Lately, we’ve been focusing on Shakeology’s ingredients because—well that’s what makes Shakeology awesome and not just another “protein shake.” We choose ingredients full of Supernutrients, turning them into powerful and delicious superfoods!
This week, we wanted to highlight three of our faves— Pomegranate, Moringa, and Gingko. This trio contains several Supernutrients that will surely make you happy to gulp down your daily shake every morning (or afternoon, or evening—we aren’t picky).
Let’s talk Pomegranate (Pin It For Later)
For starters, pomegranate contains supernutrient antioxidants, which are incredibly important in one’s diet because they neutralize molecules known as free radicals. These destructive little devils damage your body the same way oxygen in the air rusts exposed metal on a car. Unfortunately, free radicals are natural by-products that our cells produce, and if you don’t have enough antioxidants to absorb free radicals, they overwhelm your cells, oxidizing and destroying them.
OTHER SHAKEOLOGY INGREDIENTS WITH ANTIOXIDANTS:
Cacao, Acerola Cherry, Pomegranate, Camu-Camu, Bilberry, Goji Berry, Blueberry, Açai, Green Tea, Rose Hips, Cinnamon, Luo Han Guo
Pomegranate also contains supernutrient punicalagins, which may help benefit the heart and health of blood vessels and supernutrient tannins, which may support cardiovascular health.
Moving on to Moringa
Darin Olien, Shakeology’s original formulator, told us that moringa not only has 3x more iron than spinach, but it also has 4x more beta-carotene than carrots as well as 4x more calcium than milk. Plus, a ½ cup of cooked leaves contains 100% of the recommended daily serving of vitamin C. Wow, that’s some serious fuel for your body!** Moringa contains supernutrient phytonutrients, the active elements found in fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, and teas, which support healthy aging and vitality.
OTHER SHAKEOLOGY INGREDIENTS WITH PHYTONUTRIENTS: Spirulina, Chlorella, Spinach, Kale
Get hyped for Gingko
Ginkgo is an adaptogen, which is a special herb that often grows in harsh climates and conditions, at high elevations and on mountaintops where the soil is rocky and oxygen is thin.
Because these plants have to adapt to very harsh conditions, they have highly concentrated nutrients that can help your body cope with stress, and help neutralize harmful free radicals. Plus, they may support strong immune function and naturally help increase energy.
OTHER SHAKEOLOGY INGREDIENTS WITH ADAPTOGEN HERBS: Maca, Astragalus, Ashwagandha, Maitake Mushroom, Cordyceps, Reishi Mushroom, Schisandra, Tulsi [Holy Basil]
Ginkgo also contains supernutrient saponins, which may help promote nutrient absorption.
As you can see, it’s really hard not to love Shakeology when it contains ingredients like the ones just discussed. In fact, we are probably going to blend up some shakes right now.