I checked out the long thread on flavouring soylent and didn’t see this little dodge, so thought I would mention it separately, as it has worked spectacularly well for me.
Pudding mix! Jello, or Shirriff’s or Neilson’s, President’s Choice or NoName, it doesn’t matter much, they are all pretty much alike. Mostly they consist of sugar (sometimes with dextrose) and corn starch (or tapioca starch or both), plus flavouring agents and other minor ingredients. They come in two basic kinds, the kind you cook and the instant kind; again, it doesn’t make a lot of difference other than procedure.
You make up your soylent. Then make up the pudding, and add about 125 ml to each meal-portion of soylent. It creates a nice flavour, makes the whole affair creamier with a nicer mouthfeel, and adds anywhere from 90 to 180 calories per meal. The caloric variation depends on the brand and on how you make it – instructions call for making it with milk, but you can leave out the milk if you’re lactose-intolerant or just don’t want it. By itself, the mix comes in at 90-120 calories per 125 ml serving; with milk, more like 160-180. The calories are all carbs except for whatever protein and fat you import with the milk. If you’re picky you can adjust your mix to take the extra carbs into account, or not, as you please. Some soylent recipes are pretty scant on calories, I think people are discovering, and an extra 100-150 per serving may help your satiety.
The effect on my own soylent is extremely nice.It also works a treat if you intend to freeze your soylent! Since I think soylent should be satisfying and enjoyable, I’ve adopted this technique as a regular thing. If you have issues with any of the ingredients, well then this isn’t for you. But I’ve seen so any people struggling to make their soylent drinkable, that I thought I’d mention this easy trick. Lots of nice flavours to choose from: chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, coconut, butterscotch, banana creme and probably yet others in the big stores.
Another possibility is gelatin dessert mix; sugar and gelatin (protein) mostly. It comes in a wide variety of fruit flavours and you could use it in conjunction with added blended fresh fruit. I haven’t tried this yet but I fully intend to – probably when I get some official soylent to try.
I hope this suggestion proves useful to some of you as it has to me – for me it was quite a breakthrough in overall satisfaction.