Single meal preparation v1.4?


#1

I am confused as to how to prepare a single 500 calorie meal using the new 1.4 formula. I have a 1/2 meal scoop from when I received my 1.3 formula a couple months ago, and so far have prepared 2 “meals” from a single bag of 1.4. What I’ve been doing is two scoops of powder and 4 scoops of water, aiming for a single serving of 500 calories, but after taking out 4 scoops of powder for these two meals, it looks like i don’t have enough for 4 more scoops leading me to believe that I have been preparing more than one serving.
Any advice?


#2

My first, and snarky, thought is to use less powder. My second thought is why are you bothering with making 500 calorie meal when it would be easier to just make a regular sized Soylent meal? They have said at some point they will sell new scoops that fit the 500 calorie suggestion. Till then ignore the service size suggestion.


#3

https://faq.soylent.me/hc/en-us/articles/204409635-Preparing-Soylent-1-4-with-the-legacy-measuring-scoop

1 1/2 old scoops = 500 cal.


#4

I received my first ever shipment of Soylest last week, prepared it today for the first time, and found the same thing. I think I’ve figured it out.

A single pouch is supposed to have 4 meals. A pouch is 16 oz., which means that a single meal uses 4 oz. of Soylent. However, the starter kit includes a 4.5 oz. scoop, which is labeled as “1/2 meal”. This is clearly incorrect.

To get a single meal, you should be scooping 4 oz. of Soylent, so just use a standard 1/2 cup measuring spoon.

Assuming that the scoop really was 1/2 of a meal using the 1.3 formula, that would mean the 1.3 formula had 3 meals in a 27 oz. bag, rather than the 16 oz. bag that 1.4 uses.


#5

Be careful that you’re not confusing 4 oz (as in a quarter of a pound) and 4 fluid oz (half a cup).

BTW, I found that once I transferred the Soylent from the bag to a regular container, that weighing using a teaspoon was the best way to do individual blender bottles. I prefer grams for that because then there is no doubt what type of quantity I am using.

Eve


#6

Oops, I guess I was making that mistake. I just tried scooping more out, and it looks like the pouch had roughly 6 scoops worth, which I guess is what should be expected if the scooper were sized for a 3-meal pouch.


#7

If you have a kitchen scale, it’s very easy. Put the cup on the scale, zero it (tare weight button), put in 115 g of Soylent, zero it again, and put in 405 g of water. (Ignoring slight changes for temperature and pressure, a mL of water weighs one gram.)


#8

Here’s the scale I use:

http://www.amazon.com/EatSmart-Precision-Digital-Kitchen-Silver/dp/B001N07KUE/ref=lp_289787_1_8?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1427117475&sr=1-8


#9

I’m going to second the use of a scale. I have a terrible time measuring powders with a measuring cup. Especially if I want to get the stuff into the narrow opening of a typical blender bottle. The scale is the way to go. I did something else with the water, however. I kept a cup with 450 ml in it in the fridge so it was measured and cold. Slop some into the blender bottle. Zero the scale. Add the 115 g (or thereabouts) of Soylent. Rest of water. Shake.

Eve