After the introduction of Huel Essential (white letters on white bag) I was thinking about what a future Huel Premium (black letters on black bag) could look like.
Here are my thoughts on how this version would differ from Huel Black.
Protein: The amount in black is already high enough per 2000kcal to meet everyone’s needs I would say. One could however add isolated essential amino acids to have a very fast absorbed protein source in addition to the protein coming from peas and other natural sources. Let’s aim for 3 g of free Leucine per serving and have the other EAAs in amounts that make sense.
Furthermore it might be beneficial to add glycine (resulting in 10 g per 2000kcal total) if there is enough evidence that this could have positive effects which are normally associated with the consumption of collagen powder.
Fats: Huel Premium will be more expensive than other products, but at the same time be the go-to product for everyone putting nutrition first. So we would have more total MCTs in this version, but also lowering PUFAs (polyunsaturated fatty acids), removing flaxseed and getting omega 3 in the forms of EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) from algae.
There are powder products out there which are really good in hiding the taste impact this would cause.
Carbs: This is where I think the people at Huel will know better what to add and in which amounts too meet their standards.
Bonuses: There are interesting things in Huel Daily Greens which could be included in Huel Premium.
Rhodiola Root, Ginseng, Maca Root, Cordyceps Mushroom, … Maybe in higher amounts because Ashwagandha Root for example seems to be quite low.
Other possible ingredients are Pine bark extract and creatine, which is not only suitable for people who work out and as far as I know there are no drawbacks in consuming creatine monohydrate daily.
Let me know what you think and if you would be interested in a premium product like the one I described. Thanks.