Superfood with Oat, suggestions?


#1

http://diy.soylent.me/recipes/superfood-with-oats

I modified QuidNYC’s superfood recipe for the sake of easy to attain ingredients and price (all reductions without sacrifices are good).

I want to keep the caloric content of the recipe as low as reasonable for the moment as I am forbidden to workout or exercise meaningfully for the next several months. Right now I’m pretty happy with the content but I worry that the primary ingredient by weight is maltodextrin (which I fear won’t supply enough bulk/consistency) and that the carb count may be TOO low.

My goals here are weight loss and nutritional fulfillment. Because I’m rendered stationary for medical reasons I have gained weight and lost muscle mass, Ideally I’d like to reverse that with my recipe as much as possible.

I’m also considering removing the multi-vitamin and adding in a vitamin mix instead for consistency and ease of gaining nutrients but I fear that’d up the caloric intake too much.

If you all have any suggestions, substitutions, or thoughts about this recipe I’d love to hear as I plan to put in my order at the beginning of June. :slight_smile:


#2

I do think your recipe looks good overall, although I probably wouldn’t use it myself due to the pills. Let us know how you like it.

I just modified one of my recipes to use oats rather than masa, Kennufs Hybrid v2.4 (Java) with oats. I have always avoided the use of pills for my recipes, but I do tend towards low carb (about 40%). For what it’s worth I don’t think your carbs are too low, I feel the USDA recomendation is too high in general, but YMMV.

My recipe is partially based off of @QuidNYC’s, and partly from Hacker School. I have always used masa, but also always wanted to give oats a try (I’ve been sitting on 4 lbs for a while), your post gave me the motivation to make the modification. I’m curious to see the change in consistency, and if I will get the same sort of gastric distress some say that oats give. Given that Soylent uses oats I think it prudent to give them a try.

I threw this together rather quickly today, so I directly copied the oats from your recipe and have not had time yet to verify the ingredient myself, but will when I get time. Where did you source your nutritional info for the oats?


#3

Hey thanks for your feedback, yeah the pills give me pause as well, but my issue is that even with the recipe as you see it here I’m having a lot of trouble keeping the caloric intake where I’d like it to be while still maintaining nutritional completeness. I might experiment this weekend with putting together a version that uses powdered nutrients and whey together? I’ve seen that in a few recipes and I know I can purchase it here locally, GNC something or other.


#4

I get several of my micros in the recipe above from the NutraBio Java Whey, and I believe they have some other fortified whey proteins. I have only used a couple of their products, the Java and the straight whey, but have been pleased with them. I’ve been doing 1600kcal for a while now, took some doing to get everything where I wanted it to be.