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3 Easy To Make DIY Homemade Vegan Protein Powders

Jason Hughes
Published by Jason Hughes
Fact checked by Markus Oliver, BHSc FACT CHECKED
Last updated: November 23, 2021

Protein powders are usually really expensive and don’t tend to smell or taste good. And it’s not easy to find vegan or plant-based ones.

Well, what if I told you that you could make delicious homemade vegan protein powders with only a few ingredients that are much cheaper than store-bought ones?

If you keep on reading, you’ll find out how you can make plant-based protein powders from the comfort of your home.

We give you a list of the three easiest DIY vegan protein powders in this post so that you can pick the one you prefer that best fits your dietary needs and overall lifestyle.

We also give you some ideas to create your own vegan protein powder and recipe ideas for vegan protein shakes.

3 Easy To Make At Home DIY Vegan Protein Powders

It’s so easy to make healthy sugar-free vegan protein powders yourself, and it’s only a matter of minutes too.

It’s surprising to see how fast it really is and how cheap it can be. Also, you can personalize all these recipes according to your taste buds and nutritional needs!

Vegan Protein Powder With Multiple Seeds

If you want a nutritious vegan protein powder that’s packed with loads of protein, try this recipe with seeds and some nuts to give you an extra energy boost and keep you full.


Basically, what you need for this recipe is just five different types of seeds. We recommend you use hemp seeds, chia seeds, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds. All of them have great vitamins and nutritious values, but you can pick whatever seeds you want.

As for the measurements, you just need half a cup of each, except for the flaxseeds, where you only need a quarter cup of them.

If you want this vegan protein powder to taste sweeter, you could add a quarter teaspoon of vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry powder (or whatever flavor you like).

That’s literally all the ingredients you need, and you can easily personalize them with what you have at home. No sweeteners, no chemicals, no GMO’s and no expensive ingredients for this recipe.


As for the method, you simply grind each type of seed separately until it has a flour-like consistency. Just be careful not to over-grind them. Then, mix everything together.

You can also add some kind of powder to it if you want. Vanilla will work nicely in it, but you can choose whichever flavor you prefer. The final step is to keep your vegan powder in an air-tight container in a dark and dry place.

You can keep this DIY vegan protein powder on your shelf for about four weeks, or you could store it in the fridge, so it lasts for longer.

And that’s it! It’s super easy, and seeds are amongst the greatest protein sources you can find on a plant-based diet. You get so much protein from seeds, and you could also add some ground nuts to this DIY powder to boost your protein intake.

You can either add this DIY vegan protein powder to a smoothie, to an oatmeal, a salad, a soup, or in any other savory or sweet recipe.

Vegan Cacao Protein Powder

If you like cacao, you should try this recipe out. This recipe is also really easy to make, sugar-free, additive-free, soy-free, nut-free, non-GMO, and much cheaper than store bought options. It is also gluten-free if you use gluten-free oats.


You will need two cups of oats and eight tablespoons of hemp seeds, aka hemp hearts, which are full of omega 3.

You will also need four tablespoons of chia seeds, two-thirds of a cup of pumpkin seeds, two and a half tablespoons of cacao powder (or vanilla powder if you prefer that), and a pinch of salt if you want.

You can also swap some ingredients to personalize this DIY vegan cacao protein powder.


This recipe is really easy. First, you blend the oats into a fine powder and put them in a mixing bowl. Then, you blend the hemp seeds and add them to the bowl. You should repeat this step for the other two seed types.

Once all the seeds are ground and in the bowl with the ground oats, add the cacao powder in and the salt, if you’re using it. Whisk it in and make sure there are no lumps.

The final step is to store your DIY homemade cacao protein powder in an airtight container, in a warm place, away from light.

So with this recipe, you get magnesium with the cacaos, several vitamins and protein sources from the seeds, and the oats help to keep you full for longer. Or you could keep it in the fridge or even the freezer if you want this DIY vegan protein powder to last longer.

This powder will taste great in smoothies and sweet snacks, but you can add it to whatever recipe you want.

Superfood Protein Powder

Try this superfood DIY protein powder recipe if you want a vegan protein powder with even more benefits and nutrients. You can personalize it and add any superfood you want.

Here, we add maca and carob powder, but you could use spirulina, for example, or arrowroot powder, depending on what you are looking for and on your tastebuds.


Once again, you don’t need many ingredients for this recipe. This might cost you more since superfood powders tend to be more expensive. But you could also not add them in if you prefer.

For the ingredients, you will need half a cup of almond meal or sunflower seed if you don’t want any nuts, and a pinch of salt, if you want to.

Then, you will need a quarter cup of hemp seeds and a third of a cup of chia seeds, which are both great omega 3 sources for anyone on a plant-based diet.

DIY vegan protein powders are really easy to make and really easy to personalize so that you can adjust according to your nutritional needs and taste.

Finally, you will need superfood powders. We recommend you use two tablespoons of carob powder and one tablespoon of maca powder, which will give you an energy boost throughout your day.


This is a really straightforward DIY vegan protein powder recipe. You just need to grind the hemp seeds and chia seeds separately until they form a powder. Just make sure you don’t over-grind them.

Then, you literally just need to add the other ingredients, and that’s it. You can store your homemade vegan protein powder in an airtight container in a dark and dry place.

This tastes great in smoothies, but you could also add it to your coffee, to a hot chocolate, or some kind of oatmeal.

Personalize Your Own DIY Vegan Protein Powder

Vegan protein powders are a great way to bulk up, lose weight, and meet your daily protein intake requirements.

As you can see with the recipes that are listed above, it’s very easy to make your own DIY vegan protein powder and make it sugar-free, nut-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and free from whatever you want.

So let me give you a few extra tips so you can create your own DIY vegan protein powder with what you have at home.

So here are all the steps you need to follow to make your perfect DIY vegan protein powder recipe:

Pick A Protein Base

The first step is to pick a protein base. Oats are great, or you could use some kind of nut flour or blend some seeds up. It depends on what you want nutritionally and tastewise.

I personally prefer oats since they keep you full for a long time and will help your digestive system. They’re also a great source of energy.

Add Extra Nutritious Ingredients

The second step is to add any extra nutritious ingredients you want, like seeds and nuts. These are a great source of protein, and each different seed and nut type has different sources of vitamins and different health benefits.

Seed options include flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, chia seeds, and many more.

So add your favorite ingredients and look up their properties so that you can pick the best ones for your body, your diet, and your workout regime.

Add Superfood Powders

This is a bonus step. You can add superfood powders like cacao powder, acai powder, mesquite powder, spirulina powder, maca powder, or carob powder. All of these have a different taste, and you have to try them out individually to see what you prefer.

You can also add some spices like cinnamon or ginger to boost the flavor and to have some beneficial properties.

Blend Everything Individually And Mix It All Until There Are No Lumps

Now that you know what ingredients you want to use, the final step is to blend everything individually. Then, mix or whisk everything in a mixing bowl until there are no lumps left.

You can then store your DIY vegan protein powder in an airtight container, away from light or moisture. It can usually keep for four weeks, but you can make it last longer if you decide to keep it in your fridge or freezer.

It’s that easy. And now you don’t need to buy expensive sugary processed chemical vegan protein powders anymore. You can make them yourself and personalize them until you find the perfect recipe for you.

It might take some time, but it is worth it!

Recipe Ideas For Delicious DIY Vegan Protein Shakes

You could add your own DIY homemade protein powder into whatever recipe you want, but the conventional way is to add it to a protein shake.

After a workout, there’s nothing better than to drink a vegan protein shake, which will help you bulk, rebuild your muscle tissues, and recover quicker.

So here are some recipe ideas for delicious and easy DIY vegan protein shakes. There are a lot more, but this is just to give you an idea of the variety you can have; whether you want a protein shake with leafy greens or prefer a shake that satisfies your sweet cravings.

Green Vegan Protein Shake

If you struggle to get your greens in, try this vegan protein shake recipe. You can add any plant-based milk alternative, thick vegan yogurt, any leafy greens you want, a bit of nut butter, and some seeds. Add your DIY protein powder at the end.

As for the measurements, we recommend you use three-quarters of a cup of coconut milk, a third of a cup of thick vegan yogurt, half a cup of spinach, half an avocado, one tablespoon of chia seeds, one tablespoon of almond butter, and your DIY vegan protein powder to taste.

Just blend everything, and make sure there are no lumps.

Banana Bread Protein Shake

If you are more of a sweet-tooth person, you should try this banana bread protein shake recipe.

You will need a plant-based milk alternative (preferably almond milk), nut butter (preferably almond butter), nuts, seeds, dried dates, cinnamon, and a scoop of your DIY homemade vegan protein powder.

As for the measurements, we recommend you use three-quarters of a cup of almond milk, two tablespoons of almond butter, a quarter cup of cashews, one banana, two tablespoons of oats, one dried date, one tablespoon of flaxseeds, and some cinnamon. Then add your DIY vegan protein powder to taste.

Blend everything until smooth, and enjoy your banana bread protein shake!


As you can see, it’s very easy to make vegan protein powders yourself. You can follow any of the three easy-to-make DIY recipes.

Or, if you want to create your own vegan protein powder from scratch with the ingredients you want, you can do that too. It’s very simple and cost-effective.

And finally, there are a lot of vegan protein powder recipes, and you can add your DIY vegan powder to them.

So let your imagination run free and create the perfect vegan protein powder from your own home!

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