With only five ingredients, you can make your own vegan protein powder at home. It works well as a smoothie, baking ingredient, and sauce addition because it is naturally vegan and allergen-friendly. You can even change it by adding more flavors.

 

Vegan Protein Powder. That’s right, it’s here!!! It doesn’t matter if you’re a serious athlete, or just a casual exerciser, getting the nutrition you need to succeed is vital.

Vegan protein powder is a great way to get in your daily protein intake. It is especially well-suited for vegans because there are a lot of non-vegan protein products out there in the market that contains whey and other animal products. They can be pretty harmful to you if you have a sensitivity or allergy to them (such as celiac disease).

This vegan protein powder can be used to help you meet your fitness goals. It encompasses all of the essential amino acids, which means it’s easy for your body to digest and use for energy.

It’s not just for vegans though! You can use this to help you get stronger, leaner, and healthier in any way you choose—whether that means trying out some new recipes or just getting more active while on the road.

If you’re curious about what vegan protein powder is, and how can it benefit your daily diet? Then keep reading!

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What Is Vegan Protein Powder?

Vegan protein powders consist of a variety of plant proteins that are often complementary to make sure you get enough of all the important amino acids.

This vegan protein powder is made with a blend of pea, quinoa, almond, pumpkin seeds, and chia seeds, which means you can enjoy the benefits of all 5 proteins in one delicious supplement. These unique ingredients, in addition to being milk-free and soy free, contain all of the essential amino acids required by your body to build muscle and burn fat.

Now let’s break down the nutritional value of each ingredient in detail:

Soaked split peas and quinoa

Green Split Pea

Split peas are a legume family member. Split peas are high in protein and fiber, particularly soluble fiber. They contain vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that promote health and protect against chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, heart disease, and inflammation.

The most popular varieties are green and yellow. Green split peas contain more chlorophyll than yellow split peas, which gives them a richer flavor.

Split peas provide a high level of protein, much like all other legumes. ½ cup of cooked split peas contains 116 calories, 8 g of protein, no fat, 8 g of fiber, and no cholesterol.

Half a cup of split peas contains the same amount of protein as one ounce of meat, one egg, or an eight-ounce glass of milk. The split peas’ lack of fat makes them an advantageous source of protein.

Quinoa

Quinoa is a very nutritious ‘grain’, and has many health benefits. It contains roughly g of protein and 5 g of fiber in a single one-cup cooked serving. Quinoa includes all nine of the essential amino acids (that human systems cannot produce on their own), making it a complete protein.

Additionally, quinoa is inherently gluten-free, so people with gluten intolerance problems like celiac disease can eat it without risk.

Quinoa is rich in iron, iron is needed to produce red blood cells, and iron carries oxygen from one cell to another.

Quinoa is rich in fiber, unlike animal protein which is devoid of fiber. Fiber is necessary for proper bowel function, high cholesterol, and preventing bowel cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.

The fiber in quinoa makes you feel full for longer and it helps with weight loss.

Almond

Almonds are low in carbs yet high in fiber, protein, healthy fats, and other beneficial vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 

Per ¼ cup (35 g) serving, almonds have 7 g of protein and about 3g of dietary fiber. Almonds are high in calcium and phosphorus, both of which help to strengthen bones and prevent fractures.

It’s also high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fat and beneficial antioxidants like vitamin E. Getting adequate vitamin E lowers your chances of Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive diseases.   It also aids in the prevention of serious illnesses like cancer, stroke, diabetes, and heart disease.

Prebiotic dietary fiber is abundant in almonds. These fibers are digested by bacteria in the small intestine. Prebiotic dietary fiber provides a healthier and more efficient digestive tract.

It is ideal for those with Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.

Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are highly nutritious, they are seen as superfoods because contain lots of minerals, vitamins, and health-boosting fatty acids that are anti-inflammatory, they protect the heart, and prostate, and promote weight loss. They’re also high in protein, and fiber and low in calories.  1 ounce of pumpkin seeds contains:

  • 163 calories
  • 8.5 grams protein
  • 4.2 grams carbohydrates
  • 1.8 grams of dietary fiber
  • 13.9 grams fat

Chia Seeds

One tablespoon contains a lot of vitamins, nutritious fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. It also only has 68kcal and 2g of protein. In addition, they are a low-carbohydrate food since the majority of their carbs are indigestible fiber. Chia seeds contain 40% fiber and are beneficial to gut health.

Additionally, chia seeds are high in antioxidants, which fight against free radicals, and support prevents cancer and the onset of aging signs. In addition, chia seeds have a gel-like consistency when combined with liquids, which causes them to expand in the stomach. This makes you feel fuller for a long time.

roasted split peas and quinoa on baking sheet

Why You’ll Love Vegan Protein Powder?

This recipe for vegan protein powder is so awesome. I’m super excited to share this with you. Here are a few reasons why you’ll love this protein powder:

  • Vegan protein powder is a great way to add more plant-based protein, fiber, and healthy fats to your diet.
  • It is easily adaptable.
  • It makes you feel fuller for longer.
  • It contains several vital nutrients so it is also the perfect way to improve overall health and fitness.
  • There is no added sugar or fat, so it’s a great option for those who are trying to watch their weight or have diabetes concerns.
  • It’s great to take before a workout to help build muscle mass or as part of a weight loss plan.
  • It is great to keep on hand and add to many dishes.
  • It also makes an excellent addition to your morning cereal, oatmeal, or smoothies.

Ingredients For Vegan Protein Powder

  • Green split pea
  • Quinoa
  • Almond
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Chia seeds

How To Make Vegan Protein Powder?

  1. Soak green split pea, quinoa, pumpkin seeds, and almonds in water overnight in separate bowls.
  2. The following morning rinse the split pea, quinoa, pumpkin seeds, and almonds and drain to remove excess water. Use a clean dish towel or paper towel to dry.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  4. Spread split pea, quinoa, and almonds on baking sheets in a thin layer.
  5. Bake the green split peas for 35-40 minutes until golden brown
  6. Spread the quinoa on a baking sheet in a thin layer and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Spread the pumpkin seeds and almonds in a thin layer and bake for 12 minutes.
  8. Remove the baking sheets from the oven and allow them to completely cool.
  9. Place roasted split peas, quinoa, pumpkin seeds, almonds, and chia seeds in a dry high-speed blender bowl, process until smooth, pause the blender, and scrape down the sides and process.
  10. Store in a glass jar and keep refrigerated for best results.

To Make Protein Powder

  1. Place the green split peas, quinoa, almond, and chia seeds in a blender and process until smooth.

Vegan Protein Powder Uses

Vegan protein powder is a great way to start your day—you can mix it into smoothies, shakes, yogurt, or juice. It works well as a smoothie, baking ingredient, and sauce addition.

It also makes an excellent addition to your morning cereal or oatmeal. And if you’re looking for a special treat, try our protein shake!

protein shake from protein powder

How To Prepare Protein Shake?

You’ll require the following ingredients:

  • Unsweetened almond or soymilk
  • Frozen banana chopped
  • Homemade protein powder
  • Carob powder (optional)
  • Pitted date

Directions

  1. In a blender, add unsweetened almond milk, frozen banana, protein powder, carob powder, and pitted date.
  2. Blend everything until it’s very smooth.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Is Plant-Based Protein Better?

Plant-based protein sources have more unsaturated fat, which lowers LDL cholesterol, which is a known cause of heart disease. Furthermore, plant sources don’t include cholesterol. Although other factors may also play a role in the lower risk, this is an important one.

Does Vegan Protein Powder Make You Fart?

Some protein powders include ingredients that induce flatulence. These contain a few sweeteners and thickeners, such as sorbitol. Proteins that come from plants can also cause flatulence. These consist of grains, legumes, and beans. Soaking and cooking the beans, grains and legumes reduce the flatulence.

What Happens When Your Body Is Low In Protein?

Fatigue and Weakness.

You can become weaker, find it harder to maintain balance, and have a slower metabolism if you don’t consume enough protein over time. Additionally, it can lead to anemia, a condition where the body’s cells don’t get enough oxygen, which makes people feel tired.

Is Vegan Protein Powder Good For Weight Loss?

For those trying to reduce weight, plant-based sources like quinoa, almond, chia seeds, and pea are all great options.  These protein powders can help with weight loss because some of them are fortified with components like fiber which keeps you fuller for longer.

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Vegan Protein Powder

With only five ingredients, you can make your own vegan protein powder at home. It works well as a smoothie, baking ingredient, and sauce addition because it is naturally vegan and allergen-friendly. You can even change it by adding more flavors.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vegan Protein Powder
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 37 minutes
Servings: 21 servings
Calories: 169kcal

Ingredients

Protein Powder

  • 1 cup green split peas
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup almond
  • 1 cup chia seeds *Do not soak

Protein Shake

  • 3 cups soymilk
  • 3 tablespoon protein powder
  • 1 frozen ripe banana
  • 1 pitted dates
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons carob powder (optional)

Instructions

Instructions

  • Soak green split pea, quinoa, pumpkin seeds, and almonds in water overnight in separate bowls. (Do not Soak Chia Seeds)
  • The following morning rinse the split pea, quinoa, pumpkin seeds, and almonds and drain to remove excess water. Use a clean dish towel or paper towel to dry.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Spread split pea, quinoa, and almonds on baking sheets in a thin layer.
  • Bake the green split peas for 35-40 minutes until golden brown
  • Spread the quinoa on a baking sheet in a thin layer and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • Spread the pumpkin seeds and almonds in a thin layer and bake for 12 minutes.
  • Remove the baking sheets from the oven and allow them to completely cool.
  • Place roasted split peas, quinoa, pumpkin seeds, almonds, and chia seeds in a dry high-speed blender bowl, process until smooth, pause the blender, and scrape down the sides and process.
  • Store in a glass jar and keep refrigerated for best results.

For The Protein Shake

  • In a blender, add unsweetened non-dairy milk, frozen banana, protein powder, carob powder, and pitted date.
  • Blend everything until it’s very smooth.

Nutrition

Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 301mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 162IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 2mg