Peer recommendations? (The technical details I seem to be missing)


#1

Hey guys, super excited about the release! It’s awesome to see this project kick itself way off the ground.

There’s a few specifics I seem to be terrible at finding, however, and I was hoping the community could help me out here:

  • What is the intended ratio of water-to-soylent powder?
  • How much should be made for a day’s worth of meals?
  • How well preserved is the powder?
  • How long is a mixed blend good for, roughly?
  • Are any supplement meals required or recommended?
  • Is there anything one should avoid on this diet?

And just some things I figured I’d ask you guys for advice on:

  • Are there any recommended blenders for the concoction?
  • Do you usually consume at meal intervals in larger quantities or sip throughout the day?
  • Are there any recommended exercise routines that you would recommend to compliment this diet?
  • Are there any recommended containers for storage or consumption of the blend?

Thanks!


#2

I included my answers within your quoted text below. Cheers.


#3

1-1
1 bag
It will last a long time
not sure
Chewing gum for jaw exercise
Huh?

All blenders (hopefully) do the same thing as long as it works I recommend it

Whatever you like. Why not try it different each week see if u notice a difference

Chew gum for your jaw
Soylent has bottles that are included in the starter kit but any will do


#4

Eep! That’s WAY too much… it’s one bag per day.


#5

Ahhh, they come in individual bags? I didn’t realize that, thanks!

Quick clarification: 1 bag of soylent requires how much water though? 1L?


#6

Yikes! Youre right!!! MY B! 3 servings per bag!!!


#7

Each bag is for a whole day. Your starter kit will come with a scoop. If you put the whole bag in the starter kit pitcher, you will need 6 scoops of water for the full day of Soylent.


#8

@JulioMiles had mentioned that soylent is prepared with equal sizes of water and powder.


#9

Oh, well that makes things simple, thanks!


#11

It’s actually even more simple than that – just pour the pouch into the pitcher, fill to the top with water and 1 bottle of oil blend (1-2 cups of ice also recommended to chill and help mix).

Seal, shake, and you’re done!


#12

Sorting this out actually took longer than coming up with a DIY blend I liked. For the first weekI would drink it as meals but run out and find myself getting hungry at night. So I started spreading it out more. Now I’ll have a glass for breakfast, take a Nalgene full with me to work. Sipping the Nalgene it usually runs out around 2ish. The rest stays at home in the fridge and I sip it until around 7. I try to leave some leftover on gym days so I can finish it off post-workout.

I’m sure everybody is different depending on their body and schedule, but that’s what works for me.


#13

Sorry if I don’t follow too well, but what do you mean by oil blend? (cooking newb, sorry!)


#14

Thanks for the input!


#15

@JulioMiles

No way is it that easy…


#16

At the moment, part of Soylent is a blend of fish and canola oil that comes in a separate little bottle.


#17

Ah, convenient. Thanks!


#18

Another question I’d like to add: Once the 2 cups of Soylent and 2 cups of water for a single meal have been fully mixed together about how many ounces does it take up?


#19

If a full day batch completely fills the 2 liter pitcher as @JulioMiles suggests then a ‘meal’ would be ~20 oz. give or take


#20

Each scoop is 135 ml, so two scoops Soylent two scoops water would be 540ml. You’d also add 3 tsp of the oil blend, for a total volume of 555 ml.


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#21

So a single meal of Soylent is 18.7668oz exactly, according to the all-mighty google (all hail our google overlords!) Thank you :smiley: