Spirulina added in the recipe


#1

I had the idea many years ago to produce some cookies called Soleil Vert, based on Spirulina. You should consider this incredible food in the récipé.


#2

I’ve been using it. The taste is unusual but I do like it. I find it suits saltiness. It also has a massive effect on the colour it’s mixed into - it is a very potent dark green! Nutritional info. While gram-per-gram it is an excellent source of many things (including protein!) I found that it’s not very useful for me, since I can’t tolerate particularly much of it in my soylent. I settled 10 grams per day. Add to this the fact that its also really expensive per gram (best price I found was 1kg for £19.49) and it’s not something I could see myself using as a major part of my diet.

Despite the above criticisms, I do plan to continue to use it at the 5-10g/day level, for reasons outlined here.

I should add that it is apparently very easy to grow one’s own Spirulina in a tank at home, and that allegedly it is better fresh. I was tempted, but it kind of goes against the whole “soylent saves you time and effort” thing.


#3

What kind of intolerance? Taste, GI effects, mutations?


#4

Sorry yes, taste. Today I actually mixed up a batch with extra Spirulina since you mentioned it. I’m afraid I didn’t measure but it’s a solid sludge green, with some cocoa also darkening it from its natural beige. That’s a bit too much for my taste, but still drinkable.


#5

I bet you can cut the cost with this.
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#6

That looks like it wouldn’t be hard to make, it’s just an aquarium and a couple of air pumps. You could probably even get away with one, and just switch it when you need it. And a sock. :stuck_out_tongue:

The food itself looks horrible, though.


#7

They have a special gathering device too. Doesnt look any worse than guacamole. lol


#8

The ‘special gathering device’ is a sock. :stuck_out_tongue: (Or a cloth straining bag, but ‘sock’ is funnier. :smiley: ) It seems to be a 10 gallon aquarium, some air distribution at the bottom and a tube with a few holes in it that air bubbles in to to push the water up , carrying the algae with it. You could do the same thing (Less conveniently, of course) with a few pieces of cheesecloth and a ladle.

Not that I’m knocking them for it; many people would prefer to buy a ready to go system (just add ten gallons of spring water and boom). I meant mainly in the DIY nature of this forum and most of its posts, if someone wanted to try bashing one together, I was observing that it wouldn’t be difficult.


#9

Seems they had a Kickstarter campaign going. It’s ended, but there’s more info on their Kickstarter page, including another video of the tank setup.