So I’ve just got my first order of Huel (yay!) and I wanted to keep a diary of sorts. This is mainly going to be about my different flavour combinations — I like to mix it up, and I’m not a massive vanilla fan, so I’m going to try a few things.
Feel free to add your own recipes!
I tend to use 2 scoops of Huel (~76g) and around 550ml water. I like my Huel thin. So far I’m really likely the fact that I can spread my meal over 3-4 hours really easily… I’m definitely a grazer and get hungry really quickly even after a huge meal. So being able to spread my meal out and just have a few mouthfuls when I’m starting to feel peckish is fantastic.
So I started with the unflavoured and unsweetened sample, after trying my friend’s vanilla V1.1 and finding it too sweet.
3 (heaped) tsp Cadbury’s Chocolate Powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Notes: Tasted like chalk. I could barely taste the chocolate flavour over the Huel (so much for unflavoured, right?) Despite being unpleasant, it wasn’t undrinkable, though it took me two sittings.
3 (heaped) tsp Cadbury’s Hot chocolate powder
1 heaped tsp chocolate spread
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp (decaf) instant coffee granules, dissolved in a tiny bit of water
Notes: Muuuuch better. Actually tasted like a less sweet iced mocha. Definitely drinkable and not unpleasant. Could still taste the chalkiness and couldn’t quite see myself getting used to it, so when I ordered my first proper batch, I went for vanilla V1.2.
Now, onto the vanilla.
76g Huel (2 scoops)
1/2 tsp toffee flavour system
Notes: So I thought I’d start off simple with the default flavour systems. Definitely prefer this to the other two versions. I can’t really taste the toffee very well, it’s just a hint. Tastes sweet and creamy, with a slightly bitter aftertaste (flax or stevia?). Beats forcing porridge down myself for breakfast though.