|Amount||Ingredient||$ / day||Source|
|100||g||Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard||$2.38||Amazon|
|100||g||Now Foods Whey Protein Isolate||$2.12||Amazon|
|1||pill||Vitamin D3 1000IU||$0.02||Amazon|
|2||g||Jarrow Formulas, MSM Sulfur Powder||$0.07||Amazon|
|35||g||Now Foods Psyllium Husk Powder||$0.50||Amazon|
|1||pill||Kirkland Signature Daily Multi||$0.03||Amazon|
|25||g||Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass||$0.32||Amazon|
|2||pill||Golden Alaska Deep Sea Omega-3-6-9 Fish Oil 1000mg||$0.09||Amazon|
Total Daily Cost:
|$7.91||Add Ingredients |
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As a starter, I designed this profile to suit my needs, note that I use my own nutrition profile as my guide. Also, this is currently in pre-prototype. I am testing out Soylent J to see if I like the idea of drinking my meals. I do, and will test this later. I implore you to not try this till I do.
First, I aim to lose weight while working out at a high level.
Second, I am sensitive to heavy fat and do not want too many carbs, so there is a lot of protein in this diet. I have had protein at these levels before and have no adverse reactions. The same might not be true for you.
Third, cost and sourcing was a big issue. A lot of the products are Amazon marketplace, but eligible for prime shipping, which means that supplies can be inconsistent. You need to use your best judgment to find cheap substitutions.
Fourth, I plan on eating one meal a day so I will most likely take 30% off all the ingredients when necessary. It is also designed with excessively lower carbs, because any snacks or drinks have some carbs (occasional salty lemonade, maybe a gatorade, lots of coffee and tea). I also like to eat cucumbers and carrots, no dressing only some salt maybe lemon, as a snack. This is to help me feel full in the mid-day when needed, and to get some non-liquified vegetable matter. This is just about eating something, anything.
I might eventually start grinding the multivitamin so that its dispersed throughout the drink. I know I wasn't getting all I needed from eating regular food, so I have no qualms about using a pill to fill any gaps.
Vanilla and cinnamon tend to be important for taste. You can increase these as you like for taste. That is the same reason I have two separate whey proteins. Optimum is for taste, and Now Foods is for protein without the carbs or the fat.
Serious mass is carbs without having to resort to oat flour, but you can substitute this. I already have a tub of serious mass so I use it. Might consider switching to oat flour later. I left it on there with 0g so I remember, and because everytime I erased something from the recipe I eventually had to add it back, erase it again, add it back, etc.
The recipe this is based on Soylent J. I used that one as the basis and for my first test batch to see if I even liked the concept of soylent. I tweaked a lot of the stuff however. Almond flour was a huge issue, because it had a lot of manganese and other nutrients. Almond flour is extremely nutrient rich. I had to throw out my multivitamin and get one that wouldn't give me "manganese madness."
Ignore the omega-6. A lot of the foods don't account for omega-6, and you tend to get enough anyway. If its an issue patch it yourself, I'm not concerned.
Don't go with ground flaxseed. Get the finer Flaxseed meal. The ground one gets stuck in your throat.
I used Psyllium Husk instead of benefiber, because I wanted to use more of it and Benefiber was expensive. Psyllium isn't suited to all stomachs though. I could buy a huge bag for cheap, so thats a plus.
Also, note that almost 30g of the carbs are from the psyllium, which offers no energy to the body. So this is a very low carb recipe, but I know I get more carbs than this. You'd be surprised at how much sugar is in cucumbers, ignoring even carrots.