First post here and I’ve been on Huel now for 2.5 weeks, with 1 solid food meal per day. I’m still refining how I Huel, but what is the most convenient for me right now is this:
Blend 200g Huel at about 9 p.m. with cold water + ice cubes, let it sit overnight in the fridge in insulated containers (Klean Kanteens), transport to work in an insulated lunch bag with an ice pack, and eat 1 serving for lunch at about noon, and then a second serving at about 4 p.m. or on my way home at 5 p.m. It stays cold very well throughout the day, so it seems to work great.
Here are my questions:
1) Does sitting overnight adversely affect the nutritional value of Huel?
I’ve read about the effects of leaving smoothies in the fridge or not consuming them right after blending, and the general consensus seems to be that there IS “nutritional loss” (I am not a dietician or chemist) that occurs, possibly via oxidation. Is Huel any different? If so, how is it different?
2) Does blending Huel “destroy” any fiber or cause other adverse effects.
The general sentiment in the forums and in the Huel instructions seem to be that blending Huel is fine. I have noticed some distinct differences in texture that make me wonder if I’m destroying any of the fiber that is in Huel. Again, I am not a dietician or chemist, but I know that there is a difference between eating a whole banana or a whole nut/seed vs eating them blended. Is this something worth considering for Huel? If not, why does it not also apply to Huel?
I know Huel is already “powered” but I can tell that my blending IS definitely breaking down some of the gritter bits even further. If I use a blender, should I try it on lower-medium settings intead of max? I do have a pretty beefy vitamix.
Thank you for taking the time to read this!