If you’re interested in drinking Shakeology as a way to improve your health, you might be wondering if you need a blender for Shakeology, and how to make Shakeology with or without a blender.

This post will go over:

Let’s get into it…

What is Shakeology?


Shakeology consists of packets of protein- and nutrient-rich powder that you make a daily shake with at home.

The idea is, these packs of nutrients, protein, antioxidants, probiotics, and other beneficial plant extracts give you the daily nutrition you need in the form of a quick and easy-to-prepare shake.

These high-energy, high-nutrition shakes can potentially help reduce cravings, increase satiation, boost energy, maintain a healthy immune system, and ultimately help you function better in all aspects of your health.

While Shakeology offers many nutritional and health benefits, as well as a ton of convenience and ease, the downside is that it can be quite expensive.

For this reason, you probably want to know if you need to make any additional investments such as a blender.

Let’s take a look…

Do You Need a Blender for Shakeology?

While you don’t strictly need a blender for Shakeology, you will certainly want one.

Shakeology is powder that can essentially be treated as a protein powder. It is meant to be easy, quick, and convenient – great for on-the-go.

Like protein shakes, Shakeology shakes can be made as simple or as complex as you’d like.

A Shakeology packet can be mixed with just a liquid, in which case you do not need a blender (more on this below). Or, it can be added to any of your favourite smoothies and shakes, in which case a blender is needed.

Simply put, a blender offers more possibilities.

With a blender, you can take any smoothie or shake recipe that you enjoy, toss in some Shakeology, and blend it up. There are no limits to the ingredients you can add in if you have a blender that can chop through fruits, veggies, and hard ingredients.

For these reasons, many people agree that using a blender is the best way to mix Shakeology.

However, there are methods and advantages to mixing Shakeology without a blender…

How to Make Shakeology Without a Blender

Shakeology in shaker cup

If making Shakeology without a blender, you will obviously have to make it without hard/solid ingredients like crisp fruits, frozen fruits, ice, nuts, etc.

Instead, by keeping it simple, you can make Shakeology in a shaker cup.

A shaker cup is a large plastic cup with a lid, which you can mix your drink in, take on the go, and drink out of.

Alternatively, you can use any jar, cup, or container with a sealable lid that won’t leak.

Here’s how to make Shakeology in a shaker cup:

  1. Add a packet of Shakeology and some liquid to the cup. Liquid can be water, milk, juice, etc., and you can add as much or as little as you’d like, depending on your preferred texture. More liquid will help the powder dissolve/disperse better.
  2. Seal lid on tight and give your cup a good shake until the powder is thoroughly mixed in. Optionally, you can shake it with some ice in there too – this will help make it cold and frothy.
  3. Drink it fresh, or take it on the go in your lidded cup!

This method works best for very simple shakes (i.e. a mix of just Shakeology and liquids).

If you want to spice up the blend a little, there are some ingredients you can try adding in to make it into more of a smoothie blend, without needing a blender:

  • Yogurt
  • Freshly squeezed lemon or citrus juice
  • Spices like ground cinnamon, ginger, etc.
  • Vanilla extract, almond extract, peppermint extract, etc.
  • Chia seeds (these gel up beautifully, adding some texture to the shake!)
  • Chopped up soft/fresh fruits

And if you want to add in even more solid ingredients that you would typically need a blender for, see this guide on how to blend without a blender.

How to Make Shakeology With a Blender

As mentioned before, a blender makes Shakeology much more versatile.

To make Shakeology with a blender, simply add a packet of Shakeology, some liquid, and whatever other ingredients you choose to a blender. Then blend it up!

A blend of Shakeology can be as simple as blending in a frozen fruit to make your simple shake colder, thicker, and tastier.

Or, it can be as easy as adding a packet of Shakeology to your favourite smoothie recipe. Just make sure that the flavour of your Shakeology goes well with the other flavours you add to the blend!

You can add in as many or as few ingredients as you want. Get creative!

Best Blender for Shakeology

The blender you use for Shakeology can be as simple as whatever blender you have in your kitchen at home. You don’t need anything fancy or overly expensive (especially considering how Shakeology itself is quite pricey).

But if you are looking to buy a blender that you can use for Shakeology, you’ll probably want a blender with some of the following qualities:

  • affordable
  • small, compact
  • easy to clean
  • efficient, quick, powerful
  • portable, optimized for on-the-go
  • personal blender

Keeping these qualities in mind, here are some of the top blender options for you to consider:

1. Magic Bullet

  • 250 watt motor – can still get through most hard and solid ingredients
  • Portable 12 and 16 oz cups
  • Affordable
  • Small and compact
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean

2. Nutribullet

  • Powerful and efficient 600 watt motor – can blend through any ingredient
  • Larger 24 oz portable cup
  • Affordable (a little more expensive than Magic Bullet)
  • Larger than Magic Bullet, but still compact
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean

3. Oster My Blend

  • 250 watt motor – can still get through most hard and solid ingredients
  • Comes with a slim 20 oz bottle with a handle
  • Affordable (cheapest option, slightly cheaper than Magic Bullet)
  • Lightweight, portable, great for on the go
  • Easy to use
  • Not as easy to clean as the bullets because the bottle is slimmer


That wraps up this post! I hope this cleared up whether or not you need a blender for Shakeology, how to make Shakeology with or without a blender, and which blenders are best for Shakeology.

Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried Shakeology, how you liked it, and what method you used for mixing it!

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