Weight Loss

exante vs Shakeology: A Complete Meal Replacement Shake Comparison

If your current goal is getting fit and losing weight, we want to help.

Our mission at IdealShape is helping you achieve your ideal shape; not just for your wedding, your vacation next summer, or your 25 year high school reunion, but for life!

We believe meal replacement shakes are one of the easiest and most effective ways to help you achieve your weight loss goals.

But, we’re not the only company out there who’s created shakes, recipes, and other means of support to get you into the shape you’ve always wanted to be in.

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IdealShake meal replacement shake tastes delicious and keeps you full. Replace 1–2 meals each day and lose weight — or your money back!

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Since our main goal is helping you, that’s exactly what we’re doing with this post. We’ve done our homework and have compared ourselves with Shakeology, another meal replacement shake company.

We’re not going to tell you which to choose — we’re going to let the facts do the talking, and hope that once you see them laid out you can decide which path is the straight and narrow one leading you on the way to your ideal shape.

Dare to Compare

For this comparison, we will look at what each one has to offer in the following areas: products, flavors, nutrition, craving control, non-edible extras, and price.


The types and number of products a company offers is huge, so let’s start off with what products each offers.


We offer 7 different products:

    • IdealBar-Weight loss snack bar
    • IdealBoost-Water enhancer to increase energy and block hunger
        • IdealBlock-Supplement to convert carbs into energy
        • IdealTrim-Supplement to help control appetite
        • IdealBurn-Supplement to increase metabolism and burn fat
    • IdealCollagen-Beauty supplement for hair skin, and nails
    • IdealGreens-Greens powder for extra nutrition and antioxidants


You get 2 products:

Product Type IdealShape Shakeology
Meal Replacement Shake Powder

Powder Boosts


Snack/Protein Bars

Energy Water Enhancer

Weight Loss Supplements


Shake Flavors

Trainer Kami looking at a tub of vanilla idealshake.

A good company gives you options. If you’re going to have a shake every day, you want to switch it up and rotate different flavors.


IdealShape offers several flavors, like in traditional IdealShake

  • Chocolate
  • Vanilla
  • Strawberry
  • Mocha
  • Chocolate Cream Pie
  • Orange Cream
  • Mint Chocolate
  • Salted Caramel
  • Chocolate Cream Pie

And a delicious flavor in IdealShake Super:

  • Vanilla


Shakeology offers 7 flavors:

  • Chocolate
  • Vanilla
  • Strawberry
  • Greenberry
  • Chocolate Vegan
  • Tropical Strawberry Vegan
  • Cafe Latte
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Flavor Varieties



Nutritional Value

kami washing greens

Let’s be honest, nutrition is important. If you’re going to replace a meal or two each day, you need to know that you’re receiving enough vitamins, minerals, calories, fiber, and protein to maintain good health.

Since IdealShape and Shakeology have multiple meal replacement shakes, let’s compare the nutritional value of 1 scoop of IdealShake, Shakeology, and IdealShake Super.


A chocolate IdealShake contains 120 calories, 3 grams of fat, 12 grams of carbs, 5 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugar, and 11 grams of protein. In terms of your recommended daily value of vitamins and minerals, this shake offers 19 vitamins and minerals.

In order to create a shake that is low in calories and sugar, but also tastes great, IdealShake uses artificial sweeteners. For more info on the sweeteners we use, check out this post.

If you’re not a fan of artificial sweeteners, IdealShake Super uses stevia to sweeten. It has 110 calories, 5g of fiber, 12g of protein, and a blend of 7 different superfoods. For a more in depth comparison of IdealShake vs IdealShake super, click here. 


A Shakeology chocolate shake contains 160 calories, 2 grams of fat, 17 grams of carbs, 6 grams of fiber, 6 grams of sugars, and 17 grams of protein and 23 essential vitamins and minerals. Additionally Shakeology is filled with some exotic plants and herbs, like chia, rose hips, ashwagandha, and yacon root.


All Shakeology shakes are free from artificial sweeteners and flavors.

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Fat (grams)



Carbs (grams)



Fiber (grams)



Sugar (grams)



Protein (grams)



 Craving Control

If you’re going to shed some pounds, you can’t eat every time you feel hungry (or “think” you’re hungry) and you can’t give in to your sweet tooth with a Coke and chocolate chip cookie every time you get a hankering. Luckily, IdealShape and Shakeology each have products that work as hunger-blockers.


IdealShakes control your hunger and cravings for up to three hours with a blend. We use a mixture of fiber and Slendesta, a protein extract from a white potato that’s used as an appetite suppressant. Proteinase inhibitor 2, or PI2, stimulates the release of cholecystokinin (CCK), which tells your brain that you’re full so you quit eating sooner.

Note: IdealShake Super does not contain Slendesta, instead it uses protein and fiber to curb hunger. 


The fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals used in Shakeology shakes are what block your feelings of hunger. These ingredients can curb your appetite up to three hours.

IdealShape Shakeology
Hunger Blocking Duration

3 hours

3 hours

Non-Edible Extras

kami with idealplan

Extras are great. Whether it’s a Christmas work bonus or your waiter sending you home with extra hot rolls just because, we all love getting more than we planned. And IdealShape and Shakeology give their customers more than just food.


When you’re an IdealShape client, you receive several additional advantages including:

  • Free eBooks and recipes
  • Free workout challenges
  • The IdealPlan, our in depth guide to losing weight and keeping it off for good
  • A 30-day money back guarantee
  • A shaker bottle (only comes with certain deals)
  • Option to purchase low-cost, single-serving packs of most flavors


Shakeology added perks include:

  • Various recipes that incorporate their shakes plus other fresh, healthy ingredients
  • A 30-day money back guarantee if you don’t like what you try
  • Option to purchase a seven-day sample pack with one of each flavor
IdealShape Shakeology

30-Day Money Back Guarantee


Meal & Exercise Plan


Shaker Bottle


Last but certainly not least is the price difference. And let’s be honest, how often is price the only factor we really care about? I think more often than not we look at a product’s price tag and make our decision solely off that.


Each product costs its own price, and we also offer deals when you buy in bulk and special offers throughout the year. Here’s the price breakdown on some of our more popular products:

  • 30 Day IdealPlan (2 tubs of IdealShake, 4 boxes of IdealBars, the IdealPlan eBook and a shaker bottle) — $139.98
  • 1 tub (30 servings) of IdealShake mix — $49.99
  • IdealShake Sample packs–$2.99 each
  • 4 boxes (each box is 7 servings) of snacks of your choice, either IdealBar snack bars ($12.99) or IdealChips ($17.99)
  • 1 box (30 servings) of IdealBoost weight loss drink packets — $39.99
  • Admission to the 15 Day IdealShape For Life Challenge

For a complete list of our prices, please visit our website.


You can order meal replacement shakes, boosts, a shake sampler, shaker cup, and storage canister from Shakeology. Below are their prices:

  • Meal replacement shake (30 servings in a bag or 24 single-serve packets) — $129.95
  • Boosts (20 servings) — $34.85-44.95
  • Shakeology Super Sampler (one sample pack of each flavor) — $34.95
  • Shaker cup — $6.95
  • Home storage canister — $19.95
IdealShape Shakeology
30 servings



Cost Per Serving



IdealShape or Shakeology?

idealshakes and kami


If you’ve tried IdealShape, Shakeology, or both, we’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions. And if you’re still on the fence, we hope this information has helped you finally decide which company and products are going to get you on the way to reaching your weight loss goals! IdealShape or Shakeology?

Still not sure which one to try? Check out these independent reviews:


*Disclaimer: Shakeology is associated with the Beachbody fitness program. To get the benefits of both you must sign up (at an additional cost) through Beachbody. Please keep in mind that this comparison is solely between IdealShape and Shakeology. 


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Kami Price

Kami Price

Head Trainer & Nutritionist

Kami Price is the Head Trainer for IdealShape. She is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, a Pn.1 Certified Nutrition Coach, and Certified Yoga Instructor. Kami has been in the fitness world for over 10 years and prior to joining IdealShape owned one of the biggest private gyms in Utah.

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