I lost my scoop (the new one that == 200 calories), and see no need to order a replacement if I can use a measuring cup. Does anyone know how much calories are in 1 cup (not scoop)? Or, does anyone know what fraction of a cup the new Huel scoop is equivalent to? 1/3rd cup? 1/4th? Thanks!!
In an older thread they stated that one cup used to be 500kcal (with the old formulation). It should be vaguely similar.
Hopefully someone in the forum can weight how much a cup of Huel is and you can calculate from that. @Alex_Huel maybe?
Use your 1/4 cup measure. If you scoop it lightly (without packing) and level it, you can do 3 measures for about 125g or 500 calories.
If you use a slightly heavier scoop and don’t level it (a slightly “heaping” scoop) you are around 50g per scoop so two of these measures is 400 calories - which is the recommended serving size on the v1.1 bag.
I know there is a general recommendation to use a blender for best texture. Huel maybe doesn’t want to be a provider of housewares like blenders and such.
Similarly, I think a food scale is as useful a device as the blender. It’s much easier to get a consistent measure of powder using grams of weight than “scoops” of volume. If you don’t have the few bucks to just get one, ask for one as a gift. Its a much more versatile kitchen gadget than a box grater or squash spiralizer (not to malign those specialist tools though)
Here are a few simple ways to prepare your Huel if you don’t have our standard scoop! As always, you can take these guidelines to find out what works best for you.
A full serving of Huel is a heaping ¾ cup or 100 grams, and it contains 400 calories when mixed with about 16oz/500ml water.
From that ratio, you can use more or less water to adjust the thickness of your Huel, or you can simply adjust the number of cups and amount of water based on the number of calories you want in a meal.
For example, a 200 calorie Huel would simply be a heaping ⅓ cup, mixed with approximately 8oz/250ml of water.
If you have any follow up questions don’t hesitate to reach back out!
I think it’s much more confusing to suggest 1/3 of a cup is half as much as 3/4 of a cup - but I guess that’s just American measurements. My inner math nerd has to calculate that as 4/12 vs 9/12 to get some sense of how they can be “about half/twice”
It makes no difference to calories how much water you use … unless maybe you use that extra rich water.
If a Blizzard Entertainment employee were here, I’m sure they’d ask: “What, do you guys not have food scales?”
[that’s a joke that only gamers will understand.]
I think @Christian_Huel was just suggesting an amount of water for thickness purposes, not calories
As a SC2 and WC3 player, I gotta say, I’m not sure I get this ha ha. WoW reference?
Also thanks all for weighing-in (pun intended?) on this. The replies have def been helpful.
In the latest Blizz-con when one gamer asked if the new Diablo game would be available also on PC, the developer said they would only release it on mobile platform. The crowd booed. The developer looked caught off guard and made an off the cuff response “do you guys not have phones?”. Of course, he missed the entire point of the question and the fact that PC gamers built the Diablo community and made it popular. Diablo fans never wanted a mobile version. The people that paid to go to that convention were Blizzard’s core audience looking for news on the next Diablo PC title, and the developer should have effin known that. It’s quite the meme worthy moment. Check YouTube for this.
My attempt at humor was to point out the fact that anyone with a scale can just weight the Huel and match it to the serving size on the package labeling. And in making that statement, I would miss the entire point that many people want to use a scoop and not bother with weighing it every time since a scoop is way faster. I would be just like that Blizzard developer.
AHHHH!! Yes! That infamous moment! LOL. Nice one.