There is a fair amount of misconceptions about vegans and vegetarians - especially that it is impossible to get enough proteins with a meatless diet. You’ll be surprised to find people who are still of the idea that vegans and vegetarians can’t build muscles because of a protein(meat) deficient diet.
Well, our say here is ‘Muscles don’t need Meat’. You can satisfy your body’s need of protein following a variety of programs and recipes that are focused on improving the protein potion in your diet.
Vegans and vegetarians alike can steal more protein in their diet by incorporating food substitutes of protein that come in abundance in nature. Obviously, meat is not the only source of protein out there. So here is a very simple, inexpensive, easy to follow protein shake recipe for vegans and vegetarians to build a healthy standard of protein in their diets.
This protein powder is totally homemade, surprisingly inexpensive as compared to the ones you’ll purchase from the market. You can prepare a batch of it, according to the amount of ingredients mentioned and it can last you up to a week. The best thing is: you’ll be consuming it totally fresh.
You can choose whatever liquid base you like for your protein shake. The regular milk generally has more protein than almond milk, rice milk or coconut milk but if you are lactose intolerant or you have a taste for other kinds of milk, any of the mentioned milk can work for you just fine.
Homemade Protein Powder
6 g protein per ¼ cup
Chocolate Coconut Powder
Chocolate Coconut Protein Shake
Quick Rolled Oats: ½ cup contains Fiber: 5g, Proteins: 7g, Calcium: 2%, Iron: 10% of daily value
Fiber in the oats helps lower cholesterol and may lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and obesity.
Brown Rice: ¼ cup contains Fiber: 2g, Protein: 3 g, Iron 4% of daily value
Reduce high cholesterol levels and help in keeping blood sugar levels under control.
Quinoa: ¼ cup contains Fiber: 3g, Proteins: 6g, Calcium 2%, Iron 20% of daily value
Quinoa is gluten free and contains more protein than most of the other plant based foods.
Millet: ¼ cup contains Fiber: 3g, Proteins 5g, Iron 20% of daily value
Millet protects heart, prevents diabetes, improves the digestive system, lowers the risk of cancer, detoxifies the body and improves the respiratory system.
Step 1: Prepare the Powder
Step #2 The Protein Shake
Enjoy your very own, homemade protein shake right in the Tornado Shaker Cup.
A Tornado Shaker, is a protein shaker cup, almost like a portable blender. It has a battery operated base that mixes the liquid and the powder in the cup in a tornado-like vortex. Once the shaker has been turned on, the protein powder can then be added to the cup. Your clump-free drink will be perfectly mixed in five seconds or less – no shaking required!
You can take the portable mixer everywhere and blend on the go! It also comes with a detachable motor base so that you can enjoy the shake without the weight of the battery base.
Do you have any homemade protein shakes that you love to enjoy on the go?