Last week I got my shipment of Beachbody’s new Shakeology Boosts. I had been dying to get my hands on these babies as soon as I got back from Summit (the Beachbody convention where they were launched) back in July.
There are three different boosts:
At first I was pretty skeptical about them (as per my usual – what can I say I’m a researcher at heart!) the one thing that resonated with me from the presentation at Summit was when they said: “Each person and each day is different, these boosts give you the power to customize your Shakeology according to your needs.”
I’ve always rejected the idea that health can be a one size fits all, and even though I couldn’t fathom how Shakeology could get any better or need any boosts I loved that idea.
This boost contains Spinach, Cucumber, Chlorella, Spirulina, Celery Stalk and Kale. It’s basically a quick and easy way to boost your immune system. It also contains large amounts of calcium (who needs dairy?!). These greens are a natural anti-inflamatory which means better skin and slower aging process (amongst other things, like preventing cancer). I mean, we all know it – more greens = better health, but some days I get great nutrition and other days are not as great – having Power Greens is a wonderful way to boost my health (and your kid’s and husband’s as well!).
This was the boost I was most excited about – you see I love the smell and the taste of coffee, but it doesn’t agree very well with my body. It makes me jittery and sweaty (ewwww, gross! I know.) and I know that an alkaline body is a health body and coffee is pure acid. I try to stay away from it as much as possible, but let’s be real: I’m a mom. Some days it’s coffee or die. So, when I heard about Focused Energy my ears perked up. It’s got 100mg of caffeine from natural sources like green tea and guarana but unlike coffee – keeps your body alkaline and promotes not just a jolt of energy but stamina to KEEP you going. It also contains ginseng and Luo Han Guo which promote mental clarity (um, yes please!). This stuff is *potent* and doesn’t wreck my body like coffee. love-love-love.
I don’t ALWAYS need extra fiber (at least not at my age) but when I need it – I need it. I was especially feeling this one right after getting home from Nashville, where I may have overindulged in southern food a bit more than I’m proud to admit. Other than the obvious uses for this boost, I’ve been adding 1/2 a scoop to my shakes when I need them to keep me full a little longer and the difference is significant. I went over 5 hours between meals without feeling hungry at all! It’s also been a lifesaver for my kids – because no busy mom of three wants to sit in the bathroom for 20 minutes with a constipated child (especially in a public bathroom, with two other curious kids).
All in all I am once again incredibly impressed by the potency and quality of these boosts. Beachbody doesn’t put it’s name on it if it’s not absolutely incredible and all three of these boosts have been used daily in my house these past few weeks. It’s funny though, I was expecting to say that one boost was mostly used by my kids, one boost was mostly used by me and one boost was mostly used by my husband, but we have all used them at different times and in different ways and that’s been pretty cool to see. We know what our body needs and we can get it with Shakeology Boosts.
If you would like to get Shakeology boosts you can order them individually through me or message me if you’d like more information on how these boosts might be a good fit for you and your family.