Huel is basically what I’ve been looking for all my life. I’m another one in the ‘if it takes longer than a minute to prepare the food, I’d rather not eat it because it’s a waste of time’ club and I started with Huel this week. I think Huel is amazing in this regard, if I could just eat “complete” food that I liked the taste of, I would eat that and nothing else forever. So I really do want to try and make Huel work for me.
Not going to lie though, I’m really struggling with the taste of Huel. I chuck it in my Blend Active and the consistency of the shake is great, it’s just the seedy taste that’s the issue. (My throat also tightens a bit when I drink it, but there’s another thread on that and I can kind of overlook this since the feeling goes away as soon as I’ve swallowed it all).
I hate the taste of fruit, nuts, seeds, vegetables and can’t do spicy foods. My taste buds hate me.
I ordered chocolate flavour, thinking that would be a safe bet but I don’t think I could describe it as chocolaty at all. All I can taste is seedy (which I hate), so I’m only managing to get less than a scoop into me a day at the moment until I figure out how to make it taste better.
At my current rate of consumption (about 30g a day) it’s going to take me forever to get through the bags I’ve got and I suppose while technically it’s 30g more of goodness than I was getting before I’d like to find a way to up my intake without counteracting too many of the benefits.
A lot of the suggestions I have seen for improving taste are to add things to it that I don’t like the taste of. I’m already mixing it 50/50 with chocolate milkshake (Slimfast, not because I’m trying hard to lose weight, but because it’s a meal drink I actually REALLY like the taste of. I used Complan before and decided that the 15 or so more calories per drink that has wasn’t worth the fact it tastes 10x worse to me than Slimfast does) and it’s still overwhelmingly seedy tasting to the point I can only just about manage to drink it.|
Basically at the moment my breakfast is Chocolate Slimfast with 30g of Huel added to it.
I wanted to get more goodness into me, since I don’t eat any real fruit or vegetables and exist mostly on meats, pasta, milk and junk food if I wasn’t having meal replacement drinks. I make sure I still have one proper meal a day, but it’s always meat with potatoes or pasta based.
Do the Bannana / Plain flavoured versions taste any less seedy than the chocolate does?
From reading a lot of the threads it sounds like I would have liked the old versions better before more seed was added.
How much sugar (maybe not straight up sugar, but sugar based content such as milkshake powder / sweetened cocoa powder) could I add to a scoop of Huel without going past the point of defeating the purpose and making it less healthy for me than just drinking something I like the taste of?
I did try to search the forum before posting for information on adding sugars to Huel, but didn’t find any really useful answers.