Scaling up meals of Keto Chow (6 at a time!)

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Scaling up meals of Keto Chow (6 at a time!)

This entry is part 99 of 178 in the series Ketogenic Soylent

Whilst replying to a thread over on reddit I remembered something I had pondered upon a few weeks ago: I was making 12 blender bottles of Keto Chow for my wife and myself (lasts a whole 2 days if we both eat 3 meals a day) and thought that making Keto Chow for 2 is workable though kinda tedious. What if ALL the family was on Keto Chow? Granted, the smaller kids wouldn’t drink a full one but the big kids would and I would still probably need 7 meals worth just for the one meal. Mixing them individually doesn’t scale well, so how do you scale it?

Others mentioned it before but I hadn’t ever tried it: mass mixing 3 or more meals at a time either in a blender or in a pitcher with an immersion blender. Last night I tried it. I target 1400 calories a day so I’m using 50ml of heavy cream per meal. I like the thickness when I mix it up to be 16 fluid ounces (about 475ml). At that volume I could fit 8 meals into a 1 gallon pitcher. Figured it would be nice to have some room at the top to avoid spilling so I decided to do 6 meals at a time. The math was easy enough, just multiple everything by 6. 50g of powder = 300g. 50ml of heavy cream = 300ml. 13ml of MCT oil = 78ml.

  • I stuck it all in the pitcher then added water to about the half point.
  • I blended it for a bit with the immersion blender to get it going and then finished filling with water to the 3 quart mark.
  • Kept the blender going for about 5 minutes.
  • Finally I measured out 16 ounces into individual bottles and stuck them in the fridge.

The time stamps on my camera say it took 7 minutes from start to finish. Awesome!

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By | 2015-10-12T10:17:29+00:00 October 12th, 2015|Categories: Keto Chow, Ketogenic, Preparation, Soylent|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments

About the Author:

Chris Bair is a computer geek and SalesForce.com system administrator for his "day job". He became involved in the powdered foods (aka "soylent") movement in January 2014, originally with a conventional recipe and later switching to a high fat, low carb "ketogenic" variant on October 2014. In January 2015 he created the recipe for Keto Chow and released it without restriction for anyone to use, at the same time he began mixing the recipe up for people that wanted a finished product and has seen steady growth in the business every month since. Chris has lived in Utah for most of his life, except for a few years living in Chile where he learned Castillian. Chris and his wife have two sets of twins with a couple singltons thrown in for good measure.

4 Comments

  1. isaac October 14, 2015 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    I’ve been making 8.25 days worth of powder, mixing right in the 25lb containers of Elite protein powder, which takes about 10mins.

    Then each night I use the 2qt Takea pitcher I got with my original Soylent to mix 1 days worth of meals. Let it sit overnight, then shake and pour for each meal. I work from home and don’t have to worry about blender bottles and refrigeration. I also like a 16oz serving, so I get 4 meals per pitcher.

    Thanks for sharing your recipe! I’ve lost 14lbs so far and don’t feel hungry at all.

    • chris October 14, 2015 at 8:18 pm - Reply

      I’m guessing you mean the 2lb containers, if not I’ll feel like a chump getting 10lb boxes =)

  2. Thomas November 2, 2015 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    Could you mix the keto-chow with half the water and then dilute it when you are ready to consume the shake, or would it become too thick to mix properly?

    • chris November 2, 2015 at 8:01 pm - Reply

      Dunno about cutting half the water, it would probably be too thick but you could omit *some* of the water.

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