In today’s society, losing weight and leading a healthy lifestyle is becoming more and more difficult.
With all of life’s demands, it can be extremely tiring, expensive and time-consuming to make healthy, tasty meals.
Luckily, there are companies out there that try to make these situations easier.
Shakeology for example looks to give you the opportunity for a healthy, nutritious meal replacement that saves you time and energy.
But to make the perfect shake with Shakeology, you may think you’ll need a blender… not necessarily.
This guide will show you if you need a blender for Shakeology and what the alternatives might be – along with a whole host of other helpful tips.
So, read on for more.
What Is Shakeology?
Before we move on, it’s best that we cover exactly what Shakeology is.
It’s been hailed as one of the best choices for a meal replacement drink whilst it is also a tasty shake.
Although it is not “technically” a meal replacement drink, people do treat it as such, or add it to a much smaller meal than they’d normally have.
For people who want to live a healthier lifestyle or strictly wish to lose weight, Shakeology is a fantastic choice.
It contains all the vitamins, minerals and nutrients that our bodies need and promotes more energy.
The shakes are also rich in probiotics, fiber and antioxidants – meaning your gut is also getting a huge boost too!
How Does Shakeology Work?
You first need to prepare the drink by adding about a scoopful of plant-based powder to your chosen Shakeology recipe.
These recipes include:
- Vegan cafe’ late
- Whey cafe’ late
- Vegan chocolate
- Whey chocolate
- Vegan cookies and cream
- Vegan peppermint mocha
- Whey strawberry
- Vegan tropical strawberry
- Vegan vanilla
- Whey Vanilla
Whichever you choose, you can be sure you’re getting a great balance of protein, carbohydrates, and fats!
Next, you’ll want to put all of this into a blender and if you choose to, you can add your own additional ingredients.
You will want to make sure that you are adding the right amount of liquid (16 ounces) too.
Although it is the easiest way to make the drink using a blender, and certainly the preferred method – this does not mean you must use a blender.
Let’s take a look at some of the other potential options you may choose.
Luckily, you do not need to use a blender to create your favorite Shakeology.
You may decide you want to choose one of the following other methods.
A Shaker Cup
A shaker cup, also known as a blender bottle, is another great alternative to using a blender.
This is because a shaker cup essentially does a similar thing to a blender, by mixing up all the ingredients.
Additionally, shaker cups tend to have mechanisms in them such as gauze or strainers which will filter the powder drink for you.
Once you’ve decided on this method, you’ll need to add either water or milk and mix it all up.
Once this has been completed, leave the drink to settle for about 2 to 3 minutes, and then you can enjoy it!
A Coffee Grinder
Coffee grinders are often underutilized.
They have a fantastic potential for mixing things up, but people are often apprehensive about adding things to their coffee grinder that isn’t… coffee.
Once the powder has been ground up, it will turn into what looks like flour.
Continue grinding until you get the desired consistency and you’re done!
Just remember to add the right amount of liquid and wait a few minutes before drinking.
A Mortar And Pestle
We’re going a bit old school here, but a mortar and pestle can be extremely useful when you need to mix something up and do not have a blender.
Whilst this method may be a little time-consuming and could end up tiring your arm out, it can be effective!
You don’t need any power or anything fancy, just determination.
Once you’ve got to your desired consistency, add your chosen liquid and continue stirring.
After you’ve done this, allow it to settle for a few minutes.
Think Of Preparing Eggs
If you are preparing eggs, you may decide to use either an electric egg beater or a good old-fashioned fork.
Well, luckily – these methods can be used to prepare your Shakeology drink.
In the same way as you would with eggs, add all of your ingredients into the egg beater and blend it all up.
If you choose to use a fork, it’s essentially the same method but “manual” instead of electric.
Try to avoid using too much liquid though, as during the process you may accidentally get the mix all over the room!
An immersion blender works in a similar way to an egg beater, and you can find immersion blenders in many places.
So, if you have one – consider mixing all the ingredients in one place and allow it to settle.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is There A Perfect Time To Drink Shakeology?
No, you can enjoy it at any time of the day! It’s all up to you.
However, some people choose to use it before or with a meal, whereas others prefer to drink it after a workout to prevent food binging.
Can I Use Shakeology As A Meal Replacement?
Whilst it is not advertised as such, you can – but you need to be careful.
Eventually, you will need to include more variety in your balanced, healthy diet – so do not replace “real” food with Shakeology.
The Bottom Line
Whilst you do not necessarily need a blender to make Shakeology drinks, it is probably the quickest and best way to do so.
If you choose to use another method, ensure you are getting the mix right and always allow it to settle.