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Introduction

A lot of the focus with powdered food is on that it’s just that. Powdered and not ‘proper’ food.

But what most of the people who say this don’t know is that with Huel you can actually cook fantastic and delicious recipes, like pancakes, cookies, bread, the list goes on. And best of all, these aren’t just normal cookies. They’re nutritionally complete cookies. Healthy cookies! Well, maybe the treats you add to them aren’t, but they will still contain all the nutrients your body needs. Fancy waffles for dinner? As long as you take into account the additional calories/ingredients into your diet, this means you can. Never again do you need to feel naughty for having pancakes for breakfast.

Heating Huel

Heating Huel can have some effect on the nutritional content, which is why we don’t just add Huel to everything we cook. This is what our nutritionist, James Collier BSc (Hons), RNutr, says about what happens to the nutritional content when you heat your Huel:

“When you heat Huel, carbohydrates remain unchanged. Proteins may change in structure upon heating, but this will not affect the amount of protein. Although some fats are prone to oxidation, ground flaxseeds have been shown to be much more stable than flaxseed oil. There may be losses of some of the more labile micronutrients when using boiling water (eg potassium, vitamin C, some B vitamins) because these micronutrients may partly leach into the water and be lost in evaporation. That being said, when baking to high temperatures there will much smaller losses as leaching and evaporation are much less of an issue.”

So as long as you aren’t cooking your Huel in boiling water or heating it to great temperatures, the nutritional content remains relatively unchanged.

Recipes and ideas

We here at Huel are no chefs. So here are some rough recipes and ideas you can use to help make your own meals. A lot of these recipes below aren't vegan, so we're desperate for your vegan alternatives! Send them to us on our forum, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Huel & Sweet Potato Brownies (Vegan)

Thanks to @veganinheart for this recipe (and see the delicious outcome below!).

• 500g baked sweet potato (no skin)
• 1/2 cup Huel powder
• 1/2 cup cocoa powder
• 1.5 tsp baking powder
• 1/3 cup Maple syrup
• 1 zucchini (optional - adds moisture)

Method

1. Bake the sweet potato approximately 1 hour at 220 C. Once is soft, allow it to cool down.
2. Heat the oven to 180 C. Line a baking tin with baking paper.
3. In a large mixing bowl, add sweet potato and mash.
4. Add all of the remaining ingredients and mix together.
5. Grate the zucchini and mix well.
5. Bake for 30 minutes. Take out of the oven and cool in the tin. Cut into squares.
6. Make it extra rich, melt a chocolate or cocoa with little bit of coconut oil and pour over the brownies, sprinkle with pomegranate.

Hazelnut Pancakes

Makes about 15 small pancakes

Ingredients:
200g oat flour (oats blended into flour)
60g Unflavoured & Unsweetened Huel
Pinch of salt
1 tsp baking powder
375ml hazelnut milk
½ a banana
1 tbsp agave nectar

Method:
Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend into a nice smooth batter. Let stand for 5 minutes to thicken.

Place a lightly oiled, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat.

Using ¼ cup portions for 15 small pancakes or ½ cup portions for 7 large pancakes, ladle the batter into the pan.

Once golden underneath, flip the pancake over and cook for a further minute or until golden and cooked through.

Serve with fresh fruit, grated coconut or any toppings you enjoy.

Huel Super Waffles

Makes 470g

Ingredients:
250ml rice milk
180g Vanilla Huel
1 tbsp olive oil
2 chia eggs (see below)
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt

Method:
Preheat your waffle iron.
Mix the ingredients in a bowl with a hand whisk until fluffy.
Pour mix onto the hot waffle iron and cook until golden brown.
Serve with homemade chia jam, maple syrup, honey, berries or Marmite.

To make chia eggs
For each egg, combine 1 tbsp of ground chia seeds and 3 tbsp of water.
Stir well, and place in the fridge to set for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, the result should be a sticky egg-like substitute.

Huel Smoothies (Vegan):

Thank you to @veganinheart for these great smoothie recipes

Banana & Nut Smoothie

Ingredients:
2 bananas
1 ½ scoop vanilla Huel
2 Tbsp peanut butter
1 cup hazelnut milk

Method

Place ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Sprinkle with coconut chips and almond flakes.

Beetroot Smoothie

Ingredients:
1 banana
1 apple (cored and cut in half)
1 beetroot ( smaller size, steamed, cooked or baked, cut in half)
1 scoop vanilla Huel
1 cup coconut water
2 ice cubes
1 tsp agave nectar

Method

Place ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

Lemon Kiss

Makes 475g.

Ingredients:
125g red grapes
60g blueberries
Juice of ½ lemon
40g Vanilla Huel
250ml ice-cold water

Method:

Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Coffee Kick

Makes 550g.

Ingredients:
1 banana
½ tsp vanilla extract
40g Vanilla Huel (add more if replacing breakfast)
250ml warm black coffee
125ml almond milk
3 tbsp almond soy yoghurt

Method:

Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

These are just a few examples, but the possibilities are endless. Make sure you send us your creations to:

Happy Cooking!

 

 

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