When Beachbody released its “Boosts” I had already been using Shakeology for five years. So when I heard about them I didn’t quite know what to expect.
I mean, why not just boost Shakeology up a few notches instead of coming out with more things for us to buy. We know Shakeology has a butt load of vitamins, minerals, and exotic fancy things. So how much difference are these “Boosts” going to make. And are they even going to be worth it?
You probably were not expecting a Beachbody Coach to be un-excited about a new product like this. Well, I was. Not to be a party pooper I of course had to give them a try.
I bought and used each Boost with Shakeology. But I never mixed the Boosts together. When I finished one I bought the next one. So all of this was over roughly a four month period.
The first Boost I tried was the Power Greens. A little tub of powdery green stuff.
It reminded me of Alkalinize (which Beachbody replaced with Power Greens) from the Ultimate Reset.
And what you are seeing in this picture is the only tub of Power Greens I ever bought.
After finishing the tub I felt that I was getting enough greens from Shakeology and the salad I have just about every day.
In my eyes, the Power Greens made a marginal difference in the “you getting enough greens” department for me.
Every time I used Power Greens I blended it with Shakeology. Which did seem to “green up” the taste. Not good or bad. Just very greeny.
Even with the 25% off discount ($26 vs $35 retail) I get as being a coach I find it hard to justify the cost. Why not just throw a couple pieces of Kale in the blender with Shakeology to “green it up” more than it is.
But if you hate salads or vegetables and know you need to get some green in your system then Power Greens could solve that problem. Especially if you’re cool with adding it to Shakeology.
Next up is Digestive Health which I added to my morning Shakeology for a month. It did add a bit of a fiber taste to the shake.
As you can guess its designed to help with digestive issues and cardiovascular health as it has Omega-3 Fatty Acids in it. Throw in some fiber and other ingredients and its supposed to provide even healthier results with Shakeology.
I didn’t notice any of those additional benefits. Maybe I did get some benefits but nothing noticeable. Basically, I felt the same after a few weeks of using it.
I don’t have digestive issues. And Shakeology on its own is probably enough to assist me on the digestive and cardiovascular front.
I don’t see myself buying Digestive Health in the near future. Especially if I continue to use Shakeology.
At $45 a tub I wouldn’t call it cheap. But I could see it being a cost effective product for someone who does need some digestive help.
Last but not least is Focused Energy which is designed as an alternative to your morning cup of coffee.
This stuff is strong.
I made a mistake the first time I used it by having my morning cup of coffee with it. Mixed Focused Energy with Shakeology that morning.
Just so happened to be golfing that day with a tee time an hour after I finished both. As I approached the first tee box the jitters kicked in. Caffeine was pulsing through my body.
It took me five holes to walk off the caffeine and jitters. Played terrible on the front nine before getting back to normal with just a bit more energy for the back nine.
It took longer to finish my tub because brewing up a pot of coffee and making Shakeology are engrained as a morning ritual. So I have to be cognizant of when I plan to use Focused Energy.
As it says on the label you can use Focused Energy to replace your morning cup of coffee. I will agree with that statement. Just don’t have both like I did.
Do all of these “Boosts” do what they say they do? Probably.
There’s always room for more Power Greens. If you want to kick a coffee habit then Focused Energy might be something to try. And if you’re having digestive issues than Digestive Health could help.
I know these are add on items and should be looked at as so. If you don’t want to pony up the money for Shakeology and want a cheap alternative for a specific health issue then they would be worth a try.
But the Boosts aren’t really cheap. Ranging from $35 to $50 for a tub with 20 servings you might be better off with better groceries or just one cup of coffee everyday instead of four.
Maybe if Beachbody has a sale I’ll pick a tub up. Otherwise, it will be some time before I buy again.
For me, the Boosts are unnecessary purchases if you’re using Shakeology daily. Throw in a ok sort of diet and things should probably function well enough that you don’t need the Boosts.