Make Your Own Protein Powder (Recipe!)

It’s very ironic that I’m sharing a recipe for how to make your own protein powder.

I have always been very anti-protein powder, I just felt like it wasn’t really necessary.  I knew I was getting a lot of protein from fruits and veggies (we were getting two CSA Boxes a week), nuts, seeds, legumes, grains, superfoods and so on.

But something changed last week.

If you’re part of our Facebook Group, you know about the cleanse Peter and I just finished (I’ll save you the deets), part of the cleanse was more protein throughout the day and 15 grams of protein within 2-3 hours of waking up! If you’ve read this post about our breakfast philosophy, you know we don’t roll that way.

However, I kept an open mind and decided to give it a try.

How-to-make-your-own-protein- powder-easyFor 8 days Peter and I had protein powder 3 times a day! We don’t recommend that, but long story short we went through A LOT of protein powder!

Which got us thinking… “Man, wouldn’t it be great if there was a cleaner (meaning better ingredients), less nasty tasting protein powder?”

Then Peter chimes in “We should make our own!”

Make-your-own-protein-powder-ingredients-neededGreat Idea Pete

And, well the rest is history.

This protein powder tastes great, it’s super filling and satiating. Oh, and there’s no chalky taste/texture!

  • It has no common allergens (whey, soy, corn)
  • It’s free of refined sugar and sweetened with stevia (a low glycemic sweetener)
  • No preservatives
  • Full of superfoods, to help you stay focused and fueled throughout the day!

Drink it with water, almond milk or add it to your favorite smoothie!

P.S. We’re calling this The S.D. Protein Blend… any ideas for a cooler name? Leave a comment below and let us know:)

You gotta make this! And when you do let us know how you like it by leaving a rating below!

How to Make Your Own Protein Powder

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Homemade Protein Powder
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See how easy it is to make your own protein powder with this recipe. Adapted from the lovely Emily at Daily Garnish
Recipe type: Protein Powder
Serves: 16
  • 1½ cups hemp protein
  • 1 cup + 2 Tbsp. ground flaxmeal
  • ½ cup toasted carob
  • ½ cup raw cacao
  • 4 tsp. vanilla bean powder
  • ½ - 1 tsp. stevia
  • 4 tablets chlorella, ground up (1/2 tsp. if you have powder)
  • ¼ cup maca powder
  1. Add all ingredients to a large bowl, mix well to combine.
  2. Store in an air-tight container in the freezer.
  3. Feel free to double the recipe and switch the superfoods based on what you have on hand!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ cup Calories: 102 Fat: 4g Carbohydrates: 6 Sugar: 1g Sodium: 12mg Fiber: 8 Protein: 10.8g


Leave a comment below + rating if you made it so others can find it too!

    13 replies to "Make Your Own Protein Powder (Recipe!)"

    • Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen

      I love this! Who knew you could make your own protein powders at home! Awesome! I love adding Flax and Chlorella to my smoothies so imagine I would love this :) Pinned!

      • sarah

        Hey Ceara!

        Glad you like this! Homemade protein is so much more affordable and way more fun because you can create your own flavors and add your own things like flax:) Let us know if you give it a try!

    • Olivia Lane

      Super clever Peter!

    • Carla

      Great idea. The organic brown rice protein powder is pricey! Have not seen Hemp Powder. But I have not searched yet. At Sprouts, where do they hide it? Any idea? Plus please explain “switch the superfoods.”

    • Karl


      I don´t see how you can claim that you are making your own proteinepowder when you actually are using hemp proteinepowder in your “recipe”?

      • sarah

        Hi Karl,
        We do use hemp protein however, we add a bunch of other sources of protein like flax, maca , cacao and carob, therefore I feel justified in calling it our own blend. And you might be surprised to find out that a lot of companies buy hemp protein and add them to their blends, calling it their own protein powder. I hope you give this recipe a try as it’s very tasty and nutritious! Cheers:)

    • […] *For this article we won’t be talking much about using fresh stevia, although we have dehydrated it and used in other recipes such as Homemade Protein Powder. […]

    • lorena

      Brilliant! Peter and Sarah. Thanks for sharing:)

    • Donna

      Mix how much with what liquid? Such a great idea!

    • ewa

      i mixed everything without stevia and vanilla. with products i used its around : 10P/14C/7F in +/- 38g-1/4cup. ( i think by you its way to less carbs in this mix)
      i am not into chocolate shakes so i will add lil by lil.
      its good idea to make own protein powder.. ;-)

    • Maria

      you have some good ideas, I am looking for ideas however for making protein powder at home, so I don’t buy the store bought (i. e. hemp powder, etc) the store bought stuff has heavy metals and lots of nasty additives in it. and I have to have sugar free. do yuu have any ideas. thanks

    • Jordan

      Great…but how do we actually make the hemp protein powder?!

    • Casey

      My question is about timing. I know some people like to have this sort of thing in the morning (just like you did in your article) and some people like to have it after their workout. What is the benefit of having it first thing in the morning? More energy to start the day?

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