|Amount||Volume||Ingredient||$ / day||Source|
|200||g||Rice protein powder||$2.91||Bulk Foods|
|1||pill||1||capsule||Daily Multivitamin Powder Capsule||$0.24||Amazon|
|5||g||ON Creatine Powder||$0.12||Amazon|
|110||ml||Badia Olive Oil Extra Virgin||$1.11||Amazon|
|30||ml||Viva Labs MCT Oil||$0.57||Amazon|
|2||pill||Dr. Tobias Omega 3 Fish Oil Triple Strength||$0.33||Amazon|
|1||pill||Sports Food Tribulus + ZMA® 1000mg||$0.21||Amazon|
|10||ml||Nature's Way Chlorofresh Liquid Chlorophyll||$0.30||Amazon|
|0.5||pill||Nature's Bounty Biotin 1000mcg||$0.02||Amazon|
Total Daily Cost:
|$7.55||Add Ingredients |
to Amazon Cart
Update 20 April 2016: For my weight, 155g of protein would be about right. For my weight gain goals, 3000kcal would be appropriate. I also added creatine which may help with exercise and muscle growth. I added MCT oil to give more variety in the fatty acid profile, in addition to the olive oil and fish oil. I'm considering adding other proteins to diversify and improve, but for the time being rice protein will do the trick.
I'm not sure how the rest of you get your copper, but chlorophyll appears to be of more use than just its copper anyways. There's a reason phytochemicals have been mentioned more frequently as being linked to good health.
The ZMA is something I plan on having before bed. Many of you would probably claim it's too much zinc, but a lot of my readings about zinc intake explained that many athletes are deficient in zinc and a lot of the male athletes need as much as 50mg per day. I suppose that number would be smaller for females since they don't make sperm and lots of testosterone, but they could need as much as 30-40mg per day. The number also depends on lean mass and overall weight, but you could read up on your own and determine if you really need that much zinc. This is geared towards athletes and weight gainers, so if you fit that description I'd recommend the ZMA.
FYI: this is still not taste tested. I have no idea how it is yet, I don't know if the stevia is necessary or if I need to add vanilla and cacao, or some other flavor. I'm sure anyone trying this recipe can experiment with their own flavorings, but once I finally taste it I shall add options.
14 April 2016 Initial Release: Can't stomach oats and I really hate canola so I upped the maltodextrin and replaced the canola with olive oil. To make up for the lost omega-3, I added a fish oil supplement.
I also found the recommended rice protein to be expensive, and I switched that out for a cheaper source as well.
Pretty much all the prices were off so I changed those too. And the shipping expense is added to the bulkfoods.com item (for my area at least, it may be different for your area).
My body hates fiber so I'm fine with not getting that much... I'll spare you the details. The psyllium husk seems unnecessary to me, but that's just how I roll. Even if you added the husk back to this recipe, it wouldn't make a huge dent in the wallet.
While this is a pretty cheap startup and daily cost, I probably wouldn't wanna live off of this. While studying nutrition, I've realized that variety is very important. Personally, I'd add more variety to the macronutrient sources before having it on a regular basis. Perhaps coconut or MCT oil, a little pea and hemp protein, etc. The startup cost would skyrocket but the daily cost would probably settle around $8.