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April 15, 2013 5:14 PM
Hi MyFitnessPals,
I'm wondering if any of you have tried making your own protein powder at home?

I found this recently: http://www.livestrong.com/article/353309-how-to-make-protein-powder-at-home/, and thought I might give it a go. Unfortunately, it doesn't talk about portions, so I'm not sure how much to use per serving. A third of a cup?

I am not too keen on creatine or artificial sweeteners, and figured making my own may be more cost efficient. However, this protein powder does not contain whey, which- according to my limited knowledge, is a disadvantage.

Looking for feedback from those who have "protein powder knowledge"!
Thanks everyone! glasses
  3026357
April 15, 2013 5:18 PM
I've never thought about making my own, but it might be something to look into if it can save some money.

As far as portions, I would suggest weighing it on a food scale to be more precise and accurate. Since I moved away from cups and spoons as measuring tools for food, I've actually lost more weight and fat as I have been better able to honestly keep track of calories.
April 15, 2013 5:22 PM
In the comments, someone logged it into the database and got this: '163 Calories, 29 Carbs, 3 Fat, 9 Protein , 5 Sodium, 0 Sugar when plugged into myfitnesspal if this helps.'
April 15, 2013 5:27 PM
Interesting concept that I had never thought of doing. I would put the ingredients into the recipe program on here and find out how many calories, protein, etc are in the recipe and then divide it by the number of tablespoons to determine how much I wanted to use. Good luck and maybe let us know what you think of it. smile
April 15, 2013 5:52 PM
QUOTE:

In the comments, someone logged it into the database and got this: '163 Calories, 29 Carbs, 3 Fat, 9 Protein , 5 Sodium, 0 Sugar when plugged into myfitnesspal if this helps.'


Well, that's interesting...

I don't call it protein powder if it has more than 3 times more carbs than it does protein, lol. Perhaps I won't in fact be trying this.
April 15, 2013 7:39 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

In the comments, someone logged it into the database and got this: '163 Calories, 29 Carbs, 3 Fat, 9 Protein , 5 Sodium, 0 Sugar when plugged into myfitnesspal if this helps.'


Well, that's interesting...

I don't call it protein powder if it has more than 3 times more carbs than it does protein, lol. Perhaps I won't in fact be trying this.


I would do a quick log yourself and see, that was just in the comments.
April 16, 2013 8:26 AM
So, I logged the recipe I found from Livestrong.com into the calorie database, and didn't care for the numbers I got back; the protein ration in comparison to the other amounts seemed on the low side.

Having said that, there are other recipes that show how to make your own whey at home. It is an interesting process of drying out yogurt, collecting the whey, drying it out and then grinding it into a powder.

Here are the links if anyone is interested in reading what I found:
http://www.livestrong.com/article/293743-how-to-make-high-protein-powder/ and http://www.livestrong.com/article/491895-whey-protein-powder-ingredients/

Has anyone tried this???
  3026357
April 16, 2013 9:13 AM
I sure would like to know if anyone does try these. I have tried a few different protein powders and have not had good results. I love the taste (of most) but they give me a TERRIBLE stomach ache. Would someone please message me and let me know how they turn out.
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April 16, 2013 1:35 PM
QUOTE:

I sure would like to know if anyone does try these. I have tried a few different protein powders and have not had good results. I love the taste (of most) but they give me a TERRIBLE stomach ache. Would someone please message me and let me know how they turn out.


I'm thinking I might try it.
When I do, I'll let you know how it went!
  3026357
April 16, 2013 1:49 PM
Doesn't sound like a very good protein powder ratio wise
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April 16, 2013 1:54 PM
Sounds utterly disgusting, and a terrible protein:carbs:calories ratio.

The whole point of protein powder is to have isolated protein so you can increase your protein intake without the attendant carbs and fat in food. If you're going to have a protein powder with a ton of carbs, just eat some beans instead and at least derive some enjoyment from eating.
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April 16, 2013 2:00 PM
QUOTE:

Hi MyFitnessPals,
I'm wondering if any of you have tried making your own protein powder at home?

I found this recently: http://www.livestrong.com/article/353309-how-to-make-protein-powder-at-home/, and thought I might give it a go. Unfortunately, it doesn't talk about portions, so I'm not sure how much to use per serving. A third of a cup?

I am not too keen on creatine or artificial sweeteners, and figured making my own may be more cost efficient. However, this protein powder does not contain whey, which- according to my limited knowledge, is a disadvantage.

Looking for feedback from those who have "protein powder knowledge"!
Thanks everyone! glasses


What do you think whey does compared to other sources?

Protein is protein, second why would you even want to make this?

To answer your question about "amounts" add up all the soy beans, rice, and whatever else was in there in a diary on MFP. It will tell you the total protein. Once you have that, lets say it is 200g of protein and the protein powder you made weighs 25oz.
that would be 8g of protein per oz
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April 16, 2013 2:02 PM
I just put it into MFP as a recipe. I have it added to my snacks(as 0.001 servings), if anyone wants to see it and copy it into their foods. It will only be there for a couple of hours.

Cals: 88
Carbs: 13
Fat: 1
Protein: 5

Utterly, utterly pointless. I doubt it will mix well, and I'll bet dollars to donuts it tastes terrible.

Compare to a commercial whey protein powder :

Cal: 110
Carbs: 2
Fat: 1
Protein: 24

Edited : got the numbers wrong.
Edited by stumblinthrulife On April 16, 2013 2:12 PM
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April 16, 2013 2:31 PM
yeah I like my chocolate peanut butter protein powder... good luck though(tagging to keep an eye on the ideas)
April 16, 2013 2:39 PM
I wouldn't suggest making a whey powder. Far too much time and resources.

Imagine how many gallons of liquid whey you'll need to gain ounces of ground, pulverized whey.

However, if interested, you might want to read this:
http://www.ales2.ualberta.ca/afns/courses/nufs403/PDFs/chapter15.pdf
April 16, 2013 3:43 PM
Yes, I agree that the original recipe was not a great one (to put things mildly), due to the protein/carb/calorie ratio.
  3026357
April 16, 2013 3:44 PM
QUOTE:

I wouldn't suggest making a whey powder. Far too much time and resources.

Imagine how many gallons of liquid whey you'll need to gain ounces of ground, pulverized whey.



I hadn't considered that, but a great point indeed!!!
  3026357
April 16, 2013 4:02 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Hi MyFitnessPals,
I'm wondering if any of you have tried making your own protein powder at home?

I found this recently: http://www.livestrong.com/article/353309-how-to-make-protein-powder-at-home/, and thought I might give it a go. Unfortunately, it doesn't talk about portions, so I'm not sure how much to use per serving. A third of a cup?

I am not too keen on creatine or artificial sweeteners, and figured making my own may be more cost efficient. However, this protein powder does not contain whey, which- according to my limited knowledge, is a disadvantage.

Looking for feedback from those who have "protein powder knowledge"!
Thanks everyone! glasses


What do you think whey does compared to other sources?

Protein is protein, second why would you even want to make this?

To answer your question about "amounts" add up all the soy beans, rice, and whatever else was in there in a diary on MFP. It will tell you the total protein. Once you have that, lets say it is 200g of protein and the protein powder you made weighs 25oz.
that would be 8g of protein per oz


I was considering making my own for a few reasons:
~ I was hoping I could find a more economic option
~ I was hoping to find something without all the manufactured sugars (not a fan of sucralose, etc!)

There's no harm in investigating, right?
  3026357
April 16, 2013 4:03 PM
way too much work..throw a steak and some peanut butter in the magic bullet and drink up
April 16, 2013 4:06 PM
I know you can make 'homemade' butter by sticking some cream in the food processor and apparently the left over liquid is whey - but I don't know what the protein content would be or if it would even be worth the hassle ( the butter is nice though:)).
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