While other shakes may be less upfront about cost and even less upfront about ingredients, it's important to look at the big picture. Since other shakes aren't as nutritious as Shakeology, the companies might recommend that you buy a separate vitamin and mineral pack that could run an extra $150 per month! If you want chocolate flavoring, then you might be out another $25 per month for a separate flavor packet. And if you want metabolism-boosting effects and appetite control, you might have to buy two additional products at $50 each. Once you add it all up, most other shakes are hardly a good deal. When I say to folks that there really isn't anything else on the market that can compare to Shakeology, it's the absolute truth.