Update June 25, 2013: I’ve found a much cheaper source of Matcha from Amazon and it’s just as good if not better than my previous source.
Matcha is an amazing ingredient that I have been experimenting with in my Soylent for the past few weeks. It has a strong taste and aroma and only 0.5 grams of Matcha in your daily Soylent is capable of completely changing the unpleasant taste of Soylent to a delicious green tea flavored drink. My experiences with adding Matcha to my Soylent has been extremely positive.
Experiences with Matcha
The first few days of drinking Soylent with Matcha I noticed a huge boost in energy throughout the day. I also believe that Matcha provided me with a similar increase in cognitive function as I had found with Noopept in my previous post. Matcha also proved to be much better as an appetite suppressant than Noopept allowing me to go to late afternoon before feeling hungry. One unique advantage that I found with Matcha compared to Noopept was a greater loss in weight, in the past 2 weeks I found that I lost 5 pounds after already stabilizing at a 160lb with Soylent without Matcha. So if you’re planning to lose weight with Soylent, I believe Matcha will be the perfect companion to Soylent. It is important to note normal grade Matcha from Amazon remained as clumps in Soylent, I found that the Smoothie Matcha mixed very well in comparison.
Major Benefits of Matcha
- Contains potent antioxidants (catechins), 137 times more compared to green tea
- Aids in weight loss
- Caffeine content boosts energy
- Reduces hunger
- Improves cognitive function
Where to Buy
The matcha that I recommend for Soylent is Smoothie Matcha where you can buy 250 grams for $17. At a serving size of 1 gram, each serving costs only $0.07. Although it is more expensive than Noopept, I believe it is a good natural alternative especially if you are trying to lose weight.
Here is a Google Doc of the Beginner’s DIY Recipe with the Matcha included:
I strongly suggest this as an addition to your Soylent recipe, I’d love to hear your experience with this in the comments below!