Once you’ve made it up, leaving it to “soak” for an hour or two (or overnight) improves the texture and flavour. But you can add vanilla or other essences. Sometimes I add raw cacao powder and a couple of drops of peppermint essential oil. Half or more of a banana blended in is good, but of course adds carbs and calories.
Thank you for the help! Today I tried this concoction and while it was tolerable, I still wish it were better because I’m fighting with myself to stay on track.
- 500ml Water
- Large handful of frozen cherries
- 3 scoops Huel
- 4 small ice cubes
- 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
- dash of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Like I said, it was tolerable but not great.
@RyanT I don’t have vanilla. I bought 2 bags of U/U because I was reading many people didn’t like the vanilla. I’m still trying different things. I did cherries today and blueberries last week and they were tolerable, but not really great.
For the past three weeks, I’ve been using Huel for both breakfast and lunch - I have the berry flavour and I mix it with one banana and 100g of Morrisons “wonky” frozen berries. I tend to mix it at night and leave it in the fridge overnight - by morning it’s delicious.
I’ve tried the berry mix plain (pretty naff if I’m honest), with the banana flavour add-on (palatable but obviously thinner and more sickly than a real banana) and the chocolate add-on (only had berry Huel at the time so it was an odd but acceptable mix when I’m away from home with no access to a blender).
My recent delivery was a mix of vanilla and berry so I’ll try some different flavours - quite fancy the vanilla Huel + coffee.
Maybe you’re not putting enough water in it? I have two scoops to 700ml of water, which makes it a drink. And I do tend to make it ahead of time and let it soak for at least a couple of hours. I find a little flavour goes a long way.
I must remember Morissons wonky frozen berries for next time
I mix Vanilla and Unflavoured/Unsweetened 50/50. Berry I have on its own.
Pretty good value, £3 for 1kg and I use 100g per shaker so I get 5 days out of each bag. Just makes it a bit more palatable to me, really didn’t like the berry Huel raw, maybe I mixed it with too much water but it was pretty rough
Maybe there isn’t enough water! I’ve only been using 500ml.
3 scoops new vanilla, an Americano from the been to cup machine, teaspoon of Mint Choc Flavour Boost then blend .
That sounds nice!
Yeah, it’s really nice. Kinda like a Mint Choc Latte.
This morning’s was the best try so far.
large handful frozen strawberries
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ice cubes
2 scoops U/U Huel
I dropped the Huel to 2 scoops instead of 3 to see if maybe I could acclimate better. This one was not bad at all. I’ve been really wanting to try a coffee version. Putting in a 10oz cup of coffee last week and a splenda was still gross. Keep those ideas coming!!
I saw a Christmas advert over the weekend and apparently supermarkets are starting to sell mince pies. I’m very excited, I love mince pies and feel like they should be year round treats.
In celebration I dug out some vintage Mince Pie Flavour Boost from last year. Anyone else still got a pouch of this lurking around? I’m currently enjoying the best Huel breakfast of my life.
Looking forward to this! Will be following in anticipation
Just a warning, I am not on Huel to lose weight but to try to get the correct nutrients and a more balanced diet, as I work 11 hours and don’t have time to cook.
I am new to Huel and when I first tried it (Berry flavour with nothing added to it) I was ready to give up. It was gross and tasted like dust, until I found this forum. Since then I have been experimenting a little, and my two favourite combos are:
300 ML Oat Milk
2 Scoops Berry Huel
this in a blender makes a very nice smoothie and is perfect for breakfast.
100 ML Oat Milk
200 ML Water
2 Scoops Vanilla Huel
Huel cacao flavouring
Tastes like a milkshake, literally, you forget its Huel!
Basically, going forwards I am likely going to use a bit Oat Milk (or purely Oat Milk) and probably banana
A lot of people seem to post about Huel being a helpful weight loss product, but plenty don’t use it as such, and I have historically been one of them, although am just starting to want to shed a few kg…so will be adapting accordingly.
I tell you one combo that doesn’t work… Berry and chocolate lol
Funny you should say that - I added half a scoop of Vega Chocolate Flavour Nutritional Powder (which I bought once when I was somewhere without my Huel and am trying to finish) and I thought it worked very well with the Berry.
Vega berry flavour protein powder is rank in my opinion; . The chocolate one is much better. And Huel Berry is better still.
A combo of berry and chocolate doesn’t seem that bad to me…but I haven’t actually tried it.
I meant of course that I added the 1/2 scoop of Vega Choc to 2 scoops Berry Huel. It was actually very nice.i don’t think I’d buy Vega again though.