With Huel 1.x Vanilla the consistency was wonderful in my opinion and it dissolved great without any lumps. I used then mix in a blender or by shaking it, and if I wanted my Huel to be thicker I did let i stay in the refrigerator for a while.
Since the added thickeners introduced in Huel 2.x, i.e. Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum and Carrageenan, I’m very disappointed with Huel. When I now run Huel in a blender it gets thick as jelly and if shake it by hand it still too thick, for my taste, and it will always be full of small lumps.
So right now I have two choices when consuming Huel 2.x; either run it in a blender until it is smooth and eat it with a spoon (no kidding) or drink it filled with lumps.
The new consistency is not disgusting, but close and I really dislike it. Could you (Huel) please consider to deliver Huel without this artificial thickeners? With Huel 1.x Vanilla I had my perfect food, now I can’t enjoy it, the lumps and consistency is awful.
I would say that with these 3 different added thickeners, when running Huel in a blender, the viscosity is twice as thick. When I mix 50% of my meal, Huel 2.1 Vanilla, with the same amount of water, the viscosity is the same as experienced with Huel 1.x Vanilla.
I use as much water as it is possible in a 750ml overfilled shaker, 170g powder per meal. So I use less water than recommended, yes, but it worked great with Huel v1. I guess I will now need to start eat 6 shakes per day instead of 3. What I really dislike with the thickeners is that the consistency/texture now becomes much thicker if one mix Huel in a blender.
After eight months of eating (drinking or using) Huel I have discovered that I only use 300ml of water per three scoops. This is only as I use the NutriBullet cups to the fill line and haven’t bothered measuring how much water that is until only yesterday
300ml of water and three scoops of Huel is the perfect thickness for me
500ml of water and three scoops of Huel is way too thin for my likeness, it feels like I’m drinking the Huel rather than eating it, if that makes sense
But you would normally be getting some water from food anyway, in addition to the drinks you would normally drink. If you you were eating loads of fresh fruit and veg all day, you would be getting loads of water from that.
And you should be urinating reasonably frequently throughout the day. That’s healthy. The colour of your urine is a good guide. If it’s usually clear, you’re drinking too much. If it’s dark, you’re dehydrated. Ideally, it should be somewhere between the two, a light yellow colour.