Before I start this post I would like to state I am not on a liquid diet. I just like trying out vegetarian/vegan protein drinks to make sure I get the most out of what I eat in a day, especially when time is not on your side haha! Huel Ready-to-drink is part of my balanced diet.
I have seen Huel nutrition floating around social media for a while now but it’s only recently that I decided to give one of their products a try. I went shopping the other day in Sainsbury’s for vegetarian goodies when I noticed this drink near the milk aisle. Huel ready-to-drink complete meals, containing 26 essential vitamins and minerals, carbohydrates, protein, fat, fibre and phytonutrients.
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Tried & Tested
Huel Ready-to-drink complete meals come in 4 delicious flavours; vanilla, berry, chocolate and banana. They are vegan friendly and gluten-free.
Huel comes in a 500ml bottle which is a brilliant serving size. The first thing I noticed was the calorie count which is 400 calories. When I have tried other meal replacements in the past the calorie count has been roughly around 200-250 calories, which In my opinion is pretty darn low. So it was a breath of fresh air seeing a more decent calorific meal.
I was so surprised by how deliciously smooth the vanilla Huel ready to drink was! I have had other shakes where they are gritty and heavy but this went down a treat. The taste is lush and it really fills you up until your next meal.
Now I know plastic isn’t a wonderful thing ideally but this bottle is made from 51% recycled plastic and its 100% recyclable. The other top 6 beverage companies only recycle around 7% of their plastic!
- 26 vitamins & minerals to give your body micronutrients
- Slow-release carbs for slow sustained energy through the day
- Omega 3 & 6 give you an essential fatty acid profile
- 20g of plant-based protein
- Fibre to help keep the digestive system healthy
- Only 5g of sugar
- Low Salt
33.9g of Carbohydrates
20g of Protein
18.6 of Fat
6g of Fibre
2g of vitamins and minerals
Water, Pea Protein, Tapioca Flour, Rapeseed Oil, Gluten-Free Oat Powder, Flaxseed, Medium-Chain Triglyceride Powder (from Coconut), Chicory Root Fibre, Micronutrient Blend*, Natural Flavourings, Brown Rice Flour, Emulsifier: Sunflower Lecithin, Turmeric Extract, Thickener: Gellan Gum, Sweetener: Sucralose.
I am pleasantly surprised with this complete meal drink because it actually kept me full till my next meal. Now, I wouldn’t have it every day but it’s ideal if you’re in a rush or if you have those days when you don’t feel like eating a solid meal.
The texture is smooth like i said and it’s so easy to drink with an awesome taste! It’s like a thick vanilla milkshake with so many more benefits. I’m looking forward to trying the banana flavour next time!
Over the next few weeks I will be trying more protein based drinks and reviewing them on blog so keep a lookout for them in the near future.
Until next time everyone