Homemade Protein Powder

Okay, so I’m going to start right of the bat and let you know that this isn’t really “powder”; it’s powder-like but definitely not as finely ground as powder.  But that doesn’t make this very cheaply made protein powder ineffective or any less delicious!

To be honest, I never was a fan of store bought protein powder. Even the ones that claim to be the best and are vegan and sprouted and organic and all the things. They still had ingredients in it that weren’t super nutrient dense or in the most bio-available form.  Some even had inflammatory ingredients including processed sugars.

I am really happy to share this recipe with you because I have seen great success with it using it myself.  Plus, it tastes delicious and even my young boys love it after we workout in the morning. (They do kids workout videos with me while I workout or we go for our walk/play basketball/jump on the trampoline/etc.)

Homemade Protein Powder
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Grain Free, Vegan)

Ingredients
1 cup of pumpkin seeds
1 cup of sunflower seeds
1 cup of hemp seeds
1/2 cup of flax seed meal
1/4 cup of chia seeds
Directions
Put all ingredients into a high powered food processor.  Process until finely ground, around 60 seconds.

Now to make into my protein drink in the morning we take:
2 tablespoons of the powder
1/2 banana
Dash of cinnamon
1 tsp raw local honey
1 tsp raw cacao
1 cup of liquid like almond milk, water, or other dairy free milks
Handful of ice

Blend all ingredients into a blender until nice and creamy. It tastes like creamy chocolate milk! Be sure and store your protein powder in the fridge because raw nuts go rancid very quickly! 

Pumpkin seeds: These are loaded with so many nutrients are body needs like zinc and vitamin E. They have a high antioxidant support. They are great for diabetes, cancer, and can even help clear parasites from the body.

Sunflower seeds: Sunflower seeds have anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory benefits from the high vitamin e that they contain. They also can help lower cholesterol. Because they are loaded with magnesium, they also help calm your nerves and provide cardiovascular support. They can also help you detoxify!

Flaxseeds: Flaxseeds are very high in omega-3s which we are all lacking in our diet. When our omega fat ratio is out of balance we see issues like auto-immune and inflammatory disease like cardiovascular issues. Flaxseeds can help boost our metabolism and help us lose weight, as well as, give us an amazing dose of antioxidants for immune support.

Hemp seeds: Hemp seeds offer a high quality protein source with an amino acid profile that exceeds many animal sources.  They provide a great source of omega-3’s with the added benefit of reducing inflammation in the body, stabilizing blood pressure, smoother and silkier hair and skin, boosts immune and brain function, and reduces problems associated with blood clotting. Pretty impressive little seed for being the size of an ant!

Chia seeds: Chia seeds are really high in plant protein making them a powerhouse of those of us that are plant eaters. They too are high in omega-3s, the fat all of us need more of. They carry a good punch of vitamin A, B, E, and D. They are also high in a plethora of minerals like calcium, phosphorus, potassium, iron, copper, zinc, magnesium, manganese, niacin, thiamine, and others.

That’s it you guys. I actually haven’t figured up the amount of protein in this, but I don’t count macros or micros…I just eat nutrient dense food and lots of plants and call it good. 😉 But if you figure up how much protein is in a tablespoon, please let me know!

-Kasey