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#AskVega FAQ: I hate the taste of stevia; can you make more products without it?

By Sarah Wilson, RHN on March 18, 2018

#AskVega FAQ: I hate the taste of stevia; can you make more products without it?

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Vegan protein powder without stevia

Q: “What is stevia?”

A: Thanks for reaching out with your thoughts on stevia. Customer feedback fuels everything we do.

Stevia is a plant-based sweetener that is roughly 200 times sweeter than sugar at the same concentration. It can be found growing in several different geographical locations and has been used to sweeten foods and teas for hundreds of years. Unlike other sweeteners, Stevia doesn’t affect the blood sugar which is why we’ve deemed it a winner for many of our powder formulations. See, this natural plant-based sweetener offer’s zero calories which sets it apart from its sugar competitors!
As we know, taste is so individual and not everyone enjoys the taste of this gem. Don’t worry we’ve got your back.
If you’re particularly sensitive to the taste of stevia, try adding a splash of lemon juice or ½ an avocado to your smoothie. You can also throw in a handful of bitter greens like spinach or kale. These are great tips to help balance out the flavor of stevia, cut the sweetness, and as a bonus, boost the nutritional value of your shake!

If you’re particularly sensitive to the taste of stevia, some other flavors of our smoothie products have less stevia than others. We recommend checking outIf you’re looking for a Vega® product without stevia, check these out:

If you’re looking for a Vega® product without stevia, try these:

Don’t mind stevia but only a little? Some flavors have less stevia than others. We recommend trying:

Let us know what you think in the comments below.

 

Sarah Wilson, RHN

Sarah is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Personal Trainer and works at Vega as a Product Specialist. Sarah educates from experience! Drawing on her retail leadership in the natural health industry, her own nutrition consulting, and a personal passion, she equips audiences with tools and inspiration to feel their absolute best from the inside, out. Specializing in sports and fitness recommendations, Sarah is active as a runner, playing soccer or enjoying the Rocky Mountains on her snowboard.
Sarah Wilson, RHN

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