Vegan Skinny Dude Weight GainVegan

Last updated June 16, 2015 Copy
AmountIngredient$ / daySource
180gBob's Red Mill Masa Harina$1.46Amazon
130gRawProtein Pea+Rice Protein Isolate Vanilla$3.84Bodybuilding.com
120gMaltodextrin$0.33Amazon
45gBob's Red Mill Chia Seeds$0.62Amazon (S)
1gMSM Sulfur Powder$0.05Amazon
1.5gCholine Bitartrate$0.05Amazon
5gPotassium chloride$0.10Amazon
1pillCalcium & Magnesium$0.03Amazon
1pillKirkland Daily Multi$0.03Amazon
1pillSodium Bicarbonate$0.02Amazon
30mlExtra Virgin Olive Oil$0.36Amazon
30mlMCT Oil$0.57Amazon
1portionThorne Research Vitamin D / K2 Liquid$0.02Amazon
Amounts for:
Total Daily Cost:
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This recipe strived to do a few things mainly: 1) Be vegan 2) Achieve between a 1:1 and 2.3:1 Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratio 3) Have a high calorie content

Bonus goal was to keep prices as low as possible and ingredient restocking as infrequent as possible.

Comments on anything, but especially better ingredient sources, are welcome.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Day
45% Carb, 18% Protein, 37% Fat
Calories2311
% Daily Values*
116%
Total Carbohydrate291g
160%
Dietary Fiber 61g
96%
Protein115g
126%
Total Fat107g
Saturated Fat35g
Monounsaturated Fat21g
Polyunsaturated Fat14g
208%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids8g
104%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids8g
Cholesterol0mg
Calcium
124%
Vitamin A
177%
Chloride
107%
Vitamin B6
220%
Chromium
100%
Vitamin B12
250%
Copper
182%
Vitamin C
101%
Iodine
100%
Vitamin D
150%
Iron
541%
Vitamin E
171%
Magnesium
166%
Vitamin K
118%
Manganese
192%
Thiamin
358%
Molybdenum
100%
Riboflavin
150%
Phosphorus
213%
Niacin
150%
Potassium
100%
Folate
144%
Selenium
191%
Pantothenic Acid
225%
Sodium
102%
Biotin
100%
Sulfur
105%
Choline
115%
Zinc
148%
 
* Percent Daily Values are based on "Nathan's profile". You may use the Nutrient Calculator to personalise your own profile, then select it from the list on the Recipe Editor tab.
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1 Review

4 years ago
Average overall taste
A little gritty
Snacky betwen meals
Reviewer tried this recipe more than 10 times
Reviewer is currently using this recipe

This is my own recipe that I've been making and using for around 90% of my meals for over a year now as of this review. I'm writing this mainly to make that statement as proof that this recipe won't kill you and also to share my experience with it.

I feel great. I can't say with certainty that I feel significantly better on average than when I was eating traditional meals, but I definitely don't feel worse. Preparing it daily isn't overly difficult or time consuming once you get in the groove of it (it's definitely far less time consuming than preparing multiple traditional meals throughout the day). It tastes OK. It doesn't taste as good as Soylent 1.0, but it isn't offensive either. I add flavorings occasional to switch it up but the taste doesn't bother me.

I have a high metabolism and am used to eating a lot. As such, the daily batches aren't as fulfilling as I would like - I still snack once a day or so - but I haven't been able to determine a way to increase the batch sizes without throwing off nutrient balances. For the average person this likely won't be a problem.

Restocking is super easy as everything but the protein is available through Amazon and is Prime eligible. The protein is much cheaper through BodyBuilding.com and usually gets to me in a couple of days tops even with standard shipping though. I've considered switching to the official Soylent several times purely for the convenience but I always stick with this because it isn't that much of a burden. Plus it's still significantly cheaper and I'd want to modify the official Soylent anyway to more closely match the nutrient profile in this recipe.

I'd love to hear comments and suggestions for improvements from anyone using or modifying this recipe. I'm quite happy with it for now but I think it can always be better.