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You are not the first person who has decided to make protein powder at home. Shopping for protein powder can be confusing and expensive. There are hundreds of options to choose from and many of them are not cheap. Plus, it is not uncommon to spend a small fortune on a new protein powder, only to find out that it tastes like dirt. This is one of the main reasons why some people prefer to make protein powder at home. Another good reason to make homemade protein powder is that you know exactly what is in it.

Homemade vs store-bought protein powder?

Most store-bought protein powders are full of food additives. Although ingredients like these are not necessarily bad for you in small quantities, they can add up quickly, especially if you drink a protein shake every day. At higher quantities, food additives can gastrointestinal (GI) side effects.

Most store-bought protein powders are also made with protein concentrates and isolates, foods chemically or mechanically stripped of everything but the protein. They are listed on the ingredient list as “pea protein,” for example, as opposed to “peas.” Although there is no evidence that protein isolates and concentrates are bad for your gut, it is safe to say that real foods are better. Your gut always prefers the real thing, not some heavily-processed imitation. Protein isolates and concentrates, because they are missing most of their nutrients, can also have a terrible, chalky aftertaste.

Finally, most store-bought protein powders contain artificial sweeteners and stevia. These sugar substitutes are either way too sweet, or have bitter bitter aftertaste because they activate bitter taste receptors in addition to sweet taste receptors. This bitterness, which many say reminds them of licking aluminum foil, can linger in your mouth for hours.

If you want to control how your protein powder tastes and how it makes you good, then homemade protein powder is for you. Note that in order to make any of these DIY protein powder recipes, you will need a quality blender or food processor. A cheap blender will make a gritty protein powder.

If you do not have a good blender or food processor, or if making protein powder at home sounds like too much work, try drink wholesome. Our one of a kind protein powders are as close to homemade as commercial protein powder gets. Now without further ado, here is how to make protein powder at home.

How To Make Protein Shakes Thicker

6 easy ways to make a thick protein shake

Use less liquid.

The less liquid you use, the thicker your protein shake will be.

Use milk.

If you prefer thick protein shakes, use milk instead of water. Any type of milk will do the trick, but if you want a milkshake consistency, I recommend using coconut milk.

Add ice.

If you are using a blender, adding a handful of ice cubes is an easy way to make your protein shake thicker. I find that 5 medium sized cubes is the perfect number. Keep in mind that blended ice melts quickly, so if you do not drink your shake right away, ice will just make it more watery.

Add avocado or banana.

If you are using a blender, adding avocado or banana, especially frozen avocado or banana, is an easy way to make your protein shake thicker. I always keep a few bananas in my freezer for this reason.

Add nut butter.

If you are using a blender, adding a spoonful of nut butter is an easy way to make your protein shake thicker. I like to use creamy peanut butter.

Add chia seeds.

1-2 tablespoons of chia seeds will instantly thicken up a protein shake. Keep in mind that chia seeds will also change the consistency of your shake, however, so this trick might not be for everyone.


Some people recommend using xanthan or guar gum to thicken a protein shake. I DO NOT recommend doing this. Xanthan and guar gum are popular food additives found in many protein powders and ready-to-drink protein shakes. They can certainly help thicken your shake, but they can also cause uncomfortable side effects. Keep reading to learn more.

How To Take Protein Powder

Protein powder is versatile. Sure, you can stick to a classic shake. But you can also mix it with fun ingredients to create everything from nutritionally supercharged smoothies to protein packed baked goods. There are no set rules when it comes to combining protein powders with other ingredients. It’s all about finding combinations that you like the taste of and that help you reach your health goals . Check out these protein powder recipe ideas:

Blend it. Combine OWYN Protein Powder , plant based milk, and your favorite fruit (we love berries!) for a nutritious snack. Simply blend it with ice, pour, and enjoy! Try adding nuts, seeds, and a dose of greens for a meal replacement shake at breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Check out our step by step guide for how to create a meal replacement smoothie. Add to Breakfast dishes. Break the fast with an extra dose of protein in the morning. Add a scoop of protein powder to your oatmeal, pancake & waffle mix, or yogurt parfait to set the tone for the rest of the day. Shake it up. Simply add a couple scoops to a shaker bottle along with water or plant based milk and vigorously shake for a post-workout drink to help replenish and build muscles.

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4. Make Proffee. Amp up your cup of morning joe with a scoop of protein powder or, substitute milk or coffee creamer with an OWYN Protein Shake or High Protein Shake for an easy protein coffee. This can be made with espresso, coffee or iced coffee, the choice is all yours. Protein coffee can help increase satiety after breakfast and help you hit your daily protein goals. You can also try OWYN’s Cold Brew Coffee that is ready to drink and provides 148mg per bottle, which is equal to roughly one large cup of coffee.

5. Bake with it. Put protein powder into your favorite recipes to help meet your protein goals. Replace up to half the flour with protein powder in your batter – muffins, breads, cookies, and more. It tastes great and will give you a boost in nutrition.

There are no set rules when it comes to combining protein powder with other ingredients. Find the combinations that you enjoy and help you reach your health goals.

Eric Carter