Hats off for making such a great mix, Max!
This formulation is only 1500 calories, which is good for a variety of food goals. People can have a reduced calorie diet that is easy to manage for weight loss. Folks who still want to eat dinner have that luxury. You can still drink coffee all day at the office or have a piece of Janice's birthday cake, whatever. You've just got some wiggle room if you need it.
This recipe is chocolate flavored, and is only mildly sweet. If you'd like it sweeter, add sugar and decrease oats or corn to get the calories back in line. It is tasty, but those who don't want chocolate overload might enjoy a plain vanilla Soylent:
(Expect future edits. They are the spice of life.)
It's been over a week on 100% Soylent and I feel amazing. Like AMAZING. I have more energy than I know what to do with. The only negative is that I'm starting to flush – Niacin is suspect. Going back over the ingredient nutrient profiles, I found that the data for masa was probably incomplete. Beyond the data listed on the label were more than a dozen other nutrients it did not account for... including niacin.
Edits to the recipe:
Debulking this mix will hopefully lead to a smoother, more enjoyable Soylent. I've also been experimenting with unflavored Designer Whey protein, which is delightful. I've never had a sweet tooth, so the unflavored version is lighter and refreshing.
More later, thanks for watching! -HH
Oof. I'm getting a little flaxed-out. I dialed down on the flaxseed meal, oil and whey protein. To compensate, I bumped up oats, potassium gluconate and cocoa. I'm feeling very happy about this mix. I'm continuing to use the Vanilla Basic Soylent to use up the GNC powder I bought. It is still very palatable and I feel good when using it.
I started a blog about this experience: Soylenter.wordpress.com I'm about to go 100% Soylent in a week, check in to see how it goes! Thanks, you guys rock :)
I'm proposing a compromise: potassium gluconate/chloride blend. This reduces the amount of potassium gluconate, without too much chloride in the mix.
Guess what. You're gonna love this.
I was doing some more research about the proposed ingredients in this Soylent formulation, and the Optimum Nutrition Women's vitamin is made with Chasteberry and Dong Quai. Depending on who you talk to, these herbs may or may not "interfere with birth control." While the jury is still out on this one, I'd prefer to go with a vitamin that doesn't contain herbal blends that do who knows what. "Interfering with birth control" is the last thing ladies want out of Soylent!
I've replaced the Optimum Nutrition vitamin with a Rainbow Light Women's One Multivitamin. I did add brown sugar for sweetness, and reduced oat flour to keep carbs and calories in check.
I had been mildly concerned about the high niacin and chloride levels in the recipe (caused by using the GNC Women's formula), but being kind of lazy, I left it alone.
Before you flame me: I fixed it. I did, but I want to say something else first, so hang on.
I'm attempting to make a Soylent blend that accomplishes 4 basic goals:
So I set out to fix the niacin/chloride problem. The GNC formula was a substantial part of the recipe, and to replace it I had to reconjigger the whatsit levels and add a few whoseits, too. Anyhoo, here are the changes:
As always, expect changes and tweaks - I'll be starting production soon, as I hope to have a more final formula and all ingredients this week.
I am waiting on one ingredient from Amazon... and then we will make some magic! I'll keep you updated on the flavor, texture, and everything.
|Total Fat (g)||42||53.46||80||127%|
|Saturated Fat (g)||0||12.6|
|Monounsaturated Fat (g)||0||13.31|
|Polyunsaturated Fat (g)||0||23.94|
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids (g)||1.1||2.4||218%|
|Omega-6 Fatty Acids (g)||12||21.64||180%|
|Total Fiber (g)||25||29.5||118%|
|Soluble Fiber (g)||0||4|
|Insoluble Fiber (g)||0||4.7|
|Vitamin A (IU)||700||5002||10000||715%|
|Vitamin B6 (mg)||1.3||25.4||100||1952%|
|Vitamin B12 (ug)||2.4||25||1042%|
|Vitamin C (mg)||75||120||2000||160%|
|Vitamin D (IU)||600||1111||4000||185%|
|Vitamin E (IU)||30||105||1000||351%|
|Vitamin K (ug)||90||132||147%|
|Pantothenic Acid (mg)||5||25.69||514%|