“Can anyone find an affordable alternative for Shakeology?” is THE number one question people ask when they get the sticker shock of the price of Shakeology. I get it. The thought of paying $140* for a monthly bag is a lot of money to shell out. I won’t derail this post on the pros and cons of Shakeology, but if you’re looking for something a little more affordable, I have found a GREAT option for you to try. I can guarantee that there are some coaches out there that don’t want you here this information, but I can also guarantee that as a former coach myself I will give you as balanced of a review as possible.
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When I first heard about this product, I was still a coach. There was an entire panic episode over these shakes that were being marketed as a “ingredients comparable to Shakeology” product. Honestly, I never really paid much attention to the uproar, and eventually it slipped from my memory. Fast forward to a couple of months ago, and I stumbled across these Omnihealth shakes. Curiosity got the best of me, so I bought a box and decided to give it a try. Just to let you know – there’s some good and bad, so I hope you will read on for my complete experience. First, let’s start with the facts:
The ingredients are similar. I’m not a fan of the way Shakeology lists their ingredients, so it’s hard to do a side-by-side comparison. I’m not going to do a thorough analysis, but the information is above. Also – it is worth noting that Omnihealth has less sugars (7 grams vs 9 grams in Shakeology).
Is the exact same. To be fair, I’ve been going through the last of my vegan Chocolate Shakeology, which tastes different than the non-vegan version (which I am comparing). However, I believe the chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry Omnihealth all taste like the regular versions of Shakeology.
These shakes were originally marketed to be sold at Walmart. A few months ago, I happened to see these at Walmart, but they were clearanced out from my store. However, they are still available on Amazon. The cost is significantly cheaper than Shakeology, but since they are sold through 3rd party vendors, the price is subject to change.
Overall, the pros:
- This product offers a similar alternative at a great price.
- Taste is good and comparable to Shakeology.
- Unless you can find a coach willing to let you participate without a Shakeology purchase, you might not be able to join any challenge groups. If this is important to you, then you might want to re-evaluate by investing in Shakeology with a GOOD coach.
- Customer Service/Company. When I originally purchased these shakes from Walmart, I bought the three flavor variety box. I had absolutely no issues with the Vanilla and Strawberry. However, the chocolate packets were HORRENDOUS. It had a horrible taste so it was likely a bad batch. I did end up purchasing the Chocolate only boxes, and have had no problems with the taste whatsoever. I tried to contact the Omnihealth company. The website listed on their boxes is no longer active, so I had to do some research to find the correct site. I called the phone number to inquire about my bad flavors, and spoke to a live person before leaving an answering machine message, but I never received a response. (It’s been over a month). One of the reasons I waited so long to give a review on this product was I was unsure as to whether this company would still be around. However, it seems that the company is still active (via Facebook and they have a new domain available.
- UPDATE: This product is no longer available. I’m confident that while there are many suitable alternatives, I haven’t found an exact match for Shakeology’s ingredients and nutrition. Keep an eye out here as I continue this search!