Myprotein FlavDrops Add Flavor Without The Calories

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Myprotein has a ton of these types of products in Europe, and is now bringing many of them to the America shores!

In our last post featuring Myprotein, the UK-based brand, we talked about the latest addition to their line of functional foods, MyProtein Protein Pancake Mix. Not only did it have incredible macros, clocking in at 190 calories, 22g of protein, 20g of carbs, and 2g of fat per serving, but it had even better ingredients, such as whey protein isolate, milk protein, and oat flour.

While the pancakes are great on their own, you may want to add a boost of flavor into the mix. But instead of loading on sugar, it’s better to opt for a healthier option that will save calories (and your pancreas) and still deliver incredible flavor. This is exactly why Myprotein also offers a zero calorie flavoring/sweetener, called FlavDrops, which can transform the taste of your food and beverages without ruining the macros!

FlavDrops: Make Your Food and Coffee Taste Great Again!

Myprotein FlavDrops White Chocolate

Myprotein FlavoDrops are a perfect way to make your food or coffee taste even better!

Every time you indulge on sugars and carbs and spike your blood sugar and/or insulin levels, it halts fat oxidation.[1,2] Do this enough, and it can wreak havoc on your health and fitness goals. Whether you want to lose fat, build muscle, or maintain a leaner physique, nutrition is a key factor. Beyond performing well in the gym or looking good on the beach, nutrition is also very important for health as well.

And if we’re going to carb up, we’re going to make it worth it. Morning coffee time is not the time to halt fat burning, especially when there are great alternatives like these!

So this is where Myprotein’s FlavDrops come in handy, because they’re a convenient and healthier way to add variety to your diet and curb cravings – without curbing progress.

Although we previously mentioned adding them to the Myprotein Protein Pancake Mix, they are extremely versatile — they can be added to any food or drink that could use some more flavor. Our first thought? Coffee. Your food and drinks don’t have to taste boring or bland, and FlavDrops are an easy way to spice up your diet and keep things interesting!

In this post, we’re going to give you everything you need to know about FlavDrops! But before we do, make sure to sign up for Myprotein news and deal alerts because they’re always adding new products at very affordable prices!

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FlavDrops Ingredients and Macronutrients

The macronutrients section of this blog post is very simple, since it has zero calories, and thus zero sugar, fat, carbs, and protein. Somehow Myprotein was able to deliver a rich flavor without any calories, which is definitely one of the main benefits of FlavDrops.

But the question remains, how are they able to pull this off? Well, it all comes down to the ingredients. So, let’s look at what ingredients are included in FlavDrops to make this happen!

  • Myprotein FlavDrops Ingredients

    With just a few simple ingredients, FlavDrops are able to deliver amazing flavor without any calories!

    Propylene Glycol

  • Water

  • Natural/Artificial Flavors (varies depending on flavor)

  • Sucralose/Stevia (varies depending on flavor)

  • Caramel Color Syrup (varies depending on flavor)

That’s a very simple ingredient list, but it gets the job done! Most of those ingredients are fairly straightforward but we will go over each one so you know why they’re included.

  • What is propylene glycol?

    The first and main “carrier ingredient” is propylene glycol, an organic compound and is a colorless/odorless liquid that has a slightly sweet taste. Propylene glycol is primarily added for sweetness, taste, and consistency – and viscosity. After all, something has to take up space, and these flavor drops are a bit “thicker” than others we’ve tried.

    Myprotein Infographic

    Add Myprotein FlavDrops to protein shakes or smoothies to keep your diet interesting!

    Propylene glycol has had GRAS (“generally recognized as safe”) status per the FDA since 1973. It can be metabolized,[3] especially at the low doses found here. Enough of it would count as a carbohydrate source, given that it is a molecule containing carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Most of it is excreted by the kidneys, while the rest is broken down into lactic acid.[4,5]

    In rats, the LD50 dose (the amount required to kill half of the animals tested) is quite large, at 20g/kg, or 9grams per pound.[6] Ultimately, it seems extremely safe in the miniscule quantities needed in a product like FlavDrops. Overdose toxicity comes from the lactic acid generated, but requires monstrous amounts – more than what’s in an entire bottle of FlavDrops!

    Next is water, and that’s needed for two reasons: to keep the calories at zero and add even more substance to the formula. Several powdered sweeteners use dextrose or maltodextrin because the amount of sweetener is so minimal that it needs something else added to be put into a packet. But, those additions also add carbs and calories, therefore they may be marketed as zero calories, but the nutrition facts panel would argue otherwise.

    Last, to achieve whatever flavor they are going for, Myprotein uses natural or artificial flavoring and either sucralose or stevia as the sweeteners. Some flavors contain caramel color syrup, simply to add color to the mixture. And that’s it! Those ingredients are what allow FlavDrops to add all the flavor and sweetness of sugar without the calories!

Benefits/Uses of FlavDrops

Myprotein FlavDrops Nutrition Facts

Zero calories, maximum flavor.

FlavDrops come in a wide variety of flavors and is an extremely convenient way to make your food or drinks more enjoyable. The possibilities are endless but here are some foods and beverages that are great to use with FlavDrops: oatmeal, plain yogurt, pancakes, unflavored protein powder, smoothies, cream of rice, and of course, coffee.

The one-by-one dropper system makes it easy to customize how much you want to use, however Myprotein recommends using 7-10 drops to start out with, then add more as desired! The bottle is also fairly small, so you can take it with you on the go.

Available Flavors

FlavDrops come in several delicious flavors, such as chocolate, vanilla, or toffee. So, you’re almost guaranteed to find one that fits your personal preference. Since FlavDrops are so affordable, we recommend buying a couple to try out and add more variety to your diet. The main goal is to not get bored with what you’re eating, and crush cravings!

Myprotein FlavDrops

The naturally-sweetened ones hadn’t yet come at the time we posted this story pic, but White Chocolate was a surprising winner here so far!

Here’s an updated list of all Myprotein FlavDrops available flavors:

    Final Thoughts: FlavDrops Help You Stick To Your Diet!

    Consuming excessive amounts of sugar, fats, highly-processed foods, and just calories in general can lead to several negative health conditions. No matter where you are in life or what your goals happen to be, a well-balanced diet should always be the number one priority. But for some people, eating broccoli and plain greek yogurt doesn’t sound as appetising as a donut and an americano from Starbucks. How do we make the shift, without completely fighting the sweet tooth? With FlavDrops!

    Myprotein FlavDrops Vanilla

    If you want to switch up your diet, but not fall off tract, then pick up some FlavDrops!

    A healthy diet doesn’t mean you can never enjoy a cookie or some ice cream (unless you go off the rails for a week – you know who you are!). However, for long-term sustainability, it’s important to find nutrient rich foods and meals that you actually enjoy.

    We understand that plain rice, oatmeal, and greek yogurt don’t sound very appetizing, but they can easily be transformed with the help of FlavDrops. Being able to stick to your diet is one of the most important things for health and fitness. However, being surrounded by highly processed/palatable food that’s quick and convenient can be extremely hard to resist. And when those cravings come up, FlavDrops are great to have on hand.

    Instead of reaching for the ice cream at the end of the day, a much better option would be having some plain greek yogurt with FlavDrops. This combo satisfies your sweet tooth without destroying your physique!

    Myprotein offers a wide variety of products to keep you on the right track, and extending their line of functional foods is a major category they’re focusing on. We were extremely impressed with their Triple Stack Bar (especially that chocolate brownie flavor), and based on macros and ingredients, Myprotein Protein Pancake Mix beats out any other competitor. Not to mention, they have some of the most reasonable prices we’ve ever seen thanks to our coupons.

    Ever since they started, Myprotein’s goal was to give you products that fuel your ambitions, regardless of what those may be. It doesn’t matter if you want to drop a few pounds, hit a new personal best in the gym, be more active, or become a professional athlete. Myprotein is here to help make those goals become a reality. PricePlow is thrilled that they’ve finally entered the US market, and can’t wait to see what they launch next. If you want exclusive access to deals, reviews, coupons, and news from Myprotein, then subscribe down below, because we’ve got you covered!

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    About the Author: Heather Jacques

    Heather Jacques

    Heather Jacques, AT, ATC, has a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Athletic Training. She is a researcher, athletic trainer, and fitness enthusiast who is PricePlow’s Digital Content Manager. Heather constantly stays up to date with the latest scientific literature in order to provide the best information for the readers.

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