How can I thicken up Soylent?


#1

When I mix the recipe with 16oz of water it basically turns into flavored water. Is there an additive to make it thicker like the official Soylent?

I’m using: http://www.makesoylent.com/recipes/davids-pbfree-1500-calorie-soylent


#2

How about using less water?

Just drink the water separately. That shouldn’t cause any problems.


#3

Heating your oat flour in some water prior to mixing will help thicken it up. Alternatively something like Xanthan gum would do it, and doesn’t require heating.


#4

Agree with @richardtkemp - I use Xanthan gum as a thickener and it works just fine, I use about 2g in my daily mix.


#5

Add fiber, especially psyllium husks powder. It will thicken in about 5 minutes as the fiber absorbs the water. This is the easiest way to do it as you can find psyllium husks powder at any health store.


#6

Mixing with less water doesn’t really help and adding fiber doesn’t have the desirable effect. I just bought some Xanthan gum at my local market and will give it a try in the morning.


#7

lol I guess I kind of expected that, it usually gives it an odd texture.


#8

Don’t use too much… my advice would be to make your soylent as normal, then add no more than a teaspoon of Xanthan gum, shake, and see how you like it. Add more as necessary. I say this because I also used Xanthan gum for the first time today and I used WAY too much (17g in 3l)


#9

Wish I would of read this before I drank my morning serving. 1 teaspoon is too much for half a liter, its an interesting consistency especially as it continues to solidify in your stomach… o_O


#10

I’m curious now… what kind of thickening up are we talking about? The texture you’re trying to achieve, Is it comparable to anything I know?


#11

As I suggested above, I use 2g for about 3 litres of mix, per day.


#12

If you go to Soylent main page you can see how their version is thick, almost paste like. That is what I’m trying to achieve.
Xanthan gum makes it like a thick milkshake.

https://campaign.soylent.me/soylent-free-your-body


#13

Don’t.

It takes longer to digest if thick. One of the reasons soylent is cool is the fact that it doesn’t clog your stomach for the next 1-2 hours like normal food-big meals.