Happy Thursday! Hope you are having a great week. We are so close to the weekend and that means in just a few short days or weeks the children will be back to school, if not already, and that means busy mornings and not eating a healthy breakfast, lunch or dinner.
I love breakfast, it is my favorite meal of the day. I am a yogurt, blueberry, granola type of girl but lately I have been feeling sluggish and just tired and I know part of that is my diet and how hot it has been, so when lunch time came around I didn’t feel like eating. I was talking with my friend, Mandy who is a fitness and nutrition coach and I was telling her how I was just not hungry . I know skipping any meal is really bad but honestly I really didn’t want to eat lunch. Mandy suggested shakes, which I love and have been thinking about doing but just didn’t know what kind and part because of the cost. We talked about what flavors I like and if it is something I would even try and drink and I said what kind of flavors we talking about lol.
My diet isn’t really bad but I do tend to eat a lot of ice cream 😉 I mean seriously, it is milk and we need calcium so it’s not bad lol. But I do like to snack and I love chocolate and coffee so when Mandy told me about the Shakeology Samples I was willing to give them a try. I love that they have a regular option and vegan, plus for 5 sample packs it is only $25 and that is really nothing when you think about how much we spend on a coffee per day.
I told Mandy that I wanted to give them a try and she did all of the work for me and just emailed me my invoice. It was so easy to to do and I love that she helped me. Now before she started doing this full time she was a teacher, so for her to take on a new challenge of being a fitness coach and helping with nutrition you know it is something she believes in.
Now I am not here to say, HEY GO BUY THESE SHAKES! That is not what my post is about. It is about trying something different when you know in the long run it can help you feel better on the inside, like buying that new eye palette. I knew I needed something and these shakes were it!
As you can see the flavors they have are great, even the greenberry, I actually like that better than the Vanilla. It only took a few days and these goodies were delivered right to my door. I thought well no time like the present and had the chocolate, of course, that day for lunch.
There are a lot of recipes you can find ~ Shakeology on Pinterest and with the sample box you also get a little book of recipes.
Since chocolate is my favorite anything in the whole world I decided to start with this one. I used the packet, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and it calls for ice but I had some frozen strawberries left over from picking them so I used them in place of the cubes.
I added all of the ingredients into my Cuisine Art Blender and blended that baby up.
Before I put it in my bottle I tasted it out of the blender and oh my gosh, it was so good!! It was like drinking a milkshake that tasted like chocolate covered strawberries. It was sweet with the perfect amount of sugar. With the temperatures into the 99+ I can tell you this was so refreshing and good at the same time.
I didn’t have one everyday because I ended up with a Sinus Infection and I wanted to be able to taste what I was drinking so when I felt better I had the Vanilla next, I added some sugar free caramel to the mix to make it taste like a caramel latte and it was really good. The next was the Strawberry, which I loved! I added frozen strawberries and a scoop of cocoa and a few drops of NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia and it was really good. Then I had the Greenberry and added frozen strawberries and a few drops of the stevia and last I tried the Cafe Latte. In each of these mixes I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk. You can use anything you like and can add so many different things to the mix.
All in All I loved the box and all of the flavors:
- Cafe Latte
I really wanted to love the latte, I liked it but could honestly just add a little bit of coffee to the chocolate one.
I am really happy that I tried these. At some point I am going to get these monthly but it is financial commitment but I also know that at $4.30 per day, I can definitely do that for myself.
I am happy to say that I am friends with Mandy and we talk all of the time even though I haven’t done a subscription or anything. It really isn’t about that. She is just a total sweetheart and we talk about our puppies and so much more.
If you have ever thought about trying Shakeology I saw go for it, you won’t regret it and remember you can get the sample packs. I didn’t try these to lose weight, I just tried them because I knew my diet wasn’t the greatest because of the heat and not the greatest I mean eating yogurt again, or just a small pb and jelly spread on pop cakes, just nothing that would give me the nutrients I knew I needed.
So head on over to Just Be Mandy and tell Mandy I sent you. You will not regret giving these a try. If anything you might just find your making these to take with you to a baseball game, football game, early morning soccer, etc.
Have a great day and if decide to give these a try let me know what one is your favorite.