Soylent’s macro ratio is carb/fat/protein 50/30/20. This is way better than a typical American diet, and I believe them that they are sourcing maltodextrin that has a lower glycemic index than other maltodextrin products (I can’t remember where I read this, if anyone has a link please share).
However, I typically aim for a diet with higher fat and lower carbs than this (for reasons I’m happy to discuss, maybe in a different thread. See, e.g. this article as a primer on recent low-carb science). Because I do regular strength training, I also aim for somewhat higher protein. I need more than the 2010 calories Soylent provides. So, I have plenty of headroom to add fat and protein to my heart’s content.
Today I added 15 ml of extra-virgin olive oil to a pitcher, and it tasted just fine (maybe better. Definitely not worse). I don’t have a particular target ratio in mind, but just as a first stab at a modification recipe, I could add 45 ml (3 tablespoons) of extra-virgin olive oil and 84 g (3 scoops) of whey protein isolate to a pitcher. This would make the carb/fat/protein ratio 36/37/27 and total daily calories 2802 (probably a couple-hundred higher than I’m aiming for most days).
Is anyone else making macronutrient modifications? What’s your recipe? Any advice on what does and doesn’t taste good?