What if you could get all the nutrients you need from a small shake or a bar? That’s what Soylent are trying to do.
A California-based company has the vision of providing affordable nutrition to promote more healthy lifestyles. The answer lies in Soylent, a series of complete foods, that, according to their creators, are “designed to provide maximum nutrition with minimal effort”.
According to their website, the co-founders of Soylent came up with the idea while both were living on frozen corn dogs and ramen, and “grew frustrated with the effort and cost associated with purchasing, preparing, and consuming food that was neither healthy nor enjoyable”. And their solution was the future.
Their products come in four types, drink, drink with coffee, bar and powder, each with the full nutritional value of a complete meal, and without the excess of sugars, saturated fats, or cholesterol.
The secret to their product is, of course, the ingredients. Their foods are engineered to provide all the protein, carbohydrates, lipids, and micronutrients that a the human body needs to thrive.
Unfortunately, their products are currently only available in USA and Canada. While distribution to Europe will most likely to be their next move, it is still unclear if or when their products will be available in other parts of the world. But we if you are eager to try it out, there are many ways to have product shipped from the US to the Middle East. But it will most surely cost you a good penny.
Soylent is also great for vegans and lactose-intolerant people, since they have products that do not contain either meat or animal products.
For more information about their products and how you can try them for yourself, visit their website.