I was going to explain what Soylent is, but I think it’s better to let them describe their own product with this little excerpt from their campaign:
For many people, on many occasions, food is a hassle, especially when trying to eat well. Suppose we had a default meal that was the nutritional equivalent of water: cheap, healthy, convenient and ubiquitous. Soylent will be personalized for different body types and customizable based on individual goals. It allows one to enjoy the health benefits of a well balanced diet with less effort and cost.
For anyone that struggles with allergies, heartburn, acid reflux or digestion, has trouble controlling weight or cholesterol, or simply doesn’t have the means to eat well, soylent is for you.
Soylent frees you from the time and money spent shopping, cooking and cleaning, puts you in excellent health, and vastly reduces your environmental impact by eliminating much of the waste and harm coming from agriculture, livestock, and food-related trash.
Yesterday, Soylent was crowdfunded. I was very excited; I have been following the project for months and I was ready to give them all my money but… oh, surprise: they expect to start shipping on August in the U.S., but there are no plans to ship to the other countries in the short term.
But not everything is lost! Since Rob –the original creator of Soylent– published the contents of Soylent, people started to design their own Soylent recipes using food supplements that can be bought on Amazon. One of the most famous and followed recipes is the Beginner’s DIY Soylent Recipe. You can see a detailed breadown of the ingredients here –it costs only 6.28$ per day!
But, again, the shipment of the supplements of these recipes is very expensive or not available for some countries. For example, Alive! Multivitamins and Now Foods – Potassium Gluconate shipments are not available for Spain.
Since Soylent won’t be available in my country in the short term and the content of Soylent is public, I decided to start designing my own Soylent recipe using products and supplements available in spanish local stores or via internet (like Decathlon).
I hope I can publish some things in the following weeks.