I’ve got a new recipe based on Soylent Glass.
“DIY Basic Soylent” is a basic amalgamation of the macros and essential micros, tailored to an adult male. It’s running $5.36 a day, with an almost complete profile for all micros. Slightly low on the calories, but I’d be taking them down further to 1750 per day to lose weight. Maybe lower, depending on the healthy minimum (fat people problems, lol.)
The recipe would be broken up across 5 half liter bottles, to be consumed steadily through the day. These aren’t meant for slam & go. I’m considering tweaking the last meal of the day to contain more complex carbs, but I haven’t researched sleep metabolism in any depth. I might increase the protein to carb ratio later in the day, and vice versa in the morning, to try to optimize energy levels.
Here’s some thoughts as I start the tweaking on this formula. Psyllium’s not gonna be a realistic fiber source. I’ve found one insoluble cellulose source that ends up being about 50 cents per day. This might also be a good fit: http://www.nowfoods.com/Supplements/Products-by-Category/Fiber-Supplements/Apple-Fiber-12oz.htm .
Shaking the container will burn extra calories.
I’m thinking powdered whole milk will be a cheaper source of some nutrients and let me drop the price per day. Some of the other nutrients I will adjust to my recommended mg/kg rda, tailored to me specifically. I’ll be getting the ingredients on Saturday, so I want to optimize this for price and ease as much as possible. My target price is $3.20 per day.
Flavored mixes aren’t a good option, because I’d like to do the flavoring on my own. If I’m gonna do this stuff, then premixed is right out the window. It’s gonna be gourmet flippin Soylent.
Anyone see any targets of opportunity or obvious deficits? (Aside from the complete lack of performing any sort of chemistry calculations on the micronutrients to ascertain the actual amounts being absorbed. I’ll do that later, once the cost and macros are out of the way - I only want to do the hard work once.)