We try to eat "clean" at least 80% of the time and we eat very little refined sugars. For those with a sweet tooth, this recipe is probably not going to be sweet enough, but my family & my son's friends love them. I am an Independent Plexus Ambassador so the only protein powder we use is Plexus 96 protein powder. It is sweetened with Stevia which is my family's sweetener of choice. We do not use ANY artificial sweeteners. Only Stevia, PURE honey or coconut sugar and for special occasions, organic Sugar in the Raw.