Recently, and for my upcoming trip to Hardangervidda in April, I have been researching nutritional options that could supplement my main meals by providing essential vitamins and minerals and a boost of protein and much needed fibre. I’m theorising that the added protein would aid in my day-to-day recovery, and the vitamins, minerals and fibre would keep me healthy and functional*.

I was particularly interested to field test options this April, in advance of a much longer planned trip to Greenland in 2018, and therefore I’m super delighted to announce that the new and innovative nutrition company Huel have agreed to support me with their two flagship products – the Huel bar and the original Huel complete food powder.


Huel products are designed to be nutritionally complete food, are 100% vegan, and have minimal packaging. I won’t go into all the details here, and I’ll save product reviews for later posts. In the meantime, this video should tell you more:

So a big thank you to the guy’s at Huel, and I’m looking forward to working out the best way to take Huel to the Arctic!

*Disclaimer alert: Although I hold a PhD in a related field I am not a Nutritionist and therefore cannot comment as an expert on the nutritional value of Huel.

About the Author Ash Routen

I’m a postdoctoral exercise scientist by day, and cold expedition adventurer (for want of a better term) and outdoors and health writer by night. I’m based in Leicester in the UK, but I also spend considerable time in Cambridge where my partner lives. To find out more about me, visit my about page or take a look at my published writing.

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