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Huel: The Future of Food ..

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by Warbie, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. Razor-BladE

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 15, 2009

    Posts: 3,910

    Location: Bristol

    Not tried 100% but on days that I'm busy, I usually have about 2000cal of Huel during the day, and really craving solid food when I get back in the evening.
     
  2. robfosters

    Caporegime

    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 27,379

    Location: Welling, London

    Why would you cut solid food out of your diet if you are a healthy individual?
     
  3. robj20

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 9, 2007

    Posts: 7,114

    Location: Manchester

    Why not?
     
  4. robfosters

    Caporegime

    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 27,379

    Location: Welling, London

    Food is one of life’s pleasures. Everyone enjoys eating nice food. Don’t they?
     
  5. robj20

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 9, 2007

    Posts: 7,114

    Location: Manchester

    Not really at the moment it's just a chore where I tend to eat what ever is easiest. Lots of takeaway, ready meals that sort of thing.
     
  6. robfosters

    Caporegime

    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 27,379

    Location: Welling, London

    Each to their own, but I couldn’t imagine never eating and living completely on fluids.
     
  7. robj20

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 9, 2007

    Posts: 7,114

    Location: Manchester

    I make it much thicker sometimes so it's like porridge. Eat it with a spoon.
     
  8. mid_gen

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 20, 2004

    Posts: 8,127

    Location: Düsseldorf

    Committed now, signed up to subscription for two bags of Kaffee flavour a month.

    Definitely worthwhile, 2 scoops for breakfast, 2 for afternoon snack, get all the protein I need and proper food before and after climbing sessions.
     
  9. Shimmyhill

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 26, 2002

    Posts: 4,069

    Location: Norwich

    I’m still on Huel for breakfast and I actually like it :o

    I’ve sertled on 1 scoop of vanilla, 2 scoops of unsweetened and some frozen fruit - either blueberries or strawberries and made in a blender and left in the fridge overnight.
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2019
  10. robj20

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 9, 2007

    Posts: 7,114

    Location: Manchester

    I'd remove the mention of referral and link, it's against the rules.
     
  11. Shimmyhill

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 26, 2002

    Posts: 4,069

    Location: Norwich

    Sorted, cheers.
     
  12. RoboCod

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 19, 2004

    Posts: 16,560

    Location: On the Amiga500

    Meh! I used Ross's referral above, it shouldn't matter. Perhaps it best if we ask for someone to send us a referral? Help one another. The hard and fast no referral rule is a bummer.

    Anyway, been on the huel over a week now and going well. I don't use it every single day, just usually when at work and unable to prep food. Coffee is OK, except less coffee flavoured than I expected. Berry is nice. I top them up with some seed sprinkles I got from aldi.
     
  13. Reeve

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 18, 2004

    Posts: 3,048

    Location: Cambridgeshire

    It seems a newer version of the huel bars is out. v2 was a big improvement over v1(which i found to be tasteless and dry) and now the v3 version is again a big improvement especially in texture and taste over v2.

    I'm not sure how the different versions compare nutritionally and what changes they have made but i would now recommend them if you find the powder is not convenient enough. It goes without saying this is still a meal replacement bar so don't expect to be on par with a fridge cooled Mars bar(yes, the temperature is important :D) in the taste department but I did enjoy eating one just now.

    I wasn't even aware there was an updated recipie out as i only started a subscription around a month ago for the v2 variant. I had one yesterday and was surprised how nice it tasted but didn't think anything of it. I took a bite out of one today and it tasted even better than yesterday so i knew it wasn't a coincidence, that was when i checked the back of the packet.
     
  14. bimbleuk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 10, 2009

    Posts: 1,423

    Location: Gloucestershire

    I recently started a sub to Huel so here are my initial observations after a week of 1 meal a day.

    I don't like Huel with water alone however much I mix.
    Chilling definitely improves the flavour and texture for me.
    I don't like more than ~500 ml so will add liquid to suit.
    I'm happy with two scoops and a banana for example to reach my desired consistency.
    I've tried a blend of liquids but rather than complicate I'll stick to a single fluid.
    I Like milk (SS) but I don't want to drink more milk than I do currently.
    So I'm currently mixing unsweetened Almond milk (350-400 ml) which doesn't affect flavour much.
    I haven't tried Soy milk but don't expect to be much different to the Almond.
    No reaction for me with only 1 meal a day replacement but I was already on a high fibre diet anyway.

    I may try a flavoured variety on occasion but will mostly stick to unflavoured or Vanilla and add my own additions. I don't cook for myself much so having one meal a day that's easy to prepare is a boon for me. Even better if it's for work.
     
  15. robj20

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 9, 2007

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    Location: Manchester

    I generally put 350ml water in a bottle and add 2 scoops of berry flavoured or vanilla. Shake and leave on the fridge for a bit and then I find it nice not just acceptable but I enjoy it.
     
  16. mid_gen

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 20, 2004

    Posts: 8,127

    Location: Düsseldorf

    I have two bags of coffee flavour sub now. Two scoops in 400ml water in the fridge overnight, it's really good having a quick and easy protein-rich breakfast like that. Tastes nice too, once it's mixed overnight.

    I have another two scoops in 400ml water around 4:30pm to fill the gap between lunch and dinner.

    I think the biggest change to stop the disgusting gas was a) not using the vanilla flavour, and b) letting it sit in the fridge overnight so it's not full of air bubbles.
     
  17. COYS

    Hitman

    Joined: Mar 30, 2007

    Posts: 857

    I eat one meal a day and incorporate one Huel shake a day into that.

    I use it almost like a desert, with 1 scoop unflavoured plus either 1 scoop of vanilla or mint choc, plus a banana. Blended up and left overnight is just delicious. Sometimes add a tsp of raw cacao or some ginger.
     
  18. mattyfez

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Apr 12, 2007

    Posts: 8,958

    I've recently bought some new vanilla along with a flavour sachet pack.
    I think it's quite nice with a little sprinkle of the strawberry flavour it's like a cross between porridge and milkshake.
    Can see me buying more.
    Usualy about 2.5 scoops per 'meal'

    Usage is lunch replacement to stop me wanting to buy expensive and unhealthy burgers sandwiches or sausage and chips etc.
    I still cheat and buy junk food once or twice a week but whatever, I've already been kinda dieting and lost 5 kilos which is pretty much my goal complete and huel is a decent cheaper alternative to a prepacked £3.50 chicken salad from tesco express, which are soulless and uninspiring... and apparently more nutritionally complete..

    I approve of huel :)
    One thing I will say is I hate sweetener and prefer a lower amount of real sugar.
    The first day I really thought I wouldn't get on with it due to this.
    For example I don't like diet coke or sweetener in coffee
    However after a few days, I genuinely couldn't taste that sweetener taste any more. I guess I got used to it pretty quick.
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019
  19. bimbleuk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 10, 2009

    Posts: 1,423

    Location: Gloucestershire

    On my 2nd month now and I have half bag left so will endeavour to try a shake everyday now rather than use it just at work. I was using just AL milk but will water that down as it's kinda expensive for what it is.

    I've also recruited a colleague who popped in the office, tried it, liked it and said that could useful for when he's travelling lecturing so started a subscription straight away with my code of course!
     
  20. robj20

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 9, 2007

    Posts: 7,114

    Location: Manchester

    Every order I've made I've used a code, they must think i have a big family.