Hey everyone! I wanted to take a minute to share with you about my experience with drinking Shakeology while pregnant and nursing.
First off, let me preface by saying anyone who has concerns or questions about the ingredients in Shakeology should simply bring a packet into their OB or print out the nutrition label and ask for their medical opinion. Every doctor is different. Mine was perfectly ok with it. I still did some research to help answer my own questions and to make me more confident with my decision to drink this amazing, nutritionally dense, super-food packed, shake.
Shakeology helped with my energy levels and even with my cravings while pregnant. I still can’t believe how tired I was in those very early stages of my pregnancies. And when I was pregnant with my second, I felt even more tired–now I had an older one to take care of–we had playdates, music class, library visits, pool time. I was exhausted and Shakeology was the perfect pick-me-up.
It also helped in the digestion department. I know it isn’t everyone’s favorite topic but when I was pregnant and right after the birth of both babies, my digestive system took a hit. And for all those mommies out there, you know what I mean! So, having Shakeology every day keeps things moving along.
I drink Shakeology for many reasons but mostly because I know it is the best thing I can do for my body. On the days when I can’t seem to stay away from goldfish crackers and leftover PB&Js, I feel a lot less guilty because of how amazing Shakeology is.
Oh man. Where do I even begin on this one? Simply put, Shakeology is a nutritionally dense, meal replacement shake. It is NOT a protein shake. It is all natural (yeah, I mean absolutely no artificial ingredients or flavors) and it has a pretty awesome superfood blend. It is packed with pre and pro biotics and it is absolutely yummy.
Shakeology is also clinically proven to help you lose weight, lower cholesterol and lower blood sugar. I could go on and on about the benefits and how Shakeology helps keep me full and reduces my own crazy cravings–or how it prevented me from needing to go on medication in my early 20’s for high cholesterol.
Here are some sources of info for you to check out on your own:
Shakeology Clinically Proven Video:
Here’s the nutrition label for chocolate Shakeology:
I get this question A LOT! How does Shakeology compare to…..and my answer is–it really doesn’t! Shakeology is in a league of it’s own. Here’s the proof:
It even has a Bottom of the Bag Guarantee…
And in case you want to see where Shakeology comes from (my favorite video!):
There isn’t really anything else out there like Shakeology. If you still have questions:
It’s that time of year…when everyone starts to— put up Fall decor, post pictures of the beautiful leaves and their kids jumping through them, share crockpot recipes, show off their new boot/skinnyjeans/scarf combo. I love the Fall, I really do. It’s the only time of year I miss being back home. I try to get into the “mood” as much as I can but there is something about 99.7% humidity and 85 degree temps that scream “This is not like Rochester!!”. So every year, I pull out the few decorations I have, light a cinnamon spice candle, and think about the cooler temps. When I get bummed about it, I remind myself that in about 2 weeks time, those same people will be posting pics about how they absolutely CAN NOT believe that winter is here again and that they had to scrape ice from their windshields. And let’s face it, if I was in Rochester still, I would be making the same posts. As much as I miss the Fall, I just don’t think I could ever survive a winter again.
Anyway, as much as I love everything about the season, I really, really, REALLY love pumpkin. I decided to try adding it to my Shakeology and I believe I created something wonderfully delicious.
Pumpkin Spice Shakeology
1/2 scoop chocolate shakeology
1/2 scoop vanilla shakeology
8oz unsweetened almond milk
6oz of water
1-2 heaping tblsp pumpkin puree
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Add ice and all ingredients to the blender. Blend and enjoy! Happy Fall everyone!!