Chris Downing’s Excellent Vegan Adventure

By Super Trainer Chris Downing

I’ve always been a high-protein guy.

If you’ve done SHIFT SHOP and followed my Simple Shift Nutrition Guide with its progressive carb reduction, you’ve probably already figured this out.

But several months ago, I started wondering if this was the best thing for me. I’m all about challenging myself and trying new things — but here I was, eating the same things over and over.

Around the same time, I learned a fun fact that really got me thinking: The two strongest animals in the world — the elephant and the silverback gorilla — don’t eat meat.

If they don’t need it, why do I?! And look at antelopes and gazelles. They’ll tear your legs off in a running contest and all they eat is vegetables!

It was time for a change. I just had this internal feeling that I wanted to give my body … Read the rest

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Introducing the New

It’s official: The new is now live in the U.S., Canada, and U.K.!

Whether you’re a long-time Shakeology drinker, a Coach, or Shakeology newbie, the new is a content-rich destination where you can learn how this superfood supplement shake can help you build a strong foundation for better health.

Learn why we created Shakeology and Shakeology Boosts, read about Shakeology’s premium ingredients, get inspired by real-life stories, and meet the creators, Isabelle Daikeler and Darin Olien!

Shakeology Benefits

Want to know why Shakeology is a one-of-kind shake?

You can find out how a daily glass of Shakeology — with its potent blend of protein, probiotics, fiber, digestive enzymes, adaptogens, antioxidants, superfoods, vitamins, and minerals — can help your body do what it was designed to do and perform at a higher level.

On the new, you’ll also be able to access the Beachbody Blog, which … Read the rest

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Peppermint Mocha Shakeology Is Coming!

There’s something magical and festive about the combination of chocolate and peppermint.

But you know what’s even more magical? Peppermint Mocha Shakeology.

Mark your calendars and set your alarms because Peppermint Mocha Plant-Based Vegan Shakeology will be available on starting November 1, 2019!

Peppermint Mocha Plant-Based Vegan Shakeology

Now you can enjoy the delicious flavors of velvety rich, creamy cocoa, robust coffee, and refreshing peppermint in a nutrient-dense shake.

Peppermint Mocha Plant-Based Vegan Shakeology is our second limited-edition seasonal flavor and will be available in the U.S. and Canada in 14 single-serve packets while supplies last.

(And good news, pumpkin spice lovers — Pumpkin Spice Plant-Based Vegan Shakeology is back! Get the details here.)

Unlike those coffeehouse peppermint mocha calorie bombs, Peppermint Mocha Shakeology is delicious and delivers premium protein, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals — as well as phytonutrients, adaptogens, pre- and probiotics, and digestive enzymes.… Read the rest

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Pumpkin Spice Shakeology Is Back!

Good news: Pumpkin Spice Shakeology is coming back to U.S. and Canada on September 3, 2019!

Our limited-edition Pumpkin Spice Shakeology sold out in record time last year, so mark your calendar and get ready for all things Pumpkin Spice made the healthy way with Shakeology’s nutritiously dense and delicious plant-based, vegan formula: Pumpkin Spice Latte shakes, Pumpkin Spice Shakeology Energy Balls, No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Shakeology Squares, and more.

There’s no limit to how much Pumpkin Spice Shakeology you can purchase, but there is a five-carton limit per order. Available while supplies last.

Please see FAQ 1031 for more details.

Pumpkin Spice Shakeology

Now you can enjoy the delicious taste of fall — without derailing your health and fitness goals.

Autumn means cozy sweaters, colorful fall leaves, and — oh, yeah — your favorite pumpkin spice beverage! And that’s exactly why we made Pumpkin Spice Vegan … Read the rest

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5 Tips for Sticking to a Healthy Lifestyle

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle doesn’t necessarily require making a slew of huge 180-degree lifestyle changes.

In fact, with a few common-sense behaviors, you can create a healthy, sustainable relationship with food and eating that can last a lifetime.

Here are five easy tips to get (and keep!) you on track.

1. Put Your Goal On the Calendar

Setting timely and specific goals is one of the most effective tips to stay committed to a healthy lifestyle.

When it comes to weight loss, people tend to set open-ended goals like, “I want to lose 10 pounds…eventually.”

But when faced with a plate of chocolate cookies at work, having such a general goal makes it too easy to say, “Ehh, it’s okay, I can just eat a couple.”

So, if your goal is to lose 10 pounds, then set a specific end date to help you stay on track whenever temptations or … Read the rest

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What’s Your Shakeology Horoscope?

It’s Mercury in retrograde!‘ — says everyone when anything goes wrong.

Missed that morning meeting? (Sorry/not sorry, but that was Mercury retrograde in action.)

Box of donuts fell into your mouth? (Don’t look at me; Mercury is in retrograde!)

Astrology is a fun (albeit unscientific) way to see how the sun, moon, stars, and planets may influence your path in life.

While poor Mercury is a convenient villain when things go awry, your zodiac sign can reveal much about your personality, strengths, weaknesses, and even the types of foods that you prefer.

If you’re the type of person who checks their horoscope to see how your month is going to unfold, then why not let the universe guide you to your next Shakeology recipe?

Check your sign to see what to blend up next…

Shakeology Recipes for Your Zodiac Sign

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Aries is … Read the rest

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How to Make Your Best Shake

There’s something about a healthy, well-made shake that’s so… satisfying.

But the “perfect shake” means different things to different people: For some, the perfect shake is just water, ice, and a few basic ingredients.

For others, it may be an elaborate combination of fruits, veggies, nut butters, and add-ins like chia seeds, spices, and toasted coconut.

Whatever your shake jam is, it’s important to make sure you’re putting in healthy ingredients in the right amounts that help fuel your body.

Here on the Beachbody Blog, we’ve got hundreds of delicious Shakeology recipes, but we get it, sometimes you just want to improvise.

So, to help you get your creative blending juices going, we created this Shakeology recipe template to help you make your best shake.

Print it out, stick it on the fridge, or Pin it!

Pro tip: The “too much of a good thing” struggle is real

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Top 5 High Protein Breakfast For Muscle Gains

Muscle Gains

Muscle-Building Breakfasts

New muscle picks up to rely upon protein, so it’s shrewd to attempt and incorporate this profitable muscle-building supplement in each feast of your day, beginning with the most imperative one: the breakfast. As indicated by one astounding exploration distributed in the International Journal of Obesity, individuals who have a protein-stacked breakfast have a tendency to eat around 30% less calories at lunch than individuals who have breakfast with less protein.

Protein-rich suppers will keep you full for more and ensure your muscles have all the ammunition they have to apply most extreme power in the rec center. Everybody’s needs are extraordinary, obviously, yet individuals who work out consistently ought to eat around one gram of protein for each pound of body weight every day. What’s more, in case you’re a devoted lifter, you’re most likely effectively attempting to get all the protein you require each

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Are There Any Side Effects Of Protein Powders?


Does Protein Powder Have Side Effects?

Heaps of individuals are wellbeing cognizant now and endeavor to boost their wellbeing through right eating routine and exercise. A standout amongst the most utilized devices in the objective to end up as sound as conceivable are protein shakes, particularly with muscle heads and competitors. However many individuals ponder precisely what they are doing to their body by drinking numerous grams of very handled protein consistently. 

Luckily the vast majority won’t encounter any reactions while devouring a run of the mill measure of protein every day. By regular I mean around 1 or 2 shakes. This will bring about around 50 to 70 grams of protein devoured from protein powder which your body can without much of a stretch handle. In spite of the fact that there are competitors out there that ingest several grams of protein powder in protein shakes every

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10 Foods That Every Bodybuilder Should Avoid !!!


Fitness and Nutrition Tips

The energy and goal to fabricate quick muscles can at times identify with the danger of undermining your wellbeing in the event that one doesn’t eat or drink the correct nourishment. To be an effective weightlifter you ought to eat a sound adjusted eating routine including sugar, protein and fat. Eating a well nutritious eating routine begins from the market. Things you purchase from the supermarket will decide your dietary patterns. By picking organic products, vegetables and fiber rich nourishments and leaving sodium, fat, and sugar-filled garbage will make it substantially less demanding for you to settle on solid sustenance decisions at home when you are starving and eat whatever goes to your sight.


Top performing competitors realize that nourishment is best with regards to picking up an edge over their rivals. Be that as it may, regardless of what your objective

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