Any vegans ?

robbiekeane

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Haven’t decided to go vegan or veggie but a few changes have been on my mind recently. The first I am going to try is swapping skimmed milk for almond milk in my Huel morning and lunchtime shakes. Heading out in a bit to buy it, no idea what to expect taste wise?!?
Interesting that you have milk in your huel! Bet that’s one thick shake.

I never really got on with almond milk, it just tasted a bit weird to me and was a bit watery. Oat milk is really good (oatly) but I can’t get on with the low fat version…it just seems watered down so you have to use twice as much of it like in tea. I just go regular.
 

robbiekeane

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Don't try and live solely off the fake meat type things - you will maybe die 😂 whole grains, beans, nuts etc are your friend. That's not to say you can't get some of the Richmond kev Keegan sausages, but try and vary it.
Do you feel like you get enough protein? That’s something I still struggle with. I have the fake meats (impossible, beyond, quorn) which are good for a fix but too much of it and I feel a bit bloated.

Interested to get other peoples thoughts too


I am pescatarian at the moment and have been for about 18 months so I have tuna/swordfish steaks and then I have some whey protein powder to try and boost protein intake, as well as Huel shakes which have a fair bit. But will one day go fully vegan but need to work out other protein sources
 

stay_up_skyblues

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Interesting that you have milk in your huel! Bet that’s one thick shake.

I never really got on with almond milk, it just tasted a bit weird to me and was a bit watery. Oat milk is really good (oatly) but I can’t get on with the low fat version…it just seems watered down so you have to use twice as much of it like in tea. I just go regular.
Yeah just the 1 Huel black scoop with 250ml skimmed milk (until now). Never tried it with water, thought it would be rank. It’s not really thick, about the same consistency as a Weetabix breakfast shake if you’ve ever tried one. Can’t comment on almond milk on its own but works fine in the shake. Will try oat milk next.
 

Jamesimus

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Do you feel like you get enough protein? That’s something I still struggle with. I have the fake meats (impossible, beyond, quorn) which are good for a fix but too much of it and I feel a bit bloated.

Interested to get other peoples thoughts too


I am pescatarian at the moment and have been for about 18 months so I have tuna/swordfish steaks and then I have some whey protein powder to try and boost protein intake, as well as Huel shakes which have a fair bit. But will one day go fully vegan but need to work out other protein sources
Yeah I think so, I exercise a lot though and I guess it's hard to tell? Like as in I wouldn't really know what that felt like I guess. I do think there's a lot of myth around the amount of protein we need and totally depends on the person / what you do.

There's tonnes of protein in various different beans, nuts etc and the amount is not much different to chicken, albeit slightly less. I think getting "complete proteins" is a little more difficult and depends upon the combinations of food you eat (I'm no expert on dietary science but perhaps someone on here knows a bit more?).

I do eat fake meats etc but try to limit the amount I do, generally feel okay after them. Whey protein used to make me feel bloated, I don't supplement protein anymore (used to get the vegan bulk powders ones, but found they just made me lose my appetite).
 

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Yeah I think so, I exercise a lot though and I guess it's hard to tell? Like as in I wouldn't really know what that felt like I guess. I do think there's a lot of myth around the amount of protein we need and totally depends on the person / what you do.

There's tonnes of protein in various different beans, nuts etc and the amount is not much different to chicken, albeit slightly less. I think getting "complete proteins" is a little more difficult and depends upon the combinations of food you eat (I'm no expert on dietary science but perhaps someone on here knows a bit more?).

I do eat fake meats etc but try to limit the amount I do, generally feel okay after them. Whey protein used to make me feel bloated, I don't supplement protein anymore (used to get the vegan bulk powders ones, but found they just made me lose my appetite).
Grains and pulses combine to give complete protein : eg beans & rice, beans on toast.
 
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oscillatewildly

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Vegetarian (29 years) not vegan. I can honestly say from the day of giving up meat I have not missed it once.