Quinoa…complete protein perfection!
Garbanzo beans (chickpeas)…nutty awesomeness! (when cooked)
All of these ingredients grounded into a fine powder, blended with a cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, banana, and honey……a test kitchen disaster. Folks, the taste was a little rough, but great if you’re into drinking bean flavored milk. I originally added two tablespoons of the DIY Pro-powder to my normal morning smoothie, but found the garbanzo beans (chickpeas) to be extremely overpowering.
When adding only one tablespoon, the taste was less extreme and sweeter. The drink itself was somewhat bearable, but far from enjoyable. Well, at least I could taste a little bit of the sweetness from the milk and the banana, but the bean flavor was still pretty pronounced. Soaking the beans overnight and adding a few to the milk and banana mixture may be the solution, but has yet to be tested.
The upside of this kitchen nightmare is that all of the ingredients were things that I had on hand. In general, aside from the hemp seeds, the ingredients are inexpensive.
There’s potential with this protein combination if I skip the chickpeas, but I think I’m going to play around with a few more ideas as well.
Folks, it ain’t over!
‘NOT SO YUMMMY’ – DIY Protein Powder
1/3 cup oats (not instant)
3 tbsp raw hemp seeds
3 tbsp quinoa
3 tbsp garbanzo beans, uncooked
* Blend ingredients in a food processor or heavy-duty blender until fine powder if formed.