When Kickstarter Launched a Nutrient Solution Designed to Replace Normal Foods, They Laughed . After some reviewers praised Soylent (named after the film of the same name, Soylent Green), they sat stunned. Clones soon appeared. Now start gain momentum custom recipes — of which my favorite is Folk Chow 3rd generation designed for user Soylent.me max. It aims to make Soylent affordable with the usual ingredients sourced from Amazon.
There are many variations on People Chow 3.0, but the mild tortilla-flavored 3.0.1 build looks both nutritious and delicious. Production costs about $3.50 a day – buying in bulk can cut costs even further. The average American spends about $8 on their daily food needs — with questionable nutrition. While I am by no means a nutritionist, People Chow meets all of the daily requirements set by the US Food and Drug Administration.
- Masa Harina: You can find Masa Harina for less money from a local source. But for $1.99 with $7.98 shipping, you can save yourself a trip to your local specialty store. This adds a tortilla-like flavor to the cocktail.
- Now Foods 100% Whey Protein Isolate: You can also find whey protein for less, but finding a highly concentrated protein does save money. Whey is a by-product of milk-based cheese production.
- GNC Mega Men Sport (Vanilla Flavored): This particular ingredient adds flavor, protein, trace minerals, and essential amino acids.
- Potassium Citrate: Potassium citrate adds many micronutrients to the mix.
- Iodized Salt: Salt is available anywhere. Your body requires quite a lot of salt. And while you can get it mostly in any other product, if People Chow is your only source of nutrition, you’ll also need some kind of salt supplement.
- Choline Bitartrate: Choline supports brain function and is often used along with a racemate stack.
- Soybean Oil: Some users replace soybean oil with olive oil (which I would recommend, especially if you are of European descent). Coconut oil offers the best flavor at a slightly higher cost.
Exact amounts and ratios required can be found on the People Chow recipe page.
After some experimentation, I removed masa harina, soybean oil, and only drank People Chow once a day to keep the solids in my diet. The mechanical action of chewing food also generates saliva, which remineralizes your teeth. It’s hard to imagine what an all-liquid diet can do for dental health.
Also, I add kale, spinach, blueberries, and lemons by mixing them into liquid manure (always mix the most fibrous materials first to improve consistency). Fresh fruits and vegetables provide better flavor than Masa Harina.
There’s no getting around it: you need a blender to make Chow People. Otherwise, the suspension will suffer from the pieces of powders used in its manufacture. In short, all powders are mixed inside the blender. Extra liquid is added (some use unsweetened almond milk).
Please note that these ingredients make up a whole day’s food. Someone using a People Chow recipe will most likely split the servings into three separate servings. Separating each part may require a measuring scoop or digital scale. Most free-flowing powders contain a scoop, including serving sizes, but since you may need to divide each serving, more accuracy may be required.