Hey guys first time user here. My huel just came in I got the shaker and the scoop. Serving says one cup. How many scoops equals one cup?
To be exact, weighing Huel is always the most accurate way to know you’re getting a 500 calorie/127g serving. Our standard scoop is 70cc, which gives you about 36-40g, so generally approx. 3 scoops in 500-600mL of water is recommended.
If you’re trying to track exactly, an inexpensive food scale can help you get it exactly, but otherwise I would recommend 3/4 scoops in 500mL-600mL water.
fwiw, that’s “3 to 4 scoops per” not “three quarters of a scoop per”
Also, it might be a good idea to have someone put together a sticky post explaining to Americans how scoops and cups measure volume and not weight - because the grams and milliliters is not native - and 1:5 ratio is likely to be a 1 cup measure of Huel into 5 cups of water … i can’t estimate how many mL are in 5 C but 5 cups sounds like too much to drink for breakfast
500 mL is equal to just over 2 cups (2.11 to be exact).
So the ideal serving for us 'Mericans is:
3 to 4 “scoops” of Huel to just over 2 cups of cold water. They suggest adding ice I just mix with cold water.
I keep wondering how much a “scoop” is because the one that came with my first shipment was under the second bag so I’ve been using regular kitchen measuring cups - a 1/4 cup packed is 40-45g. I pour some juice to the 100mL line, water up to 400, 3x the quarter cup measures and use an immersion blender to make something almost too thick to drink so i add another 100mL to thin enough to drink.
It is interesting that I’m using 3 of a 1/4 cup measure and it’s 120-130g despite that much on the bag as a serving is 1 cup. So the takeaway is that you need to be measuring by weight due to how much you can pack whatever you use to measure a “scoop” - with numbers like I’m using I’d expect someone with an actual 1 cup measure packed would be using ~180g of Huel for much more than the 500 calories they might have thought they were getting.
I know everyone is different, but I find around 200ml of water per scoop of Huel works out great.
So for me, a full meal is 3.3 scoops to about 600ml.
Shaken, not stirred.
@miked, it’s definitely better to use the scale. As I mentioned on another thread, depending on how packed down the bag is, I’ve found that 3 scoops (level) has come out to be as little as 100g and as much as 120g.
Thus, a cup is also going to vary widely, while measuring by weight will be exact every time.