|Amount||Ingredient||$ / day||Source|
|53||g||Vegan Protein Optimizer Formula (Dist)||$0.98||TruNutrition|
|61||g||Wheat germ, crude (Mfg, USDA)||$0.33||Hodgson Mill|
|21.2||ml||Udo's Oil DHA 3-6-9 Blend (Mfg)||$1.19||FLORA|
|1.8||g||Lecithin Powder (Mfg)||$0.08||Health Alliance|
|6.1||g||Yeast. brewers (Mfg)||$0.17||Twinlab|
|2.8||g||Yeast, nutritional, flakes (Mfg)||$0.06||The Vitamin Shoppe|
|3.2||g||Salt, table, iodized (Mfg, USDA)||$0.01||Hain Pure Foods|
|1.1||g||Nuts, brazilnuts, dried, unblanched (USDA)||$0.00|
|370||g||Cucumber, with peel, raw (USDA)||$0.00|
|315||g||Cabbage, chinese (pak-choi), raw (USDA)||$0.00|
|230||g||Carrots, raw (USDA)||$0.00|
|230||g||Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, raw (USDA)||$0.00|
|110||g||Collards, raw (USDA)||$0.00|
|120||g||Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average (USDA)||$0.00|
|120||g||Onions, sweet, raw (USDA)||$0.00|
|120||g||Celery, raw (USDA)||$0.00|
|60||g||Peppers, jalapeno, raw (USDA)||$0.00|
|5||g||Garlic, raw (USDA)||$0.00|
Total Daily Cost:
|$7.88||Add Ingredients |
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Enjoy Hippie Juice, a nutritionally complete Soylent alternative with only food sources for vitamins! Copy and modify the recipe with your favorite fruits and vegetables. Let me know how you like it. I notice lots of energy and sunny moods.
About the nutrient values...
The source for nutrient values is abbreviated in the ingredient name (e.g. Mfg, Dist, UDSA). Manufacturer's label information (if available) was the preferred source, supplemented with values from the USDA SR-25 and, for chromium, iodine, molybdenum and biotin, the Whole Foods Catalog (http://wholefoodcatalog.info/).
In addition to the sources above, values from Prebiotin (http://www.prebiotin.com/resou... were used for insoluble and soluble fiber. (I've since learned that this information is available in the USDA database.) Since the vegetables are juiced, insoluble fiber values were subtracted so that total fiber equals remaining soluble fiber.
Vitamin A is supplied as carotenoids, however the values in the USDA database fail to account for this. As a result, the reported values seem alarmingly high for many healthy vegetables. Conversion factors from the US NIH (http://ods.od.nih.gov/factshee... were applied to derive more meaningful values.
Vitamin E is tracked as micrograms by USDA and, incorrectly, reported as IU by the Soylent diy application for USDA ingredients. A conversion factor from the US NIH (http://ods.od.nih.gov/factshee... was applied.
Vitamin D: units of sunlight should be minutes of exposure, not grams. The value is based on 60 minutes per week as suggested by the US NIH (http://ods.od.nih.gov/factshee....
If you want to substitute your own ingredients, the upper limit for folate applies to folic acid from supplements, not whole foods (http://ods.od.nih.gov/factshee...
Sulfur: 0.5 mg per 30 gram protein powder was estimated because sulfur wasn't reported. This is likely conservative considering the sulfur value in wheat germ, a high protein food. (I've since learned how to calculate an accurate value.)
Chloride: one chloride ion for each sodium ion was assumed.
About the ingredients...
ModCarb is a complex-carbohydrate food made from whole-grain oats, amaranth, buckwheat, chia, millet and quinoa. Vegan Protein Optimizer Formula is a blend of Gemma pea protein, rice protein concentrate, and hemp protein with an optimal amino acid profile. (It is possible to get an even better profile.)
Unfortunately, only abbreviated nutrient data is available for the above ingredients. If other micronutrients are present, they are unaccounted for.
Udo's Oil is an omega supplement. An omega 3 + DHA supplement would probably be better. Wheat germ provides vitamin E, zinc and insoluble fiber. Brewers yeast is the best source of chromium; Twinlab reports a high value. Nutritional yeast provides vitamin B-12 and zinc. Iodized salt for iodine. Lecithin for choline. Brazilnut for selenium.
Zucchini, cucumber and carrots produce copious juice. Zucchini also provides zinc and cucumber provides pantothenic acid.
Chinese cabbage and collards provide all-around nutrition and juice moderately well.
Jalapeno peppers are a surprisingly good source of vitamin E and provide a spicy kick. Can't stand the heat? Substitute wheat germ oil.
Very high oxalate vegetables (spinach, chard, beets, etc,) have been excluded due to concern over developing kidney stones. If this is not a concern, they can be used in small amounts.
Without pulp, Hippie Juice provides three times the minimum requirement for soluble fiber, but only half the requirement for insoluble fiber. Mix about one tablespoon of the fine pulp back in to bring this up to 100%. Alternatively, puree some of the vegetables (especially collards and cabbage, since they don't juice as well) in a blender instead of juicing them.
Everything else is mainly for non-essential nutrients, except for sunshine which is the only source of vitamin D. Supplementation may be considered as an alternative. Tips...
For a centrifugal juicer, wrap leaves, like collards, tightly around a carrot. Alternate soft and hard vegetables. Make at least 1 - 1.5 liters of juice per day. It's better to mix in the powders and oil with a blender, but a blender bottle also works. Vegetable juice is best used the day it's made.