What is Shakeology and what have you done with my LUNCH? | My Discovery of Shakeology

So, I have been priding myself on eating clean for the last 6 months while doing my two rounds of P90x and P90x Plus.  I have made changes in my diet that I would have never guessed I would have ever done let alone let myself do.

My History:

Before finding Beachbody and P90x was a long one of doing WeightWatchers multiple times and actually being successful at losing weight on it.  WeightWatchers included eating whatever I could as long as it was under a certain number of points.  The quality of food didn’t really matter as long as I could beat the system and meet my points value.  That included multiple diet soda’s a day, popcorn, 1pt this and 1pt that, frozen meals, fast food, etc.  Most of which were fast and convenient but lacked nutritional value.  At the time it was fine and yes I lost weight but I still never benefited nutritionally from what I was eating.  My body didn’t feel satisfied and when I felt hungry I knew it was working.

After gaining 30 lbs back and trying Weight Watchers again, I just couldn’t do it. My body was done with the processed foods and the way I felt intaking the processed foods, even if they were low calorie.

When I started p90x I originally told myself I could do Weight Watchers while doing this intense workout.  After 2 days, I read the Nutrition guide because I just didn’t have the energy to get through the workouts.  So, I made the decision to wipe out the pantry and the fridge of all processed foods I would eat.  Since I have two little ones at home and a husband who’s staple food was Pizza I couldnt wipe out their food right away.

Once I wiped out the junk, including the Diet soda I felt satisfied and had enough energy for these Extreme workouts.  While it was a hard adjustment at first I just felt good about doing it.  Some of the drastic changes that I made was I started only using Whole Grains which was actually an easy transition for my kids, they couldnt tell the difference between these grains and bread and what they were used to.

I decreased my consumption of diary and replaced it with things like Almond and Soy Milk.  I put things like soy chorizo in with my ground turkey to give it a smokey, beefy taste that my whole family could enjoy without feeling like they were being “cheated”.

Once I got the hang of this it, I made the choice to completely doing something great for myself and my family and became a Beachbody Coach.  This way I could share what I knew and what I experienced with others that were striving to become healthy and fit.  After I became a coach I started seeing other coaches post about Shakeology this and Shakeology that and finally said “I need to see what this hype is all about”.  So I figured with my Coaching Discount Shakeology was totally worth trying what was touted as the Best Meal of the Day.  I was so excited to get the individual packets in the mail and couldn’t wait to try it.

I looked on my own Shakeology site for recipes to enhance the Shakeology experience and found one I knew my husband would try.

  • 1/2 cup Almond Milk (didn’t tell him at first),
  • 1/2 Banana,
  • 1 Tbsp All Natural Peanut Butter, Ice and Chocolate Shakeology was the recipe I would first try.

I first showed my husband the Nutrition Label which consists of 70+ Incredible ingredients which mimic going to the Salad Bar 5 times.  His initial reaction was “EWE”.

Then I had him try the above recipe and the look on his face was priceless.  The next thing I did was have my daughters try it (age 6 and 3), and I was lucky to get the Magic Bullet cup that it was in back.  They were theives and thought that it was a chocolate smoothie (aha! I thought their fruits and veggies and they didnt even know it).  So, we knew right a way that the chocolate Shakeology was going to be a keeper in our household.

Shakeology lunch

So, the next day we tried the Greenberry Shakeology, which by looks was scary but we were unbelievably surprised at the taste. REALLY!!  My favorite Greenberry Shakeology would be ice, 1/2 cup Orange Juice, 1/2 Banana.  It is a nice refreshing taste, a nice change from the rich chocolate.

My routine now consists of one nice hearty Shakeology a day and mostly for lunch.  I am so satisfied with the taste and the fact that it is filling that I just had to write about it.  Even more exciting is that everytime I make it at home with my kids around the first thing out of their mouth is “Can I have a sip?”, and my wonderful husband who at one time in my life was worried about enjoys something incredibly healthy.

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I highly recommend Shakeology and all of the incredible health benefits it offers. If you have any questions or would like to purchase Shakeology you can PURCHASE HERE

Vanilla Shakeology is OUT!

I just returned from the Beachbody Coach Summit 2013, which was for me my 4th Summit.  I seriously can’t believe how much time has past.  I guess it follows the statement “time flies when you are having fun”.

I want to announce probably the biggest announcement in this company in 3 years.

Back in June of 2009 I made a decision to start P90X for the first time.  At that time I actually had a background in Exercise Physiology (almost 20 years earlier) but knew nothing about supplements.  I actually was afraid of them.   I knew that if I was going to be successful with P90x I was going to follow the plan to a T.  I trusted the P90X Nutrition Guide and got the supplements that were recommended, which were the P90X whey protein and the Recovery Formula, and I got outstanding results with them. About a 3 months later I had heard that Beachbody came out with this new supplement, this time a meal replacement, and that is was going to be called Shakeology.

Within the first month of using it I ended up losing about 10 lbs, and the only thing I did different was by adding in Shakeology into my plan! I then shared with my husband and kids (since they certainly were not eating all their vegetables.  Everyone was happy and felt fantastic.  At that point, I knew it was something that worked, so I started recommending it to all of my friends, family, and the people that I coach. One of my best friends ended up losing over 50 lbs combining TurboFire then Les Mills Pump and Shakeology, my mom gained a ton of energy, which helped being in her 60s.  My 90 year old grandma maintains her bloodsugar as a type 2 diabetic and keeps her meds in check by drinking it EVERY SINGLE DAY.

That is Vanilla Shakeology!!

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If you have no idea what I am talking about, then watch this video.

Click Here if you would like a Sample of the New Vanilla


Vanilla Shakeology has been 2 years in the Making!

shakeology vanilla recipes

Here are some great FAQ’s regarding Vanilla Shakeology:

I thought [heard] Shakeology would never be able to launch a vanilla version because of all of the chemicals used in Vanilla flavoring. How did they finally do it?

introducing vanilla shakeology

Because we absolutely refuse to compromise on quality, it took years of searching and testing to hunt down a pure, flavorful, and ethically sourced vanilla bean that would meet Shakeology’s standards. By using this particular vanilla we are able to achieve complete traceability of vanilla beans coming from a multitude of small Madagascar farms. Through our purchase of these premium beans, we are helping to invest in a wide variety of training for the indigenous Malagasy farmers as well as the building and ongoing maintenance of schools in Madagascar, enhancing the educational environment & resources for more than 3000 children.

Where can I find the nutritional information and ingredients for Vanilla?

You can download the PDF of the ingredients and supplement facts at bottom of my site,www.myshakeology.com/0001annagray


What is the nutritional info for Vanilla Shakeology?

Vanilla Shakeology has 130 calories, 16g of protein, 14g of carbs, 7g of sugar, and 2g of fat. For more nutritional information and the list of ingredients, please view or download the PDF at bottom of www.myshakeology.com/0001annagray

Does the Vanilla contain both whey and pea protein?

Yes, Vanilla Shakeology still has whey protein in it. We also added a small amount of natural pea protein to round out the amino acid profile.

vanilla shakeology nutritional label


Will you be coming out with a Vegan Vanilla Shakeology?

We are considering a vegan version of Vanilla for the future. Check back with us next year for an update.

Is Vanilla Shakeology gluten-free?

The Shakeology formula does not contain any gluten-based ingredients and we make every effort to prevent any ingredients with gluten from coming into direct or indirect contact with our products. However, because of our high standards we do 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.

When will Shakeology be certified gluten-free?

There are no gluten-based ingredients in the Shakeology formula. Although we can apply for a gluten-free certification, the safety of our customers is extremely important to us and until we are satisfied that our high standards can be met we will not put a gluten-free certified statement on the package. To meet our internal standards, we are reviewing our entire supply chain of nearly 100 ingredients to ensure that there is no potential exposure to gluten-based grains from the farm to the Shakeology product being sealed in the final package. At this point we cannot say when that assessment will be complete.

Is Vanilla Shakeology free from allergens?

Shakeology is formulated to be free of the common 8 allergens, however, Shakeology is made in a manufacturing facility that also process allergens such as soy, wheat, milk and gluten. While our manufacturing procedures follows strict, required FDA Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), which include cleaning and breaking down of equipment between production runs and proper air filtration systems as precautionary measures, the possibility of cross-contamination can never be 100% eliminated, therefore we include the warning statement as a precaution to make our customers aware that Shakeology is Manufactured in a facility that also processes soy, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, and wheat (gluten) ingredients.” We feel this is a responsible approach to help those with extreme sensitivities to such ingredients make an informed decision about the use of Shakeology.

I had the chance to try Vanilla Shakeology last week in Las Vegas.  It is smooth, amazing and really really good!  I have to say that this is going to be another great addition to an already amazing line of Shakeology flavors.  If you are looking to add some nutrient density to your day then this is the way to go.  Beachbody believes in creating a product that stands up to its name.  They work to make sure that the ingredients are of optimum quality and that they do not compromise your health!!!  I truly believe that Shakeology is what keeps me and my family healthy.  We replace 1 meal a day with a shake and we are healthier than we have ever been.  I used to be a skeptic about meal replacements but not any more.  I truthfully believe in clean eating, Shakeology and Beachbody.  They have changed my life and the life of my family as well!!
You can actually try it now and get me as your coach!  I can also help you customize a meal plan to meet your needs!  80% of your weight loss comes from the foods that you eat.  If you put good quality foods in your body you will get a good quality body in return!  So while Shakeology is only 1 meal of the day, lets really get the rest of your health under control!!!!!

If you are nervous about trying Shakeology

because you are afraid that you won’t like it, then this is the perfect opportunity.  Starting on July 8th I will be doing a 30 day Shakeology and Clean Eating Group to aid you in finding the balance between diet and exercise.  We will focus on the principles of clean eating, preparing healthy meals, snacks, grocery shopping, temptations, emotional eating and more! Especially this time of the year when everyone is traveling, going to graduation parties and weddings. We have to be on the top of our game when it comes to our health!  Do you need that gentle little nudge, some encouragement and support along the way?  Then join my July 8th challenge group and I will guide you in the right direction!!!



Shakeology: You are losing Money when you don’t buy Home Direct.

Why it makes 100% sense to purchase Shakeology on Home Direct and not a single Shipment.

So you have decided you want to make the leap and join the thousands that are talking about Shakeology and the incredible benefits it is getting from Drinking this Healthiest Meal of the Day.

What are those benefits people are talking about?

  • Cammie Lusk, Mother and Woman living with M.S. is now able to workout and eat again and best of all spend active time with her kids because of Shakeology and P90x
  • My Coach Lana H. “I am taking Shakeology as part of my daily meal replacement since the end of April 2010. Since that time I have lost 45 lbs. and have dropped from a size 22 to my current size of 16. Moreover my doctor reduced my thyroid medication that had not been reduced in 10 years to 33% less. I am also on a by-monthly active status on BB Activit vitamins, I will be actively ordering the BB Omega vitamins soon.”
  • and more>>>>HERE

So, now why does it make 100% to buy it Home Direct vs. One time Order

  • FREE SHIPPING, you can save up to $10 for shipping in your area
  • TWO FREE WORKOUT DVDS a 30 and 50 min DVD that the test group used to lose weight drinking Shakeology you can see it here:
  • WHEN you stay on the Second Month you receive a Shakeology Shaker Cup with your shipment, again with Free shipping
  • if for some reason you dont want to receive the bag anymore , just call customer service and suspend it or cancel it, NO questions asked. (you can cancel at anytime.

….If you want to know how you can save another $15 off your Shakeology,

Here is the breakdown:

BE A COACH…Retail on Shakeology is $120, Coach Discount is 25% making it $90…Monthly cost to be a coach $14.95…so you save $15 Just by Being a coach, now you can chose to just be a “Discount Coach” or you can dream big and make Your Story part of an incredible Business>>>SEE HERE there is no pressure to be either, just BE YOU and save that $15, WHY NOT???

….So really it makes 100% sense to order it Home Direct

If you have any questions or are interested in receiving a sample please contact me at anna@coachannagray.com

To Purchase Shakeology

The Healthiest Million of the Week!

Shakeology generated over a million dollars a week which couldn’t have happened without the support of our amazing coaches and all of the great people here at Beachbody.

This is how we celebrated the milestone!

Shakeology has generated this all by word of mouth and no advertising because It Works, It Tastes Great, and it makes you feel fantastic. Best of all it brings the family together.  Everyone loves it:



How many Weight Watchers Points are in Shakeology (Points Plus)?

Chocolate Shakeology Weight Watchers Points Plus Value

  1. Chocolate Shakeology Powder: 3 pts
  2. Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk: 1pt
  3. PB2/chocolate: 1pt  (what is PB2? Click Here )
  4. Organic Unsweetened Coconut (reduced fat): 2pts—you can omit this if you don’t like coconut
So with all those goodies its 7 pts 🙂 and very filling. (5pts without the coconut)