I prepared my first batch of Soylent last night! I had originally planned to only replace breakfast and lunch, but decided there were too many variables in a mixed experiment, so I’ll be eating 100% soylent for these 7 days. After that, if I’m happy with it, I’ll order more and then switch to breakfast and lunch only.
So, to get everything prepared, I followed the included directions, which were basically: add 1.6L of water, one bag of Schmoylent Clean mixture, and 3.5 tablespoons of oil into a blender, then pour into a jug and stick it in the fridge.
The instructions didn’t really specify what kind of oil to use. I had been planning on using coconut oil, when I realised there could be a problem with refrigeration causing a solid layer of coconut oil on the top. So for this batch, I used macadamia oil.
The end result was a full 2L jug of gloop.
Tomorrow's food prepared! My 1.5 year old walked in, said "gross", and walked back out. http://t.co/TRqUeX9MjK
— Japh (@Japh) November 16, 2014
This morning I discovered that the macadamia oil had separated out, so I shook it up well before pouring into a pint glass.
Using a pint glass (~568ml) meant I would have about 4 portions. So I spaced them throughout the day. I would start feeling a little hungry toward the end of the time I allocated for each.
By the end of the day, I started to get a bit of a headache, and realised I hadn’t drunk anything else and maybe there wasn’t enough water in the soylent mixture. So I had a glass of water, and started to feel better fairly quickly. Won’t make that mistake tomorrow!
The soylent itself was quite gritty. Actually made me cough a little after swallowing. For tomorrow’s batch, I’ve switched to coconut oil and really given it a thorough blend. I’m hoping the combination will make it smoother, while also making the coconut oil less likely to solidify.
I survived day one! We’ll see how tomorrow goes. I’ll probably only post again at the end of the 7 days, or if something particularly interesting happens during the week. I might also post again once I return to normal food if anything interesting happens there too.
Would love to hear your thoughts or comments on this experiment in the comments below!