I want to start of by noting and thanking Godraine’s post here, aswell as the Beginners DIY soylent recipe and ClearNoise1969’s post on that same page. I used/borrowed alot of the details which they used to compile this formula.
Anyways here’s the spreadsheet for people to compare and discuss.
The only items I did not consider the cost of were the oil, and the salt as both are fairly common items that can vary a decent amount in price and can be obtained from any grocery store. On that note however I have a couple of questions myself, mostly pertaining to the oil. Does it really make a difference whether we use olive oil vs any other vegetable oil?
The main difference seems to be that vegetable oil’s seem to be considered processed foods and hence less “pure” but other than that are there any significant differences?
Anyways I would appreciate all input specially if there is any notable flaw in the formula I have yet to purchase the items but will likely do so in the coming week after a bit of feedback.
I should mention that a decent amount of the items such as the Maltodextrin, Oat flour and Psyllium husk can all be purchased in Toronto. The Maltodextrin that I listed can be purchased at Popeye’s Supplements and Oat flour and Psyllium husk can both be purchased at bulk barn. The Maltodextrin is currently selling at 39.99 per 10 lb but with the second 10 lb costing 29.99, a lot of the prices I listed account for more than the initial investment that would be required to start making the soylent, so for example I opted to list the purchase of 2 containers of Maltodextrin because one only lasts for about 22 days; all of the calculations were made so that one could make the soylent for at the very least one month.
Note: This formula also contains other non-essential nutrients which I opted not to include, these are mostly obtained from my multi-vitamin. I also used a variety of sources to obtained my recommended values, ranging from the WHO, and Health Canada’s pages on Food and Nutrition.
Also I tailored this formula mostly for an 18 year old male such as myself.