Starting my Journey!


#1

I started my Huel journey this morning, 3 scoops of vanilla mixed with chilled water. I have to say, I was very pleasantly surprised at how much I liked the flavor and texture of just Huel and water. It was easy for me to drink (maybe too easy haha). I was also feeling satiated and full as I drank it! So far it is exactly what I had hoped for!

I was nervous after reading some other peoples’ experiences, so I decided to start with just 1 shake per day this first week before increasing. So far on day #1 I have not experienced any unusual gastro-intestinal issues. I did have some rumbles in my stomach and felt incredibly full after finishing my shake, but sipping water the rest of the morning helped. I drank the entire shake during my commute of approximately 30 minutes, so tomorrow I will try stretching that out over an hour or two to see if that helps.

I stumbled on Huel through Facebook of all places, and I am so glad I decided to check it out. I appreciate the convenience factor of using it to replace meals, and the idea of getting complete and balanced nutrition. However if I am being completely honest I really hope to use Huel to help me lose weight. It is time for a change in how I relate to food (more as fuel, less as a reward). I also want to reduce how much sugar I eat - I have done it before and felt better, slept better, and even looked better.

I am looking forward to trying the flavor boosts (I ordered Chocolate Mint), mixing in bananas or strawberries, and also trying it with cold brew coffee. I would love any tips or suggestions for things to try!


#2

I like using a 50/50 mix of water and milk of choice as my liquid for Huel. The lactose of cow’s milk contains no fructose so it’s better for you than sucrose, per say. However, there are many plant-based milks with very little sugar out there than can still add creaminess to your Huel mix.

The best single ingredient to add to vanilla Huel is frozen blueberries. This blends with the vanilla taste very well.

I add natural peanut butter and cinnamon to most of my Huel drinks. That’s my main go-to.

I blend my Huel the night before and place in an insulated bottle in the fridge overnight. before work, I toss it in a lunch bag with cooler pack. Increases the convenience factor for me.


#3

Deron always gives great tips so I’d def try his advice! Bananas are another fun choice to throw in your Huel. Good choice on the chocolate mint flavor boost as well - it’s my favorite. :yum:


#4

I tried a banana today, it was great! Definitely a favorite.


#5

If you’re trying to lose weight with Huel cut out the bananas or strawberries because that’s just more carbs! I started adding some cinnamon and it tastes really good.


#6

Variety is always good (especially if I am going to stick with this long term), so when adding the banana or some almond milk this week I simply lowered the amount of Huel slightly to offset the additional calories. Or I adjusted how much I could eat during my regular meal.


#7

You asked for it

  • Huel Original + chocolate flavour boost (similar with PB2).
  • Huel Original + mocha flavour boost.
  • Huel Original + matcha tea flavour boost.
  • Huel Original + instant coffee (similar with cocoa).
  • Huel Coffee + chocolate flavour boost.
  • Huel New Vanilla + matcha flavour boost.
  • Huel Original + PB Flavdrops.
  • Huel New Vanilla + almond milk + chocolate flavour boost.
  • Huel New Vanilla + almond milk.
  • Huel Original + cinnamon.
  • Huel Original + pineapple.
  • Huel Original/New Vanilla + MyProtein Toffee Flavdrops.
  • Huel New Vanilla + instant coffee.
  • Huel New Vanilla + pineapple flavour boost.
  • Huel Original + toffee flavour boost.
  • Huel New Vanilla + cocoa.
  • Huel Original + PB2.
  • Huel New Vanilla + PB2.
  • Huel Coffee + SF hazelnut syrup.
  • Huel Original + milo powder.
  • Huel Original + SF hazelnut syrup.
  • Huel New Vanilla + baobab powder.
  • Huel New Vanilla + cinnamon + cocoa.
  • Huel New Vanilla + PB2 + cocoa.
  • Huel New Vanilla with hazelnut syrup + cocoa or chocolate flavour boost.

#8

Thanks for all of the ideas! Some of the flavor boosts you listed are not yet available in the U.S., but I look forward to trying them (like toffee). I have been very pleasantly surprised with how much I have liked just Huel/water my first week, as well as liking all the other mixes I’ve tried.

Also, is there a noticeable difference in taste between Huel Original / Huel Vanilla? I started with Vanilla since I had read it was easier to make other flavors with it…


#9

Now, now. Stop teasing the American Huelers with your foreign delicacies!


#10

Mah bad! Sometimes I forget how lucky we are in this side of the atlantic.

I think it is down to sweetness and vanilla strength. I am a fan of the original version.

Things you can add in that are available in the state:

Cheat Huel:

  • Ben and Jerry’s Ice cream (or your favourite).
  • Oreos and milk (or any biscuit of choice).
  • Peanut butter + nutella.

Sweet:

  • Maple syrup, golden syrup.
  • Honey,
  • Sugar
  • Non caloric flavourings

vegetables:

  • Kale,
  • Spinach
  • Carrots (pre boiled)

Fruit (anything almost)

  • Peach
  • Kiwi
  • Apple
  • Tropical fruits
  • Frozen fruits

More combos

  • U&U with curry powder.

  • Vanilla with cinnamon.

  • Original with instant coffee, cinnamon and cocoa powder.

  • Vanilla with grated ginger and allspice.


#11

I’ve been adding bananas and berries to many of my Huel shakes. I’ve lost 50 lbs over the period of a year.

Eating moderate amounts of banana and berries, or any fruit for that matter, is not the problem. Americans aren’t fat because we eat fruit. We’re fat as a nation because we eat added sugar, excessive wheat flour, and snack between meals.


#12

Night and day. Very noticeable. You absolutely must add stuff to flavor your U/U Huel.