A friend and I are both are consuming Soylent, and we were surprised to find that we both have entirely different ways of going about it. After we compared our “ways”, we found that each of us had really good ideas.
Anyhow, I figured I would start a thread about it, and maybe it will help each other in some fashion. So here is what I do, and why:
- I drink Soylent every day for breakfast and dinner, 1/4 of a pouch for each
- I drink a single Jevity 1.5 from a metal can for lunch every day
- I eat a single CVS Spectravite Advanced Formula multvitamin every day with my Soylent breakfast
Every other day, in the evening, I need to prepare a new Soylent:
- I open a pouch and fill it 3/4 full with cold tap water
- before I zip it up, I squish out all the air from the top, and then zip it up (this greatly reduces how often it “bursts” on me while I shake it)
- I use one hand to hold the zipper shut, and put the other hand on the other side of the pouch, and shake the crap out of it for 10-15 seconds
- I “mush” the balls that float to the top by squeezing them through the packaging, just genty slide the pouch back and forth with the fingers.
- I again hold the zipper shut with 1 hand, put the other on the bottom, and shake for 5-10 seconds
- I open the pouch and pour all the contents into one of two carafes I bought just for Soylent
- I open a bottle of the oil and pour it into the carafe
- I put about 1/2 a cup of cold tap water into the pouch and shake it up for another 15 seconds or so, and then pour all the residual contents of the pouch into the carafe.
- I fill the carafe right to the rim with more cold tap water
- I then screw on the carafe top
- I put my hand on the top of the carafe to hold down the pop-open lid, one hand on the bottom of the carafe, turn it upside down, and shake it vigorously for about 15 seconds
- I open the fridge, and in the inside door, I place the carafe UPSIDE DOWN, at an angle to keep it leaning into the corner against the inside wall of the fridge and a side compartment… slanted so it doesn’t fall over. I do this because the top of the carafe is narrow and all the “stuff” floats and seperates in the narrow area so it doesn’t mix well. By putting it upside down, the seperation is less dramatic and later on, when I shake it up, it is FAR easier. There are far less chunks, and the oil band is thin.
- I close the door, and before going to bed that night, I pull the carafe out of the fridge, put one hand on the top of the carafe to hold the lid on, and one on the bottom, and shake it up for 10-15 seconds
- I put the carafe back in the fridge, again upside down, slanted so it doesn’t roll over or topple
- The next morning, I open the fridge, shake it up a bit, and pour 14 ounces into a coffe mug (that is how much the mug holds, so I don’t need to measure it)
- I rinse the mug with hot water and leave it to dry
- I put a multivitamin into my mouth, and while drinking the Soylent, i swallow the pill.
- I put the Soylent back in the fridge, now right side up (the Soylent level is much lower now, so it isn’t in the thin neck of the carafe)
- For dinner, I take the Soylent out, give it a quick shake, pour 14 more ounces in the mug, rinse the mug with hot water and leave it to dry, put the Soylent back in the fridge right side up.
- For the next breakfast, I repeat the previous breakfast activity
- For the next dinner, I repeat the previous dinner activity
- I rinse the carafe lid and carafe with hot water, using a jar cleaner to make sure nothing is left in the carafe, then set it to dry
- I then start the whole process over again, using the 2nd (already dry) carafe. I do this because shaking a wet carafe has resulted in me accidentily chucking it across the kitchen a few times by slipping out of my hands as I shook it
Gear I use:
Carafe (two - 56 ounce versions) http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/prodyne-acrylic-juice-jar/109763?categoryId=12926
Jevity for all lunches:
Calories for the day:
- 1000 from Soylent
- 355 from Jevity
I’ve been doing this for months… take just a few minutes every other day to prepare my food, and my “meals” take about 20 seconds of time.