Smoothies made with protein powder are a great post-workout snack or breakfast on the go, but many commercial powders are loaded with artificial flavorings and other weird additives. Here's an economical and less processed alternative: make your own tasty, vegan protein powder!
There are high-quality plant-based protein powders with straightforward ingredient lists out there, but they are often quite expensive, and plant protein powder can be hard to choke to down plain. Instead, try this idea from The First Mess: mix hemp protein with dry ingredients that add flavor and nutrients, such as cocoa powder, chia seeds, sesame seeds or ground almonds, and store the mixture in a jar in the refrigerator.
And it's easy to personalize this tasty vegan protein powder mixture with your favorite dry add-ins. Personally, I'm thinking about cacao nibs and kinako. How about you?
→ Get the recipe: Tasty, Whole & Vegan Protein Mix at The First Mess
Have you ever tried making your own protein powder?
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(Image: The First Mess)