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Troical Strawberry
2/19/12 10:07 PM
Just out of curiosity (to make sure I'm not totally crazy) am I the only one who is disappointed with the new tropical strawberry?

I have been using chocolate shakeology for about 3 months and pretty happy with it, but the chalky flavor and aftertaste of the new strawberry flavor is extremely unsavory. I blend with almond milk (same thing I've been doing with the chocolate flavor) and it's honestly the worst tasting strawberry flavoring I've ever tried emoticon
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RE: Troical Strawberry
tropical strawberry shakeology
2/20/12 9:32 AM as a reply to toddw080.
toddw080:
Just out of curiosity (to make sure I'm not totally crazy) am I the only one who is disappointed with the new tropical strawberry?

I have been using chocolate shakeology for about 3 months and pretty happy with it, but the chalky flavor and aftertaste of the new strawberry flavor is extremely unsavory. I blend with almond milk (same thing I've been doing with the chocolate flavor) and it's honestly the worst tasting strawberry flavoring I've ever tried emoticon


I agree 100% I am drinking my 2nd Strawberry shake as I type this because I thought maybe I did somethign wrong the first time.. NOPE... I am sending it back for a replacement of Greenberry or Chocolate. I don't know why the consistency in the strawberry is different. Maybe becuase it is vegan or maybe its the flavoring?? Either way as delicious as Chocolate is I am shocked that this made it past the taste testing phase without anyone bringing this up. It's pretty nasty In my opinion... on a scale of 1-5 I give it a 1... and I only give it a 1 because I applaud them for trying to come up with new flavors and cater to a wider (vegan) audience.
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RE: Troical Strawberry
2/20/12 6:50 PM as a reply to toddw080.
The consistancy is different because of the Brown Rice Protein. Pretty much all vegan shakes are made with this and they are all have this gritty/chaulky after taste....but the tropical shakeology is less chaulky because they use a different method.

I'll admit, it put me off at first too, and I thought I would be returning my bag, but i've had a few days to play around with blending and recipes.

First of all, you are going to have to blend tropical for longer. The longer you blend the less you will taste this. And adding different things also really help.

Yesterday I made a tropical shakeology shake with 1 and 3/4's cup of skim milk (I will be using almond next...but yep I added more milk than usual), 3 ice cubes, half a banana and 2 tablespoons peanut butter and blended a good 30 seconds longer than usual. No grit, no chaulky after taste, and it was delicious!

Today I used less milk, about a cup and a half, with half a scoop of chocolate, half tropical, half a banana, 4 ice cubes and blended and it was great!

Play around with different recipes and give it a chance, you have nothing to lose, since we all have that bottom of the bag guarantee. I'm sure in 30 days you'll manage to find some recipes you like and then it can be a usable option for you!
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RE: Troical Strawberry
2/21/12 11:29 AM as a reply to toddw080.
I actually love Tropical very much. I agree you need to blend it longer and I make mine with 1 C skim milk and half of a banana with no chalky taste at all to it.
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RE: Troical Strawberry
2/25/12 1:59 PM as a reply to maryinbflo.
I haven't tried it yet, but i've seen a lot of people say to blend it longer, then wait a minute or two for the rice to suck in some of the liquid, then blend again.
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RE: Troical Strawberry
2/26/12 4:26 PM as a reply to Chelsea0828.
I have heard it's good with almond milk and banana. I have only tried one serving with only water and ice and I really liked the flavor, but the consistency is definatly different.
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2/26/12 4:38 PM as a reply to maryinbflo.
Yup. Blend it for about 30 seconds, let it rest a minute, then blend it for another 30. Coconut milk (So Delicious Unsweetened Vanilla, to be exact) is pretty great mixed with tropical strawberry. Add some pineapple and a kiwi and it's pretty heavenly. Adding ice also helps.

Honestly, I can't hang with it by itself even if I blend it for 10 minutes. There's an aftertaste I can't kick. Adding fruit definitely helps, though. So does a little vanilla extract.
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RE: Troical Strawberry
2/26/12 10:06 PM as a reply to TurboRachel.
My Tropical ShakeO should be here soon. I've enjoyed reading all the posts and am still pretty excited to try it. I definitely WON'T be mixing it with milk as that's the reason that I ordered it.

Is the Tropical ok with the ShakeO cleanse? Is it as effective as with chocolate or greenberry? Any ideas where I'd find this sort of info?

Thanks
-Ashley
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RE: Troical Strawberry
2/27/12 8:35 AM as a reply to bbcoachashley84.
84asHLeY:
Is the Tropical ok with the ShakeO cleanse? Is it as effective as with chocolate or greenberry? Any ideas where I'd find this sort of info?

Thanks
-Ashley


Great question Ashley - hopefully Dennis or someone can jump on and let us know as I haven't seen anyone report on it yet.
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RE: Troical Strawberry
2/27/12 8:59 AM as a reply to toddw080.
Sure, it'll work fine! Because all the micronutrients come from natural sources, they aren't as predicable, so you're not guaranteed to hit perfect vitamin and mineral numbers, but for a short cleanse, that doesn't matter. If anything, the natural aspect will make it even more cleansing!
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RE: Troical Strawberry
3/21/12 10:01 AM as a reply to toddw080.
I just rec'd my first bag of the Tropical Strawberry and had my first shake with it. I try to use almond milk in my shakes. I've been a bit disappointed in the Chocolate lately, not sure if it is the product or what. But.........I love the new Strawberry though. It is really good.......and I'm afraid to take it home, as my daughter will grab it and not let me have any more.

I know the raw ingredients are different, as it is vegan, but I'm very happy with it.
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