Hi all, I’m trying to mix a bit of my own DIY until I get Soylent. I was looking to base it primarily on People Chow since it seems fairly popular. However, I don’t intend to live 100% on it (I get at least 1-2 regular meals a day with coworkers etc.), so I’m looking for a nice/good/easy snack and backup food. And since I expect to get regular meals for at least ~50% of my diet, I thought I could get rid of quite a few items for ~90% completeness and still be fine. I was looking for some feedback on this from others who might understand these things better than me.
For example salt is very abundant in regular meals. Also, the K vitamin is quite abundant in normal diet (people rarely have deficiencies) so getting two pill bottles for it seems excessive, and Stevia in People Chow is just a taste convenience. For Choline/Mg/Ca/K, it also seems like Masa/Whey/GNC get up to pretty good levels and the rest I would expect to get from the few sandwiches/salads/burritos/meals here and there etc.
That leaves me with primarily Whey for protein, Masa for Carbs, GNS for a lot of misc, and Olive Oil for fat, in what I call SimpleChow. This turns out to be almost nutritionally complete and only has 4 simple ingredients. Has anyone else mixed a similar bare-bones product, or seen more discussion surrounding this idea of sporadic good-enough and easy to mix soylent? Thanks!