Soup? I realise “drink” is maybe not accurate but it depends on the circumstances. I happily drink soup from a cup when hiking or in cold environments (rather than use a spoon and slowly eat it)
I used to make savoury smoothies (V8, cucumber, avocado, spinach, coriander, lime juice, and hot sauce) and have used that as a template for savoury Huel. It’s lovely!
I’ve been having savoury Huel for lunch - I have a small blender which takes about 300ml of water so my recipe is:
Put 1 tbsp. peanut butter, 1 tbsp. Tamari, 1 tsp bouillon powder, 1 tsp curry powder into blender cup.
Pour 300ml boiling water over
Add one scoop unflavoured Huel powder
It comes out quite thick, very smooth, very savoury and tasty!
Still would like to know if I can use Huel to make porridge in the colder weather for breakfast? If no-one knows, I’ll have to experiment!
I made pancakes using Huel instead of flour but the resultant pancakes were very sticky and hard to get off the pan, they were also very friable and hard to keep in one piece - they tended to break up very easily in the pan. Having said that, once I scraped the mess out of the pan and onto a plate, they were tasty and I got better at managing the mixture and the cooking technique by the time I finished the batter. Probably won’t do that too often though …
Linz. Veg soup
I got a sample of each kind and decided to order the vanilla. However I made something really nice with the unflavoured. I made a soup with stock from a Kallo organic vegetable cube, added chopped celery and kale, gave it a fifteen minute simmer then added watercress and simmered for a further five minutes. I then put it all in a big pyrex bowl, added the Huel and whizzed it with my brilliant Braun 450 watt blender stick, so I got a drinkable consistency; tasty vegetable soup packed with goodness. Incidentally my blender stick is much better than the shaker, quick, efficient and no lumps.
I’ve also been whizzing up unflavoured/unsweetened Huel powder with a thin homemade vegetable soup at lunch times and that works really well. The powder plus soya milk gently heated in the mornings makes a nice Ready-Brek texture/flavoured porridge which feels very warming and sustaining on cold mornings and doesn’t need any sugar (well, I haven’t needed to add any but I wouldn’t add it to porridge anyway).
Your porridge sounds nice, I’ll try it that way though I tend to use nut milks rather than soya, I guess it will work just as well.
Not sure about the raw curry powder and seems to be a lot of extra salt and sugars
Nut milk would work fine, I’m sure.
Not sure what you mean, Michael1? I suppose it depends on why you are using Huel - but if you want it to taste of something (I’m referring to the unflavoured one), then something has to be added. There are low salt versions of veg bouillon …
Last night I whizzed up a scoop of Huel into a jar of Sharwood’s curry sauce, poured over cooked veg and rice - that worked well too.
I guess I’m integrating Huel into my ‘normal’ eating rather than using it as a replacement for food …
The porridge Huel with soya milk is working out really well for breakfast and adding Huel to whatever else I’m eating for lunch and supper is also working out well too. It does need to be liquidised with an appropriate amount of liquid first in my experience. Yesterday morning I’d just finished my breakfast (I call it ‘Huel-Brek’ because it’s more like Ready Brek than porridge, really) and hadn’t cleared away my bowl - when I looked back at the table, the cat was there licking out the bowl! I didn’t think a cat would eat something completely vegan like that! Maybe pet-food Huel should be next on the list!
Haha…feeding vegan food to cats is one topic that crops up on plenty of vegan forums…(and it never ends in a civilised discussion). It is one topic that does not have a correct ethical answer and always leads to heated arguments.
I can imagine!
Anyway - our cats are not allowed to eat human food or even human fuel although that doesn’t stop them stealing it whenever possible … they will also steal and eat Quorn products, jam doughnuts, cheese scones, cake (preferably with icing), crisps, bread, cheese and others I’ve probably forgotten for now …
@Imogen_Rose Thank you for this recipe, we absolutely love it. I just gave it a go out of curiosity and it was a big hit in the office. We think it tastes like chicken satay/soup! Unbelievable.
We upped the Huel content, reduced the stock to reduce the salt and increased the peanut butter. It’s awesome and a massive surprise! It’s on our Instagram story now @gethuel!
oh dear, my first attempt at savoury was slightly traumatic.
The smell! was so off putting i had to hold my nose
it thickened up in hot water (imagining thats the oat part swelling in the heat) to the point it made me gag and had to water it down ++
managed about 200ml rest went down he sink and had a lovely chocolate and maple smoothie cold with it instead
I made a quite nice curry soup. 300ml water 200ml milk, 2 scoops huel,(unsweetened) and a teaspoon of (tikka) curry paste, and a teaspoon of tomato concentrate. Blended cold and then microwaved it in a mug. Quite filling, a bit too creamy, would only use 100ml milk next time. Sometimes you just need savoury.
Have also made porridge, 300ml water and 2 scoops vanilla huel, you need to eat it with a spoon. Doesn’t taste great, but nor does normal porridge.
I’ve made some delicious savory muffins.
12 scoops UU Huel
2 tsp baking soda
any other spices you want, I used some sea salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and oregano
3 tsp lemon juice
Preheat oven to 375*F
Prepare a muffin tin
Evenly mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Combine water and lemon juice in a measuring cup, then pour into dry ingredients and mix until there are no dry spots.
Immediately spoon into muffin tin and bake for 15-25 mins (depending on how full you’ve filled each muffin cup and how baked you prefer your muffins)
They are delicious alone or with a bit of margarine or cream cheese spread!
I feed my Dad’s cats proper cat food. Meat, crunchies and so on. (I’m my Dad’s carer so Huel is very useful for me as I often don’t have time to cook).They seem happy enough. And when they want a healthy snack, they often go out and hunt. We live in the countryside, so thrush, starling, vole, mouse, rabbit and even weasel (if they are feeling brave) are popular meal supplements.
How have I not seen this before? Must try. Thanks so much for the recipe
Shoot! I don’t have any UU
my savoury(ish) huel recipe is U+U with a handful of kale, handful of spinach, a cooked beetroot (either one or two of the ones you get in a vacuum pack in the supermarket, depending on the size) and the juice of one lemon. Do it in the blender and let it chill (or make the huel first, let that chill, then add the fresh stuff before drinking. Either way)
That sounds pretty good