The “best meal of the day” will soon be getting SO MUCH better.
I – and some other Beachbody coaches – got a chance at our Leadership Retreat in San Diego to taste-test the new Café Latte flavor of Shakeology before it hits the market early 2016.
We got in on the ground floor for a Shakeology Café Latte review of the new flavor, and I am totally geeking out over finally being able to get my coffee flavor fix, but without the caffeine, the acidity that can boost disease-causing inflammation or added sugars and/or calories that come with an actual café latte.
Café Latte is yummy, like a Starbucks coffee drink without all the additives. But that’s only part of what’s so great about the new flavor.
All the bad things about coffee are swapped out for super foods, protein, probiotics and enzymes, everything that I’ve been feeding my body for the last five years to keep it healthy and strong, including all nine essential amino acids, which you need to help build and repair muscle.
You’ll get a natural boost of energy – not a quick caffeine buzz that’s followed by a crash – so you can power through a workout and won’t be faced with any late-afternoon cravings for sugar or caffeine to help you reboot and get through the day. Shakeology essentially squashes cravings for junk food by providing more than 70 different nutrients in one delicious glass, and it offers sustainable energy that lasts throughout the day.
Disclosure: I am affiliated with Beachbody and this post contains product links I earn a small commission from. That said, I use Beachbody products myself every day and recommend them to my closest family and friends as a life changer!
Shakeology Café Latte Review
The new Café Latte has a smooth coffee flavor, so it’s perfect for those who really love the taste of coffee, but have given it up for health reasons. (It’s not that coffee is necessarily unhealthy, but for me, I tend to break out when I drink it because of its high acid levels, which also mess with my pH levels and leave me feeling bloated.) Now I can totally have my morning coffee – just in the form of Shakeology, so I’m feeding my body the nutrients it needs while filling in any nutritional deficits that even the cleanest, healthiest diet is bound to have.
New Shakeology flavor first taste, first thoughts!!!! #shakeology #cafelatte #leadership2015
Posted by Amy Silverman on Thursday, October 8, 2015
My favorite part: Café Latte Shakeology uses the whole coffee fruit rather than just the bean, and that little superfruit it is one nutrient-dense berry! Sadly, It’s the healthiest part of the plant, and it usually ends up in a compost heap.
By putting the whole fruit to use – essentially using not only the coffee bean but also the nutrient-dense protective skin around the bean – there’s less waste, so Café Latte allows Shakeology to reduce its carbon footprint while offering a green product that’s good for the planet. The fruit, indigenous to India and Mexico, is still picked by hand, so by making use of it, Shakeology also helps encourage sustainable farming practices that do even more to protect the environment.
Still, the health benefits are out of this world.
Not only is the coffee fruit packed with antioxidants – it has more than green tea, blueberries, raspberries and pomegranates, and helps keep pickers’ hand looking younger despite all that time in the sun – but studies have shown that this little-used superfruit can help improve cognitive function, essentially boosting our brain power along with our energy, endurance and ability to fight free radicals that can damage skin cells and speed up aging.
What’s not to love?
I gave my first review at the Leadership Summit LIVE and will be really stoked to have this antioxidant-packed Shakeology option available next year.
If you really can’t wait, try one of my delicious Café Latte recipes in my Vanilla Shakeology recipe post!
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