Homemade Vegan Protein Powder – DIY plant based, clean protein powder that is vegan and with a gluten free option.
This not only supplements your dietary daily protein intake but also much more economical than the store bought ones.
You can use this homemade vegan protein powder in smoothies, milkshakes, porridges, snack balls like this Millet Bliss Balls, soups and chowders.
When my Doc told me to increase, more like triple my intake of protein and fibre, she also suggested that I start looking for a supplementary protein powder.
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I never thought of buying them before and when I started checking them out, found that it was so overpriced and super expensive.
But I also learned that I did not require that much of protein as I’m not training for any sports or looking at building my muscles.
So I decided to make my own homemade vegan protein powder, based on my symptoms, where I will know what all had gone into making it and to suit my requirements.
Its really clean and chemical free unlike the store bought ones in which chemicals are added to increase their shelf life.
All the seeds and nuts provide you with much needed essential omega 3 fatty acids.
This helps you with better digestion, relieves you from insomnia, helps manage your weight.
It also boosts your immune system, strengthens your bones and helps very well in handling irritable bowel syndrome (which I suffer from).
If you want the protein powder to be 100% gluten free and not necessarily vegan, then replace oats with whole milk powder and not skimmed milk powder. You will get the benefits of the whey protein this way.
Being gluten sensitive, before finding that I can indeed handle oats, I was using whole milk powder only.
But it was way too heavy for me but it will be perfect for the growing kids and I used it in smoothies and milkshakes that I made for my kids.
Last but not the least, any protein powder, be it homemade or store bought, understand that its a supplement and not a replacement of your entire meal.
It is supposed to add more value to your homemade meal to make it even more nourishing for you.
What is the shelf life of this protein powder?
For the powder made using the given quantity below, I divide it into 2 portions.
I store one portion in the refrigerator and store the other half at room temperature in shelf and use it within 1 week or 10 days.
I would suggest that you make in small quantities to get the full benefits of this homemade vegan protein powder.
If you are indeed going to make in larger quantities, take whatever you are going to use for the next 1 week and store the rest in the freezer to prevent the powder from turning rancid.
Homemade Vegan Protein Powder Recipe details below:
Homemade Vegan Protein Powder
- Quick Cooking Oats - 1/2 cup
- Roasted Peanuts - 1/2 cup
- White Sesame seeds - 1/4 cup
- Almonds - 1/4 cup
- Flax seeds - 1/4 cup
- Chia seeds - 1/4 cup
- Hemp seeds - 1/4 cup
- Pumpkin seeds - 1/4 cup
- Sunflower seeds - 1/4 cup
- Desiccated coconut - 1/4 cup
- Poppy seeds or Khus-khus - tbsp (optional)
- Heat a pan and dry roast oats, white sesame seeds, flax seeds, poppy seeds (if using) separately one after the other, over low flame, taking care not to burn them.
- After dry roasting, transfer each one of them to a plate to let them cool down.
- Once cooled, transfer to a mixie jar, add peanuts, almonds, hemp seeds, sunflower and pumpkin seeds.
- Pulse at regular intervals for all the ingredients to break down evenly and mix together.
- Grind to a coarse powder stopping the mixie unit at regular intervals to prevent the heat from the machine to get transferred to the powder.
- This is to make sure that they do not start releasing their oil and form into a lump.
- Once ground to a coarse powder, finally add desiccated coconut, chia seeds and pulse 2 to 3 times to get it evenly distributed.
- Take the jar out and let it cool down.
- Transfer the powder to an air tight container.
- Store it in the refrigerator to preserve its freshness and use as required.