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Shakeology vs Vega One: A Simple, No-Nonsense Comparison

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As I discovered when I was researching alternatives to Shakeology, Vega One is one of Shakeology’s biggest competitors. I was wondering, how do Shakeology and Vega One really compare? I did my best to cut through the hype and make an honest comparison of Shakeology vs. Vega One. Note: I also do a full comparison of Shakeology vs 310 Shake).

Before we get into the specifics, here’s a basic table comparing the basic stats of Shakeolody Whey (original), Shakeology Vegan, and Vega One Organic Meal Replacement:

Shakeology vs Vega One: Comparison Table

Shakeology Whey Chocolate
Shakeology Vegan Chocolate
Vega One Organic Meal Replacement
Calories
160
160
150
Fat (g)
2.5
3
5
Total Carbs (g)
18
17
10
Fiber (g)
6
6
4
Total Sugars (g)
7
7
1
Protein (g)
17
16
20
Main protein
Whey (milk)
Pea
Pea
Sodium (mg)
170
280
250
Sweeteners
Cane sugar, Stevia
Cane sugar, Stevia
Stevia
Vitamin-Fortified?
Yes
No
Yes
Probiotics?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Vegan?
No
Yes
Yes
Gluten-free?
Not certified
Not certified
Yes
Organic?
Not certified
Not certified
Yes

Shakeology vs Vega One: Cost

Shakeology costs around $130 for 24 servings or over $5/serving. Vega One is MUCH less expensive than Shakeology. You can see the current prices on Amazon.com for the various sizes of Vega One in the table below:

Vega One Organic All-In-One Shake, Chocolate (9 servings,...
Vega One Organic Meal Replacement Plant Based Protein...
Vega One Organic Meal Replacement Plant Based Protein...
Vega One Organic All-In-One Shake, Chocolate (9 servings,...
Vega One Organic Meal Replacement Plant Based Protein...
Vega One Organic Meal Replacement Plant Based Protein...
Number of servings
10
20
45
$27.18
$51.87
$97.99
Vega One Organic All-In-One Shake, Chocolate (9 servings,...
Vega One Organic All-In-One Shake, Chocolate (9 servings,...
Number of servings
10
$27.18
Vega One Organic Meal Replacement Plant Based Protein...
Vega One Organic Meal Replacement Plant Based Protein...
Number of servings
20
$51.87
Vega One Organic Meal Replacement Plant Based Protein...
Vega One Organic Meal Replacement Plant Based Protein...
Number of servings
45
$97.99

Taste of Vega One vs Shakeology

In the reviews of Vega One, there is a fair amount of discussion about the taste and consistency differences between Shakeology and Vega One. The one thing that most agree on is that Shakeology is thicker than Vega One.

Most people agree that Vega One also tastes sweeter than Shakeology. That’s a bit surprising since Shakeology contains real sugar (along with stevia) and Vega One only contains stevia.

Which taste and texture is better seems to be a matter of personal taste, with some preferring Shakeology and some people preferring Vega One. There does not seem to be a clear winner on taste.

Vega One Vs Shakeology: Calories & Fat

They have similar pretty calorie counts (160 vs 150), but Shakeology is lower in total fat than Vega One (2.5g or 3g vs 5g).

Protein Types & Amount

Let’s compare the protein types and amounts in Shakeology Whey, Shakeology Vegan, and Vega One.

Shakeology Whey contains 17 grams of protein from:

  • Whey
  • Pea
  • Flax
  • Quinoa

Shakeology Vegan contains 16 grams from:

  • Pea
  • Flax
  • Quinoa
  • Rice

Vega One contains 20 grams of protein from:

  • Organic Pea protein
  • Organic Sunflower seed
  • Organic Pumpkin seed

Overall, Vega One has higher overall protein and it is from all plant-based organic sources.

Vega One Shake

Vitamins & Minerals

Here’s a chart comparing the vitamin & mineral content of Shakeology Whey, Shakeology Vegan, and Vega One.

Daily % For Each Vitamin or Mineral
Shakeology Whey Chocolate
Shakeology Vegan Chocolate
Vega One Organic Meal Replacement
Vit A
35
50
Vit C
200
28
50
Vit D
100
50
Vit E
35
Vit K2
90
Vit K2
35
Thiamine
35
50
Riboflavin
35
50
Vit B6
50
50
Folate
50
8
Vitamin B12
50
15
Biotin
35
6
Pantothenic Acid
35
Calcium
20
2
15
Iron
22
33
30
Iodine
35
Magnesium
35
8
Zinc
50
2
Selenium
35
15
Chromium
35
Potassium
10
9
Manganese
15

Vega One and Shakeology Whey are both vitamin-fortified and contain many similar vitamin levels, although there are some differences. Shakeology Vegan is not vitamin-fortified and contains many fewer vitamins and minerals than Vega One.

Pre- and Probiotics & Fiber

Shakeology (Whey & Vegan) contains:

  • Yacon Root (insoluble fiber)
  • Chiccory Root (insoluble fiber)
  • 6 grams of fiber total
  • Bacillus coagulant (probiotic)
  • Amylase (digestive enzyme)
  • Cellulase (digestive enzyme)
  • Lactase (digestive enzyme for milk)
  • Glucoamylase (digestive enzyme)
  • Alpha-Galactosidase (digestive enzyme)
  • Invertase (digestive enzyme for sugar)

Vega One contains:

  • 2 billion+ Bacillus coagulans probiotics
  • 4 grams of fiber

Both Shakeology and Vega One contain fiber, but Shakeology has a higher amount (6g vs 4g). Both contain the same probiotics. Shakeology does not specify how many probiotics it has while Vega One states it’s 2 billion+. Shakeology contains digestive enzymes, while Vega One does not.

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Shakeology vs Vega One: Carbs & Net Carbs

Shakeology Whey Chocolate
Shakeology Vegan Chocolate
Vega One Organic Meal Replacement
Total Carbs (g)
18
17
10
Fiber (g)
6
6
4
Net Carbs
12
11
6

Vega One has lower total carbs than Shakeology (10g vs 18g or 17g) and lower net carbs than Shakeology (6g vs 12g or 11g).

Shakeology vs Vega One: Sodium Content

Shakeology Whey Chocolate
Shakeology Vegan Chocolate
Vega One Organic Meal Replacement
Sodium (mg)
170
280
250
Sodium Daily %
7%
12%
10%

Sweetener Types and Sugar Content

Shakeology Whey and Shakeology Vegan are both sweetened with cane sugar and stevia. They both have 7 grams of sugar per serving. Vega One has lower sugar (1g vs 7g) because it is sweetened with stevia only.

Certifications: Vegan, Organic, Gluten-Free

  • Vega One and Shakeology Vegan are both vegan. Shakeology Whey is not vegan because it contains whey, which is a milk product.
  • Vega One is certified organic, while Shakeology is not. Shakeology says this is because their complex sourcing makes it impractical for organic certification, but Vega One contains similar ingredients and does carry organic certification.
  • Vega One is certified gluten-free and Shakeology is not. Shakeology says that it doesn’t contain any gluten ingredients, but it is not certified gluten-free and their label says that it is processed in the same facility as wheat products.
Vega One Organic All-In-One Shake, Chocolate (9 servings,...
Vega One Organic Meal Replacement Plant Based Protein...
Vega One Organic Meal Replacement Plant Based Protein...
Vega One Organic All-In-One Shake, Chocolate (9 servings,...
Vega One Organic Meal Replacement Plant Based Protein...
Vega One Organic Meal Replacement Plant Based Protein...
Number of servings
10
20
45
$27.18
$51.87
$97.99
Vega One Organic All-In-One Shake, Chocolate (9 servings,...
Vega One Organic All-In-One Shake, Chocolate (9 servings,...
Number of servings
10
$27.18
Vega One Organic Meal Replacement Plant Based Protein...
Vega One Organic Meal Replacement Plant Based Protein...
Number of servings
20
$51.87
Vega One Organic Meal Replacement Plant Based Protein...
Vega One Organic Meal Replacement Plant Based Protein...
Number of servings
45
$97.99

Have you compared Shakeology and Vega One?

I’d love to hear what you think! Which is one is better? Is Shakeology worth the higher cost?

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