Monday, July 23News That Matters

Shakeology Greenberry Shake

As I began to focus more on losing weight and getting fit, I found that I am surrounded by people who are working towards those same goals. Maybe you have noticed them on your Facebook timeline too? They take pictures of themselves working out, photograph their healthy meals and love to take selfies with their shakes and smoothies. More often than not, these Facebook friends were hooked in to one of a few multi-level marketing health/fitness companies. They were all experiencing good things in their lives thanks to their company, so why not show it off, right?

One item in the posts that always seemed to be a constant for the people who were really making progress in getting fit was the shake or smoothie. I don’t know how anyone can just drink shakes all the time and be happy. I like real food a little bit too much, I guess. But after seeing the pictures over and over again, I thought it was time to at least give them a try and see what all the fuss was about.

One of my Facebook friends with some of the most inspiring Facebook posts, gave me two samples of the Shakeology Greenberry to try. There are lots of flavors of shakes to choose from. I really wanted to try the Greenberry because I didn’t want to be drinking a dessert everyday. I wanted something with a healthy, clean flavor that was going to energize me. Out of all the flavor titles, Greenberry was the one that seemed to fit the bill.

Shake #1

For my first shake, I decided to just try it with ice and water as directed. Here’s the super simple recipe as noted on the Shakeology website.

Just Greenberry

1 serving Greenberry Shakeology
1 cup water

For the best taste experience, use a blender and add ice. The more ice, the thicker it gets. Enjoy!

Shake #2
For my second shake, I decided to add in a few ingredients to make the shake a bit more interesting. There were a number of yummy sounding recipes to choose from, but I went for one that seemed to add the least amount of added sugar and calories. I simply added some frozen strawberries to the original recipe, adding a few less ice cubes along the way.