It's been 12 days precisely since my last Huel confession, forgive me Huelfather for I have sinned.
Since Huel first passed my lips, i have been regularly, if a little inconsistently using it. I have used it for 11 meal replacements in 12 days (sometimes twice a day and too often not at all), and you know what....it ain't half bad.
Anyhow here's a crash course in my experiences so far....
Coffee......MMMMMMMM....get some of that instant posh stuff (I use Nescafe Azera Americano....other coffees are available) and drop two heaped teaspoons into your breakfast Huel, and it works a treat. i like my coffee black and strong though so adjust for taste.
Also the wife brought me home a hot black coffee from sparklybucks and I thought....mmmm whats it like hot? so mixed it with my huel for lunch. Again, not half bad, a bit like porridge.
READ THE LABELS, I was using the 'nana flavour and sticking a teaspoon in and wondering why it tasted like I'd drank some shampoo, a half teaspoon of flavouring is all thats needed, and it tastes nicer for it. Speaking of which, i've nailed the flavour compound, anyone of a certain age remember these?
Blending....now I tried fruit juicing for all of 3 days, but can I be arsed? No I can't. Huel works because its 'fire and forget food'...an instant lunch if you will, even 10 seconds or so of vigorous arm action, calls into my mind...why am I bothering? (no sniggering at the back)
I have blended Huel a few times just to try it and with berries especially it tastes great with a lot of smoothness, but in fact I quite like the porridge like consistency, it makes it feel like a meal and MY GOODNESS if i wanted to blend, washup, cool, freeze, cook or any of the other things some folk suggest, I'd just use 'proper food'. Thats what it is there for.
I have failed to persuade Mrs RBUK to try Huel so far, although the enticement of Pina Colada flavouring (sorry that would be Pineapple and Coconut...its all about salesmanship Huel guys) has almost got her to break her Huel virginity. Another update on this one soon.
Have i given up Mcdonalds...no, am i seeing the benefits of Huel...yes, am i gonna keep up with it...yes.
I am struggling with portion size, finding the 3 scoop option does fill me up but burns down fast in an afternoon. So I'm going from 3 to 4 scoops per meal.....I bet you can't wait to find out what happens.
Right, so now onto my ideas for how to make Huel from a great but niche product, into the domineering colossus and answer to all our prayers that it could be.
BACON FLAVOUR.... if you did this, I would be hooked, and for all the veg-i out there, here's the answer to your non-meat eating dreams
Bacon flavoured seaweed I am happy to be a tester should you need one.
I am currently using a baby milk powder storage pot as my means of transporting huel powder for lunch due to a lack of thought on my part as to what else could be used to carry white powder around without looking too suspicious.
I've also taken to calling Huel my baby food at work by the way....this has had the unfortunate side effect of a lot of folk now thinking I am an adult baby...this is not going down well (PS don't google that if you are of a nervous disposition)
Anyhow, I think a useful addition (and a bit of side merchandising for Huel) would be some sort of storage pod to carry prepped huel in. maybe a few days worth....which leads me onto my next point.
Going away, with work, camping, staying in hotels for any reason, is not an ideal place to Huel, it involves packing the big white bag, which is BOUND to burst, knowing my luck, and getting liquid out of a bathroom tap, or a camping water pipe, or any other thing is just an exercise in futility and buggeration that I won't stand.
SO.....prepped liquid Huel in a container, ready for me to give it a good shake, open and consume thats easy to transport, and unlikely to break. I know, i know all that packaging bumpf....and thats a good point, but surely there's balance to be struck?
Anyhow, sorry if this has been a little too factual on my part...it certainly wasn't with intent. Congratulations to the Huel team on a product thats helping me out at least. I'll be back to post a little more soon.
23rd May 2017 - Weight 130kg (286.5pounds) Fat 36.2% BMI 36.8 (I'm on the adjustment stage right now