Micronutrients vs. Macronutrients

cd0ee4d3-7113-45f7-80bb-c6ada0a14bf1_oqjbfeDo you count calories? Are you familiar with macros vs. micros in your foods? Macronutrients are basically “Food 101”: protein, fat and carbohydrates. The Basics. The numbers that the average person will look at when determining whether or not they choose to eat whatever it might be.

Some of us count macros but we choose to go a little deeper. We take a look at actual ingredients in our food. We dig into the Micronutrients: vitamins and minerals that are not produced in the body and must be obtained through food sources. Micronutrients can also be ingested in pill form (aka a Vitamin) however, these are highly processed micronutrients and harder for your body to break down and absorb. Your best bet for Micronutrients – WHOLE FOODS.

Shakeology is made from whole foods that have been harvested, freeze dried and ground. Each glass of Shakeology does contain your typical macronutrients which are all right in line with a diet based on high protein, low carb and low saturated fats. However, it’s the micronutrients that put Shakeology head and shoulders above any other shake on the market.


I’ve been drinking Shakeology for over three years and can tell you, personally, my sugar cravings have been dramatically reduced, I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve been sick, my hair is thicker, my nails are longer, my skin is more resilient! I’ve also ditched my multi-vitamin. I’m getting all of my macronutrients and micronutrients from my diet and my daily dose of dense nutrition aka Shakeology.

Here’s a look at the numbers and the ingredients in my shake:

Micronutrients vs. Macronutrients

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Banana Hazelnut Protein Pancakes

Banana Hazelnut Protein Pancakes with Coconut Vanilla Shakeology Glaze

Sunday Funday is always meal prep time in our house and also a day that we will enjoy something other than eggs, spinach or oatmeal for Breakfast. Today called for something that was a little indulgent but not off our Flexible Diet!

What happens when you combine Whole Oat Flour, Buttermilk powder, Hazelnut flour, an egg, and some siggi’s skyr yogurt (just to name a few) together? You get heaven on a plate! Banana Hazelnut Protein Pancakes by Andrea

The cast of Characters:

IngredientsCoconut Vanilla Shakeology GlazeHOW TO’s: 

Follow directions on FlapJacked package. (I halved the ingredients for just one serving). Whisk in one egg and 1/4 cup siggi’s plain yogurt. Add 1/4 tsp. baking powder. Stir. Let sit around 5 minutes and it will thicken. Follow the cooking directions on the bag. Melt 1-2 tsp. coconut oil. Whisk in 1/4 tsp. Vanilla Shakeology. Pour on top of perfectly browned Pancakes!! Enjoy!

Banana Hazelnut Protein Pancakes with Coconut Vanilla Shakeology Glaze