Creating the perfect vegan protein powder combo that’s 100% natural, with no artificial sweeteners or excess fats was a challenge. Most plant-based protein powder sources are naturally high in fat (nuts & seeds) and tend to be costly, but I thought it would be fun to experiment with since I’ve tried just about every single vegan protein powder blend on the market. Seriously, all of them. If you’re not able to get your hands on the pre-made options I’ve mentioned before, here, here and here, then check out my recipe below. It can easily be modified to have a specific flavor, if you so desire. As is it’s very neutral and mixes beautifully into any smoothie. You can’t go wrong with adding cacao or carob for a custom made peanut butter and chocolate flavor!
Now I wouldn’t recommend this as an option to mix with water and take on the go. This is definitely geared towards those that make smoothies and want a simple combination of ingredients to further add to the nutritional value of their drink and make it more filling.
This is perfect in a breakfast smoothie or blended up with a frozen banana as a post-workout snack. You can even use it as a base to make some deliciously awesome no-bake protein bites.
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For only a three ingredients, it’s not a bad combo that’s homemade. I wanted to create a low-fat option, free of excess fats, added sweeteners and preservatives. I think 7 grams of protein for only 2 tablespoons worth of mix is a solid amount. Feel free to add two servings worth if you’re incorporating it into a meal-replacing smoothie. Keep this mixture stored in a sealed jar, to chill in the fridge for up to 2-3 months. This will pressure the hemp seeds and keep them from going rancid at room temperature.
- Measure and blend oats and hemp seeds until smooth. Add in powdered peanut butter and pulse to evenly combine.
- Transfer to an air-tight container and store in the fridge to chill.
- Use as desired, 2 tbsp per serving in your daily smoothie.
The recipe is sponsored by Vitacost.com. All opinions are my own, I only endorse brands I 100% love!