Hi. I’m Max – the guy who made the Bachelor Chow and Simple Soylent over at http://diy.soylent.me
By far, the most challenging part of designing a DIY soylent recipe for me has been the carbohydrate source. Many carbohydrate sources have too high a glycemic index. Others (I’m looking at you, fructose and maltodextrin) have a low GI, but terrible effects on the body’s blood sugar despite this. Still others (your turn, oat flour) can result in unwanted gas. And still others are just plain expensive.
I’m looking for a source of carbohydrates with the following properties:
- Low to moderate glycemic index
- Not too rich in fiber or fat
- Unlikely to cause excessive gas or other ill side effects
- Able to be added to a recipe without preparation
The best source of carbohydrates I’ve found so far is pre-cooked lentil flour. It seems almost like a superfood, with its near-complete essential amino acid profile, low GI and affordability. Unfortunately, I can’t find adequate nutrition information and the list of suppliers is very short.
I’d like to find a carbohydrate that can replace 40 - 60% of the body’s daily requirement for complex carbohydrates. Can anyone help me out?