DIY Protein Powder

 Eye spy some pumpkin seeds! Pumpkin seeds are a wonderful source of protein, and can easily be added to your favourite smoothie recipe.

Eye spy some pumpkin seeds! Pumpkin seeds are a wonderful source of protein, and can easily be added to your favourite smoothie recipe.

Not sure about you, but we’re turned off conventional protein powders after researching them for this blog post Some Protein Powders are Unsafe: Study. If you haven’t read it, please do. It’s incredible how terrible some of these powders on the store shelves are for you.

While you can add protein-heavy foods into your smoothies, have you ever thought of making your own protein powder? It’s not as complicated as it might sound. In fact, it’s fairly straight forward and, frankly, might save you a few bucks over time once you have all the ingredients. We have a couple in our pantry these days, stored in mason jars so there’s no danger of those nasty BPAs.

Check out our two current favourite protein powder recipes!

BROWN RICE POWER POWDER

  • ¼ cup sprouted brown rice powder (high protein content of about 10 grams of protein per serving)

  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds (for more protein as it’s about seven grams per ¼ cup)

  • ¼ tsp cinnamon (for taste)

OR

CHIA-LINA POWDER

  • 2 tbs chia seeds (high protein content of about 11 grams of protein per serving)

  • Spirulina (because we love those greens that come from the water PLUS spirulina contains four grams per teaspoon)

  • 1 tbs raw cacao powder (for taste)

Throw a scoop into your favourite smoothie and bam! You’ve got yourself some protein!