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Shakeology vs. Vega One

Hey there! I hope you’re having a nice weekend! I wanted to share some of my recent research with you.

I’ve been going back and forth between ordering Shakeology. I first heard of Shakeology from the Beachbody workouts.  I’m a huge fan of Beachbody workouts! Some of my current favorites are: PiYo, Turbo Fire, T25, & 21 Day Fix. If you’ve ever done any of the workouts, you’ve seen the commercials for the “healthiest meal of the day”.


I started my research by locating a brand that had similar ingredients to Shakeology. The brand that I found to be most comparable is Vega One.


Since I’m a visual learner,I put together a table comparing Vega One and Shakeology.

First, I must start off by saying that this is just a quick snap shot of the two products. The serving sizes are not exactly the same, but they are close (within 1 gram). Here are my findings:

Vega One vs Shakeology

In my opinion, both products have pros and cons.

  • Vega One has more protein, less sodium, less carbohydrates, and less sugar than Shakeology.
  • For the most part, Shakeology has more vitamins per serving.
  • Vega One is made without dairy or soy ingredients, whereas the regular Shakeology is made with dairy (they offer a vegan version though).
  • Shakeology does not contain soy, but it manufactured in a facility that processes soy.
  • Vega One is certified gluten free.

According to the Beachbody website,

“Although Shakeology is made with gluten-free ingredients, all Shakeology formulas are in a manufacturing facility that also processes known allergens such as soy, milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts and wheat (gluten) ingredients.”

As far as tastes goes, I prefer the vanilla Vega One (however, I did not like the chocolate). To me the vanilla has more of a milk shake type flavor. I’ve only tried the chocolate Shakeology, and while I think it tastes good (although a little chalky), I prefer the Vega One.

In the end, I decided to go with the vanilla Vega One. I am impressed with the high amount of protein, low carbohydrates, and the low amount of sugar and sodium. While the Vega One may have less vitamins and minerals than the Shakeology, I get those from my daily meals and multi-vitamin. I’m not here to sway anyone’s opinion, I just wanted to provide you with my research just in case you were wondering how the two compare.

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  1. Vega One’s vitamins are all derived from just fruits & vegetables too! Nothing is synthesized like a lot of other vitamins & minerals.

    • Kristin

      September 16, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      Hey Trevor! That’s a great point! There are so many products out there that contain synthesized “Frankenfood” ingredients. Glad I found Vega One!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. One is a pyramid scheme one is not, hence the big price difference.

  3. Thank you for posting. I bought Vega One because Shakeologe was to pricey. I really like it. I was just looking to see if it was better and I believe it is with the thing you have posted about it. I am also a big fan of Beachbody myself. Than you again.

  4. Thanks for the opinion
    I am going to give a Vega One a try

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