5 Less Expensive Shakeology Alternative Shakes

Looking for a less expensive Shakeology alternative? I have compiled my personal favorite Shakeology alternatives that are comparable in ingredients to Shakeology, but cost a lot less.

 

Less expensive shakeology alternatives that have the same benefits for less cost. If you do 21 day fix try this!

 

Beachbody’s 21 Day Fix has taken the fitness world by storm. One thing they really push is their Shakeology protein shakes that are packed with superfoods and vitamins. They really are an important addition to your workout and diet regimen, however, many people are turned off by the high cost of Shakeology. I have compiled a list of my personal favorite Shakeology alternative shake options that carry the same type of benefits as Shakeologoy, but without the price tag.

 

Shakeology Alternative

I found that following the 21 Day Fix diet plan really helps with my weight loss. Simply working out and not changing your diet will not yield the same results. I incorporate 21 Day Fix recipes like my favorite 21 Day Fix pizza recipe and this 21 Day Fix ranch dressing, along with substituting some meals with a protein shake. I just can’t bring myself to pay the high price of Shakeology so I did a lot of research and taste testing to find the best Shakeology alternative that is comparable in nutritional benefits.

First, let’s take a closer look at Shakeology so we can know how the Shakeology alternative options stack up against it. Here is a breakdown of what you’ll find in Shakeology:

  • $4.33 per serving
  • 140 calories
  • 17 grams of protein
  • 4 grams of fiber
  • 7 grams of sugar
  • 13 grams total carbohydrates
  • Probiotic blend
  • Superfood blend

OGX Fenix Shake

Shakeology Alternative OGX Fenix:

Shakeology costs $4.33 per serving. At $2.27 per serving, OGX Fenix beats out Shakeology in cost and adds the added benefit of Ganoderma in the shakes. This made my list of picks because it combines a concentrated whey protein along with vitamins, minerals, prebiotic fiber and Ganoderma mushroom with very little sugar and non-GMO ingredients. For the price, it packs a lot of benefits! Ganoderma is from the Reishi mushroom and is an adaptogen meaning it helps each person’s body in the ways they need it most. From clean, long-lasting energy to blood pressure regulation to weight loss, the benefits are numerous and well-studied. The taste is great too! The vanilla tastes like Birthday cake and the chocolate tastes like a Wendy’s frosty. There is no chalky texture or bad aftertaste either which is a MUST for me! Here is the breakdown of OGX Fenix:

  • $2.27 per serving
  • 110 calories
  • 13 grams of protein
  • 3 grams of fiber
  • 7 grams of sugar
  • 11 grams total carbohydrates
  • Gluten-free
  • Contains Ganoderma
  • Non-GMO

You can buy OGX Fenix in chocolate or vanilla here from my stock or online here.

Exante meal replacement shakes

 

Shakeology Alternative Exante:

Shakeology costs $4.33 per serving. At $1.70 per serving Exante beats out Shakeology in cost by a long shot. This made my list of picks because it has no added sugar and supports the immune system, hair & skin health, cognitive function, protection against oxidative stress and many more benefits. For the price, it packs a lot of benefits! The taste is great too! They have a large variety of flavors and you can buy them in single serve packets so you can get a variety of flavors, instead of just one flavor for the entire month. That’s a huge added benefit over Shakeology. Here is the breakdown of Exante:

  • $1.70 per serving
  • 210 calories
  • 17 grams of protein
  • 4 grams of fiber
  • 14 grams of sugar
  • 21 grams total carbohydrates
  • 27 Vitamins and Minerals

Exante Coupon Code

I have negotiated an exclusive Exante discount for my readers too! Use Exante coupon code MUSTHAVEMOM35 to save for 35% off meal replacements (individuals and boxes of 7)! Code expires 12/31/19. If you choose the Exante 2 or 4 week plans you can also use Exante discount code MUSTHAVEMOM5 for an additional 5% off (stack with the other code). The 5% discount expires 3/31/19.

Read my full Exante Diet review here and see what they have to offer for meal replacement shakes and bars.

 

Less expensive shakeology alternatives that have the same benefits for less cost.

 

Shakeology Alternative IdealShake:

At $1.67 per serving, IdealShake also beats out Shakeology in cost by a long shot. IdealShake made my list of picks because their superfood blend packs a big punch and each serving contains only 1 gram of sugar, far less than Shakeology or the other Shakeology alternative options. The taste is great! The superfood blend shakes come in vanilla or dark chocolate. They have tons of other flavors in their regular IdealShakes and you can add their IdealGreens superfood blend to any of those for the added superfood benefits! Here is how the superfood blend breaks down:

  • $1.67 per serving
  • 110 calories
  • 12 grams of protein
  • 5 grams of fiber
  • 1 gram of sugar
  • 11 grams total carbohydrates
  • IdealShape Digestive Enzyme Blend
  • IdealShape Superfood Blend

 

Shakeology alternatives that aren't as expensive but carry similar benefits!

Shakeology Alternative Vega Protein and Greens:

At just $0.91 per serving, Vega offers a lot of punch for the price. Plus, if you order it on Amazon you can clip the online coupon when ordering your first container and save 20%. Vega carries a big advantage over other Shakeology alternatives in that it is certified Non-GMO, which the others are not. At just 6 grams of total carbohydrates and 2 grams of sugar, it also beats out Shakeology and others.

  • $0.91 per serving
  • 110 calories
  • 20 grams of protein
  • 1 gram of fiber
  • 2 grams of sugar
  • 6 grams total carbohydrates
  • no Probiotic blend
  • Veggies and greens with ingredients like spinach powder, organic kale powder, and broccoli

 

Less expensive shakeology alternatives that have the same benefits for less cost.

 

Shakeology Alternative Orgain Organic Protein:

At $1.10 per serving you get an organic protein shake with just 1 gram of sugar and an impressive 21 grams of protein. This is my husband’s favorite Shakeology alternative. He loves the chocolate flavor. It’s a bit too green-tasting for me, but the organic ingredients make up for the taste. Orgain organic protein powder is Gluten Free, Kosher, Vegan, Non-GMO, and Soy Free. Here is how it breaks down:

  • $1.10 per serving
  • 150 calories
  • 21 grams of protein
  • 5 grams of fiber
  • 1 gram of sugar
  • 13 grams total carbohydrates

 

Less expensive shakeology alternatives that have the same benefits for less cost.

 

Shakeology Alternative Nature’s Bounty:

At $0.88 per serving Nature’s Bounty protein shake is the least expensive Shakeology alternative. It’s also the best tasting protein shake of the bunch in my opinion. The vanilla flavor tastes like cake batter to me. I love it! I typically add fruit and almond milk to it and blend it with some ice. The one drawback for me is that it is not Non-GMO and while many of the other Shakeology alternatives aren’t non-GMO, I prefer a non-GMO option. Here is how it stacks up:

  • $0.88 per serving
  • 110 calories
  • 15 grams of protein
  • 6 grams of fiber
  • 2 grams of sugar
  • 11 grams total carbohydrates
  • Probioguard proprietary probiotic blend & digestive enzyme blend
  • Vitamin Mix

 

All five of these Shakeology alternatives are great options. They each carry different benefits and are all comparable to Shaekology’s protein shakes. Adding a protein shake to your diet and exercise routine can improve your results. I have found it to drastically improve my overall results and reduce the number of calories I eat in a day. Give them a try and see which less expensive Shakeology alternative is your favorite. I’d love to hear which one you like best so leave me a comment and tell me!

 

Protein Snacks:

Another quick tip I have to help you achieve better results from your workout and diet plan is to add protein bars in place of unhealthy snacks. Snacking can be a big downfall in following a healthy diet, but choosing the right snacks can set you up for success. Try one of these Weight Watchers 1 point snacks for a healthy snack or add a protein bar.

 

Less expensive shakeology alternatives that have the same benefits for less cost.

 

The IdealBar protein bars are one of my favorites. The S’mores flavor is amazing! IdealBar is a tasty, hunger-blocking snack bar that will help you curb hunger and satisfy cravings while you’re on-the-go or at home, so you can lose weight and feel full. The IdealBar comes in delicious flavors like:

  • S’mores
  • Blueberry Crisp.

With 10 grams of protein and 20% of your recommended daily intake of 24 vitamins and minerals, this bar has the nutrients your body needs for energy to make it through the day. All of this, and only 7 grams of sugar and 140 calories. This bar is perfect for your weight loss goals.

 


Exante has a great variety of protein bars and snacks. With a great variety of flavors, such as toffee, nut & raisin or strawberry jam and yogurt, there are plenty to choose from! They are tasty too! Replace up to 3 of your usual meals a day with Exante meal replacements, all enriched with over 22 vitamins and minerals, are high in protein and rich in fiber. With just 200 calories per serving, Exante can help you reach your body’s recommended daily intake of essential nutrients to achieve fast effective weight loss.

 

I hope this breakdown of less expensive Shaekology alternatives helps you find a protein product that you can afford and that will help you reach your health and fitness goals. Leave me a comment and tell me which one is your favorite!

 

Where to Buy Shakeology Alternatives:

 

Exante Protein ShakesExante Protein ShakesIdealShake Superfood BlendVega Protein and GreensVega Protein and GreensVega Protein and GreensOrgain Organic ProteinOrgain Organic ProteinNature's Bounty protein shakeNature’s Bounty protein shakeIdealBar Protein BarIdealBar Protein BarExante Meal Replacement BarExante Meal Replacement Bar

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103 Comments

  1. Thank you for this. I stopped using Shakeology because of the cost (and also the amount of sugar in it). I’m looking into these alternatives now. Can’t thank you enough.

      1. Thank you !! I just put return to sender on the Shaekology box- sadly because with it and the 21 day fix I lost 20 lbs . But absolutely cannot pay $97 more than once – I am very very grateful for your home work that benefits me 🦋😊

  2. I have been a Beachbody Coach before and used Shakeology, but the price is just to much for me. I liked it, but it didn’t like me. There are many many alternatives to Shakeology that are just as good, and some way better. I have tried, and used many different products, like Isagenix, Shakeology, It Works, Plexus, Thrive, and more.. and all of them have their good and bad points, but for me the worst point for them all is the cost.

    Vega One is great!! I also like Organic. I haven’t tried the others on your list. Herbalife is also good, and lower cost than most of the “direct sales” ones.

    1. If Shakeology is a meal replacement, why are we often advised to add fruit or veggies to it? The shake on its own does not leave me feeling full and satisfied as a meal would leave me feeling. In order to get the shake to act as a meal replacement, I have to add to it, which in turn adds to the price of it! Just my two cents.

  3. I actually think the Vega One or essentials would be a better alternative to shakeology because shakeology is meant to be a meal replacement and is Not a protein shake where the Vega product you referenced, the Protein and Greens, Is a protein shake but Not a meal replacement. I can’t speak to the other products you discussed but as someone who regularly drinks the Protein and Greens I can tell you it doesn’t fill you up so as a stand alone drink its not suitable for replacing a meal.

        1. I haven’t tasted this powder before, but the reviews on the taste are not great. Many people say they don’t like the taste. It has 15g of protein and only 1g of sugar which is good though. I think it will come down to if you like the taste or not.

    1. Vega also has protein snack bars that are comparable to Beach Body bars. Except the are way cheaper and available at Sam’s Club, a big plus for me.

  4. I love shakeology, and it really did help my cravings, but even as a coach it was way too much. I tried vega one but I thought it tasted like sand truth be told 🙁

    Have you ever looked into the TLS slim shakes? They are less sugar, have tons of nutrition just like shakeo, but it’s something like half the cost? (Like $35 for 14 servings)

    1. I haven’t looked into the TLS slim shakes. I’ll have to give them a try! Thanks for the recommendation.

  5. I’ve been using Orgain Organic Protein for years and love it! I prefer the vanilla flavor- I think it tastes like cake batter! (in a delicious way)

  6. Just remember, you get what you pay for with all foods. And if it’s cheaper and easier… trust me 100% it is not as good for your body! 😬

    1. Exactly what I was going to say. The NUMBER 2 ingredient on MOST of these other shakes is ORGANIC CANE SUGAR!! That means MOST of the product is SUGAR!! You can say what you will but Shakeology is full of the best superfoods on the planet! You are paying for HIGH QUALITY ingredients and they are sourced different than here on the USA so you they retain MORE of their nutrients! It’s WORTH EVERY PENNY!

      1. Oh let me guess, are you one of those silly “coaches” that Beachbody “hires?” Come on, you sound like the biggest fanboy/girl with your biased statements. The whole “coach” concept behind Beachbody is one of the most comical things I’ve read in a while.

        1. Yeah…but the number two ingredient in the shakes she listed isn’t cane sugar. It sounds like you’re copy/pasting BeachBody pep talk ads.

          There are people around who want to reap the benefits of a healthy, decent shake without forgoing their mortgage payment.

          To assume there are no alternative options is blindly buying into what a corporation is telling you. A shake isn’t as complicated as BeachBody would like you to believe. Shakeology is easily replaced. You can even make your own formula at home if you want to put the effort into it.

          To assume that BeachBody doesn’t ramp the price up on Shakeology because it’s got a label behind it is, frankly put, naive and comical. You are paying for BeachBody in the same you pay for brand-name clothing.

          It’s absurd to believe it isn’t possible to feed yourself a nutritional shake for less than $4.33 per serving, just like it’s absurd to believe you must pay $60 for a tee-shirt to look attractive. You can feed four people for the cost of one Shakeology meal. You can clothe four kids for the cost of one $60 tee-shirt.

          If you have the money to waste on the label, that is awesome. Good for you. But many of us DON’T, and being told there are no alternatives and that we absolutely cannot get the same results without Skakeology gives the impression that we’re wasting our time with the AMAZING workout programs that BeachBody does offer. They do have AWESOME programs that are spelled out for you like none other. I am a huge fan, and without them, I would probably would not workout at all.

          I wish BeachBody would stop with this Skakeology hype. I believe many customers would feel much less defeated if they were given alternatives solutions to Shakeology by their coaches, because that product is well-beyond the wallet of the majority of Americans.

          Help us out, BeachBody! Give us alternatives to your shake. Your loyal Shakeology customers will still buy your stuff, and those of us who can’t will take your advice and still buy your programs.

          1. Yes!!!!! Thank you! I agree with you wholeheartedly! I love the diversity of Beachbody workout programs, and I am on my way to my goal because of them, but I just can’t justify paying $120 a month for my shakes when I have 4 children to feed and clothe. I am looking forward to trying out the shakes that are listed here. I have been using Vega Protein and Greens for the past month and it’s just not “chocolately” enough for me.

          2. Let us know which one is your favorite! My husband is on Body Beast now and he loves that. We’re also fans of the workouts but not the cost of shakes 🙂

  7. Thanks for this research, I appreciate your hard work. I have yet to find a shake that I like so I’m looking into some of these. I am also looking for my son who is very active in sports. I know that it’s hard to put your information out there and so many people have such strong opinions so I just want to say thanks. I also like the way your blog is set up. Have a great day.

    1. I used Shaeko a few years ago. Until then, the chocolate Shakeo was the ONLY health drink/meal replacement that I actually liked..but the price..I just couldn’t!
      About a month ago, I decided to try (again) to find a replacement for Shakeo. I typed in Shakeology in Amazon’s search and started scrolling. I ended up with Nature’s Bounty Protein and Vitamin shake…it had great reviews and was a fraction of the cost. To me, it tastes, 100% like the chocolate Shakeology. I was glad to see it made her list of alternatives, and I’ll be using this product going forward.

      1. That’s great to hear Amanda! I agree that the Nature’s Bounty tastes amazing! I thought the vanilla was fantastic too if you haven’t tried that one yet. Thanks for sharing your opinion so others can benefit from your experience.

      2. I am very excited to see this, as I also loved the taste of the chocolate shakeology. I can’t wait to try this!

    2. My 15 year old son loves the Orgain Chocolate fudge mentioned here. It is delicious and plant based (whey can cause acne in teens). He’s also an athlete but us type 1 diabetic so this makes him feel like he’s not missing out on treats. I love it as well, and with unsweetened vanilla almond milk, banana and peanut butter, it is very healthy and delicious.

      1. That’s great to hear! I also love combining almond milk, banana and peanut butter with mine. So good! Thanks for sharing your feedback with us!

  8. I was also looking for an alternative and found ideal shakes very tasty. The ideal bars are also good but gives me terrible gas

  9. What is your take on Spiru-Tein? I really like it because it does not taste chalky and the price is reasonable. I love all the added benefits like the protein and vitamins. Your feedback would be greatly appreciated!

    1. Spiru-Tein looks like a good alternative. It is made with non-GMO protein which is great. The sugar content is a bit high at 8g and protein is 14g which is average. I think it’s a reasonably priced alternative!

  10. thank you for all the research that you did. I see the picture you posted of natures bounty says health and body on it. My local Walmart carries natures bounty but it’s label says “well rounded nutrition” The picture you showed says “health and body” on it. and I’m wondering if there’s a difference in the two if I can buy the well-rounded nutrition or if I need to order online to get the health and body one

    1. It appears there are two different varieties. The one that I purchased and tried says “well-rounded nutrition” on it. I hope that helps!

  11. Thank you for the great post! I had been using Vega since stopping Shakeology, but now after your review, I am going to try Nature’s Bounty. I can’t wait to try it! Thank you again!

  12. Up front, I am a coach for the discount only. I’m pretty sure if you publish the actual nutrition labels of these products, you will see why Shakeology is more expensive. It’s pretty misleading to publish a very limited & general overview of these products & say they are comparable. Give us labels side by side & let’s see how they compare. Again, I do not actively sell any B.B. products; however, I think it should be mentioned that, #1 – Shakeology is not a protein shake #2 – there was no mention of all whole food ingredients & use of artificial ingredients in others, etc. I think if you are truly comparing, more research has to be done to actually be accurate.

    1. I completely agree with you Angela. I have tried about 4 or 5 different shakes because of the cost of Shakeology and honestly I do not like any of them near as good as I like Shakeology. And when you compare the ingredients, you are getting what you pay for. I may try the Nature’s Bounty and just see, but I mean even it if tastes very similar to Shakeology it is not going to be anywhere near as good for you. It does kill me to pay that price of Shakeology though.

  13. Thank you for your research with this. I don’t like the aftertaste of artificial sweeteners and stevia. Do these alternatives have either?

    1. The one thing I want to know about all the shakes you recommend is which one keeps you full the longest. The one thing shakeology did for me was to keep me full until lunch time. I’m looking for something that can do that.

  14. I saw this post on Pinterest a few weeks ago and I decided to order the Nature’s Bounty Complete Protein & Vitamin Shake Mix. I too used to drink Shakeology, but I was always trying to figure out how to afford it and going for long stretches without it because of price. I loved the product, not the price. So, the bar was set pretty high for a Shakeology alternative. Some things that really drew me to to the Nature’s Bounty brand were all the probiotics and viatamins, including the B vitamins and Vitamin D, which my doctor recently recommended, as well as the only 2 grams of sugar per serving. (And no artificial sweeteners, not even stevia.) Now that I have the product, I actually think I like the taste (I ordered chocolate) even more than Shakeology. I have been very happy with the Nature’s Bounty Complete Protein & Vitamin shake. I find my cravings are not as bad, but I have also changed my diet where I am eating more healthy foods, which will also naturally reduce cravings.
    Thanks for this post! It did a lot of the research for me! It sounds like others have had good luck with some of these products.

    1. Nature’s Bounty was my personal favorite in terms of taste as well! It’s so yummy. Thanks for sharing your personal experience with all of us! I’m glad to hear the information was useful for you!

  15. I switched to Ideal Shake products and they taste great to me. I use unsweetened Almond milk and ice. You can still make mug cakes and other things with them like Shakeo recipes. The cost is great and their other products are cheaper too. I use BCAA’s (recovery drink) from Ideal Lean (sister company). There’s almost always a special on at least once product so I stock up then and save even more.

  16. I’m sorry but I’ve yet to find a shake that is close to shakeo. Exante contains soy and a whopping 14g of sugar! Soy leads to cancer, blocks thyroid function and causes a slew of health issues.
    Idealshake and a few others contain sucralose which is detrimental to weight loss and causes migraines in many people. Vega and orgain are like sucking Chalk.

    Please provide VIABLE alternatives as the ones here are NOT comparable one bit

  17. Orgain has an Organic Protein and Superfood Shake. I buy it at Costco. It costs a couple dollars more than the protein shake but is still way less than Shakeology. Costco only sells the super food one in vanilla, but it tastes way better than Vega in my opinion.

  18. Can someone please let me know which shake provides the most sustainable energy and that feeling of fullness as a meal replacement? My husband and I have been drinking Thrive shakes for the past 3 years and didn’t realize sucralose was an ingredient! Guess we’re not very good label readers or were just ignorant to the fact because we’ve felt so much better and can tell a difference on the days we don’t use. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease due to thyroid problems so I’ve eliminated gluten from my diet and try to watch soy content. Thrive says gluten free but not certified.

    We’re basically addicted to whatever Thrive puts in its shakes, I’m guessing the black tea extract, and can’t seem to find another shake that gives us that boost of energy without the jittery feeling. (haven’t tried the ones mentioned above) I’m not real concerned about taste because of the fruits and veggies that we mix with our morning shake. Need a recommendation please!

    1. I would go with the Orgain organic shakes in your case. It has clean, organic ingredients and is also gluten free and soy free. It’s my hubby’s favorite shake.

  19. I appreciate this post. I’m doing research before starting beach body. Because, the cost of Shakeology, honestly has me turned off to the whole program. If Shakeology isn’t a meal replacement or protein shake, what purpose does it serve? I’m new so I don’t know. Thank you!

    1. You’re welcome and I’m glad you found this information helpful. You definitely don’t need to do Shakeology to successfully do the Beachbody program. Both my husband and I have had great success with Beachbody workouts and using other shakes. You can use the shakes as a meal replacement in place of breakfast or a snack and is a great post-workout drink to help build muscle. Good luck with it!!

  20. I’ve been using Vega Sport Premium Protein (chocolate and vanilla) and have been very happy with it as an alternative to Shakeology. I agree that Shakeology is extremely expensive. I’ve been a Beachbody customer for over 6 years and have seen great results using their exercise programs completely without Shakeology!
    Vega Sport
    $1.44 per serving
    Calories 160
    Total Carbs 4g
    Sugars 1g
    Protein 30g

    5g BCAA’s
    2B CFU probiotics
    Non GMO

    1. Thanks so much for sharing your personal experience. It is always helpful to see what others think of the products and how they work for them.

  21. I agree that Vega doesn’t taste as good as Shakeology. I want to sample all these alternatives 😉 Vega does have a sample pack which is a terrific option for those who just want to give one shake a try. I ordered one online, but I’ve also found them in Target.

    Is it do-able to try Beachboy even when you have a family who is not participating?

    1. Thanks for the feedback about Vega! It is definitely doable to do Beachbody even if your family isn’t! Both my husband and I have done it without participation from the rest of the family. There have been times that just one of us is doing it and not the other. Totally doable!

  22. Thanks for the recommendation! I bought the chocolate and vanilla. So far I’ve tried the chocolate and it’s delicious. I buy Shakeology and have been looking for another more inexpensive option and this seems perfect so far.

    1. Oh I’m so glad to hear you like the chocolate. The vanilla was my fave! They are both tasty. Glad this article helped you find an alternative that works for you.

  23. My favorite is called MRM Veggie Protein. You can find it lots of places online and in Natural Grocer stores. It’s about $23-30 a container depending on where you get it, and there are 30 servings. It’s pea, hemp, and brown rice protein. Vegan, 1.5 g added sugars, 22g of protein. Uses stevia as sweetener. I think there’s chocolate and vanilla: I like the vanilla with a bit of peanut powder added! It does have a bit of a “green” flavor and it’s not silky smooth because it’s plant-based, but it’s not what would call grainy. There are chia seeds in it so it thickens up to a nice consistency. It keeps you full for a long time, too. I’ve also tried the Organix. I thought it was ok.
    I’m using Aldi brand vanilla whey protein right now because I ran out of the MRM and haven’t gotten around to ordering more. It’s ok in a pinch. It makes good protein waffles, but I don’t like the sweetener it uses as much and also feel better using vegan protein blends.

    1. I am working on a post with organic options and will try to include some stevia and soy free options as well!

  24. I used Shaekology for about 3 years. I experienced great results by coupling it with their PiYo program. Before ever trying it, I read an article that outlined negative affects of pea protein powder. I kind of dismissed it until I began to experience the affects for myself. One of the ingredients in Shakeology is pea protein powder. Apparently, it has the potential to accumulate in your joints and cause arthritis-like pain and stiffness. I thought maybe I was experiencing the pain and stiffness due to my job and age. I work as a sign language interpreter which produces a lot of wear and tear on the body. I saw a doctor who said I didn’t have arthritis. I started physical therapy and chiropractic care but nothing reduced the pain. I quit taking Shakeology, after remembering the article I had read. Within 6 months the pain and stiffness was gone. I have not experienced those symptoms for the past 2 years, after quitting Shakeology. I have never had anything specifically diagnosed that said it was the pea protein. Additionally, I have never tried another shake product.

    1. Wow! What an awful experience. I’m so glad you came here and shared your experience with others so we can all be aware of that. Great thing to watch out for, especially when choosing protein shakes. Thanks so much!

  25. I have been using 310 shake and I absolutely love it. I believe the shake is 90 calories per serving, pea protein, tastes great! I add half water, half almond milk with fruit of choice and a bit of crushed ice or sometimes banana with some pb2 😊 I couldn’t tell you what the difference is in price from shakeology (I’m shotgun on a 7 hour road trip), but I do believe it’s less expensive and still a high quality shake. I’ve tried the vanilla and toasted coconut. Delicious. You can buy it online or look into it if you fancy.

  26. I stumbled upon this post when looking for less expensive alternatives to Shakeology. I like the shakes and all the superfoods, but it is very pricey. I ordered IdealShape shakes based on your recommendation that it is a good alternative. I should have read the nutrition label first. I received my order yesterday and was appalled by what’s in it. The ingredient list is in no way comparable to Shakeology. It’s full of crap ingredients including maltodextrin and Sucralose. Needless to say, I’m returning the shakes. I’m not putting that crap in my body. I think that if you’re making a list of alternatives, they should be quality alternatives with quality ingredients.

    1. Hi Lisa! We recognize that everyone has different preferences and ingredient desires so we try to offer up all alternatives. With that said, if you prefer a cleaner label then we highly recommend trying OGX shakes as they are non-GMO and have beneficial ganoderma in them which has huge health benefits (over 3,000 pubmed studies on it!). Read more here: https://musthavemom.com/shakeology-alternative-ogx-fenix/ Hope that helps!

  27. Thank you for this article! I have been using Shakeology for over a year and recently tried herbalife when a juice bar opened up. Upon comparing with Shakeo, I found concerns with both. I am very interested in trying Vega One or Natures Bounty, but wanted to know your take on Ideal Shake and 310 Shake.

  28. Thanks for this list of alternatives! I was lucky enough to score a free bag of shakeology caffe off one of my friends. I really do not want to pay the price for another bag, but one thing I’ve been doing to help make it last longer is using half Chocolate Orgain and half Caffe shakeology (mixed ahead of time) with half water and half unsweetened almond milk. I like the taste of shakeology much better, but Orgain is so much cheaper! I may end up buying another bag of shakeology and continue the half and half to keep the taste decent and the price down (about 2.71/serving). I also may try 2/3 orgain and 1/3 shakeology next (2.17/serving) to bring the price down even more. Hopefully this can help someone else out who struggles with the chalkiness of Orgain!

    1. That’s what I do! I love the quality and taste of Shakeology PLUS the bounty of flavors such as Cafe Latte, Peppermint Mocha, Salted Caramel, but like the price and quality of Orgain…. so in an effort to cut cost, I mix! Delish!

  29. I use primal fuel cocnut protien powders. it was developed by the same guy who developed shakeology.. 30 day supply for less than $40, averages about $1.33 per serving. I love it because its so clean 😉

  30. I love the taste of the Shakeology chocolate. Can you tell me if one tastes similar? I usually have a hard time drinking shakes 🤢

    1. I definitely recommend the chocolate OGX Fenix if you are struggling with the flavor/texture. I have major issues with that and I LOVE the OGX Fenix taste/texture.

  31. I have been using 310 Nutrition in my personal shakes as the protein powder, I like the lower sugarcalorie levels, and it’s plant based with some good nutritional pieces to it, but at 68$ a bag (I have been doing BoGos and getting 4 bags for 130$ but they are catching on)I’ve started looking for alternatives to 310…Everything out that has so many calories, Orgain is 150 Cal which is almost double 310…and for me working on losing weight, too much

    1. I am really loving the Organo OGX protein powder. It has the added superfood ganoderma which aids the body in so many ways. Hoping you can find a shake you like at your price point! 🙂

  32. Had the Natures Bounty suggested to me as an alternative to shakeology, and it’s been fantastic. I got chocolate and powdered peanut butter to go with it and it’s delicious! I’m going to try these others as well though! Thanks!

  33. I noticed Vega has stevia leaf extract. I dislike that aspartame taste when using stevia sweetener or eating/drinking diet food. I wanted to try Vega, but I’m wondering if you can taste the stevia?

    1. I haven’t noticed any bad aftertaste from the stevia. I do like stevia though so I may not be a good judge if you are really adverse to it. I do know the taste you are talking about and don’t like stevia that has that.

  34. Hi! Have you ever looked in Ka’Chava? It’s vegan and has all the probiotics and greens that Shalkeology brags. I am curious about your thoughts. Thanks!

  35. An insightful alternative to Shakeology shakes that are less expensive but still nutritious. It highlights five different shake options, emphasizing their cost-effectiveness and nutritional benefits, making it easier for readers to find a suitable Shakeology substitute without breaking the bank. For anyone looking to maintain their fitness regimen while saving money, this post is a must-read.

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