This product came highly recommended and I was looking forward to using it to supplement my protein needs. I was really disappointed. It was gritty despite my using a good hand blender to blend it. The grittiness was not the real problem, though. The taste of this was cloyingly, sickeningly sweet. I have had a lot of products over the years that are "good for you" and do not taste good...from exotic Chinese herbs to algaes and different healthy concoctions. I am a health foodie and use healthy products. This is not good tasting at all. I returned it for a refund. I wish to goodness that someone who make a decent protein shake that was low carb, high protein and stevia equivalent that did have such a horrid aftertaste. Pass on this.