Continuing in my series of alternatives to Shakeology, I came across some samples for Young Living’s Pure Protein Complete shakes and I wanted to give them a try. If you’ve missed some of my other reviews, you can find them here:
Young Living’s Pure Protein Complete shakes are more of a protein shake than a meal replacement shake (more on that later, but read my article on the difference between the two: Meal Replacement Shakes vs Protein Shakes). They are available in 2 flavors: Chocolate and Vanilla Spice. I was able to sample both flavors (yay!). For both shakes I used unsweetened coconut milk and ice. The texture for each shake was smooth.
What I really appreciate about the shakes are the ingredients. The ingredients are natural without artificial sweeteners. The protein is NOT soy-based, and contain a mixture of different proteins, which has been proven to provide sustained energy.
The chocolate flavor was good, but it was not overly sweet. (Some people have complained that Shakeology is TOO sweet, so if that is the case for you, then you will probably appreciate Young Living’s version). If you wanted to make it sweeter, you could add half a frozen banana, or extracts to make flavor changes.
Here is their nutrition label:
The other flavor is Vanilla Spice. My friend told me it was similar to Chai tea (which I absolutely LOVE), and she was right. Like the chocolate, it was not overly sweet. Also, the spice flavor was not super-strong. The Vega One shake had a stronger chai flavor (however, I did not like the texture of their shakes). I imagine this would be awesome with the addition of cinnamon, nutmeg, and chai tea. I think it would also complement well with other frozen fruits.
Here’s the Vanilla Spice nutrition label:
The cost for these shakes is $85.53 for a 18 serving bag ($4.75/serving). However, you can sign up as a member to receive the discounted price of $65 ($3.61/serving). To do so, you’d simply buy an essential oils starter kit, and then you would receive the discount on any remaining products.
Click on this link to order: Young Living Sign-Up When you get to this page you can choose a check box Member- blue side Customer- Grey side Or simply search products at the top and come back to choosing member or customer at checkout.
Jillian Pelkey, a Silver ranked Young Living representative, is offering a special incentive for my readers. If you place order for Young Living Pure Protein Complete shakes through her, you will receive the following item for free (limited time offer!):
“Young Living’s Fruit & Veggie Spray safely and effectively washes produce with the cleansing power of Thieves essential oil blend and Lime essential oil. When combined with the other naturally-derived ingredients, you can efficiently clean produce no matter where you are.
The convenient 2 oz. spray bottle fits in any purse, backpack, or carry-on, making Fruit & Veggie Spray easy to take when on-the-go. Just a few spritzes followed by a quick water rinse will have you eating your fruits and vegetables as nature intended.”
If you have any further questions about these products, or would like more information on essential oils, feel free to e-mail Jillian at Jillian528@yahoo.com (You can tell her FitFunTina sent you!)