I searched health food stores trying to find a protein powder that we could both eat. It had to be Soy, Whey and Casein free. It needed to be organic and GMO-free. Well, I did find one and an itty bitty canister was $54.00 which amounted to about 3.85 a serving and in an amount that would last us two weeks. Okay, I didn't want to find a part-time job to buy this, if we purchased this product it would have cost an additional 108.00 a month. So I make my own, I am not sure of the actual gram content of the protein in a serving, but it is more than what we need ( I have a rough idea). I read the label of the expensive store brand and made a note of the ingredients and then processed my own seeds and grains. The store brand did have a list of "herbal nutrients" I'm not too worried about those as a missing element - we take a multivitamin with a lot of herbals in it.
Here is what I use:
Brown, I wash the rice to remove any dirt or Lectins - you need to do this for the Rice and the Quinoa then I bake it in the over to dry it out. Before I put it in the oven I give it a good splash of vanilla - this helps the flavor;
Brown rice about 6 cups
Vanilla about 1/4 cup
Quinoa 2 cups
Each of these go into the Vitamixer and are ground to a fine powder, I sift and grind again
Next, I grind blanched and dried almonds about 2 cups
Chia seeds, 1cup
Flax seeds, 1cup
I add 1/2 cup
Hint about Spirulina: Stop breathing when you add this to your mix. It is algae and smells like an irrigation pond. But as smelly as it is, it is tasteless and a super, super food
I throw it all in a bowl and mix it together. once mixed it gets put in jars and dated
one scoop for each portion
for about $20.00 I will have enough protein powder for at least 3 months.
The taste is good, it is mild and nutty, it blends in a fruit shake or a cocoa/ mocha shake. No awful aftertaste, no chemicals, High in proteins and Omega 3s' this is very energizing.
I encourage you to invest in your health: Eat right, Eat real food, get Exercise and find time for Rest and Relaxation!
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