Using baby formula as a base


#1

I was in the supermarket and was looking at a can of “Heinz Gold Starter” and my first though was - i wonder how long it will be before there is a stack of Soylent cans sitting next to the other baby foods. then a random thought occurred to me - whilst it would be a bad idea for an adult to try to live off baby food formula alone, how would it work as a base for a DIY recipe - for one thing you know exactly what’s in it, in great depth. for example:

http://www.heinzsight.com.au/files/Nurture%20HeinzSight%20Product%20Information.pdf

so i have punched up a recipe idea on diy.soylent, for discussion.

http://diy.soylent.me/recipes/baby-formula-as-base

i have not tried doing this yet, and have no idea what it would taste like.

anyway feedback would be appreciated.


#3

I have reworked this idea somewhat, and created a recipe with items that can be purchased in a popular New Zeland supermarket. http://diy.soylent.me/recipes/countdown


#4

There’s a borderline toxic level of manganese and folate that has me concerned - but otherwise, not bad.


#5

After i posted the countdown recipe, i copied it privately and tweaked it a bit, as i had the same concerns, and there were a few holes that needed rounding out. plus i didn’t like the idea of having to grid up peanuts (though i suppose you could just snack on them throughout the day). i ended up with http://diy.soylent.me/recipes/countdown-2 which i made public and i think addresses these issues. there are still some things missing - vitamin K and sulfur are a little low, and it could do with some more fibre. i dropped the second multivitamin in favour of 1 complete centrum, and there are now 4 raw eggs to be blended into the mix, which meant i had to back off on a few carbs and protein elsewhere. not cheap, and definitely not vegan, but you can buy it all in the same brick and mortar shop. i wonder if it is ok to consume 100 g of raw rice flour - i read a thread elsewhere talking about possible problems with raw flour.


#6

@jrowe47 have a look at http://diy.soylent.me/recipes/countdown-2 after my latest mods it is at 92%

I was hoping you might have a suggestion how to get it to 100%, bearing I’m mind that I’d like to only use products that can be bought in a supermarket.

It occurs to me that some of the items listed don’t declare their sulfur content. The eggs do now, but only after adding it to the official numbers, I had to research it elsewhere - found it here http://cen.acs.org/articles/84/i34/Chicken-Eggs.html


#7

Don’t worry about sulfur, adequate protein intake subsumes the sulfur RDAs. Replace some of the oils with Olive oil to get the correct amount of omega 6s.


#8

Wow you are quick. Thanks:) I will look into it.


#9

Happy to help :smiley: