So I tried my first batch of Huel for lunch yesterday (water, 3 scoops of unflavoured powder, Huel toffee flavouring) and it was a massive struggle despite having blended it and left it overnight in the fridge. Something about the taste made me gag a couple of times and I could only manage to drink about three quarters of the standard sized bottle over the course of an hour or two, mixed with lots of gulps of Diet Coke to try and wash away the taste. Not a fun experience, though it did keep me reasonably satiated until dinner time.
Today I tried a mix of the unflavoured powder with skimmed milk, a banana and a few teaspoons of low calorie liquid chocolate (‘Choc Shot’, 15 calories per teaspoon) and the difference was remarkable. The consistency was much thicker and it tasted like a passable milkshake, verging on being pleasant.
I realise that adding these extra ingredients is ‘cheating’ a bit, but I think it’s worth making a miserable lunch something more palatable for the sake of a few extra calories. I’m hoping it’s still going to be a healthy alternative to the usual lunch and snacks throughout the day.
I’d be curious to hear if anyone else has any other ways of enhancing their Huel mix to make it a more palatable drink.