Shakeology has been a mainstay in my nutrition since I started drinking it more than 3 years ago. Since then there have been formula changes, upgrades and new flavors added the Shakeology line. Even so it was the Vanilla flavor that most people were waiting for. Well they finally found a way to produce vanilla without compromising the integrity of Shakeology.
Vanilla Shakeology was officially announced at the Beachbody Coach Summit this year in June. Although I was unable to attend I had a several Coaches from my team able to go and keep us in the loop with all that was happening. Obviously Vanilla Shakeology was the BIG announcement. Almost, OK every single Coach that tried Shakeology at Summit says it tastes amazing. WOW! Now I’m really excited to try this stuff.
I have to say I’m extremely excited to try the new Vanilla Shakeology as were many of my Challengers. It’s been 3 years since they last announced anything about the vanilla flavor. I ordered a bag and samples so I would have samples to send out as well.
What’s the Big Deal!
3 Years ago Team Beachbody announced that Shakeology just wasn’t ready, and in fact that they may NEVER be able to find a true all natural vanilla source to live up to the Shakeology name. Right now in the Shakeology flavor line up we have: Chocolate, VEGAN Chocolate, Greenberry, VEGAN Tropical and Vanilla.
The great thing about having a Vanilla flavor is that it offers versatility. I love the Chocolate flavor myself, but you can’t get away from the Chocolate no matter how you mix it. Same goes for the other flavors. But now we have Vanilla Shakeology to give us that true variety we have been wanting since day 1.
My Vanilla Shakeology Review.
I wanted to give an honest and unbiased review of the newest Shakeology flavor. Before I go further I want to let you know that YES, I am a distributor for Shakeology. But I do not promote or push products I do not use myself. I can’t stand the to see people push and promote products they either don’t use themselves or don’t really like but just want to make some money. I’m not that type of person, if I don’t like or use something, I will say it. No cookie cutter Beachbody Coach here. So let’s see if this is something I will use in my daily nutrition.
Vanilla Shakeology smells, well, vanilla. That’s a big surprise I know but it’s actually a very pleasant smell. To me is kind of smells like a vanilla bean mixture. I was afraid the smell would push me away but it’s rather inviting.
My First Vanilla Shakeology Taste:
Most people will mix their Shakeology with other ingredients to alter the taste a bit. Remember Shakeology is all natural so sometimes the taste can be a little bland. For my first taste I wanted to try it straight. One scoop of Vanilla Shakeolgy and 8-10 ounces of water with a few ice cubes. If I’m completely honest, it wasn’t that good. I said to myself there was no way I could drink this everyday. But fortunately there are already a ton of recipes. So let’s get to work!
My Next Few Tastes:
After my initial first taste of the Vanilla Shakeology I was not impressed but knew there are many other varieties I could try, especially with it being Vanilla. My next mixture was another simple one. I added 3-4 frozen strawberries, 8 ounces of almond milk and a few ice cubes. This was MUCH better, but I noticed an after taste. I waited for my wife to come home to try some more recipes before I went further. Everyone’s taste pallet is going to be little different so what’s not good to some may be amazing for others. Sometimes we just need the patience to find the right mixture.
My Wife Hates Shakeology:
My wife is a Beachbody Coach as well, but does not drink Shakeology. Why, you ask? Because she doesn’t like it, yep I said it, she is NOT a fan of Shakeology. And that’s even with knowing what Shakeology has done for me both in my weight loss and health. We have tried different recipes over the years with the chocolate, greenberry and even the Tropical and she just can not get a mixture she enjoys enough to drink the entire shake let alone to drink it everyday. So needless to say she was very excited to hear about Vanilla Shakeolgy.
Test Test Test:
Now it was my wifes turn to make a few different Vanilla Shakeology recipes to see if she would like it. The first attempt was the “Orange Dream” recipe. We mixed it up and poured into our glass, “bottoms up”. This tasted great to me right away, until the after taste slapped me in the face again. It may have been the type of orange juice we mixed it with but I just got a horrible aftertaste. What did my wife think? The first thing she said was “I could drink this everyday”. Mind Blown!
The next concoction we tried was the “PB & J” recipe we have been eyeballing since they first announced the Vanilla flavor. It was very tasty, the issue I had was with the grapes. I seem to get all the grape skin stuck in my teeth. The taste was very pleasing but the junk in my teeth was no fun at all. After trying several different recipes we still hadn’t found one to be “THE ONE” we like.
Ding Ding Ding, We Have A WINNER!
Being that we hadn’t found the right recipe and the other recipes we hadn’t tried yet either included an ingredient we didn’t like or have. I started doing some online digging from other Beachbody Coaches trying to see what they recommended. I finally ran across a recipe that sounded good and we mixed it up. Being very skeptical of this[below] recipe I took the first sip, then another and another. This was it! It was simply amazing? And no aftertaste! Now I could drink this recipe everyday and look forward to it as well.
SHAKEOLOGY IS NOW VERSITALE
My favorite Vanilla Shakeology Recipe:
- 8 oz. unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 serving Vanilla Shakeology
- 1 teaspoon Honey
- 1 tablespoon Peanut Butter
- 1 Banana
- 1 cup of Ice
- *Blend to a smooth milkshake
Vanilla Shakeology is Fully Guaranteed
Just as with all the other flavors, Vanilla comes with a 30 day bottom of the bag guarantee. Giving you the opportunity to try it risk free for 30 days. If at the end of the 30 days you don’t feel better for it. Simply return the empty bag for a full refund less shipping. That’s one of the best things about Team Beachbody, they are confident in their products and to be the best products available. Giving you nothing to lose.
Final Thoughts About Vanilla Shakeology
Vanilla Shakeology is something we have been waiting for many years and the fact that they took their due diligence to find a reputable source to harvest and grow the Vanilla is outstanding. They would have rather not created a vanilla flavor than to sacrifice quality and the naturalness of Shakeology. I’m happy to have found a recipe I can call my own and the fact there are still hundreds we haven’t even tried yet it what makes this the best flavor to start out with for more variety. It will give you a wide range of variety of all the Shakeology flavors in one. For me personally I’ll probably continue with my Chocolate Shakeology since it’s still my favorite, but it’s nice to have even more variety in my nutrition with the Vanilla Shakeology flavor.
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