DIY protein powder!

I have been purchasing protein powders for about 10 years some are good, some are gaggers! Steve
can't eat soy or dairy so finding a decent mix has been a challenge!. The last container of powder was $45.00 and that was on sale with a military discount!! 
We are middle age and looking for an anti inflammatory immune boosting morning smoothie. no body building going on here - excersize yes, running yes, health and vitality, post cancer, general wellness, yes!
.So I thought why can't I make my own with the vitamix dry container? Well I sure did! I used Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Quinoa, Chia seeds, Almonds and a few Dates! ground it all up (separately and then mixed). Added this to our drink and it was fabulous!! The Chia seeds gave it a slight gelatinous texture adding to the smoothness of the smoothie. and cost was about 1.00 for the pound I made. The protien content? Well I didn't take the time to figure it out ( I didn't feel I needed to), I added a quarter cup to the blend for the two of us. Yum!

Basic idea for the Protein Powder: 2 cups oats, 1 cup brown rice, 1/2 cup almonds, 1/2 cup Chia, 1/2 cup Quinoa, 1/4 cup Date crumbles. I washed the rice and quinoa then dried in the oven and I always blanch and dehydrate my nuts. Doing this to the nuts activates the amino and fatty acids, removes the bitter taste (especially in walnuts) I soak the nuts over night in filtered water, make sure you have lots of water in the bowl. Then I rinse, rinse rinse. The nuts will plump up and whiten a bit. Then I put them on a parchment cookie sheet and put in my oven on 170 for about the whole day. The nuts then dehydrate and once you try this you will never go back to eating them with out blanching - they are soooo goood! then I store in a glass jar. I add a few other things for  anti inflammatory, turmeric, ginger and black pepper.  It tastes great!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you found this helpful!
Ginny M


Maxine D said…
Sounds wonderful - I have passed the page addy on to a couple of folks from my family.