My DIY feels too salty, what can I do?


#1

I just finished preparing my first “complete” DIY soylent

Photos: [ powder mix | bottles ]

Here’s my recipe: http://diy.soylent.me/recipes/megamen-based

I used 6 grams of iodized salt and 6 grams of potassium chloride (a sodium-free salt alternative).

I just tried to take a sip … and … it feels too salty.

Has anyone else had a similar problem before?

I put it in the fridge for now … not sure if “waiting on it” will do anything.


#2

Did you try putting less salt in it?

Did you try turning it off and on?


#3

The salt information in your recipe looks way off - you should go for about 3g of salt, and use the US RDA instead of that Rob’s Recommended profile.


#4

Way off indeed! I use 1,5 gr in my recipe. This is while i like to snack sometimes too - for taste and social reasons - and most snacks contain a lot of salt.

Soylent that is too salt tastes very bad.


#5

Thanks for the responses guys!

I think I’ll have to find another source of potassium

For now I think I will prepare another batch with all the ingredients except the salts … and then remix it with the current batch … to see if that will make it any better.


#6

Wow, this guy managed to complete his recipe with 7 times less the cost than your recipe.


#7

There are plenty of cheaper options … I’m sure. But I feel like I have to do it myself. See NIH Syndrome

I tried once to do a mini masa-based soylent - didn’t like it at all.

Most of the cost in my recipe is from the Maltodextrin, the protein, the nutritional powder, and the fiber. I will have to look for some cheaper options.

For now I’m not concerning myself with the price too much. Even if I pay $20/day that’s still cheaper than what I’m currently spending on food per day.

I’d rather find the right mix then adjust and optimize as I go.