The obesity researcher who posted here earlier made the suggestion of taking a phytonutrient supplement on top of soylent to make it more nutritionally complete. These supplements are basically a bunch of plants that people think are good for us, dried and put into a powder. This seemed like a great idea to me, since it would defuse one of the major worries about soylent – namely that soylent users aren’t getting the various non-essential phytonutrients present in unprocessed food.
Has anybody else done this? I bought the supplement called Barlean’s Greens (the “regular,” black container). It is cheap as these things go (I got a month’s supply for about $30 at a local nutrition store); it tastes good; and it has fairly low levels of most essential micronutrients (meaning that one probably doesn’t have to recalculate one’s soylent formula to compensate for it). Does anybody else have phytonutrient supplements they would recommend?
I had the natural thought that one could actually put one of these plant powders into one’s soylent formula. But all of the plant powders I looked at had the instruction to take it with water on an empty stomach (presumably to deal with absorption issues). So it looks like probably the phytonutrient supplement actually has to be taken separately from soylent.