Bark and Twig Soylent Tasty!

Last updated December 30, 2014 Copy
AmountVolumeIngredient$ / daySource
1200ml5cupsMilk, lowfat, fluid, 1% milkfat, with added nonfat milk solids, vitamin A and vitamin D$0.00
75g5tbspSeeds, sunflower seed kernels, dried$1.01Amazon
55g3.6tbspOrganic Coconut Sugar$0.48Amazon
50g35pieceNuts, hazelnuts or filberts, dry roasted, without salt added$1.55Amazon
45g3tbspCocoa, dry powder, unsweetened$0.83Amazon
30g2tbspSeeds, chia seeds, dried$0.46Amazon
25g5tspPeanuts, all types, dry-roasted, without salt$0.24Amazon
10g2tspOrganic Soy Lecithin Granules$0.21Amazon
10g2tspSpearmint, dried$0.31Amazon
5g1tspSpices, basil, dried$0.15Amazon
1g0.2tspNatural Camu Powder$0.18Amazon
1g0.2tspSpices, paprika$0.03Amazon
3g0.6tspIodized Salt$0.01Hain
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([5 cups]) Milk, lowfat, fluid, 1% milkfat, with added nonfat milk solids, vitamin A and vitamin

([5 tbsp]) Seeds, sunflower seed kernels, dried

([3.6tbsp]) Organic Coconut Sugar

([35 Pieces]) Nuts, hazelnuts or filberts, dry roasted, without salt added

([3 tbsp]) Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened

([2 tbsp]) Seeds, chia seeds, dried

([5 tsp]) Peanuts, all types, dry-roasted, without salt

([2 tsp]) Organic Soy Lecithin Granules

([2 tsp]) Spearmint, dried

([1 tsp]) Spices, basil, dried

([0.2 tsp]) Natural Camu Powder

([0.2 tsp]) Spices, paprika

([0.6 tsp]) Iodized Salt

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Day
36% Carb, 17% Protein, 47% Fat
% Daily Values*
Total Carbohydrate199g
Dietary Fiber 44g
Total Fat118g
Saturated Fat21g
Monounsaturated Fat50g
Polyunsaturated Fat34g
Omega-3 Fatty Acids0.17g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids0.26g
* Percent Daily Values are based on "U.S. government DRI, male 19-50, 2000 calories". You may use the Nutrient Calculator to personalise your own profile, then select it from the list on the Recipe Editor tab.
Nutrient Profile: U.S. government DRI, male 19-50, 2000 caloriesChange

1 Review

1 review
7 years ago
Excellent overall taste
A little gritty
Reviewer tried this recipe 2-5 times
Reviewer is not currently using any type of Complete Food

This was my first venture into soylent. From what I can tell this recipe is closer to a DIY version of the commercially available Ambronite than Soylent, but still a soylent recipe nonetheless.

My motivation for trying this recipe was to evaluate soylent while avoiding the dreaded chalky taste people often complain about and this recipe succeeded. The taste was pleasant. I would describe it as nutty chocolate with a hint of mint which isn't that surprising given the ingredients. I marked this as a "little gritty", but I would actually describe this closer to being more chewy. I attribute that to not grinding the ingredients into a fine enough powder. Next time I'll try grinding the non-powder ingredients separately, especially the nuts, instead of grinding them all in a single batch. Anyone have a better method than using a food processor on pulse to accomplish the task?

Because you have to grind your own ingredients prior to blending, this recipe is more labor intensive. That's why I knocked it down a star. Also some ingredients were not available locally, so for the small test batch I made, there was some lead time before I could make the recipe as I waited for ingredients to be delivered.

At the time, I tried this specific recipe (May 12, 2015), the volumetric measurements were definitely off from the mass measurements. Thankfully, I had a gram scale to work with. I can only guess that the volumetric measurements are estimates/conversions or that the difference is due to variations in the ingredient manufacturers.

As I have not used this recipe long enough or in a high enough quantity to comment on its health effects, I can say that it does leave you feeling full. I certainly wasn't able to chug it given the chewy almost milkshake like consistency.