|Amount||Volume||Ingredient||$ / day||Source|
|160||g||Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Oat Flour||$0.53||Bob's Red Mill|
|65||g||Now Foods 100% Whey Protein Isolate||$1.49||Amazon|
|22||g||GNC Mega Men® Sport - Vanilla Bean||$0.89||Amazon|
|18||g||Now Foods Psyllium Husk Powder||$0.30||Amazon|
|20||g||Bob's Red Mill Soy Lecithin Granules||$0.48||Amazon|
|6||g||NOW Foods Calcium/magnesium 1000/500 mg||$0.17||Amazon|
Total Daily Cost:
|$5.13||Add Ingredients |
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Now that I've switched to official Soylent, I realize how close the taste of my old favorite DIY recipe was to Version 1.3. Since a lot of people (myself included) prefer the taste of 1.3 to 1.4, I figured I might as well make this recipe public. If you don't have a problem with lactose or gluten (the Mega Men powder contains wheat), it's definitely worth a try.
- The Bob's Gluten-Free Oat Flour was chosen because it seemed to give the best texture. A 25-pound bag is ~$60 with shipping, though, so if you want to lower your costs more you could try the 50-pound bag of oat flour on Amazon.
- Because I use soy lecithin as the sole source of choline, there's none of that gross choline bitartrate taste you sometimes get hints of with 1.3. It also helps prevent separation!
- I'm not sure if there's a way to get Honeyville maltodextrin in anything less than a 50-pound sack, but it has the same DE as the maltodextrin in official Soylent (10), and shouldn't cause spikes in blood sugar. I can't say the same for the NOW Carbo Gain stuff.
- Flaxseed oil provides a ~2:1 Omega-6:Omega 3 ratio.
- If you want a cheaper, simpler version of this recipe, both the flaxseed oil and the xanthan gum can be left out without a big impact on nutrition or taste/texture. I'd definitely recommend both of them, though.
- I mix each day of soylent in its own ziploc bag, as shown in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir04Yv5Gj9w. The tiny tupperware container of oil helps ensure you get the proper amounts of soybean and flaxseed oil every day.
- For the best texture, I recommend 1 cup of dry powder per 28oz blender bottle. I measure it out as two half-cup scoops, then fill the bottle with cold water, shake it up, add some oil from the tupperware, top it off with water, and shake some more. For a while I would also add a tiny amount of vanilla extract to each bottle, but I'm not sure if it actually did anything. The vanilla Mega Men powder probably plays the biggest role in flavoring.