This past weekend, I was at the Star Diamond Beachbody Coach Leadership Retreat in Dana Point, CA. At the retreat, Beachbody decided to update all of us coaches on what the latest news was for the Tropical Flavor of Shakeology. Most coaches got an exclusive taste testing and loved at the new flavor at the coach summit this past June. Initially it was said that it was going to be released this fall, however, Beachbody put a hold on the release date of Tropical Shakeology because they wanted to make sure it was the best product on the market.
So exactly does “VEGAN” mean? There will be NO more problems for those of you who want to stay away from any dairy and animal products. Shakeology’s protein currently comes from Whey protein isolate, which in my opinion is the best whey protein you can possible use, however some people just don’t want any dairy or animal products what so ever so now there is an option available for them!
So instead of Whey protein, Beachbody is making the protein from sprouted brown rice! They also said it will be NON-GMO! Of course it is!
So what about the other flavors? Well, all other flavors will eventually roll out into Vegan as well. Carl Daikeler, the CEO of Beachbody, said that he hopes everyone will eventually switch to the vegan option since, in his opinion, it will by far be the healthiest. Here is a fun fact, Co-Creators Darin Olein and Isabelle Daikeler are both vegan so they are obviously trying to make this the healthiest of them all.
They also said that they are taking out the suma root from Tropical and future Shakeology packs so athletes don’t have to worry about drug testing with it anymore. Drug tests can determine the difference between a plant sterol and anabolic steroids so obviously this was a concern for athletes. No more! That problem is long gone!
Carl also said that it is now his favorite flavor, above chocolate. Yes, I said it, above Chocolate! That’s nuts! Chocolate Shakeology is delicious, so I can’t imagine a flavor that trumps that! Hmm, possible mix the two flavors together? A Tropical/Chocolate Shakeology! Sounds good to me!
Apparently they have worked on the flavor since the coach summit and made it even better; and perhaps a more strawberry flavor to it! There might even be some cool things for those already on Shakeology Home Direct!