I was excited to try this recovery drink since it is vegan and doesn't have stevia!!! At first I was skeptical to mix it with water. Chocolate water sounded gross and the first few times I did mix it with almond milk. It was great. Then I realized I am not always going to have almond milk so I mixed it with water. It was still great! I love this recovery drink. It is so tasty and it works. I will always have this product on hand.