11 Best Shakeology Recipes That Are Guaranteed Delicious


Tired of the same Shakeology recipe everyday? I am! So I explored more variations with these best shakeology recipes I've scoured online and tested. All you need are a good blender or coffee maker, Shakeology powder mix, milk, and some other ingredients.

Shakeology has become a favorite of many who want to lose weight and who wish for increased energy and better nutrient absorption. It comes in various flavors like chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry.

There are a lot of shakeology recipes out there, but here are my favorites:


1. Horchata Shakeology


Horchata is a creamy drink created from nuts or rice and added with cinnamon to give that rich dessert taste. This beverage goes well with spicy food as it provides a slightly sweet flavor.

As compared to regular desserts, Horchata Shakeology won’t add an inch to your waistline.

Here are the ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond milk or rice milk
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 teaspoons raw almonds, sliced
  • A handful of ice cubes
  • Lime zest for garnish (optional)

To make, just add all the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Here’s a tip: If you like your drink creamier, add more ice. Garnish it with a sprinkle of lime zest for good presentation.

For a more detailed demonstration of this Horchata Shakeology recipe, watch this video.

2. Gingerbread Man Shakeology

Another Shakeology recipe that fits the holiday spirit is the Gingerbread Man Shakeology by Beachbody. This recipe is perfect if you’re craving for something sweet but don’t want the extra pounds.

Unlike the traditional spiced cookie, this recipe doesn’t put on too many calories on your waistline.

For this recipe, you need the following:

  • 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A handful of ice cubes

In a blender, add all the ingredients and blend until you reach the desired consistency. Pour into a mug and enjoy.

3. Apple Pie Shakeology


Do you love apple pies? Then this Shakeology recipe will satisfy you without the guilt. Unlike the classic pie which uses whipped cream to give that creamy taste, this Shakeology recipe uses no fattening ingredient.

To get you started, here are the ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Vegan Shakeology or Vanilla Shakeology
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup applesauce (without the sugar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon caramel extract (optional)
  • A handful of ice

First, make the applesauce. In a saucepan, cook the apples, water, and cinnamon over medium heat for about 20 minutes.

Once the apples are soft, let the mixture cool, then mash with a vegetable masher or fork. Once the applesauce is ready, add it with the rest of the ingredients in the blender and mix until smooth.

4. Caramel Mocha Shakeology

If you love coffee, then you’ll fall in love with the Caramel Mocha Shakeology by Jaclyn McDevitt Health & Fitness. This recipe combines an extra bold brewed coffee and Chocolate Shakeology.

Unlike the caramel macchiato you find in Starbucks at more than $4, this simple concoction is way more affordable.

Here are the ingredients you need to prepare this drink:

  • 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
  • 3/4 cup extra bold brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon caramel sauce
  • A handful of ice cubes

In a blender, mix all ingredients until smooth. To serve, you can drink it as it is or drizzle more caramel sauce on top. I usually do the latter because I love caramel.

5. Chocolate Raspberry Shakeology


This particular Shaekology recipe proves yet again how chocolate is best paired with strawberries. The luscious, creamy taste of chocolate blends well with the sweet, tart flavor of fresh raspberries.

Making this recipe is quite simple because all you need are these four simple ingredients:

  • 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup water
  • A handful of ice cubes

To make, just mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth. You can also combine all ingredients in a shaker cup sans the ice. For a smoother result, you may consider adding some almond butter or some frozen fruit.

6. Strawberry Banana Protein Shake


If you want to refuel your energy after a strenuous workout, you can try making this protein shake recipe. This recipe is not only filled with nutrients from the two fruits but also is deliciously good.

Here are the ingredients that you’ll need:

  • 1 scoop Strawberry Shakeology
  • 1/2 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
  • 1 medium banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup almond milk

To make the Strawberry Banana Protein Shake, just add all the ingredients into a blender and mix for about a minute or until smooth. Once done, pour into a glass, serve, and enjoy.

7. Strawberry Pina Colada


Make your Strawberry Shakeology extra special by mixing it with pineapple to create a Strawberry Pina Colada. It's a nice variation when you get tired of your usual strawberry banana shake. Enjoy the extra creaminess with the addition of coconut extract.

Here’s all you need:

  • 1 scoop Strawberry Shakeology
  • 3 frozen pineapple chunks
  • 3 frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)

To make, just mix all ingredients in a blender. If you just came from a workout, you can add some protein powder to refuel your energy faster. Once you've achieved the desired smoothness, pour into a glass and serve.

8. Pumpkin Spice Latte


Now to get a quick fix of caffeine for the day, try the Pumpkin Spice Latte which is far healthier than what you usually buy at coffee shops. Pumpkin is good for the body because it offers beta-carotene, fiber, and vitamins.

Mixed with Vanilla Shakeology, you get a healthy drink that’s full of antioxidants, probiotics, and protein.

To start, here are the ingredients you need to prepare:

  • 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
  • 1 shot espresso
  • 1 cup almond milk (or any milk you prefer)
  • 1/2 cup pure pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • A handful of ice

In a blender, mix all ingredients until thoroughly blended. Once done, pour into a glass and enjoy.

9. Spinach Banana Strawberry Smoothie


Another version of the usual strawberry banana shake is one with greens. In this recipe, we’ll be using spinach. Spinach is highly nutritious as it offers high levels of niacin, zinc, and other essential nutrients.

Interestingly, you won’t taste the spinach at all. The sweetness of the strawberries and banana will mask the spinach's faint flavor.

Here is a list of complete ingredients:

  • 1 scoop Strawberry Shakeology
  • 1 medium banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup spinach (you can also substitute it with other greens like kale, Swiss chard, or mustard greens)
  • 1 cup water (or almond milk for a more creamy taste)

To make, add all ingredients in a high-speed blender and pulse to mix thoroughly. Once the consistency has become smooth, pour into a glass and enjoy.

10. Thin Mints Smoothie


Another great way of using Shakeology is to recreate the delectable Thin Mint cookie in the form of a smoothie.

In this recipe, we’ll be adding some bananas to create a creamier and thicker consistency. Unlike the usual Thin Mint cookies, this smoothie has fewer calories and more nutrients.

Here are the ingredients:

  • 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1 medium banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 cup water (or almond milk)
  • More ice cubes to thicken as desired

To make, just mix all ingredients in a blender for about a minute. If you find the consistency too runny, add more ice. When it reaches the desired consistency, pour into a glass and enjoy.

11. Peanut Butter Fudgy Ice Pops


Now who want some healthy ice pops? Unlike the usual ice pops loaded with fat, calories, and sugar, this Shakeology version won’t make you fat. This recipe uses the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter.

Here are the ingredients that you’ll need:

  • 2 scoops Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1.5 cups of milk
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter, preferably all-natural

To begin, mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Next, get your ice pop molds and pour in the mixture. Freeze for at least four hours.

For those who want something fruity, you can make the avocado-banana popsicles in this recipe here. You might need more ingredients for this fruity variation, but the taste and guilt-free experience makes it all worthwhile.

Final Thought

Did you enjoy the list of 11 best Shakeology recipes? I never thought that something this nutritious can taste so good. All you need is a good blender, a Shakeology flavor you like, and other ingredients that you want to combine.

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    Rosalva Pollock

    I am Rosalva - Editor of RigorFitness.com