Individual taste can vary, especially sweetness which can be very personal.
We blend stevia with thaumatin (a natural sweetener from an African fruit) to achieve a balanced sweetness. Taste is very personal and we all react to flavours differently, some people dislike the bitter flavour but some enjoy it for example. And sweetness is no exception.
Here are a few things you could try to adjust the sweetness:
- The best way we’ve found is to use 1/2 unflavoured protein powder - such as our Pureblend and 1/2 of the flavour you have now. So you’d end up with 1/2 the sweetness and all the protein. This works really well for our customers who want to keep their shakes with maximum protein and moderate sweetness.
- Adding more tart frozen berries and some greens could offset the sweetness and make it more balanced for you.
- If you don’t mind your drink to be a little more diluted, you could try adding 1/2-1 cup more liquid (unsweetened nut milks or water). If you don’t have any nut milks on hand, you could also try adding a spoonful of your favourite nut butter or even a plant-based yogurt.
- Another way to dilute the sweetness is to add a bitter flavour in. If you like chocolate - you could try adding in 1-2 tbsp of raw cacao powder in your shake/smoothie. This works especially well with the Vanilla/Tiramisu. Matcha powder could also work here too!
If you need more inspiration, there are loads of great ideas on our Recipes page, so maybe check those out too.
We really hope this helps! Please contact us if you need any more help.