Whether you need something more filling to start the day, replenish yourself after a workout, or simply keen to get more nutrients, supplementing with a protein powder might be the answer.
There are many different styles of protein powders on the market – they come in large tubs and the contents often shrouded in mystery. These pricey commercial powders are highly processed, contain artificial sweeteners, flavourings, and additives.
Luckily, you can prepare your own protein powder at home, and the best part is that you know exactly what’s in it. This simple 5-ingredient protein powder is made in the Vibe Blender System and can be customised to your needs. We deliberately chose paleo and vegan ingredients that offer the highest amount of plant-based protein. It’s full of nutrient-packed nuts and seeds and also offer essential fatty acids, iron, zinc and many other micronutrients.
The most popular way to use homemade protein powder is to make healthy shakes and smoothies. For an extra boost of protein consider including homemade yogurt, whey (from dripped homemade yogurt), spiralina, avocado, peanut butter or egg yolk.
Our decadent chocolate smoothie bowl already offers a bunch of protein but adding this blend mix will give it a real boost. Protein powder can also be mixed into overnight oats, breakfast jars, or sprinkled over homemade yogurt or granola.
1 cup of oats (for paleo use a combination of almonds, walnuts & pepitas)
½ cup almonds (or almond flour)
¼ cup hemp seeds
½ cup pumpkin seeds / pepitas
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
* If you’re not keen on one of the ingredients, you can just leave it out or swap it for something similar.
Optional flavour & add-ins
2 tablespoons of cacao powder or vanilla powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon of maca powder
¼ cup chia or flax (will help thicken shakes and smoothies)
Because nuts and seeds contain different levels of oil it is necessary to blend each ingredient individually.
1. Start by adding the almonds or larger seeds. Choose ‘nut’ mode and blend until you reach a fine flour. Pay attention to not blend for too long because you’ll start creating nut or seed butter.
2. Pour the ground nuts into a bowl. Scrape down under the blender blades with a blunt butter knife to remove the congested nut flour.
3. Repeat the process for each seed. Blend the oats last.
4. Mix your protein blend with a spoon and push out any lumps. Don't worry if you have a few larger pieces in your mix.
5. Transfer to an airtight container and store it in your fridge to avoid rancidity.
6. When adding homemade protein powder to smoothies or recipes, start with one tablespoon and work your way up.
If you try this protein powder recipe, please let us know. Did you change anything?