By Coach Jimmy Hays Nelson
Two weeks ago Beachbody began phasing out the original Chocolate Shakeology formula and fulfilling orders with the new Shakeology Superfood formula. You may have noticed the shiny “New Superfood Formula” badge on your bag.
When I heard they were messing around the my precious Chocolate Shakeology, I will be honest – I was a little nervous. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it …right?
After 1000’s of Success stories of weight loss and improved health what was the motive in ‘tweaking’ the recipe. In a forum of Beachbody leadership, Beachbody CEO Carl Daikeler responded:
The real bottom line is we had a hard time standing behind “the healthiest meal of the day” message with as much fructose/sugar that was in the product. So we dialed that way down, worked hard to achieve a good flavor that we taste-paneled to death within the office. The new superfoods are “to live for”, and for anyone with a sugar sensitivity (like I have) this formula is simply superior!
The reason I love Beachbody and continue to stand by their products is that nothing is ever ‘good enough’ for them. If they create something, see enormous success, yet know it can be improved – they don’t just rest on their laurels, sit back and rake in the money. They always go above and beyond to ensure they deliver the highest quality product regardless if its a workout program or supplement.
Co-creator, Darin Olien and Beachbody’s team of expert nutritionists decided to update the formula with FOUR new Superfoods and a whole host of other improvements.
The original chocolate launched three years ago and development started two years before that. Over the past 5 years, there have been a TON of new Superfood discoveries and improvements in agricultural sourcing of key ingredients
The 4 new Superfoods (Moringa, Luo Han Guo, Coconut Flower Nectar, and Himalayan Salt), 3 grams less sugar per serving, and 3 grams more fiber per serving have been a very welcomed change. Think of it as a less sweet, more natural, and way healthier “Healthiest Meal of the Day.”
What exactly did they change in the new formula?
LESS FRUCTOSE. Yes, fructose is natural. But the bottom line: itʼs sugar. We reduced the fructose by about 3 grams per serving and added the super-sweet Superfoods Coconut Flower Nectar and Luo Han Guo. There’s less sugar overall and WAY less fructose.
MORE FIBER. We increased the fiber count by about 3 grams per serving, thanks to the addition of pea protein. More fiber is good news, as it will help you feel full even longer, reduce your cholesterol, and improve your digestion process.
4 NEW SUPERFOODS.
Moringa is rich in Vitamin C, Calcium, Vitamin A, Protein, Potassium and Iron. Moringa has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and is known to promote energy, vitality, athletic performance, and weight loss—while boosting the immune system and protecting against disease.
Coconut Flower Nectar is the sweet, nutrient-rich nectar produced by coconut blossoms. It contains 17 amino acids, minerals, and vitamin C, has a broad spectrum of B vitamins, and is high in potassium, magnesium, zinc, and iron. It’s also loaded with inulin, a prebiotic fiber, which feeds our intestinal flora and helps boost digestive and immune functions.
Luo Han Guo is said to be 300 times sweeter than cane sugar and could have a positive impact on coughs and other respiratory ailments. And recent research has revealed that it may work as an antioxidant to help eliminate free radicals that can cause serious health concerns.
Himalayan salt is the “healthy” salt, containing more than 70 trace minerals, and may help prevent acne and tooth decay.
MORE CONCENTRATED GRASSES.
Weʼre using grass juice powders. The grasses are first pressed into juices—which allows us to concentrate the nutrients more—then the juice is dried down to a powder.
Shakeology is still very versatile, and can be mixed to create dozens of awesome recipes. Here are some of my favorite things to mix into my Shakeology:
- A dollop of vanilla yogurt or vanilla greek yogurt
- A banana
- ½ an avocado
- More PB2 peanut butter powder
- Unsweetened Coconut, Vanilla almond or Rice milk
Why does the new formula have 10 more calories than the original formula? (160 vs. 150 in the old formula). If you have weight to lose should you be concerned? Slight increase in fat (from 1g to 2g) adds an extra 9 calories and they have to round up to 160 calories. These are extremely healthy nutrient-dense calories. Not “empty” calories. They are the smartest calories you could put in our body!
Why is there 1 more gram of fat in the new formula?
It’s because of the upgraded source of natural cacao. Your body needs healthy fats. The fat in cacao is the healthy kind (like the kind of fats found in olive oil and avocado). Also, the nutrients found in healthy fats (essential fatty acids) can help stave off cravings.
Is the new chocolate Superfood formula gluten-free?
Just like the original formula, the new Shakeology chocolate Superfood formula does not contain any gluten-based ingredients—and Beachbody makes every effort to prevent any ingredients with gluten from coming into direct or indirect contact with their products. However, because of their high standards, Beachbody does not feel it is appropriate to make a gluten free claim since Shakeology is produced in facilities that also handle gluten based ingredients. If you have a concern about gluten, it is best to consult your doctor before making any dietary changes.
I don’t know about you, but I am thrilled that my ‘Healthiest Meal of the Day’ – just got HEALTHIER and still tastes awesome!
If you are ready to put down your expensive sugary gourmet coffee, or chemical loaded ‘foot long’ sandwich and pick up your creamy delicious Chocolately Super Food glass of life CLICK HERE and let’s get started together!
Let’s Raise A Glass to Your Health!
In this Together – Coach Jimmy
Jimmy Hays Nelson Beachbody Coach is a self-proclaimed ‘former fat guy’. In his mid 20’s he was an overweight college dropout, who found himself living back at home with his parents. Knowing something had to change, he took action.
Through his transformation journey he lost 100 pounds, started his own business, was featured in the Shaun T workout series INSANITY, and has been seen multiple times on QVC with his buddy Tony Horton promoting P90X.
He founded NELSONGY FITNESS with his wife Kelly to reach out to give hope and support to those that are dissatisfied with their current situation. Whether you are lacking physically, emotionally, financially, or nutritionally we are here to help you see REAL RESULTS!