I decided to make the investment into Huel and purchased 2 packs of Huel Vanilla.
Now I have tried them and would like to share my experience, my background and would therefore like some advice.
I’m currently 21 years old and studying at university, Being a student, money is a bit of a difficulty and especially this semester I have spent a lot on various things which I still think why and how. I remember reading about Huel a few months ago but thought nothing of it, saw it more as a gimmick. I say this because from being a person who has studied sciences and seen what modern day diets and “cures” I sensed a lot of things popping on the internet were a waste of money.
I came across Huel again about a week ago again, I researched into it again and realised that this seems genuine. I took the plunge and splashed out £45.00 for two bags, a shirt and a shaker… (Interest free overdraft woo!). Anyways, here’s what I’ve tried so far:
Did the recommended recipe of 500ml of water and 100g of Huel, when I consumed it, it was okay… Couldn’t stand the chalky aftertaste… but I could bare it.
Tried leaving it overnight after reading some views, made it thicker and more bareable. So far was getting better.
Then I tried their recommended coffee recipe. So 2 teaspoons of instant coffee, ice cubes and 400ml of water, was blended and then attempted to consume. FIrst few gulps I thought was delicious. But then all of a sudden my gag reflexs were being “odd”, as much as I did enjoy the shake I made, my body started saying no. And each sip I took was hell. I got down to probably 100-200 ml before I threw it away. I don’t understand why this happened.
I have also tried it with blueberries, 50/50 water and milk ratio which was okay but the chalky aftertaste kept ruining it.
I splurged another £15.00 for flavour systems after reading about them on the forum, I tiried the strawberry one today with 500ml of water and 2.5 scoops of Huel. I added a bit of frozen rasberries to give it some colour and some more taste. The 1/2 a teaspoon does not work at all as a recommendation, it takes atleast 1 teaspoon to taste the strawberry flavouring, even then it’s very weak. But the difference this made was significant, no more chalky after taste, it did however have a bitter aftertaste, which I presume is due to the sweetners used in the flavouring. I much rather have the bitterness than the chalk!
So here I am asking for advice, I have looked around the forums and have been reading peoples views and opinions. I want to enjoy Huel and hopefully transition onto a 100 percent huel diet. However so far it isn’t going well at all.
I am not interested in calorie intake at the moment, I am currently training in boxing hoping to compete for the university this coming March, one thing I have noticed with Huel is that it gives me higher energy levels and allows me to jog and exercise for a longer duration, this is one thing I’ve noticed with Huel and is pushing me to continue consuming it!
So please fellow Huelers guide me to enjoyment!
Sorry if this was a long read.