14 Days with Huel – Review
So you may have heard of a product called Huel, as it’s been gaining a lot of interest and popularity recently. Essentially it’s a meal replacement powder, but it’s actually much more than that. Huel is short for HUman fuEL, and they describe it as nutritionally complete human food. This in my opinion is quite fair, as it has really balanced macro nutrients and one serving can help you achieve your RDAs for most of essential vitamins and minerals.
Huel – Nutritionally Complete Human Food
Although you could theoretically completely replace food with Huel, the idea is that you use to it replace a proportion of your meals each day. At the time of using Huel I was eating 4 meals a day, and I choose to replace 2 of my meals with Huel (Breakfast and Lunch). I then had a real meal late afternoon about 1 hour before going to the gym, and a real dinner at the end of the day. I found this easy to do and quite sustainable, and I loved the time saving advantages of doing this. Normally if I grabbed a quick breakfast, it would be low quality in terms of nutrition i.e. cereal/toast etc. Having a meal that met all my requirements for protein, carbs and fats while providing all my vitamins and minerals was a huge plus.
Another major benefit for me was the cost savings of eating this way. Each serving was between £1.33 to £1.61 depending on the size I chose; for the price this is very hard to beat.
Below I’ve included my video review of Huel. I can tell how the interest over time is increasing based on the views my video received. Originally it was receiving about 20-30 views per day, whereas now it’s close to 125 views per day.
Key benefits of using Huel
These are some of the key benefits I found to using Huel:
- High in protein (148g per 2000 calories)
- High in fibre (35g per 2000 calories)
- 100% vegan
- Nutritionally complete providing at least 100% RDA for all 26 essential vitamins and minerals
- Contains no added sugar, meat or animal products and no soy
- Great amino acid profile
- Contains phytonutrients
- Ethical and sustainable
- Long shelf life
- Costs between £1.33 and £1.61 per serving
- Huge time saving benefits on meal prep, shopping, eating, washing up etc
Pretty great, right? The only issue using this every day was the taste.
How does Huel taste?
Now I had the vanilla flavour and I actually thought it was fine; it had quite an oaty taste, but it was pleasant enough. Mixing it with other ingredients was how I kept it interesting. My favourite mixer was an espresso shot which made it taste like a thick oaty latte. At the weekend when I was at home and had a blender, I added ingredients like frozen berries which was really tasty. You could certainly get very creative with this if you have the time, and in fact there are a lot of Huel recipes now where you can make i.e. Huel cookies! Personally now for convenience, I just some flavour drops from MyProtein, and I tend to opt for the chocolate flavour as this goes really well.
So I hope you found this interesting. I didn’t want to go into too much detail about the product in my blog because my video covers everything in a lot more detail. If you’re interested in trying Huel, check out their website here: