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Shakeology: New Superfood FormulaThe new Chocolate Superfood formula has started to make its appearance in peoples’ homes and let’s just say it’s definitely “shaking” things up with both new and loyal Chocolate fans. The diversity of the feedback is quite impressive, and we truly appreciate the shared passion out there for this product that we all know as the Healthiest Meal of the Day. We didn’t expect change to be embraced without some skepticism or opposition, but Beachbody and the Shakeology team take it very much to heart, and encourage the dialogue to continue.

In the meantime, let’s take a moment to review WHAT was modified from the original Chocolate formula, and WHY we chose to change what was a pretty darn amazing shake to begin with!…

Almost 4 years have passed since our first Chocolate formula was created. Because Darin Olien and the formulation team consistently look to innovate and improve Shakeology, we have provided an even healthier 2012 formula to replace the 2009 version. With that in mind, here’s all the goodness you are now getting in the new formulation:

  • LESS FRUCTOSE! Yes, fructose is natural, but bottom line: it’s sugar. We lowered the amount of fructose and replaced some of it with more nutritious, sweet superfood ingredients Coconut Flower Nectar and Luo Han Guo.
  • MORE FIBER! The benefits of fiber are undisputed. By adding some plant protein to the mix (the majority of protein still coming from whey isolate), we’ve raised the amount of fiber per serving from 3 grams to 6 grams!
  • 4 NEW SUPERFOODS! Along with the Luo Han Guo and Coconut Flower Nectar, Moringa and Himalayan Salt have been added. Moringa is one of the most nutrient-dense plants in the world, providing a multitude of vitamins, minerals, protein, antioxidants. And Himalayan salt is a “healthy” salt, containing more than 70 trace minerals!

We do recognize that to some, the Chocolate New Superfood formula tastes different than the original version. But, considering the fact that all these superfoods don’t taste awful is a huge win. Just as you likely had to play around with the original Chocolate Shakeology to find your perfect, tasty “recipe”, it may take a few days or even a week for you to find the right balance of flavor. Experiment with different levels of ice, your favorite fruits, liquids, nut butters to get the ‘right’ combination. PLUS, you’ll have the knowledge that this new Chocolate is really superior from a nutrition standpoint.

For anyone who thinks that the taste is less sweet (for some customers, this is actually a positive), or less “chocolatey,” our superfans have already found ways to address the issue. Here are some things you can try:

  • Using chocolate almond milk or vanilla coconut milk
  • Adding a dollop of vanilla yogurt
  • Experimenting with a bit more PB2 peanut butter powder or spices like cinnamon or nutmeg.
  • You can always add a touch of natural sweetener like honey, agave or maple syrup

Everyone experiences the taste change differently and we are here to help you find your ‘sweet’ spot in terms of taste. Below are some great new recipes that you can try with the new Chocolate Superfood formula!

Blue Moon:
1 cup chocolate almond milk
1 cup frozen blueberries
Dash of cinnamon

Carl Daikeler Special:
1 cup chocolate almond milk
1 banana
1 Tbsp peanut butter
1 Tbsp vanilla Greek yogurt

Chocolate Covered Strawberry

Chocolate Covered Strawberry:
1 cup chocolate almond milk
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 Tbsp vanilla Greek yogurt

Cheeky Coconut

Cheeky Coconut:
1 cup vanilla coconut milk
1/2 banana
1 Tbsp peanut butter (or PB2)

In summary, we hope you’ll try the formula and play around with the above recipes –it can take a little while for your taste buds to adjust to something new. Please share your recipes with us on Facebook! And stay tuned for our next blog post all about the incredibly nutritious superfood, MORINGA!

Posted in Nancy Marcello, Product News. ” Shakeology® Shakeology lovers!

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Hello there! My name is Melissa McAllister. I am a proud 37 year old mother of a smart and witty 16 year old son and a bright and sassy 15 year old daughter. My husband is the reason I eat, drink, and sleep health and fitness. He has 2 speeds, GO and GO Faster. We have been together for over 22 years and married for 16 (yes, he had me at “hello!”). Don't get me wrong though...I was a Dorito and Coca Cola eating Hoover when I was in school! Fitness has been an essential part of my life for over 14 years. I have the 3 best jobs in the world—being a stay-at-home Mom, business owner, and group exercise instructor for several large fitness chains. I have been teaching everything from yoga to kickboxing for over 12 years. I have also had the great opportunity to train, inspire, and motivate other instructors for the past 9 years. You might even see me in a few fitness videos out there! ;) Reaching out to others who are struggling to be healthy and happy is my passion. I couldn’t tell you next Fall’s latest fashion must have or what flowers to plant this season, but I can help you achieve your health and fitness goals. With your determination and my motivation, we can find and keep the best YOU! Everyone deserves to be excited to get dressed in the morning and proud to walk into any room. My Motto: I will inspire by holding myself and those around me accountable!

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