Regular buyers of protein supplements, rejoice! Those big jars can be pretty pricey at your local supermarket or supplement store, so here’s a more affordable way to recreate the convenience of protein powders at home.
Protein powder supplements in general can make your wallet pretty darn sad, no doubt. They vary in pricing, too, as you dive deeper into different types of protein powder (e.g. whey, casein, soy, hemp). Still, you shouldn’t skimp on protein, especially if you’re physically active, and intending to maintain and build muscle.
Plant-Based Protein Powder
Sure, you could pay out big dollars to buy a costly plant-based protein blend. Or, you could make your very own using easy active ingredients like chia seeds, hemp hearts, and almond meal. Just grind the seeds in a spice mill to achieve a powdery consistency, and include maca powder for natural sweetness. Want a chocolate powder? Simply stir in some carob.
Dairy-Based Protein Powder
Prefer a dairy-based protein powder? You can whip that up in your home, too – and it’s cheap. Teaspoon of Spice mixes nonfat dry milk with bulk bin staples like rolled oats (ground in a blender or food mill) and almond meal, which function as natural thickeners. The result is an easy, gratifying protein powder that provides 10 g of protein per serving.
2-Ingredient Green Protein Powder
Collagen hydrolysate can promote more vibrant skin, ease intestinal distress, and relieve sore joints. However guess what? It’s also a concentrated source of protein. And when you combine it with your preferred greens superfood powder, you get a protein powder that packs a severe dietary punch.