If Shakeology was a tool, it’d be a Swiss Army knife– it’s that versatile. So versatile, in fact, Shakeology has been used for pie, ice cream and few “treatsy” recipes comin’ at you in this post. And where Shakeology tastes awesome despite having a ridiculously strong nutritional profile, it’s easy to shoe-horn it in to recipes that make you feel like you’re having a treat when you’re really nailing your nutrition.
CAVEAT: Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not an advocate of “cheating in a treat just because it’s kinda healthy”– you know… trying to have your cake and eat it too because you’re afraid of a little discipline. Truth is, I’m not a HUGE fan of these “treats” but where Shakeology does make a solid substitution in many cases, I’d rather have you making Shakeology based “treats” (cringe) than diving into a binge ice cream spree or sneaking cookies and candy. And in the case of the following recipes they do make a nice, healthy, almostmeal-like substitution.
So here’s the catch– keep the following Shakeology recipes in portion sizes and in your daily calorie and macronutrient goals as they can walk a fine line between just enough is ok and overkill is too much. Just because they’re healthier doesn’t mean “eat the whole batch”. All that “tsk-tsk-ing” and sandbagging aside, here’s a few Shakeology recipes you might enjoy because I’d rather having you eat THIS than THAT (I’m looking at your, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups):
- 4 tbsp Chocolate Shakeology
- 2 tbsp unrefined organic coconut oil
- 4 tbsp chocolate PB2*
- 2 tbsp water
- 3 mini cupcake foils
Add the 2 Tbsp. coconut oil to a microwaveable bowl and warm it up enough it becomes liquid. DO NOT LET IT BOIL- we’re talking warmed up to melting- not turning it into coconut lava. Add Chocolate Shakeology and stir until mixed.
In a separate bowl, spoon in the PB2 with bit of water to make a thick “paste”.
In the cupcake foils, spoon in 1 Tsp-ish of the Chocolate Shakeology mixture– enough to fully coat the bottom of the foil. Add 1 Tsp. of your PB2 mixture. Pour another round of Chocolate Shakeology over the top to fully cover. Load your foils into the freezer and let sit for 20 minutes or so. Enjoy… one. Save the rest for subsequent days or sharing time.
Nutrition Breakdown: (Per batch- divide by as many servings as you make)
Fiber: 7 g
Using Regular Peanut Butter
**As mentioned, if you eat this whole recipe in one sitting using peanut butter, it’s calorie overload- most of it coming from fat. The PB2 recipe has a pretty decent profile sans the 18g fat (about 8g too high but it could technically count as a meal). The regular peanut butter turns into a fat overload if taken in one sitting (which is why it has more calories). So if you do make this recipe with regular PB, just eat one and save the others for later. Definitely make note of it in your daily macros so you can work your other nutrition around it (eating something lower in fat for a meal to balance it out). A great treat, but one not to eat the whole recipe in one sitting.
- 1 cup natural peanut butter or almond butter
- 1 cup quick cooking oats
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 cup Chocolate Shakeology
Mix peanut butter, honey, oats and Shakeology in medium bowl. Roll 24 balls, each about 1 Tbsp. Push them down a bit to flatten them into “cookie shape”. Or, if you like your No-Bakes with some curves… don’t.
Nutritional Breakdown (per serving):
Saturated Fat: 1g
- 4 scoops Chocolate Vegan Shakeology
- 2 cups quick-cooking old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened grated coconut
- 1/4 cup chopped raw walnuts
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
Dump your Shakeology, oats, grated coconut, walnuts, and raisins in large mixing bowl and mix to your heart’s content. Add almond milk and peanut butter. Mix again! Dump and flatten your bowl of mixology into 8×8-inch baking pan, cover with plastic wrap and load into the refrigerator. Let it sit for 3-4 hours. Cut into 9 bars (one bar is a serving).
Nutritional Breakdown (per serving):
As you can see, there’s a few baseline ingredients you can use that keep things on the relative up and up. You may try your own recipes as well but above all, remember to keep it clean and keep the nutritional breakdown from being too lopsided.