Can anybody recommend a protein powder without artificial sweetener? (Aspartame, sucralose, stevia)

Hi. I'm new to protein powder. I have searched through the discussions, but have failed to find a protein powder without artificial sweetner. I'm not allergic, I just really can't tolerate the taste of diet anything. Or maybe a powder without a string aftertaste? Thanks! I just re-started mfp after several years. I started july 5th. I'm doing ok, but I am not meeting my protein requirements at all. I have had a couple of protein bars (Luna. Think thin) but they didn't agree with my tummy. I thought I would try smoothies instead. Thanks!


  • yarwell
    yarwell Posts: 10,478 Member
    where are you ? choices might vary by country / region
  • berolcolour
    berolcolour Posts: 140 Member
    I like Pulsin Soya protein. It doesn't taste of anything (and has nothing added, no sweetener) but I mix it with something because bland powder isn't very appetising! I like it with frozen bananas and milk (I drink soy) with cocoa or peanut butter. The milk adds a protein boost too, and blended it tastes like banana milkshake (or chocolate/peanut butter banana!)

    It also has a high protein/calorie ratio.
  • Gallowmere1984
    Gallowmere1984 Posts: 6,626 Member
    edited August 2016
    Never tried the stuff, but it's got the best lab results, and tested negative for any artificials.

    ETA: direct link to website for purchase:
  • psuLemon
    psuLemon Posts: 38,302 MFP Moderator
    I believe Optimum Nutrition doesn't use sweetners.
  • oocdc2
    oocdc2 Posts: 1,361 Member
    Jarrows Unsweetened Whey Protein powder: you can get it on Amazon. It's great.
  • You should be able to get unsweetened whey protein isolate anywhere. "Now" is reputable and theirs is fine.
  • aliciab50
    aliciab50 Posts: 6 Member
    Thanks so much for the input. I really appreciate it.
  • MelissaHaseley
    MelissaHaseley Posts: 14 Member

    Not the scary thing that it's made out to be. It can help you drink more water, stave off cravings, and make the boring diet foods a little tastier. Go for pure powder or liquid.
  • dobyblue
    dobyblue Posts: 25 Member

    Not the scary thing that it's made out to be. It can help you drink more water, stave off cravings, and make the boring diet foods a little tastier. Go for pure powder or liquid.

    Food insight, lol.

    WHO’S FUNDING IT? Supporters include leading food, pesticide, and biotech companies including Kraft, McDonald’s, Nestle, PepsiCo, Monsanto, Cargill, Bayer CropScience, and Dupont. Their website also confusingly lists many “partners” including professional health organizations and federal government agencies such as the USDA, FDA, and EPA.17

    HOW DO THEY OPERATE? IFIC is extremely aggressive with the media; they position themselves as a credible scientific resource for journalists on many issues such as arsenic in food, biotech, sweeteners, pesticides, and food safety and nutrition issues more broadly.18 IFIC also regularly conducts consumer surveys and promotes the results as objective science.19
    Most of the “information” IFIC promotes parrots industry talking points. For example, from its biotechnology page: “Food biotechnology helps to produce fresher, better-tasting foods. For example, food biotechnology enables the production of fruits and vegetables that ripen on the vine for a better, fresher taste.” 20

    IFIC also infiltrates professional conferences such as the annual meeting of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the nation’s trade association for registered dietitians. In 2011, IFIC moderated a panel at this conference called, “How Risky is Our Food? Clarifying the Controversies of Chemical Risks” in which the take-away message was not to worry about pesticides and anybody who tells you otherwise is scaremongering and non-scientifically valid.21 At the 2012 conference, IFIC was back again, with representatives on four separate panels, including dis- pelling any concerns about food additives.22

    17 “International Food Information Council (IFIC) and IFIC Foundation Partners” International Food Information Council (2012).
    18 “Nutrition Information, Food Safety Information, Food Research,” International Food Information Council. 19 “Consumer & Opinion Leader Research” International Food Information Council.
    20 “Questions and Answers About Food Biotechnology” International Food Information Council, February 25, 2011.
    21 Michele Simon, “Pesticides Are Good For You,” Food Safety News, October 17, 2011. 22 Wendy Baier, “Connect with the IFIC Foundation During FNCE 2012” International Food Information Council, October 5, 2012.
  • mommymel3
    mommymel3 Posts: 4 Member
    gnc lean 25 shake vegan no gmo, gluten free, no soy, and no artificial sweeteners