Id say getting the powder in the bottle is no issue as long as you have a level scoop full. The neck is quite wide but not enough to put the scoop in to stop any spills. The only issue is if you like 500ml or more water the bottle will be overflowing with the pile of powder so you be best adding 400ml add your scoops then add the extra water on top. I use 450ml and its perfect and really clean as you only need to rinse the blade.
I tend to go for three scoops at a time, 4x a day. So when I’m trying to add between 500-600ml it really does get interesting when adding the powder after. Thanks for the tip though, so simple but it’s one of those duhh moments.
Seems like a really neat and tidy (and reasonably cheap, compared to NutriBullet etc.!) answer to my problems, which are centred around laziness! I’ve got a hand blender but only one bottle at the moment so a bit of a faff to make a day’s worth. How is this working out for you?
I’ve ordered one and still waiting for it to arrive, so I’ll let you know how it goes!
Though I only see it as a solution if I’m in a rush or planning on having one/two meals out of the house, like a typical work day.
If I’m making up an entire day’s worth, I’ll still be using a big blender I think. Purely for the fact it’s quite a bit when it’s for a whole day! Good for those lazy weekends
Yeah I don’t have a big blender, just a daffy little hand blender so one of these with a good few bottles looks like the best option for me - just ordered one! Lots of bottles also means I can make up different flavours. Excited for it to come later this week, and I’m not working this week so I am going to try an (almost) 100% week, just to get me used to it!
It sounds like a good plan to me. You can’t really go wrong with using these bottles. Good point though with the flavours! Guess that’s one downside to making an entire day’s worth in one go.
Let me know how it goes with being 100% on Huel. Just being roughly on 50% is giving me some… Gas haha. So be prepared for more of that I imagine.
Also got the breville blend active for the office, so I can prepare my lunch at work. I have the powder, portion sized, in ziplock bags so I just lower the bag. Made the error of adding the powder before the milk and banana, makes it harder to mix. So make sure you add some liquid first. I turn it around so the milk seeps through the powder and then mix, it’s perfect with minimal effort
So, we want a huel Teasmade? Huelsmade.
Just received my Breville BlendActive and enough spare bottles to make an entire day of Huel! On hols at the moment but back at work next week. Looking forward to being able to make an entire day of Huel in whatever flavours I like the night before within 10 mins, then take them with me and have one ready when I get home!
Also got some nice little clicky containers for the powder, was getting bored of the bags! Though I made the schoolboy error of conflating a 1.71kg bag of Huel with a 2L container, so need to get a bigger one. The flavour pouches fit perfectly inside a 400ml one though!
Did a test run and the blender seems fine though at 600ml the bottles struggle to hold a 600cal portion which is a pity as I’d much rather do 3x600 than 4x450, purely for the sake of carrying a 2nd bottle to work. Laziness works against me again!
A bit late but morphy richards do a bigger bottle blender,think its around 800mm. you could try that instead should cope easily with bigger huel drinks. i love my blend active though perfect bottles for me.
Just a quick question. How big does a container need to be to hold a days worth of powder? in ml’s?
Not to worry, 4 bottles a day is probably better for me than three anyway! Most days I’m in an office but sometimes I’m travelling so multiple bottles would be a mild pain to tote across the county on trains etc, but I’m sure I’ll cope! I do like the BlendActive!
I could do with knowing this myself to avoid a repeat of my Tupperware debacle! 488g of Huel is a days worth (2000 calls) may go downstairs later on and do some weighing of dry powder in a bottle, see what it comes to.
Anecdotally about half a 1.71kg bag fits into that 2L container I posted above, so roughly 500-600ml
Yeah i was just thinking of having a few containers to store a day’s worth, so when I get a new order of huel in I could weigh a few days at a time. Think meal prepping but with huel
I went with this:
Blergh, those bottles… Mine at least has got it’s gum-ring-thing slightly detached allowing Huel to get in between that and the cap. You are of course unable to wash that out easily, so when it is sitting in there for a while, it will begin making the whole thing smell really bad. Just a heads up to anyone considering buying it.
Did you ever manage to find a dispenser which worked for Huel?
I’m trying to find the same thing and just posted a thread here about one dispenser which I think looks very well suited for Huel, but I don’t want to be the first person to try it
Here’s the thread: Huel Dispenser - anyone tried the IDM Pro Portion?
I’ve also uploaded a bunch of photos of it the manufacturer sent me here: http://a.beveridge.uk/huelstuff/
Let me know if anyone is keen to place an order, we might be able to get the price down to a more reasonable number if we’re ordering more than 1!
The guys at 100% Food did this in 2014, as I recall. The result: http://wesna.me/
That’s a bit too big a scale for home use, though. And the site looks a bit dead, so I’m guessing it didn’t take off?
Too big a scale? The 3L one would be perfect for two bags of powder, no?
I use a kenwood smoothie 2 go for mixing. Wide open tops make it easy to get scoops in. I use this to mix and store as it comes with two cups. I also decant mixed huel in to other drink cup things so my batch is made up for the next day.