Good Tasting Soylent Instructional Video


#1

It seems like maybe 1 or 2 people on this board have actually made soylent (with all the ingredients) that actually tastes good enough to drink. Would one of you mind posting a video of yourself making the drink one morning? It would help to see the emulsion/mixing procedure and if you could post a list of any special ingredients you use (i.e. what you use for fat, etc) that would be really really helpful. There’s something special about a video that makes things seem much more attainable than text only instructions,… I (and I think everyone else here) would really appreciate it!! Thanks!


#2

I’ve made mine about 5 different ways and every time found it palatable/tasty. I even find it tasty without carbs. My experience may be unusual… hmm, or I just have a high tolerance.


#3

do you have a camera that would be easy to use in recording a ‘making of’ video the next time you mix up a batch? I realize that essentially all there is to it is mixing together the right stuff in the right way but I feel like there might be something subtle that I’m missing that I would get right away if I just saw a video of somebody who knows how to make it make it :slight_smile: I haven’t tried emulsifiers yet as suggested by Rob and others because I won’t have the time for a bit (I’m traveling and away from my chemicals) but I would be particularly curious to see what the effect of that looks like (if you use emulsifiers) when mixing the oil (or whatever it is you use for fat).


#4

If anyone did this (or even a bad tasting soylent video) that’d be really really cool.
Also I know this topic is hella old but I want someone to do it.


#5

Lol, I have my first soylent video on my computer. I added a bit too much salt and I tried adding a cranberry-apple flavor packet. Taste was horrid, mostly due to the first set of ingredients I used, and the salt.


#6

Ok I guess I’ll do it…on my next batch, which is tomorrow. I just gotta find a camera :stuck_out_tongue:


#7

OK, here’s a video I did. Apologies for the slow start. I had a lot of fun making this, and I’m looking forward to seeing others’ videos!

As far as making good tasting soylent goes, I believe that the most important things are choosing macronutrient sources which taste good and taste good together, and getting a thorough mix with no chunks (e.g. using a blender). As far as emulsifiers are concerned, I got lucky because my protein powder contains an emulsifier (lecithin) which keeps everything together adequately. Sadly I don’t know anything about using emulsifiers on purpose.


#8

It says it’s private?


#9

Sorry about that! Fixed now?


#10

Yes, awesome! (meaningless characters)


#11

@nwthomas Tom, I am watching your video, getting 3/5 from your magnesium seems a bit inefficient - why didn’t you buy the 100mg ones (which are more common, at least here in Malta) and put in 3 of those?


#12

You’re right that it’s inefficient; those pills are just what I have right now. A smarter person would buy correctly sized supplements.