How to format emails in the SendGrid block without html

I’ve just set up the Sendgrid integration so we can quickly bulk email our team of tutors. I can see there is an HTML option, but I don’t want to spend time writing the whole email in HTML as it’s time consuming and my coding skills are basic. I tried adding links in the email using markdown but it does not appear to work.

Is it really the case that you cannot add links in these emails without styling the emails entirely in html? If so, this prevents the integration from being useful for saving time.

One workaround I thought of is creating the links as fields, then inserting the fields in the email, but this would be somewhat of a pain.