How To Make Protein Powder at home for Bodybuilding

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All bodybuilders are high consumers of protein powder. Protein Powders are supposed to be one of the essential ingredients in bodybuilding.  However, not everybody likes the taste of protein powder. Many find it expensive or are not allowed to get one in their homes. Are you one of them? If yes, you are at the right place! Today, we will explore some easy recipes that you can follow to make protein powders at your home. We have curated the 6 best recipes to help you gain extra muscle, lift extra weights, and enhance your physical form. So let’s start!


6 Recipe’s to Make Protein Powder At Home (For Bodybuilding)


Recipe No. 1

Soybeans are one of the highest sources of plant-based proteins. Nonetheless, peanuts and black chickpeas are also rich in protein. A protein powder made of these 3 main ingredients ensures that you get high-quality protein. Keep reading to find out the recipe with these 3 main ingredients.


  1. 1 kg Black Chickpeas
  2. 1 kg Peanuts
  3. ½ kg Soybean


  1. First, dry the Black Chickpeas, Peanuts, and Soybeans under a hot sun.
  2. Now, roast the black chickpeas in a vessel in low flame for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Similarly, roast peanuts in a vessel in low flame for 5 to 10 minutes and keep stirring them continuously.
  4. Roast soybeans for 5 to 10 minutes on low flame while stirring continuously.
  5. Let all the 3 ingredients cool down.
  6. On cooling down, grind the roasted black chickpeas, peanuts, and soybeans separately into a fine powder. Grinding them for 5 minutes is recommended. Mix all the powders and let them cool down. Fill the mixture in an airtight container. Your protein powder is ready to use!

Author’s note: The protein powder mentioned above should be consumed twice daily with milk to yield significant benefits. The mixture combines high protein sources and will help you gain the muscles you desire.


Recipe No. 2

Even a regular protein powder will fail compared to this homemade protein powder. The below-mentioned recipe is power-packed with the best sources of protein that will give you strength and build your endurance. It is made from the best and highest sources of proteins. Keep reading to find out more!


  1. 25g Peanuts
  2. 25g Almond
  3. 1 tablespoon Chia Seeds
  4. 25g Milk Powder
  5. 25g Rolled Oats
  6. 25g Soybean
  7. 25g Pumpkin Seeds


  1. Dry and roast peanuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, rolled oats, and soybeans on a low flame. Cool them down.
  2. Mix and blend them in a grinder to turn them into a fine mixture.
  3. Add milk powder, mix well, and give the mixture a quick blend.
  4. Pick out any unground nuts. Your protein powder is ready to use!

You can eat them with hot milk or yogurt, add them as a topping on rice dishes, or mix them in your smoothies or milkshakes. This mixture stays fresh for 10 days at room temperature. If you place them in the fridge, they may last for more than 10 days.


Recipe No. 3

‘Minimum ingredients and maximum benefits,’ if that’s what you are looking for, you are at the right place. Peanuts, Soybeans, Chickpeas, Almonds, and Walnuts are all great sources of protein, which, when blended, give a unique taste and a potent protein powder. The following homemade protein powder is made of a few ingredients but has the highest protein content.


  1. 100g Peanuts
  2. 100g Soybeans
  3. 100g Roasted Chickpeas
  4. 100g Almonds (Optional)
  5. 100g Walnuts


  1. Dry the peanuts, soybeans, roasted chickpeas, almonds, and walnuts under a hot sun for 4-5 hours. If not, you can also choose to roast them on a low flame until they turn a little red.
  2. Mix all the dried ingredients in a blender and grind them to form a fine powder. Let them cool down and store them in an air-tight container. Your protein powder is ready to use!

Author’s tip: Consuming this protein powder post-workout and early in the morning has proved to be the most beneficial. According to a study published in the Journal of Exercise and Rehabilitation, consuming protein supplements post-exercise aid recovery, reduce muscle damage, and improve muscle performance and muscle protein synthesis. Add 3 spoons of the protein powder in 1 glass of milk to yield maximum protein.


Recipe No. 4

Homemade protein powders are always better as they do not have added chemicals or sugars. Nonetheless, the ingredients that you add would be of good quality. Nonetheless, if the protein powder is made from chia seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, lentils, almonds, and oats, you can be assured that you are hitting your daily protein targets. These ingredients are not just high protein sources but have various nutritional benefits on our bodies. Keep reading to make this fantastic blend of protein powder.


  1. ¼ cup Chia Seeds
  2. ⅓ cup Flax Seeds
  3. 1.2 cup Pumpkin Seeds
  4. ⅓ cup Sunflower Seeds
  5. ¼ cup Almond
  6. ½ cup Oats
  7. ¼ cup Chickpea Lentils


  1. Roast almonds on a pan on low flame or toast them in an oven at 160 degrees for 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Now, dry roast the flax, pumpkin, sunflower seeds, and oats separately on low flame. Let the dried, roasted ingredients cool down.
  3. Mix all the ingredients in a blender and grind them to obtain a fine powder.
  4. Let the mixture cool down and transfer it to an airtight container.

Author’s tip: To enhance the taste of your homemade protein powder, you can use natural sweeteners like dates or agave when preparing protein shakes or smoothies.


Recipe No. 5

If the above recipes don’t seem a good fit, don’t worry! We have two more. The below-mentioned protein powder has been made of ingredients that are most famous for their protein content. Keep reading to find out about the recipe!


  1. ¼ cup Hemp Seeds
  2. ¼ cup raw Pumpkin seeds
  3. ¼ cup raw Sunflower seeds
  4. ¼ cup Flax seeds
  5. ¼ cup Chia seeds


  1. With occasional tossing, dry roast the hemp seeds for 5 minutes on a medium flame.
  2. Similarly, dry roast the pumpkin seeds for 4 minutes on medium flame with occasional tossing.
  3. Now, dry roast sunflower seeds, flax seeds, and chia seeds separately, occasionally tossing each of them for 3 minutes.
  4. Blend the roasted hemp seeds to form a smooth powder.
  5. Now, grind the pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, and chia seeds separately to form a fine powder.
  6. Mix all the ground powders, and your protein powder is ready!

Recipe No. 6

Here’s another recipe for you! If you are looking for a protein powder that can sustain for upto 6 months, this homemade protein powder is for you! Nonetheless, it is made of ingredients that are high sources of protein. It also contains vanilla bean powder that will enhance the taste of the protein powder, making you fall for it. Keep reading to find the ingredients and secret recipe!


  1. 1 Cup Hemp Protein
  2. 1 teaspoon Stevia
  3. ½ teaspoon Chlorella
  4.  4 teaspoon vanilla bean powder
  5. 1 cup flax meal
  6. ½ cup toasted carob
  7. ½ cup raw cacao
  8. ¼ cup maca powder


  1. Blend hemp protein, stevia, chlorella, vanilla bean powder, flax meal, toasted carob, raw cacao, and maca powder using a grinder or food processor to form a fine powder.
  2. Mix the ingredients well and store them in an airtight container.

Author’s tip: Refrigerating this homemade protein may last upto 6 months.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can you build muscle without protein powder?

If you hit your daily protein intake targets through your diet, you can indeed build muscles without protein powder. However, if obtaining daily required protein level with dietary modification seems impossible, opt for protein powders.

Is protein powder necessary?

If you are looking forward to building heavy and lean muscles consuming the required amount of protein becomes necessary. Unless your diet assures you the required protein intake, you don’t need protein powders. However, if it doesn’t, protein powders become necessary.



Protein powders have always been associated with higher benefits, especially for bodybuilders. Protein powders indeed make a difference and enhance their strength. However, they might not always be easy to obtain. Hence, learning to make a protein powder in the comfort of your home is essential. Moreover, making protein powder at home ensures that it contains all the natural ingredients without added chemicals or preservatives, making it a healthy choice!

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