Tropical Shakeology is Beachbody’s latest flavor of my favorite supplement that I take, Shakeology. There are a few changes that go well beyond just the flavor however. For starters, Tropical Shakeology is VEGAN! What exactly does “Vegan” mean? Vegan is a term used for products/diets that contain absolutely no animal products, including dairy. That means that this is the supplement that all you vegetarians and vegans alike have been waiting for. Instead of using Whey protein Isoloate, Beachbody has formulated Tropical Shakeology with Raw Sprouted Fermented Whole Grain Rice protein. As many of you know, I love my Whey Protein but if there was a plant based protein that I would choose it would sprouted brown rice protein. This protein source is the top of the quality list when it comes to plant based proteins. It also provides an extremely similar amino acid profile to whey.
Here are the Tropical Shakeology Ingredients and Nutrition facts:
Whole Food Based!
Another great aspect of the Tropical Shakeology Ingredients is that it is completely whole food based. You won’t find any synthetic vitamins/minerals in here. That is very uncommon, and I am very happy to see it. Whole foods are the best source of anything. Our bodies can absorb and process whole food based vitamins/minerals much better than the synthetic versions, so you get more bang for you buck. Beachbody is extremely particular when it comes to what they put into Shakeology, that is why it took them so long to come out with a 3rd flavor. But it was well worth the wait.
What are some of the NEW Tropical Shakeology Ingredients?
Since Beachbody is constantly looking to up their game when it comes to the quality of their products, it has come to no surprise that they are introducing brand new ingredients into Tropical Shakeology. Darin Olein, the c0-creator of Shakeology, is constantly searching for the latest and greatest that nature has to offer. I remember him talking about some of these great new ingredients when I heard him speak at the coach summit last year.
Konjac Root: Contains glucomannan, a soluble dietary fiber that absorbs 200 times its weight in water. What that does is slow down how quickly the stomach empties after a meal so you feel fuller longer. It also promotes satiety for reduced cravings.
Himalayan Salt: The stuff is completely natural, free from toxins, relatively untouched, and as a result, still contains more than 70 trace minerals. Himalayan salt actually helps to contribute to the sweetness of a product as well.
L uo Han Guo: This is a low-calorie, low glycemic fruit that lends complex sweetness to foods. It is traditionally used in Asia for medicinal purposes. It works as and antioxidant and help support the immune system. The low-glycemic nature of Luo Han guo helps maintain health blood sugar levels and aids in weight loss.
Coconut Flower Nectar: A naturally sweet, nutrient-rich nectar that comes from coconut blossoms. It contains amino acids, minerals, vitamin C, and a broad spectrum of B vitamins. This too is naturally low on the glycemic index which means that it will produce a slow energy release instead of a spike and crash in energy. This ingredients is also sustainably sourced.
I am extremely excited to add Tropical Shakeology to my diet because of these awesome ingredients. It is always good to keep mixing things up and trying new things. I think that adding a great plant based protein into my diet will only help. The Tropical Shakeology ingredients sounds awesome and I hope and if it tastes as good as it did when I tried the “beta” version, I know that you will all love it.