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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Shakeology Day 1

Last night I was so happy to come home and see that my Rev Abs and shakeology had arrived. I decided I will start RevAbs tonight, since I was only able  to get in one mile this morning. The weather change has really messed with my sinuses, and my throat was killing me.
First off, let me say that I am going to be completely honest about this stuff. I researched shakeology for myself for months before I decided to try it, and I fully intend on returning it IF it turns out not to be a good fit for me. I really liked the GNC shakes, but the chemicals and long list of ingredients that I couldn't pronounce started to bother me after a few months. I want to KNOW what I am putting in my body, ya know?
That being said, the first thing I did was look at the ingredient list when I opened the package. This is what it looks like :
Phytonutrient super greens blend: Chlorella, Blue green Algae, spinach, barley, kamut grass. HEY, I know those words!
Super Fruit Blend: Camu-Camu, Pomegranate, Blueberry.....ok, know those as well!
Flax see, chia meal, pea fiber....ok, not sure EXACTLY what that is, but at least I can pronounce it??

There are other ingredients as well, this is just a short list to get my point across. I can understand what I am taking in, which is a plus for me! ( do we really know all the ingredients in a chicken nugget, BTW??)

Next, I opened the bag. I opted for the greenberry shakeology. I'll be honest, the smell was awful  I thought oh no, what have I done. But, I used half of a scoop ( meal shakes call for an entire scoop, but I was just "testing" this shake) 1 cup of 2% milk, and 2 icecubes. I blended it in the blender.

The taste was actually quite good. It didn't have an artificial taste at all. Just a hint of berry, not too overpowering. I had it for lunch, and while it didn't leave me full, it did leave me satisfied.

I'm anxious to see how I feel after giving this shake a week or so. I love that beachbody sent me a calendar with an entire months worth of "recipes" on things I could add to the Greenberry Shakeology. Tomorrow I will try the full shake as a meal replacer, probably breakfast. Thanks for reading!

Emilee

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