First, some important background info:
After my first month, I noticed I’m getting headaches more frequently after implementing more Huel in my diet. I’ve yet to try Unsweetened Unflavored, U/U as some people call it, so I can’t rule out the Sucralose sweetener 100%. However, I’ve noticed in the past that I have headaches and dizziness after drinking diet beverages, both those sweetened with sucralose and ESPECIALLY those sweetened with aspartame.
I did look into my diet/lifestyle to find other possible causes for my headaches but nothing too drastic. Unless I somehow have COVID without the respiratory symptoms, lol. I have been working a bit more hours, and replacing more meals with Huel, but aside from that nothing’s changed.
Off topic note: USE ICE CUBES and fill water up to the 22oz line when mixing Huel v3.0. Cold water, crushed ice, is not the same. Not even close. Nothing makes as big of a difference as ice cubes for me. I think all the clumps get smashed between the ice cubes, and creates a very consistent end result. Whatever the case, this is what works flawlessly for me.
Proposed solutions: I was thinking about just getting U/U next time, and adding cocoa powder (LOVE chocolate) and sweetening it with sugar or maybe corn syrup? I understand it would be detrimental to the glycemic index, but these headaches are getting terrible. The higher calories wouldn’t be a problem at all for me, as I’m slim and extremely active. Maybe the Huel Flavor boosts + U/U might help? Not a big fan of the Stevia though. To my knowledge, I’ve yet to try Stevia, hopefully it won’t give me headaches.
TL;DR: I’ve noticed that I get headaches after drinking huel and certain “diet” sweetened beverages. Looking for recipes to sweeten/flavor U/U without Sucralose or Aspartame.