Shakeology does not contain any refined sugar to make it sweet. Yet, when you view the ingredients, you will see that it contains 9 grams of sugar (chocolate flavor.) So what is used to make it sweet? Shakeology contains a natural sweetener blend of non-GMO fructose and stevia. The fact that it does not contain refined sugar was enough for me but I started to become curious about the fructose portion of the sweetener blend. I turned to the Team Beachbody message board for the answer.
What is the Fructose in Shakeology?
The answer to this question was provided by fitness advisor, Steve Edwards, who has overseen the fitness and diet development for Beachbody.com since 2001. Fructose is a natural sweetener from fruit. The original goal for Shakeology was for it to be vegan and sugar free, but as Steve points out on the message board, they had to meet a taste criteria or no one would drink it. Thus, there is the natural sweetener blend of non-GMO fructose and stevia.
Where Does the non-GMO Fructose Come From?
The fructose used in Shakeology is derived from beets:
We use non GMO fructose from beets (amount on label). It’s not controversial at all. It’s a low glycemic index fruit sugar that works in the formulation as a transport vehicle for the nutrients and for taste.
I was happy to learn exactly what the fructose content was and where it comes from. You can read the entire thread in the message board by clicking here. If you cannot view it, it’s easy to become a free member of Team Beachbody by signing up here.
I have said it before but I’ll say it again. I’d drink Shakeology daily even if I were not an Independent Team Beachbody Coach. I use it as my daily multivitamin as well as for the nutrition it provides. The ingredients are amazing and trying to mimic the shake on your own would cost hundreds of dollars.
If you have yet to try Shakeology and you’re curious if it’s worth it or if it will work for you – take advantage of the Bottom-of-the-Bag Guarantee. You can use up the entire 30-day supply and if you are not satisfied for any reason, return it within 30-days for a refund (less s&h) – even if the bag is empty!
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