This is my first topic so hello everyone! I wanted to share a little about my huel experience and then share my bulletproof huel recipe.
I’ve been using Huel nearly four months. At first I had a few stomach issues but after a few weeks I was fine. My diet was pretty bad before so I probably just needed to adjust.
I phased myself in to using huel for about 2 weeks, then I did nothing but huel for about two weeks but now I’m having 2 huels (1 bulletproof huel and 1 with a heaped teaspoon of cacao) and a healthy lunch most days (usually a simple miso soup with added frozen veg) which is working really well for me.
So far after nearly 4 months I’ve lost just short of 2 stone and my sugar cravings have seriously reduced and I can feel full when I do eat a meal eating far less than I used to. I think huel is largely responsible for me feeling much better from eating more healthily and losing some weight I was pretty down about! I have 3 more stone to go and I’ll be at my ideal weight.
Anyway… I wanted to share something I have tried for the last month and like alot which is bulletproof huel!
I came across bulletproof coffee and gave it a try in place of my breakfast huel. You can find out info about bulletproof coffee by googling it… I don’t use the actual bulletproof brand products and it’s loads cheaper.
Bulletproof coffee is just the following blended…
1 table spoon unsalted grass fed butter
1 table spoon MCT 10 oil (start with a tea spoon and slowly increase this)
You can add sweetener too which I preferred.
It tastes a bit like an extra creamy latte.
I’m nearly dairy free (pretty much vegan except if I want to get a pizza with friends, or curry and can’t be bothered to check if it uses ghee) so I exchange the butter with coconut oil.
I tried the normal recipe with coconut oil instead of butter several times and while I enjoyed it, I wanted to have it in place of breakfast. I loved how alert and positive it made made me feel, but I found I was way too hungry after a couple of hours not to have a breakfast as well. I was worried by having breakfast too was making me have more calories than I wanted while trying to lose weight.
So I decided to mix with huel…
My recipe is:
A double espresso then top up with water to make 400ml of liquid.
Half a table spoon of MCT 10 oil
Half a table spoon of coconut oil
1 heaped scoop vanilla huel
Stick it all together and blend with ice or let it go cold in the fridge and I think it’s quite tasty.
For me it makes me feel extra alert and able to get through to lunch without feeling hungry at all. Bulletproof coffee is supposed to help get your metabolism going strong and I certainly am feeling good having it each morning this way.
Anyway, I’m interested in any thoughts on it (especially from anyone who knows a bit about nutrition as I don’t) and hope if anyone tries it you like the recipe too.