Soylent is a great substitute for food. One serving of it replaces a meal. But you can make your own DIY Soylent at home. It provides you all the essential nutrients for a meal. You can replace any meal with this DIY Soylent. But try to not abuse from it. You should drink it only when you don’t have time for real meal. There are a few experiments where people decided to drink this for a week or a month to see what happens. The results of them wasn’t clear and they decided to stop doing this.
A decent Soylent contains 50% carbohydrates, 30% fats and 20% proteins. So yes, when you see these amounts you think about a lot of oat flour, brown rice, oil and fibres. But what is the best recipe for a good and nutritious Soylent?
The ingredients are pretty straight forward: 345g oat flour, 55g of protein isolate, 23g vanilla bean, 6g calcium/magnesium, 6g potassium citrate, 4g salt, 50g soybean oil. Blend them well and then you can serve it. But be careful! Only take one serve a day. Do not exceed this serve because it can affect you long-term. Also, you should know this contains 273g carbs.
This Soylent it costs you only $3.5 daily. But let’s talk about how healthy is this Soylent. First thing first, you should talk to your doctor to see if it is safe for you to drink this. Or even to use it as a food substitute. Many nutrition experts don’t recommend this Soylent. They recommend drinking it only if you don’t have the necessary time to cook a meal or you are on the go. The real foods provide many antioxidants and nutrients which Soylent can’t provide.
So try this DIY Soylent only when you don’t have enough time to cook and eat a real meal. Don’t be lazy, cook your foods because it is healthier than this!