Synectar Keto, 1800 kcal KetogenicTasty!

Last updated July 15, 2015 Copy
AmountIngredient$ / daySource
75gPure Whey Protein Unflavoured$1.13Bulk Powders
75gHemp Protein$1.88Bulk Powders
13gPsyllium Husk Powder$0.27Bulk Powders
1.2gCholine bitartrate$0.05Bulk Powders
1pillCalcium + Vitamin D3 + Vitamin K1 Capsules$0.12Bulk Powders
1pillKirkland Signature Daily Multi Vitamins & Minerals Tablets$
6.5gPotassium Gluconate$0.16iHerb
1.2gTable Salt$0.00local
40gMCT Oil powder$3.00Bulk Powders
55mlOlive Oil$0.79local
47mlRapeseed Oil$
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Our non-keto, low-carb Synectar recipes: 1800 kcal, 2000 kcal


What is this?

A powdered food replacement containing a very low amount of carbohydrates, which should help your body get into ketosis.

How do I prepare this stuff?

Mix all the powdered ingredients (everything except olive and rapeseed oil) together. One day of this should weigh ~225g. To prepare one meal, put 75g of the powder into a protein shaker, add 34ml of oil blend (~31g) and ~400ml of cold water. Shake vigorously and often. Drink slowly.

Can I change the flavour?

You can buy a flavoured whey protein instead of the unflavoured we use in this recipe, though most of these flavours taste quite artificial (except maybe vanilla). Instead, we recommend dark dutch cocoa, powdered ceylon cinnamon, fruit (banana, apple, pear, grape, strawberry - prepared with stick blender); or maybe soy sauce, chili, etc. If you happen to find a good combination, please let us know in the comments!

Why is Palatinose even included, with such a low amount used?

We like Palatinose (isomaltulose) and believe it to be a good, healthy source of carbs with low glycemic index, thus we've always been using it in our DIY recipes. You might want to up the calories a bit, or maybe you'd like to start with a higher amount of carbs and then gradually reduce them, so that your body has the time to adapt. Palatinose is the ingredient whose amount you want to change in such cases. Feel free to leave it out completely.

What if I want even less carbs?

Remove Palatinose and use regular liquid MCT Oil instead of powdered MCT Oil (it contains some carbs due to the oil powdering process).

What if I want to increase/decrease the amount of calories?

The easiest way is to adjust the amount of Palatinose (with respect to the amount of carbs you want), Olive oil and Rapeseed oil.

The recipe is incomplete! What's up with that biotin, chromium and molybdenum?

You're right, the multivitamin is not ideal (it's based on US DRI tables), we're searching for a replacement with similar value-to-price ratio. If it's any comfort, the U.S. daily recommended intake for biotin is 30ug, for chromium it's 35ug and molybdenum 45ug, in which case this recipe contains exactly 100% of all three micronutrients.

Where did you get the nutrient profile you use?

The amounts of micronutrients are based on European Nutrient Reference Values. The amounts of macronutrients are adjusted for this ketogenic recipe.

Can I use ingredients from different sources?

Of course, but watch out for the nutrition facts of your ingredients. We recommend to copy this recipe and adjust the amounts appropriately. Also, if you happen to buy ingredients from BulkPowders, you can use our referral code, which will get you £5 discount for your first order, and for us too. To use it, register your BulkPowders account via this link. Thank you!

The prices you use are incorrect.

The prices are originally in GBP, EUR and USD - we decided to convert all of them to USD for simplicity. The currency exchange rates fluctuate every day and so does the price. If you happen to find significantly different prices of individual ingredients, please let us know!

Are you on a ketogenic diet?

No. We made this recipe just as a practice, for fun, and for the lack of commercial ketogenic soylent alternatives in Europe.

Are you experts on ketogenic diet?

No. But we're happy to learn anything new. If you have any notes, criticism or suggestions, please contact us or leave a comment.

Are you experts on nutrition?

By no means. We have no formal education in the nutrition science except from our own studies - we just like to understand how things work and utilize the knowledge in a DIY way, nutrition being one of the areas we chose to play with.

Can I buy this stuff directly from you?

Well. We're just two DIY guys, thus we don't have the necessary permissions and certificates to sell foodstuffs. However, contact us, we can at least talk and maybe find an alternative.

About us

We are two DIY Soylent enthusiasts from Slovakia, EU.

Here's Synectar - our blog.

We also have Blendrunner - a comparison tool for all commercial soylent alternatives.

You can contact us here, or via facebook or twitter.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Day
6% Carb, 23% Protein, 71% Fat
% Daily Values*
Total Carbohydrate25g
Dietary Fiber 26g
Total Fat141g
Saturated Fat43g
Monounsaturated Fat71g
Polyunsaturated Fat25g
Omega-3 Fatty Acids6g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids18g
* Percent Daily Values are based on "Synectar Keto EU Profile, 1800kcal". You may use the Nutrient Calculator to personalise your own profile, then select it from the list on the Recipe Editor tab.
Nutrient Profile: Synectar Keto EU Profile, 1800kcalChange

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