How To Make Protein Powder In A Blender

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Convenient and delicious, protein powder is brilliant because, let’s face it, it’s a whole lot better than adding raw eggs or beef steak to your smoothie, right? But if you don’t have a tub of ready-made flavoured protein powder in the cupboard, why not make your own?

Just bear in mind that you’ll need several BPA-free containers, such as mason jars or other jars to hold your powders in. Failing that, plastic bags are fine, too.

Of course, if you don’t have the time to make your own protein powder, try our flavourless options including 100% WHEY ISOLATE which offers a subtle taste of pure whey isolate and is produced using low temperature membrane filtration to ensure maximum protein quality is retained.

Pick Your Protein Sources

To make your own protein powder, you’ll need some dried protein sources – it’s totally up to you which ones you plump for and how much you use. We recommend choosing one or more of the following. All of the below foods contain a lot of protein in a fairly small serving:

👉 40g dried non-fat milk

👉 6 tbsp dried egg powder

👉 35g dried chickpeas

👉 2 tbsp chia seeds

👉 40g hemp protein powder or 3 tbsp hemp seeds

👉62g brown rice

👉 37g pumpkin seed protein powder

👉 42g pea protein powder

👉 42g raw flax seeds (ground)

The above foods have between 8-16 grams of protein per serving. Feel free to use more than one to up that ratio even more. Other protein sources you could use include lentils, barley and bulgar wheat.

Extras

For an additional hit of protein, you could also add in any of the below sources, all of which offer additional amino acids.

👉 Almonds (7 grams per 35 grams)

👉 Cacao (10 grams per 30 grams)

👉 Maca (5 grams per two tablespoons)

👉 Oats (5 grams per 35g rolled)

👉 Pumpkin seeds (7 grams per 30g)

👉 Spirulina (4 grams per teaspoon)

👉 Quinoa flakes (5 grams per 45 grams)

👉 Coconut flour (6 grams per 28 grams)

👉 Sunflower seeds (7 grams per 35 grams)

Add Some Zing

So, you’ve got your protein base sorted. Now it’s time to add some serious flavour and nutrition to your shake with some delicious superfoods. A few of the below are repeated from above, in case you didn’t decide to include them. If you did, you don’t have to use them again, however, if you want to add more than one of these, go for it!

Here are some of our favourites:

👉 Acai powder (1 teaspoon)

👉 Cocoa powder or raw cacao powder (1 tablespoon)

👉 Stevia powder (1 teaspoon)

👉 Shredded coconut and chocolate, with just a touch of sugar and nutmeg

👉 Ginger (1/4 teaspoon)

👉 Fruit such as bananas, apples and oranges

👉 Vegetables like kale, spinach and avocados

👉 Cinnamon (1/4 teaspoon)

👉 Raw vanilla bean powder (1/2 teaspoon)

👉 Maca powder (1 teaspoon) for a caramel-like flavour

👉 Goji berries (1 teaspoon) for extra nutrition and a tart taste

All you need to do is pick your favourite flavour and add it to your jar (you can choose more than one) to create the perfect personalised powder. To mix things up a bit, try out new flavours so you don’t get bored.

How to Make Protein Powder in a Blender

It’s very simple to make your own DIY protein powder – all you need do is blitz your chosen ingredients up. Perhaps the most enjoyable part of the process is blending your protein into a powder. You can either grind the dried ingredients in a coffee or spice grinder or use a blender.

DIY Protein Powder Recipes

Here are some of our go-to recipes for how to make protein powder. For more protein-powder-free ideas, be sure to take a look at our Making Protein Shakes without Protein Powder blog where you’ll discover some mouth-watering smoothie recipes, such as strawberry banana tofu smoothie, carrot cake shake and much more.

Fruit Protein Powder Smoothie

👉 200g green lentils

👉46g oats

👉1/2 banana

👉1/2 tsp grated ginger

👉Stevia or honey to taste

👉Frozen berries

Kale, Berry & Acai Shake

👉 1 ripe banana

👉60g blueberries

👉50g strawberries

👉140g kale leaves

👉60ml almond milk or water

👉 1 tbsp ground flax seed

👉1 tbsp hemp powder

👉1 tbsp chia seeds

👉1 tbsp of acai

👉 1 tsp cinnamon

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Protein Smoothie

👉 2-3 large ice cubes

👉 40g dried non-fat milk

👉 37g pumpkin seed protein powder

👉 2 tbsp cocoa powder

👉 Pinch of sea salt

👉 1/4 tsp pure peppermint extract

👉 1 tbsp dark/vegan chocolate chips

👉 Top with Greek yogurt

Raspberry Almond Recovery Shake

👉 150g plain Greek yogurt

👉 65g frozen raspberries

👉 1 tsp maple syrup

👉 1 tbsp chia seeds

👉 3 tbsp hemp hearts

👉 1/8 tsp almond extract

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