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.
Things You’ll Need:
- Coffee grinder
- Dried soybeans
- Brown rice
- Black beans
- Airtight container with lid[/box]
- 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.”
- 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.
- Pour the protein powder into an airtight container.
- 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.
- Place the lid on the airtight container & store the protein powder in a cool, dry place until you are ready to use it.
- “Contemporary Nutrition”; Gordon M. Wardlaw & Anne M. Smith; 2007
- “Techniques of Healthy Cooking”; The Culinary Institute of America; 2007