I’ve been eyeing soylent for a while now, and my biggest concern is that the price is still not at an amount that I’d count as “cheap”. It’s not super expensive, but I have a hard time investing enough to try it out for any length of time at that price point.
To this end I’ve checked out a few DIY recipes, and the minimal price recipe really struck my interest. It’s cost is listed at $0.62/day, and looking at the current prices, it looks like it’d actually be even cheaper than that.
I’d probably have to adjust the diet for slightly more calories, but other than that I’m really ready to try this diet.
I am going to try the diet out for at least 30 days (I’m going to allow myself up to 2 other meals per week, for social interaction), and I will blog about the entire experience (I’ll link it here when I’m done). I just am looking for tips from anyone who’s experimented with similar recipes. A couple questions:
- Is there any glaring problems with this diet? Any recommendations to change it slightly (hopefully not changing the cost too much).
How should I consume this? These ingredients don’t necessarily look like the easiest to consume, but would simply adding them to a shake work?
If I made a shake from them, how much water should I add?
If I mix the ingredients into a shake, can I pre-prepare shakes for later days? What should I count as the “expiry date” for the shake? Should I just take the earliest expiry date of any of the ingredients?
Any other tips for me?
Thank you very much, and I look forward to seeing what’s the possibility of creating a truly cheap food source that anyone can afford.