I’m trying to use Huel for as many meals as possible, including breakfast. So naturally, I thought of putting some instant coffee in my morning Huel to get the caffeine. I was inspired by Soylent’s caffeinated RTD option. I mix up two scoops of Huel along with two tablespoons on instant coffee the night before, let it chill, and drink it in the morning. I’m using Black edition, with one cup soy milk, one cup water, one tablespoon stevia and one teaspoon cinnamon as well.
I don’t really detect any coffee flavor in the morning. I also notice that there are a lot of black speckles in my stool later, what I am assuming to be undigested coffee grounds. This has led me to wonder if any of the coffee is actually being absorbed into the Huel at all? Is there something about the hot water process of brewing coffee that just putting it into the Huel and letting it chill overnight is missing? If the coffee grounds are actually being absorbed, roughly how much caffeine (vs drinking black coffee) do you roughly think I am actually getting?
Also, while poking around about this, I’ve seen some things that have led me to believe that at one point there actually was a coffee-flavored, caffeinated powder version of Huel. Whatever happened to this?
Ideally, I would love it if Huel had a caffeinated RTD option that I could just slam in the morning, something a bit lighter than the powdered mix. It takes me about an hour to make it through one mixed Huel drink, while in the past I’ve done the Soylent RTD and was able to slam it in 5-10 minutes like any other drink. I might switch back to that for my breakfast and use Huel for the other meals.