How This Coach Can Afford Shakeology as a Single Mom

Beachbody® Coach, Sally Hill-Dunn, is such a huge fan of Shakeology that she wrote an amazing article about how she figured out how to afford Shakeology into her tight monthly budget. She has shared this article on her blog, and we found it to be so compelling that we’re re-sharing it on ours. Thanks for sharing, Sally. And may the force of Shakeology be with you always.



Not love at first sight.

I’ve got to admit, I didn’t always love Shakeology. Even though I researched Shakeology’s ingredients and thought they were amazing, for a long time I was into making my own superfood smoothies. Due to budget constraints, I thought that making my own smoothies from scratch was the best I could do, and the best I could afford.

But when I decided to participate in the Beachbody Challenge®, I ordered a LES MILLS PUMP Challenge Pack (which came with a 30-day supply of Shakeology) and signed up as a Coach to get the biggest discount.

By day 3 of drinking Shakeology, I felt like a new me.

Now, not only do I get one bag of Shakeology every month, I get two—just to make sure I don’t run out. I know what you’re thinking: It’s expensive, so how can I swing it? Well, with just a few tweaks in my spending habits I found it extremely doable. And here’s how I did it…

How I afford TWO bags of Shakeology every month.

Things I DO NOT buy:

• I DO NOT buy bottled water. The price of water in a bottle is ridiculous! I have a filter and make my own bottled water.

• I DO NOT buy fancy coffees. Starbucks admits they have an 80% markup.

• I DO NOT buy gum, candy, cookies, any snackie things, or desserts. It wouldn’t make any sense to care enough about my health that I buy the best shake on the planet with 70 superfoods to nourish myself with and then turn around and tear down my health by filling my body with junk food.

• I DO NOT eat out very often. Some months I’ll eat out twice, other months I eat out zero. I buy good food from the store and make good meals at home.

• I DO NOT buy TV channels. We watch so many things online.

• I DO NOT have a fancy phone or expensive plan. I have unlimited texting and Internet, with a limited amount of talk time, for only $35 a month.

• I DO NOT have a gym membership. Instead, I work out right in my living room, at the touch of the remote, with Beachbody programs that are created by some of the best trainers on the planet. Plus, it costs me ZERO gallons of gas getting to and from my workouts.

• I DO NOT buy extra vitamins and minerals. Because Shakeology contains over 70 dense superfood ingredients, I do not need additional supplements. Food in its synergistic form works together to keep my body healthy, my cells fed, and my body overflowing with energy.

Why I think Shakeology is a great deal:

• Shakeology kills my junk food cravings. Because it’s so nutritionally dense, Shakeology gives my body what it needs in a form that can be easily absorbed. Plus, it’s so incredibly delicious that it feels like I’m having a treat. It’s the best of both worlds!

• Shakeology is soooooooo convenient. I just add it to water and it mixes easily.

• Shakeology is packed with superfoods. I used to buy separate superfoods to add to my smoothies. Then I realized that I was spending way more on my separate superfoods per month, even from discount sources, than I would spend on Shakeology. Compared to what I used to spend, I’m actually saving money by purchasing Shakeology!

Why my body loves this stuff…

Before becoming a Shakeology fan, when I looked into the ingredients of other shakes there was always something in them that made it a compromise for my health and immune system. I have an immune system disorder, among other things, and there are just so many ingredients I have to watch out for. Shakeology is the first shake that is filled with ingredients that are ALL the ones that I can have. I drink the vegan flavors and have been thriving on them.

During the time that I thought I could not afford Shakeology, even though I was very impressed with it, I still thought I didn’t need it. It wasn’t until I began drinking it that I realized what a treasure it truly is. And, I have never wavered in my conviction that I will always drink Shakeology. And, yes, I drink it every single day.

One shake a day keeps me A-OK.

I believe that Shakeology affects my body in the best possible way when I drink it every day. If I were to drink it every other day, my results would not be as great. If I were to only drink it a couple times a week, my results would be even less. I get great results, only because I drink it every single day. It’s my secret weapon. It wasn’t until I had it in my hands and had been using it every day for a few days that I realized what a difference Shakeology could make in my life, and I have not been wrong about that.

It is so powerful, simply because it is a blend of some of the most densely nutritious ingredients that money can buy—and to me, it’s worth it. I am worth it. My health is worth it. I’m going to go make a Tropical Strawberry smoothie now and I’ll be sipping it with a straw while you read this. And, if you have some Shakeology and it has been sitting on a shelf, you should go make yourself a shake, too, and get that yummy stuff into your belly.



  1. Miranda Fisher says:

    Thank you for sharing that. I received a seven day supply, which I stretched for two weeks, when i ordered PiYo. I felt like a whole new person! My energy levels were up, food cravings were down, and it also helped with my digestive problems so I was no longer a huge bloat! When I ran out I immediately started feeling the effects. I’m sooo bloated and hungry. I live on a waitress’s wages and have been trying to save three to five dollars a night out of my tips so that I can get another bag….but with birthdays and rent coming up I’ve been taking out of my Shakeology savings for those things. I don’t spend much on groceries, because I don’t have much to spend. We don’t eat out. I know I’ll get my Shakeology back one way or another, it was just nice to see a post like this. Thank you!

    • Hi, Miranda!

      It is so amazing to find something that makes us feel as good as Shakeology does! Thank you for sharing how it helped you. I’ve had months in the past when I contemplated giving up my Shakeology because money was so tight, but whenever it ran out, I felt the effect of not having it. I knew that for me, it had to be a non-negotiable. I realized that somehow I pay my other bills, and that somehow I would also pay my Shakeology bill. And, I always have. I signed up as a coach for the discount, and that also allowed me to receive a commission and bonuses from those who buy Shakeology through me. I not only get my Shakeology paid for, but it pays my other bills, too. I know how much it is a struggle as a single mom, and that’s why it is important for us to make sure we have what we need to stay well and be our best for the big job of caring for our family. You are worth it!

      • Sally Moreno says:

        I was given a partial starter kit with no insturctions, I don even know if I have a whole kit would like to start today, if you could help me,,, thanks

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  3. Would you give your kids fruits and veggies? The entire family can benefit from good nutrition for sure. Yea, I let my kids have Shakeology all the time. They really like chocolate, of course, and I make it extra thick and put it in a bowl as “pudding” for them to eat with spoons so they see it as treat and don’t realize how good it is for them.

  4. I have a potential customer who is hypoglycemic her daily carb intake for a shake has to stay under carb 2.6 and sugar. 7. Any suggestions?

    • Shakeology is low gylcemic meaning it wont spike up your blood sugar really fast and then drop off quickly. I am hypoglycemic and it actually helps me, especially with my energy levels.

  5. Jim Slade says:

    I call it “liquid Jesus”. Before Shakeology I was blind from birth and could not walk (previous bout of polio). Now I have 20/20 vision and just completed my second marathon (came in 3rd). Amazing!

  6. Sara Michaels says:

    I’m a single mom of 3 and I found that after adding in Shakeology to my grocery budget — I’m actually SAVING money and spending LESS than what I used to! This is their “snack” 1x each day and I feel confident knowing that they’re packing in the nutrition even on days when they visit Grandpa’s house 😉

  7. Shannan Taal says:

    would like to purchase through you so you get the credit your testimonial made my decision for me …just indecisive on flavor to purchase please contact me

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