Blueberry protein powder is one of the favorite flavors for protein powder. This is no wonder for three reasons: 1) the amazing nutritional benefits blueberry has, 2) the delicious taste it gives to a protein powder, and 3) the beautiful purple color it gives to protein shakes and smoothies.
As you may have heard, blueberries are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, natural fibers, and many essential micronutrients. A protein powder with blueberry can be a great booster to your diet.
In this post you’ll learn:
- Why is it better to make your own blueberry protein powder?
- Blueberry protein powder – how to make in two super easy steps
- Blueberry protein shake and a blueberry muffin protein shake – how to make
- Protein blueberry smoothie – how to make
Why Make Your Own Blueberry Protein Powder Instead of Buying One?
You choose the main source of protein: While protein powders can be a great addition to boost protein intake, unfortunately they are often loaded with preservatives and additives. The main raw ingredient meaning the protein source also vary a lot ranging from more natural to highly processed industrial sources. Thus, it’s always recommended to choose a protein powder with minimal ingredients and a natural and minimally processed protein source such as pea protein powder.
More natural: When it comes to flavored protein powders, such as delicious-sounding protein powders such as such as chocolate, vanilla, blueberry, or caramel, chances are high that the flavor comes from artificial flavors and chemicals. It’s quite rare to find pure natural ingredients bringing the flavors to a protein powder. Thus, the most natural way to create a flavored protein powder is to make your own, so you know exactly what goes in. This is super easy too, if you use a natural, minimally processed, one or few ingredients protein powder such as pea or whey protein powder. There are endless ways to flavor a basic protein powder with blueberry, vanilla, chocolate / cacao, etc.
Healthier & more nutritious: Making your own blueberry protein powder is healthier too. As mentioned, commercial blueberry protein powders are typically flavored with artificial flavors meaning you don’t get to enjoy the amazing health benefits of real blueberries. When making your own mix of protein powder AND blueberry powder (made of 100% blueberries), you get all the amazing nutrients of blueberries (learn more about the in the post Blueberries – Superfood Like No Other).
Often cheaper: Flavored protein powders can be quite expensive, so making your own is usually a more economical alternative.
How to Make Blueberry Protein Powder
Making your own blueberry protein powder is ridiculously simple. You just mix your favorite protein powder – preferably unflavored or flavored with a simple flavor such as vanilla – with blueberry powder. That’s it! You can see our recipe with suggestion for quantities at the end of this post.
If you’re not familiar with blueberry powder, it’s basically blueberries in dried and powdered format. It’s a commonly used superfood to boost smoothies, shakes, oats, and yogurt (you can read more in our post Freeze-dried Blueberry Powder – All You Need to Know.
When buying blueberry powder to mix with protein powder, it’s highly recommended to get a top-quality blueberry powder as there are huge differences in quality (in terms of nutritional value, taste, color, smell etc.). You can read more about how to find the best blueberry powder – which one to buy – top 10 tips. Ideally, get a wild blueberry powder made from wild blueberries instead of farmed ones, as their nutritional value is multiple times higher.
Blueberry Protein Shake & Blueberry Muffin Protein Shake
Blueberry protein shake is one of the most common ways of enjoying the protein powder. As with any shake, you just mix the blueberry protein powder with your choice of liquid, such as water, milk, or plant-based milk.
Blueberry muffin protein shake is as easy to make, just with a couple of additional yummy ingredients. As blueberry muffins typically include some vanilla and a hint of cinnamon or cardamom, those are the ingredients you can play with to find your favorite mix. Start by adding a pinch of vanilla sugar or vanilla extract, a pinch of cinnamon, and if you’d like, a pinch of cardamom. See how you like the taste and adjust accordingly.
Protein Blueberry Smoothie
Who doesn’t love a protein blueberry smoothie? It’s a perfect option as a filling and nutritious breakfast, snack, or a recovery drink after a workout.
As with smoothies in general, you can add as few or many ingredients as you want in your protein blueberry smoothie. A good starting point is to add 1 banana, 2-3 big spoonfuls of your blueberry protein powder, and liquid of your choice (such as water, plant-based milk, apple juice). Additional options are plain or green yogurt, chia seeds, oats, nuts, and sweeteners like maple syrup. Just mix all the ingredients together in a mixer or food processor and you have your protein blueberry smoothie.
Blueberry Protein Powder Recipe
Servings: 1 | Preparation time: 2 minutes | Total time: 2 minutes
2 tbs of your favorite protein powder
2 tbs of wild blueberry powder
- Measure the protein powder and the blueberry powder.
- Mix the ingredients and enjoy!
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