|Amount||Ingredient||€ / day||Source|
|1.33||g||Choline Bitartrate||€0.05||Bulk Powders|
|0.96||pill||Tesco Calclum & Vitamin D 240'S||€0.02||Tesco|
|0.008||pill||Carlson Labs Vitamin K2 Menatetrenome||€0.00||Amazon|
|0.125||pill||Swanson Ultra Albion Chelated Molybdenum||€0.02||Amazon|
|0.03||pill||Now Foods Tri-Chromium||€0.00||Amazon|
|1||pill||Minavit A-Z Multivitamins inerals||€0.05||Lidl|
|5.425||g||Pea Protein Isolate||€0.04||Bulk Powders|
|1.6||g||MSM (Methyl-Sulfonyl Methane)||€0.05||Bulk Powders|
|2.325||g||Brown Rice Protein||€0.04||Bulk Powders|
Total Daily Cost:
|€1.88||Add Ingredients |
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Disclaimer: I'm not actually from Blackrock. It just rhymes conveniently with "Rocket."
Goal: To produce a cheap, vegan soylent using mostly ingredients available locally in Dublin/Ireland
Phase 1 Basic recipe (complete): Make recipe 100% complete according to nutritional profile.
Phase 2 Cheaper and more local (complete): Replace ingredients ordered from overseas with locally available ones. Search for cheaper options on bulk ingredients.
Phase 3 Adjustments for taste and compatibility (complete): Adjust recipe for taste and side effects.
Phase 4 Alternate flavours (Future): Create new flavours, currently working on a savory version.
Alot of ingredients ordered from Bulk Powders and Amazon: Most of these things are available locally, but the price can't even remotely compete and some of them are essentially a one time order (33 years worth of vitamins in one case)
Calories: Slightly too low, probably not such a bad thing since I'm not sure I burn 2000 anyhow.
Vitamins & Minerals: Could seriously reduce the price if I could find a decent all in one multivitamin. So far, the tesco one is pretty similar to the rest. Scratch that, found one in lidl that crossed four ingredients off the list and took the price down by around 30 cents per day. In hindsight I should have used Kirkland Complete, like most other recipes, but I have 400days of vitamins mixed up now so I may as well run with it. I might make a variant tailored to use the kirkland multivit in future.
Vitamin A: The vitamin A source is a generic Tesco multivitamin pill. Unfortunately the substance used isn't stated, and VA IUs vary wildly, the only decent formula I could find told me it was a 4x overdose. I doubt tesco are selling vitamin overdoses, so I had to fudge the amount and put it down as just above the RDA. The pill lists it as being 100% of the RDA so I'm sure it's about right.
Vitamin E: Similar to above, except the formula I found listed the pill as having a deficiency of VE (14 IU instead of 18 IU). The pill claims 100% RDA and I can't get the precise IU without knowing the substance so I fudged this one too.