The Best Homemade Protein Powder
Here are 2 easy homemade protein powder recipes.
You are not the first person who has decided to make protein powder at home. Shopping for protein powder can be confusing and expensive. There are hundreds of options to choose from and many of them are not cheap. Plus, it is not uncommon to spend a small fortune on a new protein powder, only to find out that it tastes like dirt. This is one of the main reasons why some people prefer to make protein powder at home. Another good reason to make homemade protein powder is that you know exactly what is in it.
Homemade vs store-bought protein powder?
Most store-bought protein powders are full of food additives. Although ingredients like these are not necessarily bad for you in small quantities, they can add up quickly, especially if you drink a protein shake every day. At higher quantities, food additives can gastrointestinal (GI) side effects.
Most store-bought protein powders are also made with protein concentrates and isolates, foods chemically or mechanically stripped of everything but the protein. They are listed on the ingredient list as “pea protein,” for example, as opposed to “peas.” Although there is no evidence that protein isolates and concentrates are bad for your gut, it is safe to say that real foods are better. Your gut always prefers the real thing, not some heavily-processed imitation. Protein isolates and concentrates, because they are missing most of their nutrients, can also have a terrible, chalky aftertaste.
Finally, most store-bought protein powders contain artificial sweeteners and stevia. These sugar substitutes are either way too sweet, or have bitter bitter aftertaste because they activate bitter taste receptors in addition to sweet taste receptors. This bitterness, which many say reminds them of licking aluminum foil, can linger in your mouth for hours.
If you want to control how your protein powder tastes and how it makes you good, then homemade protein powder is for you. Note that in order to make any of these DIY protein powder recipes, you will need a quality blender or food processor. A cheap blender will make a gritty protein powder.
If you do not have a good blender or food processor, or if making protein powder at home sounds like too much work, try drink wholesome. Our one of a kind protein powders are as close to homemade as commercial protein powder gets. Now without further ado, here is how to make protein powder at home.
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 in a food processor or spice grinder if you have one.
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: This homemade vegan protein powder takes a bit longer to make. 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.
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!
When making your protein shake, feel free to add a splash of vanilla extract or a scoop of peanut butter for extra flavor!
Making protein powder at home is easy.
This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.