Soy flour as a primary protein source


#1

I’m looking for an alternative protein source to supplement my oat flour and hopefully take care of all the protein I need in my daily mix.

Is there a reason soy flour is not used? I’ve seen a few reference to soy protein isolate but not flour. Looking at various nutrient profiles it looks like it could be ideal.

soy flour defatted - nutrition facts

The copper, manganese, folate, and magnesium is a bit high but I believe 100g’s could be worked into a recipe without getting close to any limits. It would provide a massive 50g of protein at very little cost.

This would enable me to supplement with a smaller amount of more expensive whey and use that more for just my after workout shakes.

So is there anything I’m missing with this? Does anyone have a good source for it? So far I’ve found…

Amazon - Bob’s lowfat soy flour

And Honeyville has a 50 pound monster sack of “bakers” soy flour for $55.

EDIT: So after some more research I have found “textured vegetable protein” which I’ve heard of before, I know its popular in a lot of health food concoctions. Under ingredients it lists one ingredient “defatted soy flour”, ahhh, is this what I’m looking for?

Amazon - tvp


#2

http://diy.soylent.me/recipes/cheap-complete-2

It works pretty darn well. :smile:

It’s got a neutral, slightly nutty soy flavor when its plain. The texture is horrible. Still working on that.


#3

Ah, nice recipe, neutral and nutty sounds good. What kind of bad texture does it have? Right now my problem with either oat, almond, or masa flour is a grittyness, not sure which one it is or possibly a little of all. I was thinking of blasting the textured vegetable protein nuggets with a blender to see if it turns into something acceptable in liquid form.


#4

Very chalky and raspy from the soy flour/corn starch. . I’m buying some xanthan gum and dissolving soy lecithin in the oil to see if that helps. I’m also considering pre-cooking the starch and flour. There’s a gritty/raspy aftertexture to it that makes it unpleasant.

Other than the texture issues, it’s great!