I’m looking at getting a small blender which has a 0.6L capacity. Can anyone tell me if this will be large enough for 510ml water + 2 scoops (90g) of Huel Black? Or will it be a bit of a tight squeeze? Thanks in advance
most blenders have two capacities - a physical jug capacity and an effective capacity. Not all manufacturers state what the second is but its usually around two thirds or so of the actual. this is basically the maximum volume that the blender can be 100% effective on and fully blend all the contents. So if you have a 600ml jug and put 600ml/g in it - I cant see that working out too well…
Yes that’s what I’m worried about… I’ve just been browsing the forum and came across Blender Recommendations
It looks like a few other people use the same blender which I’m considering: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Breville-Personal-Smoothie-Portable-VBL239/dp/B00DGLUW4E/ref=zg_bs_3538289031_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=3QMAVDA7Q5NP4S8MKY9B&th=1
you just have to remember that - depending on the speed - you also introduce more volume into the mixture in the form of trapped air, so you need some extra capacity to accommodate this - so you might have to go with 400ml of liquid instead of 5.
I don’t think 0.6L will be enough for our recommended serving size. I would recommend to get the size up from this, or reducing your serving size!
I just use a stick blender
Thanks @Tim_Huel. Do you reckon 700ml capacity would be enough?
That’s the blender I use! I’ve had it for over a year and it’s been amazing for the price. I will say I like my huel THICC so I use 400ml with 2 scoops. I’ve just made two bottles for tomorrow, but when I make my next two for Thursday I can try it with your measurements if you want and see if it fits?
Oh that would be amazing, thank you so much! I’ve found another blender with a 700ml capacity but it’s £69 versus £19.99 for the 600ml one! So really hope it fits!
I’ll get back to you tomorrow evening when I try it! My shakes with 400ml do have a fair amount of space left at the top so fingers crossed.
Thanks @Herbivore! That would be really helpful. I will make a regular serving of Huel and note how many ml it’s up to on the shaker.
That’s the same blender I use and it’s brilliant in my experience. The fact that the drinks container is what you blend in saves so much time and washing up! Is there any reason why you need exactly 510ml of water? I don’t bother measuring the water, I just fill the 600ml drinks container that came with the blender up to 1 cm of so from the rim (inc 100g of regular Huel) and the resulting consistency is perfect for me. It also if anything drops a bit (rather than expands) after blending, so the final thing is maybe 2cm below the rim rather than the starting 1cm.
I have a Breville Blend Active and it’s great for Huel shakes or smoothies. I use 400ml water and either 76g or 90g Huel depending on whether I’m using Huel white or black. Having said that I now tend to use the shaker most of the time with the ice grid in situ.
Experiment complete. It worked fine! The only thing is there’s absolutely no room left, so if you like adding ice, berries, or a microscopic amount of peanut butter, there’s no room for any of that. It’s also worth mentioning I use a canning funnel with this bottle, or the top is too narrow for the scoop. So the answer is yes and no.
Yes that’s what attracted me to it - I’m all about the easy life! 510ml of water is what it says on the back of my Huel black edition
Thank you so much @Herbivore! The only thing I add is the Huel flavour boosts so I can’t see that being a problem What is this canning funnel you mention?
I use a Kilner Jam Jar funnel for my Breville blender. Saves a lot of mess.
The one @Bee mentioned is the type I’m using. It’s not 100% necessary but it really helps make sure the powder actually ends up in the bottle rather than the floor.
Thanks both! Really appreciate it