Shakeology is a quite successful supplement program that has been heavily marketed in the fitness industry. While there are many positives to the program, cost is not one of them. Shakeology’s formula is not all that unique. Bottom Line Up Front: I personally prefer Vega One as the top less expensive Shakeology substitute. It’s virtually identical nutrient profile at half the price, makes it the most logical choice for Shakeology users looking to switch.