DIY Protein Powder (Vegan)
No more artificial protein powders! Follow this easy DIY recipe, save money and get REAL food on your plate!
Many people like to use protein powder in their cooking, but the problem with many commercial protein powders is that they often contain unnecessary additives or unwanted ingredients such as dairy or refined sugar. Making your own protein powder at home is a great solution because you get to control exactly what goes inside of it. Plus, protein powders tend to be expensive, so this can help you save some money.
This protein powder recipe uses different types of seeds that are ground up and mixed together, with a resulting 12.6 grams of protein per ¼-cup serving. You can find all these seeds at your regular grocery store. This protein powder works best in heartier foods such as baked goods, soups, or sauces. You can adjust this to make it savory or sweet by adding or subtracting ingredients such as stevia, vanilla powder, cocoa powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and more.
Ingredients (makes 8 servings – 1/4 cup)
- ¾ cup chia seeds
- ¾ cup raw unsalted sunflower seeds
- ¾ cup hemp seeds
- ¾ cup flaxseed meal
Grind together all ingredients in a food processor or blender on high until a fine powder has formed, about 10 to 20 seconds. Store in a lidded jar or other airtight container in a cool, dry place. Protein powder will keep for a few weeks.
I added a few tbsp of cocoa powder cause Im just OBSESSED witch chocolate!
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