The Best Meal Replacement Shakes Without Stevia

The Best Meal Replacement Shakes Without Stevia

drink wholesome makes the best meal replacement shakes without stevia. They are made with stomach and gut-friendly real foods and sweetened with monk fruit. Order samples to see for yourself.

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drink wholesome makes the best meal replacement shakes without stevia.

Struggling to find a meal replacement without stevia? Stevia is a “natural” sweetener used in many meal replacements. Although it boasts an intense sweetness with virtually zero calories or sugar, it has a distinctive aftertaste that many people hate. 

What is stevia? 

If a meal replacement does not contain sucralose or another artificial sweetener, it probably contains stevia. Stevia is an inexpensive zero calorie sweetener derived from the stevia rebaudiana plant. It is over 100 times sweeter than table sugar, and a “natural” alternative to artificial sweeteners. Over the past decade or so, stevia has found its way into meal replacements looking to please health conscious consumers.

Why avoid stevia? 

People dislike stevia for two reasons. First, although it is is sweet, stevia has an unpleasant bitter aftertaste. Unlike sugar, it activates bitter taste receptors in addition to sweet taste receptors. This bitterness, which many say reminds them of licking aluminum foil, can linger in your mouth for hours. 

Second, stevia is also extracted from the stevia rebaudiana plant using chemicals like ethanol and methyl alcohol. This, one could argue, makes it barely more natural than sucralose and the other artificial sweeteners that it seeks to replace. In fact, a recent class action lawsuit filed in California reached a $6.1 million settlement because it was ruled that the company in question falsely labeled and advertised its stevia sweeteners as natural. 

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If not stevia, then what do you use?

drink wholesome is made with monk fruit, also known as luo han guo. A relative newcomer to the world of low/zero calorie sweeteners, monk fruit sweetener is derived from a sub-tropical melon-like fruit native to Southeast Asia. The sweetener is created by removing the seeds and skin of the fruit, crushing the fruit, and collecting the juice, which is then dried into a concentrated powder. As far as low/zero calorie sweeteners go, monk fruit is the most natural and best tasting. It actually tastes like sugar!

Given that monk fruit sweetener has only been commercially available for about a decade, its impact on, and association with, chronic diseases like obesity and diabetes has not been well documented. That said, it has been safely used in Asian cuisine for centuries and has no known side effects, even when consumed in large quantities. Moreover, small randomized trials have shown that monk fruit sweetener does not negatively impact blood sugar or insulin levels. For this reason, as well as those outlined above, we believe that monk fruit is the best available sweetener for our meal replacements. In case you were wondering, most companies do not use monk fruit because it is expensive.

Again, drink wholesome makes the best meal replacement shakes without stevia. They are made with stomach and gut-friendly real foods and sweetened with monk fruit. Order samples to see for yourself.

drink wholesome makes the best meal replacement shakes without stevia.


Hi, my name is Jack. I created drink wholesome because I was sick of protein powders that upset my stomach. drink wholesome is handmade in Plymouth, MA. 

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