I work from home and my idea of cooking involves a drive-thru. To say that I wasn’t focused on good nutrition would be an understatement. So, when I read about an affordable way to get all of the things the human body needs to operate at maximum performance, I ordered my first shipment of Soylent meal replacement powder.
When I told my friends about my decision to add Soylent to my diet, I got more than a few confused looks. People a little older than me asked me if I was talking about a movie from the 1970s called Soylent Green (trailer below).
Once I realized what they were talking about, I had to laugh at the company’s sense of humor. Soylent is a powder (also sold in pre-mixed bottles and snack bars) that is primarily meant to fill in the gaps between meals.
We all have those throw away meals, whether it’s a pop-tart for breakfast or a vending machine at work. The majority of Soylent customers use this product to provide a healthier alternative to the garbage that makes it into the gaps in our daily nutrition.
Soylent has published in-depth information about the ingredients in Soylent’s products. You can read it here. For me, the most important Soylent ingredients were the 26 vitamins and minerals that I probably wasn’t getting as part of my fast food diet.
Anecdotally, I feel much better on the days I incorporate Soylent into my diet.
I personally choose to purchase directly from Soylent’s website, instead of using my Amazon Prime account. Why?
As I mentioned before, there are Soylent discounts available when signing up for a subscription. If you use this link to order your first Soylent order, you’ll receive an additional $10 off.
Some people choose to replace all of their meals with Soylent. I’m not that extreme. I enjoy food, so I start my day with a cup of coffee and one serving of Soylent. Depending on my work schedule, I might take a break to go grab lunch somewhere – getting out of the house is a crucial mental health factor when you work from home.
Converting Soylent powder into a meal takes 2 minutes. Grab a ½ cup measuring scoop. Pour one scoop of Soylent into 8oz of water. I use a shaker bottle to quickly mix it together and then I’m good to go.
One 8oz serving of Soylent provides you with 270 calories. You can use a calorie calculator, or consult a professional to find out how many calories you should be consuming on a daily basis.
I like the 8oz serving size because it means I can space out multiple small meals throughout the day – calibrated around anything else I choose to eat that day.
Warning: Take your time drinking it. Don’t chug it. I think Soylent vanilla tastes fantastic, and I made the mistake of quickly downing a serving. For best results on the other end, try to consume Soylent over at least a 10 minute period. This allows your system to more easily digest and process all of the nutrients you’re consuming.
I am not a doctor or nutritionist. It is not my intention to diagnose or treat any medical situations. These observations are simply my personal experience.
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