How preposterous would it have sounded if you were told there was actually a supplement that could replace your entire meal 5-10 years back? It would have been possible; but (of course) only in some weird science-fiction Hollywood movies.
Fast forward to 2019 and voila – we have Soylent. The one true meal replacement drink that boasts of producing excellent results in killing your hunger and also providing you with all the vital nutrition.
However, most of the supplements that brag of high nutritional values usually come with a, well, underwhelming taste.
So, what does Soylent taste like? And does it really work?
What is Soylent?
Soylent, in brief, is science’s answer to eliminate all the effort and time required to prepare a meal to obtain the daily required amount of nutrition.
It was developed by a group of software engineers to save time spent on cooking and also to ensure they don't miss out on their daily nutrition intake.
Every scoop or a bottle of Soylent contains a rich source of protein, carbs, fat, fiber, and other crucial micronutrients that provides up to 400 calories.
What Does Soylent Taste Like? Does Soylent Taste Good?
For a product that was launched specifically to meet the daily nutritional requirement, you would think the taste must be average at most. However, that is not the case. In fact, the flavored-taste is one of the strongholds of the product.
The taste of the original Soylent is, well, bland. Some people describe the taste as similar to a left-over bread (but with much lesser sugar content). However, the primary purpose of Soylent was to create an almost tasteless product that people won’t get tired of easily like water.
However, over the years, Soylent has seen some massive changes. It is now available in a wide range of flavor options including the latest strawberry palate. The taste of each soylent drinks differs from one another, each staying true to their genuine flavors.
Soylent café line drinks are also an excellent replacement for your morning breakfast and coffee. The drinks retain the strong coffee flavor, but with a thicker consistency.
Soylent contains a multitude of carefully researched nutrients to ensure optimum health benefits. Some of the key nutritional contents you get with every scoop of Soylent include -
- Slow-burning carbs
- 21 grams of fat
- 20 grams of protein and
- 26 different kinds of vitamins and micronutrients
Best Way to Drink Soylent
Soylent claims to be your ideal meal-nourishment drink. So obviously you may think there are no incorrect ways of drinking it. However, that is not as simple as that. At the end of the day, Soylent is still a meal-replacement supplement and not the actual food.
So there are certain correct ways of drinking Soylent to obtain the optimum health benefits.
Firstly, make sure you’re incorporating Soylent with your everyday meal. Drink it only if you know you are going to miss out on your meal or need a quick bite between your eating routine.
The best way to drink Soylent is to use a blender and mix the various ingredients thoroughly. For an 8oz serving, take about 1 cup of water and ½ cup of soylent drink (or 1/6 cup for soylent powder).
Use a blender to mix the ingredients and chill it for sometimes before drinking.
Most people have this misconception that they can live off from Soylent without depending on solid food products. As such, they completely stop eating their conventional food items and drink Soylent alone. This can lead to several health complications.
It is, therefore, advisable to incorporate Soylent in your diet, rather than just completely depending on it alone.
Soylent has been the talk of the town ever since its inception. The concept that something as simple as a soylent drink/powder claiming to provide the identical nutritional value as that of a normal diet was intriguing. However, the results have been significantly positive and most importantly – they taste great!