There has been one element of my daily routine that has been fairly consistent for nearly two years now that has done more for my health, fitness, and overall well-being than just about anything else I have done for myself — that something is drinking the very delicious chocolate vegan Shakeology every morning after I work out. Now, I may be just a bit biased because I am a Team Beachbody coach and don’t just use their workouts and products but actively help people to get fit with their help — but I can’t help it if the results speak for themselves.
In the time since I began drinking chocolate vegan Shakeology I have significantly curbed one of the biggest things keeping me from being in good shape which was a tendency to snack on sweets during the day. I’m not sure if it’s the fact that I’m basically downing what tastes like a chocolate milkshake (with considerably more nutritional ingredients) for breakfast every morning or what, but I just don’t have the same want to get chocolates and donuts as I once did.
The best thing about it is that it is quick and easy — I don’t even use a blender, though I have seen some pretty nifty recipes that involve blending of other ingredients as well as ice to make a colder drink. Every morning after my workout I put eight ounces of cold water into a shaker bottle (that has a small metal widget to aid in mixing) as well as a full scoop of chocolate vegan Shakeology and a teaspoon of Taster’s Choice instant coffee — though I have tried mixing the scoop of chocolate vegan Shakeology with iced coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts and it works very nicely as well.
That’s all — no need for a dozen different bottles of supplements when you can have it all and more in one lovely chocolate vegan drink. Incidentally, if you want to check out the full list of ingredients, here they are — I actually e-mailed this along with the information about how Shakeology is made to a Rabbi at Star-K Kosher Certification in Baltimore and he told me that “It is fine” for kosher consumption.
Sprouted brown rice protein, Pea protein, Coconut flower nectar, Cacao, Konjac, Maca root (Lepidium meyenii), Yacon root (Smallanthus sonchifolius), Sacha inchi (Plukenetia
volubilis, seed), Sprouted chia (Salvia hispanica, seed), Apple pectin (Malus pumila, fruit), MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane), Pomegranate (Punica granatum, fruit), Spirulina
(Arthrospira platensis, Arthrospira maxima, whole), Chlorella (Chiarella sp., whole), Acerola cherry (Malpighia glabra, fruit), Astragalus root (Astragalus membranaceus), Bilberry
(Vaccinium sp., fruit), Sprouted flax (Unum usitatissimum, seed), Goji berry (Lycium barbarum), Moringa (Moringa oleifera, leaf), Himalayan salt, Cinnamon powder,
Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa, seed), Camu-Camu (Myrciaria dubia, fruit), Agai (Euterpe oleracea, fruit), Pea fiber (Pisum spp., seed), Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium,
fruit), Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis, fungi), Enzyme blend (Protease, Amylase, Cellulase, Lipase, Papain, Lactase, Bromelain), Ashwagandha root (Withania somnifera),
Maitake mushroom (Grifola frondosa), Lactobacillus sporogenes (as Bacillus coagulans), Luo Han Guo (Momordica grosvenori swingle), Spinach (Spinacia oleracea,
leaf), Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum), Tulsi (Holy basil, Ocimum sanctum, leaf), Citrus bioflavonoids, Green tea (Camellia sinensis, leaf), Rose hips (Rosa canina, fruit),
Schisandra (Schisandra spp., fruit), Amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus, seed), Barley grass juice (Hordeum vulgare), Kamut grass juice (Triticum turanicum), Oat grass
juice (Avena sativa), Wheat grass juice (Triticum aestivum), Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba, leaf).
Try saying that ten times fast.
That, ladies and gentlemen, is my daily wake-up shake! It really hits the spot after an intense workout and keeps me full until second breakfast, which is somewhere around ten in the morning. I have the shake at a little after six in the morning — yes, I get up early to work out because it is the only time in the day I can do it! Why make excuses when you can make muscles instead?
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