Homemade Protein Powder

Protein powder is frequently marketed as the key to achieving a lean, muscular body. Especially for those who are physically active, it’s often seen as a necessity for a healthy lifestyle.

But is it really good for you?

Most conventional protein powders contain added sugars, preservatives, and artificial flavorings. And the most common source of protein in protein powders is whey isolate, which is highly processed and not great for those with dairy sensitivities. And even though vegan protein powders are out there, they are usually full of the same added flavors and sweeteners and are just as highly processed as the non-vegan powders.

Now, don’t get us wrong – we’re not saying don’t supplement your diet with protein. We’re just saying you should find a cleaner source. We recommend looking for whole foods that come from nature that are complete proteins – meaning they contain all 9 essential amino acids; these amino acids you NEED to get from your diet since your body doesn’t produce them naturally.

Your body uses amino acids to help repair and build tissues in the body – when you exercise, you make small tears in your muscle tissue, then your body uses amino acids help repair these tears. This process helps you gain muscle strength or size while avoiding soreness from exercise. Your body needs amino acids to repair and build ALL body tissue, so it’s a great supplement even for those who don’t exercise regularly.

If you need to supplement your diet with extra protein, our favorite option is hemp seeds – just 3 tablespoons contain 14 grams of protein! Plus, hemp seeds are one of the few cleanse-friendly vegan options that contain all 9 essential amino acids.

If you really love having a protein powder to quickly throw in a shaker bottle or smoothie, don’t worry! We’ve made a recipe for homemade protein powder for you that’s simple and free of added sugars and chemicals. Our first version is flavored with cinnamon, which helps to stabilize your blood sugar, while monkfruit adds sweetness without sugar. We’ve also made a chocolate-y version for you chocoholics out there, but make sure you save this version for your 80:20.

With love and healthy protein,
J&J

Cinnamon Spice Hemp Protein Powder

Yield: 9 servings

Ingredients:

Instructions:
In a high-speed blender or food processor, add hemp seeds, cinnamon, and monkfruit sweetener (if using). Blend or process until it becomes a fine powder. Store in an airtight container in the fridge to preserve freshness.

To use: Mix 3 TB. of your protein powder in 16 oz homemade nut milk or blend into your favorite smoothie recipe. Enjoy!

Chocolate Hemp Protein Powder

Yield: 9 servings

Ingredients:

Instructions:
In a high-speed blender or food processor, add hemp seeds, cacao, and monkfruit sweetener (if using). Blend or process until it becomes a fine powder. Store in an airtight container in the fridge to preserve freshness.

To use: Mix 3 TB. of your protein powder in 16 oz homemade nut milk or blend into your favorite smoothie recipe. Enjoy!

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    cristie sebastian

    Thank you for all you do for others!

    • Jo and Jules
      Jo and Jules

      Hi Cristie, Thank you for your kind words! XO, Jo & Jules

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