TTE's Bulletproof Soylent (Tastes Like 1.3!) Tasty!

by TTE
Last updated March 31, 2015 Copy
AmountVolumeIngredient$ / daySource
160gBob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Oat Flour$0.53Bob's Red Mill
125gHoneyville Maltodextrin$0.34Amazon
65gNow Foods 100% Whey Protein Isolate$1.49Amazon
22gGNC Mega Men® Sport - Vanilla Bean$0.89Amazon
18gNow Foods Psyllium Husk Powder$0.30Amazon
20gBob's Red Mill Soy Lecithin Granules$0.48Amazon
7gPotassium Citrate$0.35Amazon
6gNOW Foods Calcium/magnesium 1000/500 mg$0.17Amazon
4gIodised Salt$0.01local
0.5gtspXanthan Gum$0.02Amazon
30gSoybean Oil$0.21Amazon
14gFlaxseed Oil$0.34Amazon
Amounts for:
Total Daily Cost:
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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.

Recipe notes:

  • 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.

Preparation:

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Day
51% Carb, 18% Protein, 31% Fat
Calories2017
% Daily Values*
101%
Total Carbohydrate252g
127%
Dietary Fiber 36g
107%
Protein91g
104%
Total Fat68g
Saturated Fat10g
Monounsaturated Fat14g
Polyunsaturated Fat35g
626%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids10g
123%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids21g
Cholesterol27mg
Calcium
122%
Vitamin A
102%
Chloride
108%
Vitamin B6
2365%
Chromium
210%
Vitamin B12
1273%
Copper
248%
Vitamin C
204%
Iodine
186%
Vitamin D
106%
Iron
106%
Vitamin E
132%
Magnesium
202%
Vitamin K
102%
Manganese
395%
Thiamin
2648%
Molybdenum
102%
Riboflavin
2368%
Phosphorus
119%
Niacin
201%
Potassium
105%
Folate
114%
Selenium
222%
Pantothenic Acid
611%
Sodium
123%
Biotin
611%
Sulfur
78%
Choline
115%
Zinc
197%
 
* 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

49 reviews
2 years ago
Excellent overall taste
Higher than average energy level
Below average flatulence
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The thing i genially liked about the site is that it is not only giving us the recipe but also the link to buy the ingredients that are being used in the recipe. After finished my work for Tanzania vaccinations, i will try this for sure.Thanks for the nice post.