The holiday season may look a little different for 2020, but it’s still a super busy time of year for many of us.
Whether you’ve got virtual meet-ups with close friends and family, you’re online shopping for thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list, or you’re working out (and working) at home, there’s a lot on your plate right now — including holiday treats.
When you’re trying to juggle work, life, and balanced eating, Shakeology can be a key part of your strategy for good nutrition.
Here are some tips for having a happy and healthy holiday season with the help of Shakeology, even when you’re surrounded by sugar cookies and candy canes.
Bring on the merrymaking!
1. Eat mindfully at big meals
“Shakeology’s protein and fiber help keep you feeling full and satisfied so you don’t overindulge this holiday season,” says Krista Maguire, R.D., C.S.S.D., Beachbody Nutrition Manager. “A clinical trial showed that drinking Shakeology before a meal reduced desire to eat and reduced hunger.”
2. Curb cravings with a nutritious alternative
Treats are part of what makes the holidays fun, and we all want to celebrate this time of year.
“Shakeology is a great way to quench your cravings for something indulgent while providing more nutrients than you’d get from traditional holiday desserts,” adds Maguire.
3. Stay charged when you’re short on time
Some days are so hectic, it’s hard to eat properly this time of year. However, this can slow down your metabolism, explains Shena Jaramillo, M.S., R.D.
“Shakes are an excellent thing to keep on hand in case you don’t have access to a full meal or snack,” she adds.
4. Eat regularly
When you skip meals in an effort to eat less, it can cause you to overdo it later.
“It usually leads to consuming more calories than we would have during the day,” says Jaramillo. Sipping a Shakeology shake can keep you nourished, to avoid “hanger.”
5. Get your winter mint on
Our seasonally inspired, limited-edition blend of Peppermint Mocha Plant-Based Vegan Shakeology is a mix of velvety rich, creamy cocoa, robust coffee, and refreshing peppermint.
It’s delicious as a shake or in no-bake recipes.
6. Have your holiday cake pop — and eat it, too
You can use Shakeology for more than just shakes. Our No-Bake Peppermint Mocha Shakeology Cake Pops are festive and perfectly portioned for a fun, wintery treat.
They also make cute DIY gifts with some wrapping and ribbons for health-minded friends and family.
Explore more chocolatey, minty treats perfect for the season here.
7. Give holiday treats a plant-based spin
Plant-based eating has been a hot trend this year. Among our recipe box full of treats are these truffle-like Hazelnut Latte Protein Balls.
They have a touch of maple syrup and are easy to make.
8. Go nuts for no-bake cookies
Christmas nutcrackers are a holiday classic, and nuts are a tasty source of protein, fiber, and fat.
Some of our favorite no-bake holiday cookies combine Shakeology with pistachios, walnuts, hazelnuts, and almonds.
9. Get creative with mixology
It’s OK to celebrate responsibly with a holiday cocktail and share a toast with friends.
For a modern spin on eggnog, our spiked Pumpkin Spice Shakeology Eggnog with Rum recipe combines the yumminess of a PSL with a Yuletide classic and a dash of rum. It’s a soul-warming mix for holiday cheer!