Protein powder these days have gained lots of importance especially if you are a fitness freak, you will know apart from eggs and legumes this is another source of protein. So, You might have surely noticed that protein powder contains so many weird ingredients and bizarre chemicals that you will think a lot before buying them, and then so called all natural protein powder is outrageously priced. All these things makes us spend lots of money on buying the best protein powder available in the market.
But what if I tell you that buying it is a total waste. Instead, you can make much better and healthy homemade protein powder at your home and fits well within your budget.
So to make homemade protein powder, all you need is different sources of dried protein, let’s check the procedure to make these homemade protein powder.
Note: Quantity of below ingredients depends on your preference completely, I have adjusted all the ingredients as per our priority. You can always increase or decrease or even omit any of the below ingredient as per your choice.
All you need is:
1/2 cup mixture of Quinoa and Brown rice (optional)
1/2 cup Oats
Black and white sesame seeds
2-3 tablespoons of Barley
I got readymade mixture of quinoa and brown rice from Bigbasket, if you can find the same then well and good or else you can even skip adding this altogether.
Nutritional value of all the above ingredients are as follows:
Quinoa (1 cup contains) –
Brown Rice (100 g contains) –
Quaker Oats (100g contains) –
Sesame seeds (1 tablespoon contains)-
Flax seeds (100g contains)-
Cashew nuts:(100g contains)-
Barley pearled: (100g contains)-
So let me just quickly share the method to prepare it;
Wash all the grains and roughly sun dry them. This step is totally optional if you are confident about the packaging of grains.
Next, take a pan and dry roast all the ingredients mentioned above all together at once or one by one. I prefer the former.
Place all the above in a food processor and pulse until a fine powder is formed.
Transfer to a tight-sealing jar and store at cool room temperature.
You can always make this in small batches and use it for over one to two weeks.
How to have it?
You can simply add 1-2 tablespoons of this protein powder in all your smoothies or shakes.
We simply add this to warm milk and mix it. Or if you aren’t interested in having it raw, then you can boil it along with the milk but remember to keep stirring.
We often have it post workout. You can even have it before your workout.
How to add flavours?
Many people like plain protein powder, as they can add the flavor during the shake- or smoothie-making. But if you don’t like it plain then just add a few tablespoons of anything you’d like to in your powder while having it, For example you can make the delicious chocolate shake by adding this protein powder and honey in chocolate milk, and pulse it in a juicer.
How to make your kids drink it?
To eat is a necessity but to eat intelligently is an art. I make different variations in terms of food when I have to feed it to my toddler.
Well, by now you are completely aware about the protein sources we consume on daily basis. All the above ingredients I mentioned are something we always want our kids to have or they have it on day to day basis. There is nothing new up there. My toddler doesn’t like eating almonds or sesame seeds not even oats.
I used to wonder how can I make her eat something that is healthy for her, finally this trick is working for me now. All I do is while making oats as an evening snack for my daughter I add 1 teaspoon of this protein powder and make her eat that. It tastes more like a kheer or some sweet dish, I add sugar too. Bingo! She likes having it. This so called oats kheer or oats pudding is her favourite now😆
You can even make a seperate batch of powder for your kids. But know that all the above ingredients are equally good and important for their body as well. Again, you can add anything or everything that is rich in protein or can skip adding any of the above ingredient if you or your kids is allergic to it.
Note: It is important to know that you shouldn’t over drink any kind of supplementation because too much protein can even harm you.
I am not a dietician or a nutritionist. My husband is an athlete, and, works-out regularly too. He says it has helped him a lot, and, I too see the difference. 🙂
Please skip having this if you are allergic to any of the above ingredients, or, just make a simple protein powder by adding oats and almonds.
Always consult your doctor/dietician before consuming any new product.
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