9 of the Best Soylent Alternatives in the US+CAN+UK (2022)
Soylent was the first and it is perhaps the most well-known meal replacement. However, just like one shoe does not fit all; Soylent might not be the ideal meal for you. Here, I have compiled a list of the best Soylent alternatives in the US, CAN, EU and the rest of the world.
Therefore, if you are disappointed that Soylent is expensive in Canada; or you are looking for a Soylent alternative in Europe; or have simply grown tired of Soylent in the US; I have the answer that you were looking for.
Thus, without further ado, let’s dive into the best Soylent alternatives list.
Top Soylent Alternatives at a Glance
HLTH Complete Meal – Best Low Carb Alternative to Soylent
- Only 4g of net carbs, high in fiber, high in protein and healthy fats
- Includes probiotics, digestive enzymes and 50% of all vitamins and minerals – great to boost your nutrition
- Lovely tasting shakes and silky smooth
Lyfefuel – Editor’s Choice
- Vegan, soy-free, gluten-free, no artificial sweeteners
- 110kcal, 18g of protein, 1g of sugar
- Great for weight loss, or as a nutrient boost
- Will improve your long-term health
- Has probiotics, digestive enzymes for gut health
- Best Soylent Alternative RTD –> OWYN Chocolate
- Best Natural Soylent Alternative –> Ample Shakes
- Best Organic Alternative to Soylent –> Orgain All in One
- Best Soylent Alternative Similar –> Mana Drink
Soylent Alternatives by Region
Best in US
Best In EU
Best in CAN
Rest of World
If you are browsing from the United Kingdom I would strongly recommend checking the best meal replacements in the UK article, since it contains more detailed information about the different options in the Islands.
After I discuss the best Soylent alternatives per region, I dive a little deeper into the US meal replacement market and on why there are not more US-based Soylent alternatives. Therefore, the second section is more focused on North America.
Best Soylent Alternatives in the US
Best Weight Loss
- Vegan, soy free, wholefood ingredients
- 110kcal, 18g of protein from pea and rice protein
- Has digestive enzymes, probiotics and prebioutics to improve your gut health
- Super rich in nutrients that you are lacking
- Only 2 flavours
- More expensive
With just 110kcal and 18g of protein, it will offer you a low-calorie alternative to Soylent, but one that it’s as effective at keeping you full and energized.
Furthermore, this blend is much richer in nutrients (vitamins and minerals) and contains extra of those that you would be lacking on a plant-based diet (like vitamin B12). It has been designed to have a long-term positive impact on your health, improve your mood, increase your energy levels, and help your body react better.
And this is not just marketing gibberish, but a formula done using relevant scientific research and carefully crafted. Personally, I had a great time using Lyfefuel’s Daily Essential, and I only wished they had more than 2 flavours.
- Macros (C/P/F): 14/65/16
- Kcal: 118kcal
- Protein (g): 18g – from pea protein and organic rice protein
- Sugars (g): 3.0g of which 1.5g are from added sugars
- Allergens: None
- Profile: High protein, low-calorie, vegan
- Flavours: Chocolate and Vanilla.
- Best Flavour: Chocolate.
2. HLTH Code Complete Meal
Best Low Carb
- Keto friendly: 4g of net carbs
- One of the most delicious shakes
- 27g of protein per 400kcal
- Includes probiotics, digestive enzymes
- Not vegan
- More expensive than Soylent Powder
HLTH Code Complete Meal is the perfect low-carb Soylent alternative. Not only contains just 4g of net carbs, but it’s also packed with protein and does not sacrifice taste for nutrition.
In fact, HLTH Code shakes offer a perfect blend of awesome, delicious drinks and high-quality nutrition.
Behind the shakes, Dr. Bikman – nutrition head- has implemented a 1:1 protein to fat ratio together with healthy, clean ingredients. On top of that, the drinks also contain probiotics, digestive enzymes and apple cider vinegar to help you with digestion.
However, anyone who’s tried Soylent knows that taste is one of their strengths. In this department, HLTH Code shakes also shine, with smooth, sweet and flavourful meals.
That’s why, if you are looking for Soylent keto alternatives, I will always recommend HLTH Complete Meal or Ample K (my next pick).
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- Macros (C/P/F): 12/27/61
- Kcal: 400kcal
- Protein (g): 27g – from whey protein isolate, collagen, egg whites
- Sugars (g): 2.0g
- Allergens: Milk
- Profile: Keto
- Best Flavour: Chocolate Macadamia
- Flavours: Chocolate Macadamia and Creamy Vanilla.
Soy Free RTD
- Ready to Drink without soy, gluten or artificial sweeteners
- Two great tasting shakes: Chai and Chocolate
- High in protein: 20g per 300kcal
- Lower in fats than Soylent
- More sugars than Optimized
- Smaller meals
Only What You Need is a very unique company that aims to provide you with all the essential nutrients and nothing else. As such, their shakes are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and contain no artificial sweeteners.
They are also slightly smaller servings than Soylent’s with 300kcal per serving. Still, it will provide you with 20g of protein from pea and pumpkin seeds; and a good balance of fats can carbs.
Regarding the flavours, they currently only offer Chai and Chocolate, unfortunately. The latter is lovely, but Chai is great for breakfast, just like Soylent Cafe.
- Macros (C/P/F): 43/27/30
- Kcal: 300kcal
- Protein (g): 20g – from pea protein, pumpkin seeds
- Sugars (g): 5.0g – organic coconut sugar
- Profile: Soy free, gluten free, free of artificial sweeteners
- Best Flavour: Chai and Chocolate
- Flavours: Chocolate
4. Ample V
- US based real food shakes
- Great taste and as smooth as Soylent
- No artificial sweeteneres, no artificial flavours, no soy
- Vegan and Keto alternatives
- Contains probiotics to improve gut health
- Price higher than the average shake
- Only original flavour available
- Fails to provide all micronutrients
Ample is a US-based meal replacement brand focused on real food, less processed and more natural shakes. Similar to Soylent they offer a low carb vegan (and non-vegan) shake, but use higher quality ingredients.
As opposed to Soylent, Ample offers organic shakes with a focus on offering extra ingredients like probiotics to improve your gut health. Most of the time you need to take green supplements to get them.
The reality is that I do feel better when using Ample, as compared to Soylent, particularly on the regularity and general mood. However, it must be taken into account that the premium ingredients do raise the price of the shakes.
Ample powders can be purchased on handy bottles filled with powder, ideal to get on the go; or the big pouches, which are a little cheaper (my personal recommendation). The latter is the best option if you tend to consume your shakes at home and also more environmentally friendly.
- Macros (C/P/F): 23/20/47*
- Kcal: 400kcal
- Protein (g): 20g – from organic pea protein
- Sugars (g): 4.0g
- Allergens: Coconut
- Profile: Natural, low carb, keto
- Best Flavour: Chocolate (Keto)
- Flavours: Chocolate (Keto), Berry (Plant Based), Vanilla (Original).
- USDA Organic certified
- Available in vegan and whey based versions
- Rich in nutrients, and includes probiotics
- Lovely taste
- Also in powder form (more affordable)
- Whey based RTDs taste better
- More expensive than Soylent
Not only do they offer high-quality nutritious meals; but they are also one of the few vegan soy free alternatives to Soylent.
Instead, they use a mixture of organic pea protein, and organic chia seeds to provide you with a balanced amino acid profile.
Personally, I would’ve liked to see some rice protein to boost certain amino acids; and thus, I tend to like the milk-based RTD better (more complete amino profile).
Besides, I also think that the texture and the taste in the milk-based shakes have a small advantage. However, I found both very easy to drink and certainly enjoyable.
- Macros (C/P/F): 50/25/25
- Kcal: 220kcal
- Protein (g): 16g – from organic pea protein, organic chia seeds
- Sugars (g): 10.0g
- Profile: Hypoallergenic, organic, kosher, gluten-free
- Best Flavour: Smooth Chocolate
- Flavours: Smooth Chocolate, and Vanilla Bean.
6. Mana Drink
- Very similar to Soylent but improved
- Mana Origin = Soylent Origin
- Better customer support
- Family pack with 140 meals
- Also offers RTD
- No many flavours in RTDs
- More expensive
Do you love Soylent but are you tired of their atrocious customer service? Are you tired of not getting your Soylent Powder on time or with a best before date within a month?
Well, then without a doubt Mana meal replacement shakes are your answer. I absolutely adore Mana Original (both powder and ready-to-drink forms) and it’s a shake that I keep coming back (despite venturing to other more flavourful shakes).
It has the same essence as Soylent Original, a creamy, milky, kind of plain flavour that you just fall in love with. To Mana’s defense, their Chocolate is good too (in particular the RTD), but the Origin is the one that I end up buying most.
Besides the taste, I love Mana’s scientific approach, similar to Soylent’s. They will put what they think is best and help you get your essential nutrients, without really caring if it’s whole food or not. Nutritionally, they also go for the low-carb high-fat approach and use many ingredients you will recognize. However, I think it’s even better than Soylent’s with more emphasis on omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and protein sources.
It’s just sad that they only have two flavours. At least they have their own version of the bucket, Family Pack (140 meal bag).
- Macros (C/P/F): 34/22/44
- Kcal: 400kcal
- Protein (g): 21g – from soy and pea protein isolate, oat protein, hemp protein, brown rice protein, algae protein
- Sugars (g): 7g
- Allergens: Soy
- Profile: Low Carb
- Best Flavour: Origin
- Flavours: Origin and Choco.
- Ready to Drink and Powder options
- Big US based team
- High in protein: 30g per serving
- Vegan, gluten-free, soy free
- Ultra low GI:27
- More gritty texture and less strong flavours when compared to Soylent (Powder)
- Price higher for RTD when compared to Soylent Drink
Huel is one of the largest companies in the market and has taken the US by a storm; even taking some customers away from Soylent. The British brand is a very professional company with very high-quality dairy-free meal replacements.
Huel is also the best soy free Soylent alternative, since it has none. It is also great for athletes and sporty people; taking into account that provides 30g of protein per 400kcal (as opposed to Soylent’s 20g).
Not only that, but Huel has answers to both Soylent Powder and Soylent Drink. If you are a fan of the ready-to-drink version, Huel has their own RTD in six flavours: Chocolate, Vanilla, Berry, Cinnamon Roll, Salted Caramel 2.0, Strawberry Shortcake, and Iced Coffee Caramel. The Huel 2.0 RTDs are incredibly delicious and worth a try.
When it comes to Huel vs Soylent, I think Huel has the edge on nutrition, while Soylent might be the better-tasting shake.
You can also opt for Huel Black, which has even more protein and fewer carbs (ergo more fats). This one is ideal for weight loss and also to fuel your workouts with extra protein.
It comes in multiple flavours, from which I think Vanilla is best. Taste-wise, it is oatier than Soylent, and also you might be able to notice the pea protein. I would go for Salted Caramel, as it’s the best flavour by far.
- Macros (C/P/F): 40/3030 and 20/40/40
- Kcal: 400kcal
- Protein (g): 30g – from pea protein and brown rice protein
- Sugars (g): 1g
- Allergens: Gluten
- Profile: Vegan, high in protein
- Best Flavour: Salted Caramel
- Flavours: Chocolate, Vanilla, Original, Unflavoured & Unsweetened, Banana, Berry, Coffee, Salted Caramel and Chai Latte.
Best Soylent Alternatives in Europe
When it comes to Soylent in Europe, it is only available in the UK. However, there are many European brands that you can choose from, including some Soylent copycats (no offense to the brands).
In fact, the most similar brands to Soylent in Europe are Mana and Saturo, so you could argue these are the best Soylent alternatives in Europe.
Nevertheless, I have included other brands in this shortlist, that have some similarities with Soylent, but offer some advantages over it.
1. Mana Drink
- Similar nutritional output to Soylent, but better ingredients
- Available in Powder and RTD
- Incredibly smooth texture
- Mana Origin is very similar to Soylent Drink, neutral, enjoyable and timeless
- Affordable bulk purchasing
- Only 2 flavours available
- Powder clumps a little
Mana is very similar in many aspects to Soylent. They both take a science-first approach, use soy protein isolate as the main protein source and share many ingredients.
Despite that, I think that Mana’s meal replacements are better than Soylent’s. For once, they have a nutritionally more complete product. Besides, I love the taste of both Origin and Choco; simply delicious.
On top of that, they have much better customer service and buying experience. Plus, they have unique 140meal bags that can lower the cost of buying Mana meals significantly.
Sadly, they have a limited assortment of flavours, and in the Ready to Drink department Soylent simply offers more.
Even then, I would rather keep buying Mana, as it makes me feel better and I have a much better experience overall.
- Macros (C/P/F): 34/22/44
- Kcal: 400kcal
- Protein (g): 21g – from soy protein isolate
- Sugars (g): 8g
- Allergens: Gluten, soy
- Profile: Vegan, high fat low carb
- Best Flavour: Original
- Flavours: Original, Choco.
- Most similar to Soylent
- Has both powder and RTD
- Biggest flavour variety on RTDs
- Nutritionally weaker than others
Saturo is the European copy of Soylent. So in that regard, it is the best and the worst Soylent alternative. However, because in mainland Europe Soylent is not available yet, Saturo could be your go-to option.
The Austrian brand offers 6 different flavours in a 330ml (330kcal) bottle: Chocolate, Original, Vanilla, Strawberry, Coconut and Banana. On top of that, they have a 500ml bottle (500kcal) in Chocolate, Original and Coffee variations.
Convenient, tasty and well-priced are the three words I would use to describe Saturo.
Besides, Saturo now offers affordable powder meal replacement options in both plant-based and whey-based variants. With their newest formula, they have accomplished their best ever taste and texture; making it a real competitor to the best meal shakes out there.
- Macros (C/P/F): 36/21/43
- Kcal: 500kcal
- Protein (g): 25g – from soy protein isolate
- Sugars (g): 11g
- Allergens: Soy
- Profile: Vegan, high fat low carb
- Best Flavour: Chocolate
- Flavours: Original, Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Coffee and Banana.
- RTD with highest protein content
- No soy
- Actually different taste from Soylent
- No powder option available
- Not vegan
I was going to include another powder-based product, but I thought that it would be better to one that has both.
In this case, YFood is the only non-vegan RTD in the market, as well as, the one with the most protein per calorie. They also offer a vegan alternative based on soy, but I much prefer the taste of the whey-based ones.
The German brands produce milkshake-like meal replacements that in my humble opinion, best Soylent’s when it comes to texture and taste. My favourite is the Alpine Chocolate one, but YFood also has Banana, Strawberry, Vanilla, Salted Caramel, and Coffee available.
Another point in favor of YFood is that you can buy 500ml (500kcal) and 330ml (330kcal) bottles for as low as €2.14/400kcal. Start with a starter pack and get hooked to YFood.
Besides, I would strongly recommend the powder, as I believe it’s one of the best-tasting meal shakes available in Europe. It might not be nutritionally the healthiest, but it sure is tasty
- Macros (C/P/F): 31/28/41
- Kcal: 500kcal
- Protein (g): 25g – from milk protein
- Sugars (g): 22g from milk
- Profile: Lactose free, gluten free
- Best Flavour: Chocolate
- Flavours: Classic Choco, Cold Brew Coffee, Smooth Vanilla, Fresh Berry, Happy Banana, Crazy Coconut, Salted Caramel, Heavenly Hazelnut.
Best Soylent Alternatives in Canada
Canada deserves its own space due to the issues they have had with Soylent and their government’s stance on meal replacement.
I have made a more comprehensive article about the whole issue, but in this list, I want to remark the options that I believe are the best. Even if Soylent is now available, it comes to an excessive cost for many people.
You can read the article about meal replacements in Canada by clicking the link. However, here’s a brief overview:
- HolFood. A Canadian brand that offers a high protein blend, but whey based. Their Chocolate flavour is out of this world, and they have some of the best pricings in Canada. Good for those looking for a budget alterantive.
- HLTH Complete Meal. A high protein, high fat, low carb powder that’s keto-friendly. It comes packed with nutrients, some extras to take care of your health (apple cider vinegar, probiotics, digestive enzymes). Sadly it’s only available in 2 flavours. Ships from the US.
- Superbodyfuel. If you are looking for something that’s affordable and offers you various powder meal replacement shakes, SBF is the right company for you. You have 4 different formulas to choose from, including a high protein and a keto option. All come with multiple flavours, are vegan and hypoallergenic.
- Rumble. Not a fully complete meal, Rumble offers you high protein meal replacement shakes made in Canada. The ready to drink format makes them convenient, but they also cost extra. Great to boost your omega-3 intake, and as a healthy snack.
Best Soylent Alternatives Rest of the World
So, the “rest of the world” might be a bit of a broad term; but in terms of offering, there is a huge gap between Europe, North America and everywhere else.
Some brands like Jimmyjoy, Huel, Powdermatter and Jake provide with worldwide delivery, but it will come with big extra costs. Thus, I would recommend going local if you can.
Unsure of which brands are local? Check the Ultimate MR list to easily find them.
Taking all this into account, I must admit that is hard to pinpoint which brands might be the best Soylent alternatives for you; since it depends on the location. However, these are my top 2 picks to replace Soylent, no matter where you are.
- Queal. The reason why Queal makes the list is due to the very reasonable shipping costs. For instance, sending 20 bags (60 meals of 700kcal) to Japan will only cost you €25.25 extra (shipping fees). This is much better than, 99% of the companies. For a relatively small fee, you will be able to enjoy all the Queal products, their awesome flavour range, and all the loyalty rewards. You could even subscribe for 15% off, and almost remove the shipping costs.
- Superbodyfuel. They subsidize international deliveries making them very affordable everywhere in the world. A great shake on its own, it allows you to customize and make your meal shake to your requirements.
List of Meal Replacements Available in US
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***Superbodyfuel products require adding milk (Milk Fuel and Athlete Fuel) or oil (Super Fuel and Keto Fuel) to be complete and the price for those is not included.
V= Vegan K= Keto NG= Non-GMO GF= Gluten Free S=Sport
A strong part of the competition, Plenny Shake and Queal shakes, are from the Europe, too. Surprisingly, they are the brands offering the cheapest alternatives. This is partially due to the fact that many US brands (except Soylent) are smaller companies with small manufacturing power (e.g. Superbodyfuel).
Besides the keto shakes mentioned there, there are other specialized brands that only offer ketogenic meals: Sated, Ketochow, Ketologic, Keto One and Actualize.
The US does, in all honesty, have some of the best keto meal replacement shakes in the whole world.
Organic and Natural Alternatives
One of the main US-based non-GMO, artificial additive-free brands is Ample. Ample offers Ample Original ($5.53/400kcal); Ample Keto ($6.8/400kcal); and Ample Vegan ($5.95/400kcal). All products come on pre-bottled powder product (just need to add water) and you can purchase them in 400kcal or 600kcal. In fact, Ample products are some of the best natural shakes.
Another great alternative is the above-mentioned, Ambronite Complete Shake. Good balance of fruits, nuts and vegetables to provide all your body needs from real food.
How to Find the Right Product
No matter the reason that made you look for a Soylent alternative; there are few key factors that you should consider before buying:
- What is my region? I have divided this best of by region so you can easily identify your best Soylent alternatives.
- Vegan or not vegan? Chances are that if you are loooking for a Soylent alternative, you will want a vegan shake, but there are non-vegan options, too.
- Decide on a budget. Shakes can range from $5/meal to $1/meal. Price is often synonym of quality of ingredients; but this is not always the case.
- Check the allergens and macronutrient profile. Because each brand has a different nutritional philosophy, the ingredients and macronutrient distribution will vary. Some might have more protein, or more carbs, or contain gluten etc.
These are the best Soylent alternatives in my opinion. However, the exact match will depend on your taste preference, what “soylent-alternatives” mean for you and where you live. In this case, I have looked for meal replacements that are similar to Soylent and/or offer something different (extra protein, more flavours etc).
Better is very subjective, but certainly I believe that some of these shakes will be better suited for many than Soylent. For instance, to those looking to build some muscle or support their sportive activities, Huel might be a better choice.
Many will use Soylent alternatives to refer to any meal replacement that is not Soylent. For me, Soylent alternatives are meal replacements that can be actually used instead of Soylent; products for people looking to switch from Soylent or start with complete foods.
Soylent is a commercial meal replacement brand manufactured in the USA. It is known for providing soy-based complete meals in powder and ready-to-drink forms. You can read more about Soylent in our review.
Soylent ships to the US and to the UK.
The cheapest Soylent Alternative in the US is Super Body Fuel. The best at a low cost, Plenny Shake.
Soylent might be one of the most popular brands out there, but that does not mean is the only one or the best one. I hope that I have been able to show that with these Soylent alternatives.
In the past few years, Soylent has changed the core formula and has not offered the best customer service. This has alienated the core customers and also put away newcomers. While it’s sad to see the demise of such a great meal replacement brand, there are still plenty out there that can do the job.
If you still have any doubts, please leave a comment or email us, so we can provide you with the best alternative for you.
4. More in: latestfuels.com/resources. A compilation with different governmental guidelines and references.
5. Ultimate Meal Replacement List. List with all the brands that deliver to the US.