What is actually wrong with meal replacement shakes?

Discussion in 'Nutrition and Supplements' started by Timmy Boy, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    You still have to spend time travelling to food stores, shopping around for the ingredients, and mixing the batches for yourself. And your ingredients will have a shorter shelf life. My food shop takes zero seconds because I have a subscription order set up. :cool:
     
  2. Nachi

    Nachi Member Supporter

    I just saw an add for something similar, supposedly, called Ambronite: Ambronite Supermeal - Complete Meal Shake - Made of Real Foods
    They are selling free samples (with not that cheap shipping, though :D), so I was wondering if anyone has experience with it? (It seems it doesn not have a pea protein in it, so I am thinking about trying)
     
  3. Kframe

    Kframe Valued Member

    All of that backed by the downside of cost. Not sure how to justify that kind out outlay.
     
  4. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    This sort of thing all comes down to personal choice and preferences. But that's the great thing about being alive in this day and age - we can choose pretty much whatever we want.

    This morning I will break my current 100% Huel run when I go for some breakfast with my university study group, but then I can have Huel for the rest of the day and restart my run tomorrow. That flexibility is the best part about it.
     
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  5. Simon

    Simon The Bulldog Admin

    What is actually wrong with meal replacement shakes?

    They don't taste like a Roasted Scallop with Preserved Fennel, Pollen and Sauce Bouillabaisse au Beurre starter, a "Fish du Jour" with Squid Dolma, Grelot Onion, Bottarga and Charred Lemon Purée main course and a dessert of Gooseberry and White Chocolate Bavarois with Provence Sponge and Bay Leaf Ice Cream.

    Just saying. :D
     
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  6. Knee Rider

    Knee Rider Valued Member

    Fancy pants.
     
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  7. Simon

    Simon The Bulldog Admin

    What is actually wrong with meal replacement shakes?

    Post MAP Meet meals wouldn't be as good.

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  8. Knee Rider

    Knee Rider Valued Member

    It's the company that counts and what better way to toast to that than with a nice luke warm pint of freshly blended soilent green, I mean Huel?
     
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  9. Simon

    Simon The Bulldog Admin

    What is actually wrong with meal replacement shakes?

    My desk wouldn't look the same.

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  10. Simon

    Simon The Bulldog Admin

    What is actually wrong with meal replacement shakes?

    Visiting @Mitch and his family wouldn't be as enjoyable.

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    Making a hedgehog for the kids wouldn't work*.

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    *For further food inspiration check out Mushroom's Instagram. :D
     
  11. Simon

    Simon The Bulldog Admin

    Mushroom's post competition ice cream.

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    I think you can see where I'm going with all of this. :D
     
  12. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    Simon, all those flavours and you choose to be salty.

    #HatersGonnaHate
     
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  13. Simon

    Simon The Bulldog Admin

    Doing the splits and eating an ice cream.

    How can you possibly disapprove? :p

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  14. Knee Rider

    Knee Rider Valued Member

    More like a banana split [badaboomkiiish]
     
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  15. Kframe

    Kframe Valued Member

    You know Van, I have been thinking about you and what you have been saying all day today. Looking at the subscription, and how often you can set it up, I am starting to see it in a different light. Granted I would have to commit to it full time, as to not waste the $218, but if it truly kept me sated, I can see it as more realistic. For me at least.

    I like the nutritional profile.
     
  16. Knee Rider

    Knee Rider Valued Member

    Ordered my batch of Gruel - I mean Huel - today. 2 bags of vanilla with chocolate flavour pouch. Will see how this goes!
     
  17. Knee Rider

    Knee Rider Valued Member

    Just knocked back my first pint of Huel.

    First impressions: I like it!

    Taste: tastes like Readybreak and Belvita biscuits. Zero pea taste. Actually really nice. Vanilla flavour is very subtle. Tastes more oaty than anything. Will try with chocolate flavour later.

    Mixability/texture: I drank one scoop powder to five scoops water as per base instructions. Perhaps a little too watery for me so may double scoop next time. Mixability was really good. I actually made mine in a jug with a fork and it did take some mixing to get it reasonably lump free. With that said it mixed way better than some protein powders and most likely will be perfect in a blender or with an electric whisk. I think I will have to invest in one. Pretty good considering the rudimentary mixing strategy I was using.

    Well my Huel experiment has begun. Gonna try 2 shakes a day, 1 main meal and one normal snack. Break myself in gently.
     
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  18. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

  19. Knee Rider

    Knee Rider Valued Member

    Oh it's 'flowing through me' alright haha
     

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