I saw you give feedback on someone else’s recipe, so I figure I should reward that by giving you feedback on yours
Before I go through my thoughts (as I had a lot of them, and don’t want to give off the wrong impression), I just want to say that your recipe looks VERY solid. If you whipped up a day’s batch, I would expect it to taste good, it’s clearly nutritious, and you’ve also managed to keep the cost very low. I also have a milk-based recipe that you can look at if you’d like (Here), but I think because I have that experience I have a number of thoughts on yours:
- First thing I see is that you aren’t taking a multivitamin, though you are taking several specific vitamins. This is an interesting approach, as most people start from a vitamin and build the other ingredients around it. I like it.
- For each day you have to measure out 14 items. I have to measure 11, and it takes me a fair amount of time. I would recommend making several days batches at once, and store each day in a separate container/plastic bag/etc. It’s much easier to take out all the bags, measure out all ingredients seven times and put it all away, than it is to go through the whole process every day.
- As to your nutrients, you really nailed the micros. Might be a little high on Potassium, as I’ve heard you should ramp up intake of that slowly. Macros are good overall. Maybe it’s proportionally high on the Protein, but I don’t see a problem.
- Because you depend on a bunch of different ingredients for different micros, I think it would be hard to modify the recipe if new research comes out saying you need a different ratio of Ca : P or whatever. This isn’t a problem right now, just something to consider.
- You’ve got about a 6:1 ratio of Omega6 : Omega3. (Amounts of each don’t matter nearly as much as the ratio between them). That’s way better than the average American diet, but research is leaning towards a 4:1, or perhaps as low as a 2.5:1 ratio. In your case, though, I’m not sure how you could achieve that. Your fish oil pills have Vitamin D, so if you took another 1 or 2 pills, your Vitamin balance (between A, K, calcium, for example) might get thrown off. However all your sources of Omega6 are tied to some other nutrient, and it would be equally difficult to drop that down. How critical is it to have an ‘optimal’ O6 : O3 ratio? I wish I could give you a definitive answer.
- What’s the 5g of Coconut oil for? Flavor? Saturated Fat? I’m curious because I have a bunch of Coconut Flour, but haven’t liked any recipes I’ve put it in (I’m always chewing on it, no matter how much I blend). I love the flavor of coconut, though.
- Last thing, kind of silly, but your link to where you get Iodized Salt from is the same link as the olive oil. However, I know that price of $7.99. Don’t buy that! I don’t know how that got on everyone’s list, but it’s just a regular container of Morton’s Iodized Salt that you can pick up at any grocery store for $0.50! I just bought all my components at once and didn’t stop to think why salt cost an arm and a leg.
- EDIT: Oh yeah, last last thing, in response to @Frankz about the high glycemic index of Malto. As you can tell from my recipe, that’s where most of my carbs come from. However, I’m able to drink my soylent throughout the day, and not necessarily at ‘mealtimes’. So when I start getting hungry (or tired), I just drink some more. Haven’t had any sugar crashes, but I’m of course just one data point.
Anyway, just my thoughts. Hope it helps!