Introduction of Shakeology Chocolate Vegan
For proper bodily function having a balanced diet is essential. In the fast-paced world we live in today, however, it seems that eating healthy and giving our body the right type of nutrition it needs to perform at its best has become increasingly challenging.
Many of us are so caught up with the demands of work, family, and social life that there is little time left in our busy day to stop and eat a healthy nutritious meal.
This often leads to food cravings and snacking on unhealthy packaged and processed food rather than clean & nutritious options.
Depending on your work/life balance and environment, access to healthy food options can be tough, especially when constantly on the go.
A simple way to solve this issue is to use a protein supplement in between meals to provide your body with a healthy alternative to all the junk food we are surrounded by.
Having tried most of the major plant-based powders on the market, I have found Shakeology’s Chocolate Vegan to be one of the best choices out there.
This is a vegan product that can supply more caloric energy than most other supplements in its category.
Additionally, the delicious taste and flavor have made it one of the most popular shakes on the market.
Today I'm going to introduce you to this excellent supplement and do a deep dive on what it is made of and how to use it.
For whom is This Product For?
This shake is popular for weight loss as well as one of the best selling shakes on the market. The product is suitable for almost all adults, but Shakeology has proven to work best with the following types of people:
- Those trying to lose weight.
- Those that don’t get enough nutrient dense foods in their diet.
- Those who need to improve digestion and regularity.
- Those who are suffering from high cholesterol.
Features & Benefits
Full Plant-Based Nutrients: Plant-based nutrients are renowned all over the world for their easy consumption and high absorption rate.
This shake is made from over 70 different types of veggies that help the body to reduce stress, improve bodily functions, and give strength to the immune system.
For a perfect combination of nutrients, this shake contains antioxidants, super greens, pre and probiotics, phytonutrients, and more! All this combined into one powder makes for a very complete shake that will surely help your body to maintain proper balance and function.
A Good Source of Energy: This vegan shake is an excellent source of energy. It contains 170 calories on average. It is becoming more evident that healthy fats are a great source of energy and are essential to human health.
Shakeology contains 4 grams of fat per serving. This is a little bit higher than other supplements we’ve reviewed.
Among the four gram, it contains 1 gram of saturated fat, 1 gram of mono-saturated fat, 1.5 grams of poly-saturated fat. Most noteworthy is that the product doesn’t contain any trans-fat.
The fats in this shake can be a great source of energy and help to curb hunger cravings by making you feel full and satiated.
Dietary Fiber for Digestion: Dietary fiber aids in the digestion process by slowing it down the rate at which food passes through your digestive tract.
This is important as it helps the body to better absorb the nutrients that are included in this supplement.
This is also one of the most important elements for those seeking to lose weight.
Fiber provides bulk to the shake, which makes the stomach feel full even though the volume of what is consumed is not that large.
Many studies have found that it's necessary to take a little amount of fiber in proportion to the carbohydrates for regularity.
Sugars: Sugar has come under fire as of late and for good reason. It has been unnecessarily added to many of the products we consume, causing our sugar intake to skyrocket.
While most people have labeled sugar as an enemy of the human body; the truth is that without it we are useless. Why?
Because a little bit of sugar is actually required by our brain to work well. The main source of energy to the brain is glucose, which is derived from carbohydrates and sugar.
The problem is when too much sugar is consumed and from unnatural sources. Although this shake contains 4 grams of sugar, it is still lower than many of the other “health” products out there.
Plus, if you are eliminating sugar from other sources, this shouldn’t be a huge concern. An important thing to note is that all the sugar in this product is natural sugar, from fruit and natural sweeteners and it doesn’t contain any added sugar.
Protein for Body Construction: If you remember anything from biology class back in high school; then you may recall learning that proteins are the building blocks of the human body.
The body is constantly being broken down and repaired, which is why protein is so essential.
In addition to building and maintaining lean muscle, protein plays a role in every cell in our body. That’s 30 trillion reasons why it’s necessary to consume sufficient amount of protein every day.
To make meeting your daily protein intake a little easier, Shakeology’s vegan shake is enriched with 16 grams of protein, fully derived from plant-based ingredients.
Hence these proteins are easily consumable and more readily absorbed and useful than animal sources.
Taste Verity and Large Serving: Shakeology has brought a lot of variety to its full line of shakes, however, the vegan shake is only offered in 2 flavors.
Many plant-based supplements face challenges with getting the taste and texture just right while still maintaining the integrity of their all-natural formulations.
Shakeology does a nice job of finding the taste/texture balance, but, it is a little sweeter than some of the other products due to the 4g of sugar.
Another great feature for Shakeology users is that the number of servings in each bag has increased a little.
Now every pack comes with 30 servings, which brings down the cost per shake to a more reasonable price.
Allergens, Gluten & Dairy Free: Considering that some people have allergies and intolerances to some specific substances, Shakeology has manufactured this shake to be fully free of dairy, soy, and gluten. Furthermore, this shake doesn't contain any animal products and is completely plant-based.
What We Like
- Supplies more caloric energy than other supplements in the category.
- Large number of servings per bag.
- Comes with a wide range of natural greens extraction.
- Great taste.
- GMO and allergens free.
- No added sugar.
What We Didn't Like
- Doesn’t contain probiotics at a sufficient amount.
- Can’t be used as a meal replacement.
- Vitamin and mineral amount aren’t specified.
- All proprietary blends so can’t determine how much of each ingredient is used.
- Only chocolate and tropical strawberry flavor options for vegan shake
- 4g of sugar per serving
Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
Question: Does it taste sweet?
Answer: Yes, this is a little sweet.
Question: Does it contain whey?
Answer: No, the vegan shake does not, but the other products in their line do.
Question: Can I use it as a regular meal supplement?
Answer: No, this is not a meal supplement as it lacks the vitamins & minerals you would typically get from a healthy meal.
Unfortunately, nothing is perfect, and this holds true for the Shakeology vegan shake. We really wanted to love this product due to all the great ingredients listed, but, as I have mentioned previously, it doesn’t contain some of the essential nutrients we require to be used as a meal replacement.
This means that we would need to buy additional supplements to meet these needs, which adds cost and loses convenience.
However, if you are looking for a clean and well-rounded protein powder to supplement your diet, then this is a great product to try out and a better option than whey-based products, which tend to be synthetic, highly processed, and not ideal for the human body.