Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Is Shakeology worth the price?

If you’ve ever asked youself, “Why is Shakeology so expensive?” or “Is Shakeology worth the money” then you REALLY need to get yourself a copy of the May 2011 issue of the O, the Oprah Magazine. 

Seriously…Shakeology is just THAT GOOD.  You have no idea how happy I was to see Darin Olien, to co-creator of Shakeology, featured. If you are not convinced after reading the 11-page unsolicited and non-endorsed by the folks at Beachbody…then I don’t know what will convince you!

O’s editor in chief, Susan Casey, traveled with Darin Olien through rainforests, jungles, and the mountains of Peru. Here she learns about the superfoods that Darin handpicked while he formulated Shakeology’s 70+ ingredients.

She writes, “If someone told you there were dozens of superfoods you’d never heard of before- delicious, low calories, and so nutrient dense, scientists think they fend off cancer- you probably wouldn’t believe it.  But it’s true…I learned about these foods from Darin Olien, a nutrition expert who has created health products based on them, including the populr powered supplement Shakeology…What I saw and ate there changed the way I think about food, and cleared the path to even greater health”

The title of the article is GOOD MORNING WORLD! And is highlighted on the cover as 6 Superfoods That Will Change the Way You Eat (And You’ve Never Heard of Them Before).  The 6 Superfoods outlined in the article are yacon, maca lucuma, camu camu, sacha inchi, and cacao amoung numerous others, including Dragon’s Blood(Sangre de grado) and aguaje.

The article provides a brief history of how Shakeology was created, including the challenge Beachbody CEO Carl Daikeler gave to Olien to create a supplement that matched the tagline The Healthiest Meal of the Day. Casey writes,  “Daikeler gave Olien no limits on quality, no cost/revenue restrictions; the goal was to shoot to the moon, to seek out and combine the most extraordinary plants, fruits, nuts, herbs- nature’s secret weapons.”   ( It’s no surprise than that since Shakeology was released in 2009, more than 400,000 bags have been sold!

After that, we are taken on a journey through Peru. Traveling to places like Lima, Tarma, Junin, Huanuco and Ambo where they explore and taste more precious plants.

There was a very cool point in the article that talks about how superfoods , as well as other foods found in nature, are perfect just the way they are created and even come with their own set of instructions.  Casey says, “ It’s no accident that walnuts, with theur squiggly oval hemispheres, are the ultimate brain food. Or that a plant the rainforest natives call chanca piedra (‘stone breaker’ in English) which produces tiny green balls, is a natural remedy for kidney stones. Or that Dragon’s blood, the sap that acts as a coagulant, actually bleeds out of the tree.”

Certainly, if nothing else this article confirmed for me that Shakeology is worth EVERY penny you spend on it. In fact, I believe what Carl says is true- at $119.99/bag Shakeology is a BARGAIN. Seriously, where else are you going to get such a nutrient-dense meal that is so delicious and EASY to grab on the go.  Who said eating healthy had to be hard?
There really isn’t anything else like it on the planet.  


Shakeology's Ingredients! Are you getting this much nutrition from your daily meals?


I can’t say for sure that Shakeology is worth the money to you, but it is definitely worth the money to me. The best way to find out is to try it yourself for 30 days. Beachbody will even refund your money if you decided that within 30 days that answer in a definite no- courtesy of their Bottom of the Bag guarantee.  Want a sample first? Email me :)


Don't think it's worth it? Consider the alternative....



Follow the ingredient hunter here to see what's in Shakeology!

So the choice is yours...Spend $4.57 on this....

Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino
 16 oz (Grande) drink, with whipped cream
 Sugars, total:  47g
 Calories, total:  380 
 Calories from sugar: 188
Sweet and caloric, but only about half as bad as a milkshake.


Or $4.00 on this....




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