You know Soylent, that liquid that's supposed to take the place of food in your life? You know how it's supposed to be super nutritious and produced in environmentally-friendly ways? You know how it's not always that great? Well, if the concept of replacing delicious food with a set-dose miracle liquid appeals to you, but you're still not totally onboard the Soylent train, now there's another option. Ample Meal is pretty much the same concept as Soylent—a sustainable, nutritious food replacement—but somehow even more so. With its lower carb count, gluten-free formula, and, Ample touts, its lack of GMOs, it's really nailing all the popular health buzz words.
So what's this mystery drink made of? Pretty much everything your health nut Pilates/meditation friend has been trying to get you to eat for the past three years. It's got alfalfa, chia seed, coconut, whey, wheat grass, psyllium husk, and so much more. Just mix this powdered hodgepodge of health foods into a bottle of water, and you’ve got all the nutrition you need.
The meals come in two sizes: the 400-calorie 16-ounce bottle and the 600-calorie 20-ounce bottle. According to the LATimes, it "tastes like someone put a peanut butter Balance Bar in a Ninja blender." But if you're into that, then you're in luck, because it's way affordable. The small bottle retails for about $4.50 and the large for $6. That’s a balanced meal replacement for less than the cost of a green juice. Ample is not on the market yet, but you can preorder your bottles at Ample Meal's Indiegogo page for delivery this September. You can order as few as six bottles or as much as a year's supply. That's commitment.