My first pitcher of Soylent was not the greatest experience. I didn’t really like the taste or texture, and I also didn’t like the pressure of having to drink the entire pitcher in 48 hours. The taste, the trouble of preparing it ahead of time, and the time pressure of consuming it made me think that Soylent might not be right for me.
I realized if it was going to work for me, I would need to be able to make the Soylent on demand and not worry about chilling it or drinking an entire pitcher in 48 hours. So when I started the second bag, I decided to make one scoop and drink it immediately and see if that would work. I just added a scoop of Soylent and two scoops of water to a glass and stirred for 60 seconds. Then I added a couple of teaspoons of oil and stirred for another 60 seconds. (Sorry if you’ve read similar posts from me in other threads… I guess I’m a single scoop, no-chill envangelist.)
I wasn’t expecting much. But it tasted great! The stirring mixed it well enough that the texture was fine. And I didn’t notice a problem with it not being chilled (I just used cold water from the tap.) What a relief. I could just make one scoop at a time and not worry about it going bad, or waiting for it to chill, or cleaning the pitcher.
After about 14 bags consumed this way, I finally decided to try making the Soylent in a pitcher again. I was curious to see if my initial reaction to the taste and texture had simply been because I was new to the experience. Well, interestingly enough, I still don’t like the chilled version. (I did follow the recommendation of letting it chill overnight and adding the oil later.) I thought it was harder to drink. It was a bit thicker and grittier in a different, odd way. It was sort of smooth and gritty at the same time. When I drink it without chilling (and simply stirring), there are some particles, but they don’t seem as disconcerting to me. Also, I can drink the non-chilled version faster, and I seem to digest it better.
I’m curious if anybody else drinks their Soylent this way.