Both Shakeology and Vega One are shakes meant to do more than just help you lose weight.
They should help with weight loss, especially if you replace one meal each day with one of these shakes, but many consumers use them as an energy boost too.
These users believe a shake in the morning helps them feel more refreshed and get through their workday.
This is because both shakes contain a combination of nutrients and herbal ingredients that should help your body function perfectly, increase your energy and even reduce food cravings.
While Shakeology is very popular, the main complaint from users is about the price. Vega One, on the other hand, is a very popular and cost effective alternative to Shakeology.
What ingredients do the shakes contain?
Both shakes contain a mix of nutrients – Protein, Vitamins and Minerals together with a bunch of herbs and super healthy vegetables.
They both contain plant based protein, such as pea protein, rice protein and hemp protein and saviseed (Sacha Inchi) protein.
The plant based protein help you build and repair your muscles, they are beneficial for you hair, skin and nails and they even help maintain normal blood sugar levels.
Furthermore, both shakes contain an assortment of herbal ingredients and popular superfoods.
Vega One contains broccoli, kale, spinach and spirulina which make this shake green and a dried fruit and vegetable blend, containing nutrients extracted from carrot, beet, tomato, apple, cranberry, a bunch of other fruits and even shiitake mushrooms.
Shakeology’s green blend is a bit different and it contains moringa, barley grass, kamut grass, wheat grass and oat grass. Both shakes contain some superfoods from all over the world, such as maca root, goji berry and acai berry.
There is a difference though – Vega One contains a couple of ingredients that you could also find at your local food market, like broccoli and spinach, while Shakeology contains more carefully picked exotic superfoods. Overall, vitamins and minerals extracted from both of these should cover most of a person’s daily needs.
Both shakes have a probiotic blend and a digestive enzyme blend. They are different though. Vega One’s probiotic blend contains lactobacillus acidophilus La-14 and Bifidobacterium bifidum which are the most commonly used probiotics. Shakeology, on the other hand has yacon root and lactobacillus sporogenes.
Shakeology’s digestive enzymes are also more impressive, which is confirmed by user reviews which report better digestion when using Shakeology.
As expected, both shakes contain a low amount of calories. Still, Shakeology has 160 calories, while Vega One has 150. Vega One also contains a slightly larger amount of protein.
It has 20g of protein per serving while Shakeology has 16g. It is only 3g, but they can still make a big difference in the long run.
In addition to this, Shakeology has 9g of sugar per serving, while Vega One has only 1g. This is really a big difference if you are trying to lose weight and cut out sugars.
The situation is similar with sodium contents – Shakeology has 150mg while Vega One has only 170 mg, While the 170mg of sodium is not the highest sodium content ever and definitely not a dealbreaker, less sodium is always better.
In conclusion, both shakes have really impressive nutritional values and the sugar contents are the only really noticeable difference.
Shakeology is definitely sweeter than Vega One, and Vega One has more of a vegetable taste. This is because Vega One is sweetened with stevia, but if you do not like it there is an unsweetened option. The texture of Vega One shake is also more grainy.
Shakeology offers 6 favors – chocolate, vanilla, cafe latte, strawberry and greenberry, They have recently added vegan options, while Vega One is completely vegan and they even recommend mixing it with non-dairy milk substitutes like coconut or almond milk.
Vega One has some interesting flavor options, such as Vanilla Chai, Coconut Almond and Mocha.
Overall, users seem to like the Shakeology flavors more, except the greenberry one which has had some complaints. Vega One maybe doesn’t taste as nice but that is because of lower sugar contents.
Shakeology and Vega One user reviews
With Shakeology, users actually report a rise in energy and digestion improvement, which is often not the case with Vega One.
The amount of time a shake will keep you full and suppress your hunger is also very important. Shakeology is probably a little better in this sense. Users have experienced anywhere from 2 hours to 4 hours of fullness with both of these shakes.
One problem with Vega One is that they don’t reveal how much of which ingredient they are losing. This information could really be useful to consumers when choosing their shake.
They have quite a few differences, but they both have impressive nutritional values.
The same thing doesn’t always work for everyone, but both Vega One and Shakeology are definitely worth trying!