# How Much Oil Per Scoop?

#1

The starter kit shiped with a half meal scoop, one scoop of powder and one scoop of water. But how much oil should go into half a meal? Definitely not one scoop, so what measuring utensil do I need, or does the bottle of oil come with something?

Thanks!

#2

1 Day / 1 Bottle Oil

#3

A bottle of oil goes in a full day of Soylent. Which is 2ounces oil. If you are doing single serve which would be 2scoops you would use 1/3of the oil.

#4

I thought 1 scoop was 1 mealā¦?

#5

On the handle of the scoop it says 1/2 meal.

#6

aha so it does indeed! I have only mixed entire bags at a time so had not really looked closely at the scoop. =)

#7

How much liquid is in the oil container? I can imagine its difficult to guesstimate 1/3 or 1/6 (if youāre making a āsoylent snackā meal) of an oil bottle, it would be nice to know precise amounts so we can use tablespoon/teaspoon measurements!

#8

ā¦there was an exact answer to this somewhere, and I think it was even Julio who posted it, but I cannot remember which thread it wasā¦ Iāll look around and edit it into this post if I can find it =/

Edit: Got it!

I donāt think this was the same thread I saw the answer in, but itās the same message. Somewhere else itās mentioned that 3tsp does not exactly use up all of the oil over three meals, and Julio replied that the 3tsp number is largely for ease of measuring - in other words, itās close enough that you can just put in āthe restā for your last mix and it will only be a small difference.

So, summary answer for the thread itself, one scoop ā 1.5 tsp oil

#9

Just to add to what has already been said: 1.5 tsp measuring spoons do exist. For instance this set has one:

#10

Yes, 1.5 tsp measuring spoons do exist. Usually theyāre labeled 1/2 tablespoon though! You donāt need some fancy oddball set of measuring spoons.

#11

Thanks everyone! I think I already have measuring spoons that will work, but will have to check when I get home.

#12

I wonder why they chose to use 1.5tsp and not .5Tblsp in their instructions? @JulioMiles

#13

in fact, 1.5 tsp is half of one meal, so 1Tbsp makes even more sense as a āmealā quantity. Iād guess that itās probably just an artifact of unit conversion and math, not anything meaningful.

#14

The instructions are these: 1scoop Soylent+1scoop water+1.5teaspoons oil = 1/2 serving or 285 calories. So that would be about 8 ounces. For breakfast I usually go with a 16 ounce serving then sip throughout the day.

#15

This is perfect!!! Iām a girl so my calorie count is a little lower than the recommended 2K, and I plan on eating regular food for lunch, so I wanted smaller measurements so I could make Soylent in 600-1000 calorie bunches. Thatās exactly what I wanted to know.

#16

Where are you getting 285 calories? The place Iām looking says that 1 scoop Soylent + 1 scoop water + 1.5 teaspoons oil is 335 calories.

#17

That would be on the new website as well as on the information that ships with Soylent ā¢