4 Shakeology Myths

4 Shakeology Myths

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Whether you’re a current Shakeology fan or someone who isn’t quite sure what Shakeology is all about, there are some myths floating around that we’d like to debunk.

Here’s a quick overview that may help clear things up:

First and foremost, Shakeology is a superfood supplement shake that can help you build a strong nutritional foundation.

It works by addressing some nutritional gaps your diet can have with potent ingredients that can help support healthy energy,† support normal immune system function,‡ and support your digestive health.††

And when you feel better, you can do better by making smarter choices about your nutrition and overall health.

Now about those myths: One of our most successful Team Beachbody Coaches breaks down some of the most common myths.

Here’s what she had to say!

4 Shakeology Myths:

  • Shakeology is just a protein shake.
  • Shakeology doesn’t contain whole food-based ingredients.
  • Shakeology is expensive.
  • Shakeology only supports Beachbody weight-loss programmes.

Myth #1: Shakeology Is Just a Protein Shake

I can’t blame the general public for thinking this since “protein shake” has become nearly an interchangeable term for any shake.

But all shakes are not created equal.

Shakeology is a nutrient-dense shake.

That said, Shakeology does contain 16 to 17 grams of protein per glass, depending on the flavor.

But you’d have to eat a whole lot of different foods to get the fibre, phytonutrients, protein, vitamins, minerals, and other ingredients that are in a single glass of Shakeology.

Myth #2: Shakeology Is Just a Bunch of Extracts, With No Whole Food-Based Ingredients

Whenever it’s possible and sustainable for the formula, the superfoods in Shakeology are ingredient powders from whole dried plants or fruits and processed in a way to help preserve their inherent beneficial properties.

Beachbody has a team of scientists whose mission it is to help maximise the nutrition in every ingredient used in Shakeology.

Myth #3: Shakeology Is Expensive

When you buy a bulk bag of Shakeology, you’re buying 30 shakes up front, which means you’ll probably spend less money at the grocery store.

I actually deduct my monthly Shakeology from my grocery budget. I cannot duplicate its vast quality of ingredients and nutrients for the price.

Myth #4: Shakeology Only Supports Beachbody Weight-Loss Programmes

Shakeology is about daily nutrition. It is meticulously crafted to help meet your body’s complex needs. When you put the right nutrients in your body, that can help you get closer to your goal, whether it’s weight loss, getting fit and healthy, or just trying to eat better.

Shakeology isn’t magic. It’s clean, dense nutrition made super easy. It’s my family’s version of “fast food”!


†Vitamins C, B6, and B12 contribute to normal energy-yielding metabolism.

‡Calcium contributes to the normal function of digestive enzymes.

††Vitamins A, C, D, B6, folic acid, B12, zinc, and selenium contribute to the normal functioning of the immune system.