I've been using this product for many years and will continue. Some of the problems and complaints I read here can be easily corrected and I will try to make the experience correctible and simple. Here's my procedure: (Making the drink by mixing with a spoon is a futile effort). 1. Start with a container such as a cocktail shaker or a jar with sealable cap. 2. Select a non-carbonated tasty drink and prepare a supply for future use; place a few fluid ounces of the beverage in the container. 3. Add the amount of husks powder you choose to take. 4. Add a sufficient amount of tap water to make your drink. 5. Cover the container or shaker and shake as you would a cocktail. (Be sure to use a non-carbonated beverage).