One of the things I like most about Huel is that it easily, conveniently (and tastily, imo!) satiates my desire to get my daily required vitamins and nutrients, and I love the idea that this in turn allows me to be more relaxed when it comes to the nutritional profile of the real/solid food that I do end up consuming in between (which is dinner every day for me)
This almost works, were it not for the fact that consuming 2000kcal of Huel (ie, enough to get all my daily required nutrients and vitamins) wouldn’t leave me very hungry for an evening meal.
Considering so many Huel users seem to have Huel for 2 of 3 meals a day, would it not make sense to have a version of Huel that was essentially designed around a 60-70% (say) Huel diet, rather than a 100% one? In the sense that it was possible to get close to 100% of one’s daily vitamin/nutrient requirement, with a very good carb/protein/fat balance, by consuming, say, 1500kcal of it?
I do understand that the current formula is not strictly designed around a 100% Huel diet per se; some people might use Huel as an easy, cheap and quick meal replacement and rest safe in the knowledge that as meals go, its a very well balanced and healthy one. But for those of us that are committed to a) using Huel for breakfast and lunch b) getting all the nutrients and vitamins that we need each day, c) eating solid food for dinner without having to worry too much about whether its nutritional content is such that it ‘picks up where the Huel left off’ so to speak in fulfilling RDAs, it seems like a higher nutrient/mineral proportioned version of Huel would be just the ticket?
Couple final notes:-
Appreciate that this may appear a somewhat paradoxical or nonsensical request in the sense that some of the protein/fat/carb containing elements of Huel are also what contribute to its nutritional profile - so to clarify I suppose I’m suggesting/exploring upping the content of the calorifically ‘empty’ nutrients and minerals that are added (ie on top of the oats/peas/seeds etc)
I also appreciate the possibility of simply using multivitamins for this cause, which I do currently do (I take one with my evening meal and used to take 3 a day before Huel, one with each meal) - however, I have so much more faith in the experience and brand philosophy of Huel and its developers/formulas over and above any multivitamin company or option I’ve come across so far and would far rather be able to rely solely on Huel and its carefully constructed formulas. For just one example - the multivitamins I have at the moment are good but they do not contain phytonutrients, choline, lycopene etc
Finally, in a way this is less specifically an out and out ‘request’ for a different version/formula of Huel (which I’d consider cheeky and inappropriate given how long the Huel developers have spent working on the whole concept/formulas vs myself who has virtually no knowledge of or experience in this arena) and more an invitation for people to shed light on this issue and how they think about all of this themselves. I am a complete amateur when it comes to nutrition so I’m almost certain I’ve made many mistakes in my assessments above, so I’d like someone more in the know than myself to correct me !