My Huel tends to clump when I shake it or mix it in a glass. What do you guys do to prevent that?
I always use a blender, put the suspension in a container, put in my lunch bag with cold packs. I tried shaking it a few times and i now always use a blender.
Blender works for me.
I also use a blender but if it’s not possible, try a whisk in a bowl, preferably one with a spout (like a 4 cup Pyrex).
I like the clumps. Gives me something to chew on.
I was ok with a few clumps too initially but I also used to work really hard to shake it. Like exercise. I don’t like having to clean my blender so often either. And leaving it too long in the fridge gives it a weird, almost gelatinous texture for me. The simplicity, portablity, speed, and ease of just using Huel and a shaker bottle is important to me.
So I got a different type of shaker bottle. Replacing my bottle with a better designed one solved the problem of clumps for me.
When I’m at home I blend it in a blender. That’s definitely the way to go. At work, I don’t have access to a blender, so I got a shaker cup with the little metal ball. I think the ball makes all the difference when you’re shaking as opposed to blending.
I use an immersion blender in the huel shaker. Cleanup is just put another 400mL water in the shaker and “blend” to rinse off the blender. Sometimes I might have to wipe off a flax seed or two (how are they able to stick to everything so well?)
I have considered a nutribullet or vitamix but I really dislike the cleanup so have been wary.
I guess the ice cubes would act like the mixing ball if you added to the shaker, maybe that’s a “hack” to minimize clumps?
While Huel Offers a great shaker bottle, I own 2 Blender Bottles that are pretty close to the same as the Huel Shakers, but they have a wire coil like ball inside to help break up the clumps. You can go to Blender Balls website and order the wire ball whisk to add to your Huel Bottle for under $4. US
I find the amount of clumps depend a lot on the order in which I add the ingredients to my Huel shaker. Adding the powder before adding any water screws up the result, and so does aggressively shaking the shaker up and down. It results in the powder getting stuck at the top, and huge clumps forming.
My procedure looks something like this: I add about 3 to 4 finger breadths of water followed by my 3 scoops of Huel powder. Once added I shake my shaker horizontally to avoid the powder from getting stuck at the top of the shaker. Then I fill the shaker with water to the top and give it a few more shakes. For me this tends to result in a really smooth mixture and a pleasant shake.