We’ve got an appetite for attention.

Our team is super happy that aussielent is hitting the spot. We’ve been featured by Lifehacker, Australian Popular Science, Men’s Fitness, 7 News, news.com.au, Good Weekend, Triple J, SBS The Feed, 7 Sunrise, The Age Good Food Guide and more. Thanks, guys.


ONE TREE PLANTED FOR EVERY ORDER IN DECEMBER
Why plant a tree? Planting trees is one of the easiest and most powerful ways to positively affect the environment. We need trees now more than ever. Throughout December, we will be planting one tree for every order placed. 

The trees are Australian natives and are being planted by the organisation Carbon Neutral in an area north of Perth (WA) called the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor - 1 of only 35 globally recognised biodiversity hotspots.  The Corridor acts as a carbon sink and is also recreating a biodiverse landscape in an area that has been widely cleared for agriculture. It’s Australia’s largest revegetation project based on carbon capture and biodiversity.

The trees will stand for at least 100 years as they are protected by a Carbon Rights and Carbon Covenant.  We will send an email after your order is placed to let you know that your tree has been organised.

(Image courtesy: Carbon Neutral)

AUSSIELENT AND THE MARATHON DES SABLES

Aussielent customer Nicholas and his dad Dmitry have just completed the incredible 2017 Marathon des Sables (MDS). This multiday race is a six-day, 237km ultra-marathon across the Sahara Desert, known as the toughest footrace on earth. After testing possible nutrition solutions for the race, Nick and Dmitry settled on using Aussielent for the majority of their nutrition during the race. Nick and Dmitry were profiled for the event by the MDS film team and you can watch their progress through the race - and their food prep! - on the MDS feed here. 


SUNSWIFT SOLAR RACING TEAM
Sunswift is a team of students from UNSW who design, build and race the world's most advanced solar powered vehicles. They are a 100% volunteer organization consisting of predominantly undergraduate students studying engineering, industrial design and business.  In addition to studying full-time and working part-time, the team members put in 40 or more hours work a week to reach their goals. 

Last month the team headed to Darwin to compete in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, a grueling 3000-km race from Darwin to Adelaide that attracts many of the world's top universities.  This year they were testing out their new vehicle Violet, their first four seater solar vehicle.  The race launched with Violet starting in 10th place on the grid.  After passing through the Daly Waters control stop Violet sadly experienced some mechanical failures that made it unsafe to continue and had to retire. The team plans to fix Violet in preparation for the South African Sasol Solar Challenge in 2018.  We are very proud to have supported Sunswift on their journey this year in a small way by providing some meals and wish them all the very best on their future roads to glory! You can follow the team on their Facebook and Twitter feeds. (Images courtesy of Sunswift.)

PROTEIN BOOST! ADDING EXTRA PROTEIN TO AUSSIELENT
We often get asked if it’s ok to add additional protein to aussielent. Here’s some data about what the impact to your nutrition will be if you need some extra protein and calories to meet your nutritional or training goals:

For example, if you add one 30g scoop of whey protein to one 130g serve of aussielent the key benefits will be:
- energy increases to 645 calories per serve (2580 calories per 4 serves)
- macro ratio becomes 35% Protein / 45% Carb / 20% Fat
- overall vitamin and mineral intake remains stable with small increases in calcium, sodium and potassium.

NUTRITIONAL FACTS
1 SERVE (130g) OF AUSSIELENT + 30g WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE
VITAMINS
% RDI PER SERVE
MINERALS
% RDI PER SERVE
Vitamin A 26% Calcium 35%
Vitamin B6 26% Chromium 25%
Vitamin B12 25% Copper 53%
Vitamin C 25% Iodine 25%
Vitamin D 25% Iron 41%
Vitamin E 25% Magnesium 40%
Vitamin K 33% Manganese 41%
Thiamin 35% Molybdenum 25%
Riboflavin 26% Phosphorus 43%
Niacin 25% Potassium 32%
Folate 25% Selenium 30%
Biotin 25% Sodium 30%
Pantothenic Acid 26% Zin 26%
Choline 31%

WHAT IF? AUSSIELENT IN GQ MAGAZINE

By 2050, the population of the world is set to grow by 35% – or more than a billion people. But to feed them, we’ll need to double the world’s production of crops. In the meantime, Australians throw out 20 per cent of food they buy. Aussielent was profiled in GQ's June issue in an article that posed intriguing questions about the future, including what if we disrupt traditional food production methods? (Image courtesy GQ magazine).


INTRODUCING KETO READY TO DRINK

For those who told us "we want less carbs!", our new low-Carb ready to drink is now available. It packs in a healthy serving of protein (26.6g per serve), 26 essential vitamins and minerals, with just 1.4g of carbohydrates and 430 calories. We've included MCT oil from coconut, along with sunflower and canola oils to deliver healthy fats and omegas 3 & 6 in one vegan, gluten free and keto friendly supermeal. Samplers available. 

Our new low-Carb RTD contains:
• 26.6g protein • 1.4 g carbohydrates per serve • 36.1g fats
• 1810kJ (432 calories) • 375ml bottle • delicious chocolate flavour


THE URBAN LIST TRIES AUSSIELENT FOR A WEEK

The Urban List editor Clare Acheson tries out aussielent for a week. "I’m all about new concepts, especially when it comes to things that feel like they’ve jumped straight out of Back To The Future. Self-tying sneakers? Hoverboards? Space food? Sign me up, Doc! This largely explains why I was so darned excited to spend a week living off Aussielent, an Australian nutrient mix that’s designed to REPLACE REAL FOOD. Yep, instead of tucking into actual bites of solid food, I’d be sipping on nutrient shakes for a whole seven days." Image courtesy The Urban List.


CHANNEL 7 VISITS THE AUSSIELENT FACTORY

One of the questions we are asked more than any other is – where do you guys make this stuff anyway?! Recently, reporter Helen Wellings from Channel 7 came out to meet us and learn more about future foods. She toured the factory, and interviewed Paul, as well as our wonderful customer Mike from Trike Apps - thanks Mike! You can view and have a peek inside our factory here. Image courtesy: Channel 7


PAUL FROM AUSSIELENT INTERVIEWED FOR SBS 2 - THE FEED

"Imagine never having to eat again. There's now a chemically engineered meal substitute that is supposed to replace the need for food." Paul from aussielent was interviewed for this SBS2 documentary on Aussies who have joined the powdered food revolution. Image courtesy: SBS


THE AU REVIEW

"I adore food. I love to eat. On occasion, I even enjoy cooking. I’m enamoured with burgers and burritos, and I’m Italian, so my appetite for pizza and pasta is commensurate with my heritage and then some. A terrible roadblock to that problem is that I’m prodigiously lazy. I consider food preparation for breakfast and lunch mundane at best, and I regard cleaning with a casual loathing." See if aussielent hit the spot for The AU. Image courtesy: The AU Review 


AUSSIELENT REVIEWED IN AUSTRALIAN POPULAR SCIENCE

What’s in aussielent? Australian Popular Science takes a close look. It's just food actually! "Available in chocolate or vanilla, aussielent is a meal replacement that provides enough energy and nutrition to keep a 19-30 year old male going on just one satchel a day, mixed with water. Let’s look at some of the ingredients." Image courtesy: Australian Popular Science


MENS FITNESS - THE FUTURE OF FOOD

"Power up with a powdered meal. Too buggered to cook, can’t be bothered with dodgy takeaway again or just plain shot for time... Aussielent is a convenient and nutritionally complete powdered meal that contains 27 vitamins and minerals, plus omega-3 and fatty acids. It also packs high-quality carbs, fats and proteins for a healthy feed." Image courtesy: Men's Fitness. 


HANDS ON - LIVING WITH AUSSIELENT

How did Lindsay Handmer's 6 week aussielent experiment go? "I am in no way ready to give up normal food, but my Aussielent experience was very positive. I never had any issues with hunger, and it kept me full between meals. I tend to get pretty lethargic after a normal meal, but did not notice the same effect when consuming Aussielent. Instead, it gave me a more even energy over the day, without any crashes. It’s a bit too bland for my tastes as a replacement for all meals, but works really well as a single meal replacement. Weirdly, by the end I hated preparing Aussielent. It was stupid, because Aussielent was a lot faster and easier to make than an actual meal. But somehow, I ended up resenting have to make any effort at all!" 


LIFEHACKER LIVE BLOGS ALL-AUSSIELENT DIET

"Over five days, Lifehacker editor Chris Jager and Kotaku editor Mark Serrels replaced all meals with bottled Aussielent; a liquid substance that contains all the nutrients and minerals needed to sustain life. This means no solid meals, no snacks and — horrifyingly — no coffee or porridge for a whole week." 
For those who missed the series, their week-long Aussielent challenge was a rollercoaster of ups and downs.


SEVEN SUNRISE TRIES AUSSIELENT LIVE ON AIR

"What does the future hold for our food? As the world’s demand for food grows, scientists are busy searching for new things to eat. From test-tube steak to cricket cookies and printed pizza, their innovation knows no bounds. Powdered meal replacements provide all nutritional requirements for an average adult, meaning all you ever need to eat is water and powder. Do any of these delicacies have your stomach rumbling?"


CALLAN BOYS TRIES AUSSIELENT FOR THE AGE GOOD FOOD

Callan Boys looks at future foods including cultured meat, 3D printing and powdered foods, and tried out some aussielent in the process. "I tried it as meal replacement myself for two days. You know what? For the most part it wasn't a terrible experience. It tastes like one of those breakfast drinks that come in a tetra pack and I kind of liked not having to think about what each meal was going to be." 


PAUL FROM AUSSIELENT INTERVIEWED ON JJJ HACK 'THE FUTURE OF FOOD'

"The UN estimates we'll need to increase food production by 70% by 2050. Already around the globe we're pushing the limits of fresh water extraction and we're also running out of arable land globally. Basically to produce 70% more food over what we're currently doing will put huge pressure on our natural resources." JJJ's Hack 'The Future of Food', hosted by Tom Tilley, looks into how powdered foods, insects and lab-grown meat will all play a part in solving food shortages, as well as other ideas. 


THE AUSSIE MEN WHO DON'T NEED FOOD - PAUL FROM AUSSIELENT INTERVIEWED FOR NEWS.COM.AU

"Melbourne man Paul Carpenter said his interest in the nutrient-rich product was sparked by the appeal of having a quick breakfast and lunch on the run. He said bad food choices and lack of nutrient-rich food were also behind his decision to make the switch. Mr Carpenter said he didn’t miss food at all since he still technically ate one meal a day with his family. He added he originally planned to try the diet for three months but will probably stick with it for longer."


JOURNALIST FENELLA SOUTER TRIES AUSSIELENT FOR GOOD WEEKEND MAGAZINE

"...on day three, something unexpected happened. A kind of food-based Stockholm Syndrome set in. ...Love would be too strong a word, but we started to get along. It started to taste more natural. I stopped resenting it and started to admire its unassuming simplicity. I began to understand why maize is a popular staple of Africa. Why congee appeals to many Chinese. Why the Scots love porridge. There is something to be said for sameness.My ordinary diet now seemed too, too ... too what? Too complicated, somehow, in texture and flavour. The wild variety of food we usually ate felt unnatural - Neolithic woman never ordered Thai one night and turned her hand to oeufs à la neige the next. I liked the reduced intake of meat and dairy. My sense of taste heightened. A blueberry had added blueberry-ness."


ARTBAR 'FUTURES' AT SYDNEY'S MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

We were so excited to be part of a recent evening, Futures, curated by artist Dara Gill at ARTBAR at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art. The MCA was turned into a surreal futuristic environment where the weird and wacky collided with science and academia. aussielent was served as the evening’s refreshment at an event that asked questions like:  Do we even exist if we’re not online? What does the food of the future taste like? And did the sci-fi films of the 80s get it right?


Images: courtesy MCA