Meal replacement shakes Shakeology and 310 Shake need little introduction. These two meal substitutes are among the most popular in the market, and there is a reason why they have finally been pitted against each other. Information on what each individual shake is capable of is widely available. What most people don’t know is how the two compare, specifically which one packs more bang for your buck. This in-depth review seeks to uncover just how the two compare toe-to-toe and what you should expect.
Shakeology reviews will tell you that it’s the best thing since sliced bread, whereas 310 Shakes reviews will also assure you that there’s nothing better. For conclusive results, the two meal replacement shakes will be compared across the board as features like taste, cost, and even nutritional value are taken into account.
After unveiling a new line of tasty shake formulas, 310 Shake became one of the few genuinely tasty meal replacement shakes out there. The revamped shakes feature a “rich and creamy taste” that is apparently so good, you can drink them straight by just adding a bit of water. They fair incredibly well taste-wise when blended with fruits too.
It’s hard to speak about Shakeology’s taste in the same breath. If you’ve read the Shakeology nutrition facts, you’ll see that it’s packed full of ingredients that you’ll be hard-pressed to find in most of these other shakes in the market. Unfortunately, the shakes have retained their not very appetizing plant-like taste that many users have found impossible to get used to.
Turning back to 310 Shake, you’ll find flavors galore. Vanilla Chai, Salted Caramel, and Mocha are available on top of the usual basics, Strawberry, Vanilla, and Chocolate, albeit for a limited time. Several reviews have shown that each flavor is “genuinely delicious”.
Shakeology clearly loses this one as its extra-thick texture makes it even harder to love. This doesn’t say anything negative about shakeology ingredients list.
Sugar is the main contributor to weight gain, so having a ton of it in your meal replacement shake will yield counterproductive results. But because it’s almost impossible not to have sugar in our meals (at least when it comes to shakes), a little bit of it can be tolerable.
This 310 Shake and Shakeology comparison tested each flavor of each of the meal replacement shakes, and it was discovered that the Vanilla Shakeology contained 7 grams of sugar per serving. In contrast, the 310 Shake has only 1 gram of sugar in all of their shakes, according to the label. The reason? The makers of 310 Shake apparently make use of “advanced technology and natural sweeteners” to create their delicious plant-based brews. On this score, the 310 Shake emerges victor once more thanks to its low sugar content.
This is where meal replacement shakes prove their worth: protein content. Shakeology shakes off the 310 Shake in this category, albeit with just a gram of difference. It contains 16g of protein while its better-tasting counterpart has only 15g. Is this enough to make a significant difference? You decide.
Shakeology formulas boast a proprietary mixture of plant-based and whey-based proteins. The shakes contain proteins from peas, quinoa, whey, flax, chia, and sacha inchi. 310 Shake, on the other hand, combines three of the best sources of plant protein–pea, brown rice, and hemp. Objectively, the two are on equal footing when it comes to protein content.
Fiber is responsible for creating the feeling of being full or satisfied after consuming the shakes. It also cleans up the digestive tract, which is why it is listed as one of the necessary nutrients in a balanced diet. Here, the two differ only marginally once again, with 310 Shake carrying 5 grams of fiber in every serving, which is only two grams more than what each serving of Shakeology contains. Whether it’s enough to make a difference is up to you, but 310 Shake wins the fiber content category.
Cost When it comes to meal replacement shakes, cheap isn’t always better. That said, you’ll be saving over $60 a month if you go for the 310 Shake, which costs just a little over $2 per serving. In comparison, Shakeology shakes go for over $4 per serving, making each serving worth two 310 Shake servings (fiscally speaking, of course).
In the end, both shakes are fundamentally shadows of each other, with one being better tasting and more affordable. The 310 Shake proves to be a slightly better option, at least when it comes taste, fiber content, and cost.