People often ask, “What do I need to make my Shakeology taste good?” Here’s a look at a few items that I keep in my pantry. I use Soy milk (vanilla flavored and unsweetened – 30 calories for 8 oz.) plus water for most shakes, but you can use water alone. I like to add Sugar Free Fat Free pudding to some shakes for added flavors (2 Tbsp. = about 10 to 15 calories). I always have plenty of cheesecake flavor and butterscotch flavor on hand, because I use these the most, but pistachio, lemon, banana creme, and white chocolate are also good flavors. If your shake isn’t as sweet as you like, add a little Stevia or honey. PB2 is a great product if you haven’t tried it. It’s powdered peanut butter. Usually just 1/2 to 3/4 of a tablespoon (about 15 calories) gives the taste of peanut butter, and it’s not as messy. Sometimes you might want to add vanilla (1 tsp. or 1 Tbsp.), a little honey, 1 tsp. of cinnamon, or even some nuts to your shake. I buy frozen unsweetened sliced strawberries from Sam’s because I use those for many of my shakes. You can have fresh fruit (bananas, raspberries, peaches, pineapple) or buy frozen unsweetened bags. My husband loves peach Shakeology shakes, so I’ll often put a small peach-flavored Crystal Light packet (5 calories) in the shake to add a little flavor, and I like to add the strawberry Crystal Light to my strawberry Shakeology shakes. When the shake is complete, you still have a HUGE shake, that always fills me up for lunch, that is 190 – 210 calories TOTAL!
Shakeology Boosts are awesome! I love having the Focused Energy with a bottle of water in the morning. I usually add a Crystal Light lemonade to my water bottle. The boosts really don’t have a taste or flavor, but I can tell it’s not water. Focused Energy is especially great for that “afternoon sinking spell” (as my Grandmother used to call it. Add some Power Greens to a Shakeology and you’ve added more healthy nutrition to your already healthy shake. The only Boost I haven’t tried is Digestive Health, which will add extra fiber to your Shakeology. You can find more information here: Shakeology Complete Boost Bundle (on the left side you will see Shakeology Boosts – click there)