Soylent Vs LyfeFuel: An Honest Head-to-Head Comparison

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The Battle of the Meal Replacements: LyfeFuel vs. Soylent

Chris Manderino

Aug 1, 2023

Here’s one of the few 100% objective comparisons between two of the most popular nutritional drinks on the market;

LyfeFuel versus Soylent.

Soylent first gained attention in 2013 as an innovative meal replacement based on the movie Soylent Green.

It emerged from a desire to revolutionize the way we nourish our bodies amidst our busy modern lifestyles that claims to provide all the essential nutrients required for a healthy diet.

LyfeFuel came on the scene in early 2016 which emerged from my own revelations about nutrition, experience as a professional athlete, and the need for a convenient and nutritionally balanced solution that was superior to anything I could find on the market (including Soylent).

My name’s Chris Manderino, former NFL athlete and the founder of LyfeFuel.

But that doesn't mean this is a biased comparison.

Instead, I’ll base this comparison only on objective facts that everyone can see on the websites of LyfeFuel and Soylent. (Like ingredients, nutrition, price, etc.)

So let’s start with…

Man Drinking Meal Replacement Shake

When To Choose Soylent Powder Over LyfeFuel Essentials Shake

For the following comparisons, we’re going to need to do a little math. But don’t worry, I’ve taken care of that for you.

You see, one serving of Soylent Powder is 90 grams whereas one serving of LyfeFuel is just 33 grams. So to make things simple we’ll divide Soylent by 3 to get a rough estimate on the nutrition per scoop.

Another way to do this is to look at the nutrition per 100 grams of product - a common form of measurement almost anywhere in the world outside the US.

If You Thrive Off Carbs & Sugar…Soylent

Soylent is more for people who are primarily focused on “hitting their macros” and don’t care about how many carbs or sugar they consume.

That's because one serving of Soylent contains more than triple the calories of LyfeFuel.

However, using our math from above, you’ll see the calories by volume are roughly equivalent - 110 calories in LyfeFuel vs. 133 in Soylent.

The problem here is looking at what happens to all the other macros compared to what you get in LyfeFuel.

In the equivalent amount of Soylent to LyfeFuel, you’d only be getting 7 grams of protein compared to 18 grams in LyfeFuel, double the carbs, and 2 grams more sugar.

It’s not a bad thing… but it may be if you wanna control your weight and feel more satiate after drinking your shake..

Anyway, let’s take a look at the macros (soon we’ll also analyze the nutrients and vitamins):

Kachava Nutrition Facts

As you can see, if you were to follow the Soylent serving size guidelines, you’ll be getting 12x the fat of LyfeFuel, 7x the carbs, 5x the amount of sugar and only 2 grams more protein.

So, if you’re trying to gain weight… choose Soylent.

If You Have 0 Seconds… Soylent

Soylent Meal Replacement Shake and LyfeFuel Essential have one BIG difference.

The former is offered in a ready-to-drink product — it’s a bottle. Just open and drink it.

Soylent Powder, on the other hand, requires the same amount of effort as LyfeFuel to make - a full 60 seconds.

And since LyfeFuel is only offered as a powder — you have to blend the scoop with a liquid and then drink it.

That’s why if you have so little time… you can’t afford the 60 seconds it takes to shake a scoop of LyfeFuel… go for Soylent.


Now, let’s take a look at…

When You Should Choose LyfeFuel Over Soylent

With a primary focus on nutrition, planetary stewardship, and ethical sourcing of ingredients, there are certainly a few compelling reasons to consider LyfeFuel over Soylent.

But, in the spirit of keeping things rooted in things we can measure with a bit more accuracy, let's highlight some of the primary health-specific reasons why LyfeFuel might be the best option for your specific needs.

If Your Goal Is To Maintain Or Lose Weight With Ease…LyfeFuel

LyfeFuel Essentials Nutrition Shake

A scoop of LyfeFuel has only 110 calories… and more than half of them come from protein.

That means… despite the low calories… LyfeFuel has pretty great satiating power.

(Protein keeps you fuller for longer compared to carbs or fats.)

In fact, simple carbs and sugars, of which Soylent is primarily made up of, can actually increase cravings, spike your blood sugar, and wreak havoc on your health.

And if it’s more calories you crave, people who blend LyfeFuel with more than just water, like plant-based milk, say it keeps them full for more than 3 hours.

And the best part is the non-soy “Vegan Protein Blend” of LyfeFuel;

It uses proteins from peas and rice to give you a complete source of protein with PDCAAs of 1.0 (equivalent to what you’d find in animal protein like whey) and a far superior source of protein than soy protein isolate, which is Soylent’s claim to fame.

If You Care About Complete Nutrition… LyfeFuel

LyfeFuel was created to empower you to “Live Your Fullest Every Day!”

It enhances your health by integrating the gaps of most diets (especially those most common with vegan and vegetarian diets).

Here’s a comparison of some nutrients in Soylent and LyfeFuel:

Kachava Supplement Facts

As you can see, a serving of LyfeFuel Daily Essentials gives your body more than double the nutrients and vitamins compared to Soylent Shake.

If You Care About Your Brain Health… LyfeFuel

And, if we were to use our math from the beginning of this article, the amount of nutrition in LyfeFuel is more than 50-100x greater than what you’ll find in the equivalent amount of Soylent.

Moreover, LyfeFuel provides you with some special nutrients you won’t find in any other shake (at least from my experience).

Here are some:

  1. COQ10… to spark your metabolism and promote your skin’s health.
  2. Choline + B12… to boost the health of your nervous system.
  3. Vitamin D3 + K2… to enhance your bone’s health.

And more.

If You Want Clean Ingredients…Choose LyfeFuel

LyfeFuel Daily Essentials uses organic, real food ingredients whenever possible… and avoids some of the most problematic ingredients found in other nutrition shakes like seed oils.

A quick look at Soylent’s ingredient profile and you’ll see that there’s not really any real food in the shake:

Kachava Supplement Facts

This is probably the biggest and most important difference between Soylent and LyfeFuel - the emphasis on real food ingredients. The following are just a few of the Superfoods that comprise the list of 50+ whole foods and nutrients in LyfeFuel:

Super-Berry Blend

It’s a mix of 6 super berries (Strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, tart cherry, elder berry, cranberry). That gives your body powerful antioxidants to protect against stress and environmental toxins.

Longevity Blend

A mix of Pomegranate, Grapeseed, and Co-Q10 to promote a longer, healthier life.

Metabolic & Weight Control Blend

This blend helps you curb hunger, control cravings, and make your metabolism brisker. It’s made from Canadian Yellow Peas, Brown Rice, Sugar Beet, Flaxseed, and Inositol.

Organic Greens Blend

A bountiful mix of Alfalfa, Wheatgrass, Broccoli, Dandelion, and a handful of other greens that support natural detoxification, provide essential micronutrients, and support natural energy.

And many more…

If You Value Your Health… LyfeFuel

Here are the prices of LyfeFuel Daily Essentials and Soylent Meal Replacement Shake:

Ka'Chava Cheaper Alternative

Now you’re probably wondering, how can Soylent offer such a low price?

Simple, Soylent uses the cheapest ingredients possible. When you break it down in detail, it’s actually more chemicals than it is nutrition.

And that’s the challenge. Chemicals are cheap…real foods are expensive.

But, if you value your health, then we think that’s something worth paying a little extra for.

Summary: When To Choose LyfeFuel And When To Choose Soylent

Choose Soylent Meal Replacement Shake if:

  • You’re Trying To Gain Muscles
  • You Want Something Ready-To-Drink
  • You Want the Cheapest Option on the Market

Choose LyfeFuel Daily Essentials if:

  • Your Goal Is To Maintain Or Lose Weight With Ease
  • You Value Clean Ingredients
  • You Want to Feel Satiated After Just One Shake
  • You’re Looking for a Complete Nutritional Solution
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