The Best Homemade Protein Powder

How to make homemade protein powder.

Have you every wondered how to make your own protein powder? If you have, I do not blame you. Shopping for protein can be exhausting and confusing. There are so many options, and so many ways to waste your money. The vast majority of protein powders, if you strip away the marketing, are identical to one another. They contain the same amount of protein, and the same ingredients, most of which are added junk. Take a look at a given ingredient label and you will find artificial sweeteners, artificial and “natural” flavors, colors, preservatives, anti-caking and gelling agents, emulsifiers, stabilizers, and thickeners. None of these are real food. It is therefore no wonder that you want to make your own protein powder. Not only is it cheaper, but you will also know exactly what you are putting into your body. Now without further ado, here is how to make protein powder at home. Note that in order to make any of these diy protein powder recipes you will need a quality blender or food processor. 

Chocolate Egg White Protein Powder


-¼ cup dried egg whites

-¼ cup oats 

-2 tbsp cocoa powder (Use the highest fat option available.)

-1 tsp cane/maple sugar

Instructions: Combine and process all of the ingredients. 

Vegan Peanut Butter Pea Protein Powder


-¼ cup raw split peas

-¼ cup oats

-¼ cup peanut butter powder 

-1 tsp cane/maple sugar 

Instructions: Process the peas first. If you have a spice grinder, use it. Sift the processed peas over a bowl with a sieve or mesh strainer to remove any larger pieces. Add the rest of the ingredients and process. 

Now you know how to make homemade protein powder! Both of these recipes are dairy-free, and made with real foods! For this reason, they, especially the diy vegan protein powder, require more mixing than you may be used to, but it is well worth it! When making your protein shake, feel free to add a splash on vanilla extract or a scoop of peanut butter for extra flavor! 

I would like to add that I use oats because they act as a thickener. If you are worried about the added carbohydrates, keep in mind that oats are also loaded with fiber! Also, keep in mind that although you do not have to add the sugar, it makes a huge difference in terms of flavor – and it only adds 3-4 g of sugar. 

If these recipes seem like too much work, feel free to check out our line of real food protein powders. Drink Wholesome is made with delicious real food ingredients and nothing else. Let us do the work for you! 

You are reading an article written by Drink Wholesome, a small company from New Hampshire. Since 2020, we have taken a fundamentally different approach to protein powder by only using real food ingredients – ingredients you can pronounce and find in your kitchen. Now you can boost your protein intake without the added junk found in almost every other protein powder. Hooray! You will find that we also make the best tasting protein powder. What can I say, real foods just taste better. 

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