Spirit of Soylent: bulk ingredients, minimum preparation time, minimum buying time, minimum eating time, very low cost(I’m gonna pretend that current Soylent is not horribly expensive for most people), full spectrum of nutrients necessary for optimal functioning.
With that being stated it’s obvious one cannot make one’s own personal Soylent because of 2 factors:
1.such products are locally present only in specialized shops for body building or as special diets for medical conditions and as such they are very expensive
2.Amazon/whatever shipping and tax costs eat up all the potential savings
So, if we eliminate that option I found out that only one other option remains befitting the spirit of Soylent, it kinda sounds silly but it looks like it works. It turns out some people have been doing this for a while.
1.buy an automatic bread baker, this one has the highest reviews
2.buy high quality whole wheat flour, dry yeast, sunflower seeds or other kinds of seeds
3.put it in the machine
4.when the bread is finished butter it up. I actually couldn’t find a butter in my store that wasn’t additionally enriched with all sorts of minerals and vitamins so it’s pretty basic stuff. Some say if you make the bread right you don’t even need the butter.
That’s it, $50 per month food will all the necessary nutrients. The only difference being that you have to chew it instead of drink it, and set it up previously on a timer.
I think this will be my last topic regarding and thinking about Soylent at all, I was gonna order it for 2 months worth but I realized that I would really feel stupid spending such an exorbitant amount of money on food, even if it came down to $180.
I guess if by some miracle it comes down to $80 in the future, I’ll reconsider it.