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First Batch of Soylent

I’m using the DIY Soylent approach to avoiding cooking, heating, deciding, chewing and all those other verbs associated with my former inefficient ingestion process. I figure that to make things easy, and because the protein comes in 1kg bags, I’ll mix up two days of powder to start with. A big plunge considering I’ve never made any of it before – six meals worth.

I bought some cheap digital salter scales to get me started – they have accuracy up to the closest gram, and here’s what I’m going to measure:

Two Day Soylent Mix Amounts

Amount Ingredient £ / day
2 pill Lactaid £0.23
498 g Pure Whey Protein (VANILLA) £2.85
72 g Rapeseed Oil £0.14
226 g Ultra Fine Scottish Oats £0.23
48 g Psyllium Husk Powder £0.32
2.68 g Choline bitartrate £0.04
21.4 g Potassium Gluconate £0.26
2 pill Kirkland Signature Daily Multi Vitamins & Minerals Tablets £0.03
2 pill Calcium + Vitamin D3 + Vitamin K1 Capsules £0.07
7.02 g Table Salt £0.00

This is just something for me to print to get things measured.

Well with all big plans come big adjustments when reality bites. I don’t have a big enough container to hand for the half kilogram of protein powder. So I made half a day’s powder. I’m loathe to use plastic bags for each meal, so now I’m going to split it up between three containers for three meals per day.

I’m halfway through day 1 so far, and I made a big miscalculation on how long my Jag would be in the shop, so after being awake for five hours, I’d only had a quarter of the day’s food. Now I’ve had half, but I’m still a little bit feral and hungry while it gets broken down.

So this is what I’m putting in each single meal serving (aside from the rapeseed and water which I’ll add when I make it:

Single Meal Soylent Recipe

Amount Ingredient
0.3 pill Lactaid
83 g Pure Whey Protein (VANILLA)
12 g Rapeseed Oil
36.6 g Ultra Fine Scottish Oats
8 g Psyllium Husk Powder
0.45 g Choline bitartrate
3.6 g Potassium Gluconate
0.33 pill Kirkland Signature Daily Multi Vitamins & Minerals Tablets
0.33 pill Calcium + Vitamin D3 + Vitamin K1 Capsules
1.1 g Table Salt

So I might just take the vitamin tablet. The lactase I’m going to split up though.

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