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How To Make Protein Powder At Home

Protein powder can be added to a type of dishes, such as oatmeal & casseroles, or used as the important ingredient in a protein shake to boost your protein intake. Commercial protein powder can be costly & may contain ingredients you are not fond of. By making your protein powder at home, you can make a small portion of powder at a time & control the overall quality of the protein powder. Just a few minutes of time is required to make protein powder.

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Things You’ll Need:

  • Coffee grinder
  • Dried soybeans
  • Oats
  • Brown rice
  • Black beans
  • Sugar
  • Airtight container with lid[/box]

  1. Put 1 tbsp. each of dried soybeans, oats, brown rice & black beans to a clean coffee grinder. Use only 1/2 tbsp. of each of these ingredients if you have a small coffee grinder. Overfilling the coffee grinder can cause damage. The soybeans & black beans are rich in protein but have a pungent flavor. The brown rice & oats have lesser amounts of protein but will mask the flavor of the soybeans & black beans in the powder, according to “Techniques of Healthy Cooking.”
  2. Grind the ingredients in the coffee grinder until they reach an ultra-fine consistency, looking & feeling similar to flour. This may take up to five minutes, depending upon the coffee grinder.
  3. Pour the protein powder into an airtight container.
  4. Stir 1 tbsp. of sugar into the protein powder if you made a whole batch that you wish to sweeten. Use only 1/2 tbsp. of sugar if you made a half-batch.
  5. Place the lid on the airtight container & store the protein powder in a cool, dry place until you are ready to use it.

References:

  • “Contemporary Nutrition”; Gordon M. Wardlaw & Anne M. Smith; 2007
  • “Techniques of Healthy Cooking”; The Culinary Institute of America; 2007

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