Quick question to DIYers who use oat powder/flour


#1

Hi Guys,

What kind of oats do you use? I bought Bulk Powder’s Ultra Fine Scottish Oats but:

  1. they feel gritty
  2. they always end up at the end of the mix after few seconds

I believe Soylent 1 uses oat flour…


#2

You could try using an emulsifier (Lecithin) to keep the oats suspended in the mix.


Oats in (a) Soylent official and (b) DIY soylent recipes
#3

The lecithin definitely helps as @j8048188 said. Not sure about that brand. I’ve been using Red Mill. If you think it’s too course you could always put it in the food processor for a bit to try and grind it down a bit finer. That’s probably a dusty process though.

Mine does tend to settle out after it sits for a while as well, but a couple shakes and it’s good to go again so I don’t think about it much.


#4

I use Red Mill Oat Groats milled with a Nutrimill. I add in Now Foods Lecithin Granules as a emulsifier.


#5

Honeyville Farms Oat Flour


#6

I use an oat powder from a muscle builder supplier. It’s a bit more expensive, but the powder makes the consistency much easier to deal with.

I could stand to grab an oat flour to make it cheaper, though.


#7

I used Muscle Feast brand’s whole oat powder. It’s reasonably cheap, and blends well.


#8

another quick oat question.
are you DIYers boiling or cooking the oats before mixing up your solution
i have read conflicting views on oats phytic acid. whats the deal?


#9

No, I am not cooking them in any way. Also, I’ve had zero digestive issues, so no upset stomach, etc…


#10

I was concerned about that, and part of the reason I selected the Oat Powder I used was because they prepped (I don’t know if cooked is the right word) it so that the phytic acid was no longer an issue.


#11

Disregard the phytic acid issue. Empirically, it hasn’t proven to be worth worrying about (see all the happy diy’ers and success of the beta testers.)