Add protein, antioxidants, and gut health benefits to your smoothies with this simple homemade protein powder + greens mix! Made from just two all natural ingredients and blends in perfectly smooth! (Dairy free, sugar free)
Last week a friend texted me from Costco asking me which protein + greens powder I thought she should buy.
I have to admit, Costco carries some of the better products out there. Unfortunately, they still have natural flavors (read more about why I avoid natural flavors here), sunflower oil (read more about why I avoid processed oils here), and other additives.
Why put all that in your smoothie?
Especially when you could make a simple homemade version that’s even healthier?
2-Ingredient Homemade Protein Powder + Greens
I love the idea of a protein powder and a greens supplement all rolled into one, and I love it even more when it’s made from clean ingredients and has added benefits for gut health!
This 2-ingredient DIY protein powder + greens mix is super easy to make, costs the same or less than the ones at the store, and has even more health benefits!
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Health Benefits of Homemade Protein Powder + Greens:
- High quality protein
- Gut healing collagen (also great for joints, skin, and more!)
- No natural flavors
- No unhealthy oils
- No fillers or additives
- No artificial sweeteners
- Gluten free, dairy free, sugar free
You guys know I’m not big on keeping track of numbers when it comes to food (I spent way too many years doing that). But, since this is a protein powder, here’s how to adjust the protein content of this recipe to fit your needs.
Protein Content of Homemade Protein Powder + Greens:
- Original recipe: 6 gm protein per serving
- Double protein recipe (see notes section of recipe card): 13 gm protein per serving
- Extra protein boost (see notes section of recipe card): 21-25 grams protein per serving
- 1 cup grass fed Collagen Hydrolysate powder
- 1 cup Perfect Food Super Green Formula or other unflavored greens powder of choice
- Stir together and store in airtight container.
- Blend 2 Tbsp of mix with other smoothie ingredients (increase accordingly if blending smoothies for more than one person)
- Original recipe: 6 grams protein per 2 Tbsp serving
- Double protein recipe (double the amount of collagen called for in recipe): 13 grams protein per 2 Tbsp serving
- Extra protein boost: 21-25 grams protein (blend 2 Tbsp double protein recipe with 1 cup milk or yogurt)
Dena, do you have a brand recommendation for “green powder”? I never know which ones are hiding stuff or not. Thanks!!
Sorry for the delayed response, Erin! I haven’t seen any published reports by objective third parties to evaluate things like contaminants, metals, etc. in various greens powders. But you may want to look into either the various greens powders made by Perfect Supplements, or the Superfood Matcha powder made by Further Food. Both of those companies have a reputation for cleaner, higher quality products.
Thanks, Dena, for the useful article about protein powder + greens and the recipe. I am addicted to the green powders. I am using nutritionally powerful vegetable powders: kale, chard, leek and root/leaf/fruit blends for food and smoothies.
Yes, I’ve heard great things about your greens powders! Thanks for stopping by and for your comment. 🙂
What would you recommend to make this vegan?
Hi Traci, A high quality pea protein powder could be substituted for the collagen. Hope that helps!
I love my gelatin powder and had never thought to mix some powdered greens in with it. Great idea!
Isn’t it great?? I just discovered the cold soluble form and can’t stop adding it to things. My daughter has started asking, “Is there gelatin in this?” 😀
So simple, love this idea!
What a great idea! Love the combination. Easy and very healing!
Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much, Carol 🙂
We’ve been doing this for years! So great and MUCH healthier and more affordable!
This is such a great idea! I love collagen, what a great idea to add some green superfoods to it!
Thanks, Emily 🙂
Sounds like a winning combination!
Thank you, Linda!