Protein builds the foundation of the body. It is very crucial for the growing children as proteins build and repair the cells, muscles, enzymes, hormones and it also provides energy to kids. Proteins are easily available in nuts, fish, eggs, chicken, dairy products and the list is endless. The problem arises because kids are picky eaters and most often than not they refuse to eat healthy food. In this situation, protein powder is the best option as you can provide the required protein to your kid in an easy and tasty way. It is a very popular nutritional supplement and it also helps in ensuring that your kids are getting enough protein.
Homemade protein powder is healthy and safe Buying protein powder can be a bit problematic as you might not know what all is present inside it. It is also laoded with artificial preservatives. So, to solve this problem, we will tell you how to prepare protein powder at home with pure and healthy ingredients. Homemade protein is also cheaper and its quality will no doubt be better than what is available in the market. And the best thing is, it can be made with easily available ingredients at home.
For this method you will need dry nonfat milk powder(3 cups), dry oats either old fashioned one or instant dry oats(1 cup) and almonds(1 cup) and jaggery/sugar or sweetne, if you prefer. You can also add 1/4 cup cocoa powder. Blend everything in the mixer and store it in a clean jar. Store it fridge if you want to keep it for a long period. This homemade protein powder should be used everyday to attain its benefits. The 1/2 cup-scoop has 180 calories and 12 grams of protein in it. You can add it in smoothie/shakes or milk.
In this method you will require ¼ cup each of- Almonds, Pistachios, Walnuts, Peanuts, Soya Beans, Pumpkin seeds, Flaxseeds, Chia Seeds, Oats and Milk Powder. Now, dry roast all the nuts together in a pan for about 2-3 minutes on low flame. In a similar manner dry roast all the seeds and oats and wait for them to cool down. In a blender blend all the roasted ingredients with the milk powder. You will get a powdered consistency, sieve it and then put it in a jar and store. You can mix 1/4 cup cocoa powder. You can add it to milk, shakes, smoothies and even halwas and porriage. One scoop of this powder contains 10.5gms of protein and 45 calories per scoop. If you are vegan you can just substitute milk with the coco powder.
For this method take ½ cup of Almonds, Cashews and Pistachios and ½ tsp each of nutmeg powder, saffron strands and turmeric. Roast Almonds, Cashews and Pistachios in a pan and wait for them to cool down. In a similar manner roast the saffron strands and wait for it to change the colour. Blend all ingredients in a blender and add turmeric and nutmeg powder to the mixture. Blend it one more time in order to evenly mix everything. The powder might be a little bit sticky and you can use it in making rotis, ladoos and milk.
For this method take 100 grams of each of oats, peanuts, almonds, soya dal/soya flour and 50grams of milk powder. Now dry roast all the ingredients one after another and place them in separate bowls and let them cool down. Before blending mince the ingredients to make the blending easier. In a blender blend all the roasted ingredients with the milk powder. You will get a powdered consistency, sieve it and then put it in a jar and store. Adda 1 tbsp of this into juices, smoothies, milk, and shakes.