it nutritionally friends.
#3: I no longer have to take handfuls of supplements periodically through the day (and risk forgetting some) because it is ALL in my smoothie! Seriously… this one scoop just simplified my life astronomically. Also, if you’re not taking a multivitamin or probiotics daily… please… start NOW! A lifetime of eating the Standard American Diet has left so many nutritional gaps in our bodies and leaky gut is a HUGE culprit in most of our modern disease states.
#4: I actually SAVE money with Shakeology. Insane right? After breaking down the cost of the protein powder, the greens powder, the laundry list of ingredients like chia seeds and maca root I would add, plus my multivitamin, digestive enzymes, probiotics, and other herbal supplements I was taking to support my body I am literally saving money!!!! And it still costs less than an almond milk latte at Starbucks! I’m pretty sure it costs less than most things at Starbucks… haha… but that is another conversation.
#5: Five points?! Geez Melanie wrap it up. Seriously though…. the ingredients in this smoothie are top notch. With 70+ superfood ingredients it is nearly impossible to get everything certified organic & non-GMO while ethically and sustainably sourcing through global farms. But let me tell you, my research and time with this company and the creator of Shakeology has proven the ingredients go far beyond the standards I have always made sure I have held my supplements to. You know so much of my healing is credited to a clean, organic, non-GMO, all natural, crunchy-or-die mindset so this my friends has really impressed me with the level at which the company holds their farms to. I even give this shake to my children. I love that we are all getting a huge dose of veggies and fruits that would be hard to consume otherwise and I know how AMAZING I FEEL using it. I’ve felt run down and exhausted for too long and knowing how ALIVE my body feels when I am fueling it right is the biggest thumbs up for me.
All that to say… this stuff has given me a little more time in my day.
A little more sanity knowing I didn’t let my nutrition slip through the cracks.
All of my autoimmune symptoms are long gone and my most recent check up has proven my labs are in stellar condition.
So trust me when I say this has been an integral part to my health journey and simplified my life. There are so many more components like mindset, diet, personal care products and fitness that have contributed to my healing, but this is likely one of the tastiest parts that has given me a whole lot of peace of mind. Oh and you can totally hide a bunch of fresh spinach in the chocolate smoothie and your kids will never know the difference… so #momwin!!
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Oh and mom’s out there… get this…. there is a CERTIFIED organic, non-GMO, soy/gluten/dairy-free, pediatrician approved smoothie JUST RELEASED called Daily Sunshine that is perfect for your little ones…. especially those picky eaters that refuse veggies. 😉
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**Disclosure: I am a Beachbody Coach and this blog contains affiliate links from which I earn a small commission but I never recommend anything I don’t fully believe in or have tried and loved myself. All rights reserved. Results may vary. Exercise and proper diet are necessary to achieve and maintain weight loss and muscle definition. We are all grown ups here, I am not a medical professional, just someone sharing my own personal experiences and knowledge so that you too may be empowered to make healthy decisions for yourself. If you are grown enough to be here reading my blog, you are grown enough to use common sense when starting any new exercise program or nutrition plan and supplementation. Consult your physician or research and empower yourself to make good choices and discern for yourself what is best for your lifestyle. No one can make you do anything but you so make good choices. Yup… thats what I have to say about that.