DIY Plant Based Protein Powder

  • Author: Fork & Beans
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x



  • 1/2 c. almond meal (or use sunflower seed flour for nut-free)
  • 1/3 c. chia seed
  • 1/4 c. hemp hearts
  • 2 Tbsp. carob powder (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. Maca powder (optional)
  • pinch of sea salt


  1. Grind the chia seed and hemp hearts in a coffee or spice grinder individually until a fine flour. Be careful not to overgrind.
  2. Mix together all the ingredients together (omit carob powder for an original flavor) and store in an air-tight container in a dry, dark place.
  3. Use 4 Tbsp. in a smoothie.


When blending into a smoothie, add the liquid first, the fruits and leafy greens next, and add this protein powder last. Keeps the chia from expanding in the liquid.


  • Serving Size: 4 Tbsp. (1 serving)
  • Calories: 275
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Protein: 12g