Homemade Superfoods Chocolate Chia Protein Powder

Homemade Superfoods Chocolate Chia Protein Powder

Have you ever thought about making your own custom blended superfoods powders? Doing this provides you with the flexibility to use whatever superfoods products you really like. Superfoods are nutrient-dense foods that are very powerful aids to keep your body healthy. These superfoods are so concentrated that you only need to add a small amount to reap the health benefits.

 

I like taking my favorite superfoods to create my own custom blends that I can tailor to whatever health issues I may have. I make inflammation fighting blends, anti-aging blends, energy blends, and detoxification blends on a regular basis and they really get fantastic results!

 

Once you buy the base ingredients, you can easily create your own custom blends that address your health needs and tastes. Creating your own blends also allows you to leave out any superfoods that you may not like or may have intolerances, sensitivities, or allergies to.

 

I begin making my own custom blends when I took the Alcat test to see what food sensitivities and intolerances I had. When I got my test results I was shocked to find out that many of the foods I had been eating on a regular basis were causing me health problems. Some of the foods I had developed intolerances to included spinach, almonds, blueberries, lemon, corn, rice, whey, gluten and casein.

 

My test results immediately eliminated most of the protein and superfoods products on the market that included the ingredients I could no longer eat for 9 months. I knew I had to come up with my own superfoods protein powder that would work for my health conditions and help feel better. The recipe I’m sharing today is one of the superfoods blends that I used to help me get rid of problems caused from years of stress and constantly eating foods that I had sensitivities and intolerances to.

 

This delicious blend includes powerful antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, and fiber that all work together to fight chronic inflammation, free radical damage, and toxins along with helping support the body.

 

You can use this versatile superfoods powder in smoothies, oatmeal, quinoa, salad dressings, puddings, ice creams, and even blend it into teas to boost the nutrient density in these recipes.

 

I like to use between 1-2 tablespoons of this blend depending on the recipe I make. I also like adding additional superfoods or protein like  collagen proteinacai berry powder, maqui berry powder, goji berry powder, mesquite powder, sprouted ground flax seed powder, and maca root powder to this mix when I want to change the flavor or add additional nutritional benefits.

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Chia Seeds and Sprouted Chia Seed Powder

Chia seeds are a fantastic plant-based source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids (ALA), calcium, iron, and fiber. Omega-3 fatty acids are excellent at protecting the body from the damaging effects of chronic inflammation. Chia seeds can also help stabilize your blood sugar by slowing down the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar.

 

Chia seeds can absorb up to 9-10 times their weight in liquid which makes them very hydrating to the body. Two tablespoons of chia seeds have 4 grams of protein, 205 grams of calcium, 5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids, and 8 grams of fiber. To find out more benefits of this superfood seed check out my post.

 

Sprouting the chia seeds removes the anti-nutrients and increases the nutrients and enzymes that are released in the soaking and sprouting process. If you don’t want to buy the spouted chia seed powder that I recommend for this recipe, you can use raw chia seeds and grind them into a powder in your blender or coffee grinder before adding them into my recipe. Grinding them into a powder makes it easier to mix with the other ingredients in the recipe.

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Lucuma Powder

Lucuma is a delicious fruit from Peru that is called “the Gold of the Incas” and it tastes like a cross between maple and vanilla with a hint of molasses. Lucuma adds delectable flavor to this protein powder blend along with nice sweetness to enhance any ingredients you use in your recipes. Lucuma contains B vitamins, iron, beta-carotene, and fiber. Lucuma has a low glycemic index and is low in sugar. 1 tablespoon of lucuma has 2 grams of sugar.

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Raw Cacao Powder

Raw cacao aka raw chocolate is a fantastic healthy chocolate to eat.  Raw cacao powder is created by cold pressing raw cacao beans into a cake which separates the cacao butter or oil from the protein and fiber. The remaining dry material is ground and milled into pure, unsweetened raw cacao powder or raw chocolate.

 

Raw cacao is high in antioxidants, phytochemicals, flavonoids, polyphenols, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, and soluble fiber. It is especially high in chromium, iron, and magnesium. To find out more info about the benefits of raw cacao go here.

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Hemp Protein

Hemp protein powder is one of the best plant-based sources of protein available with all the essential amino acids that your body needs. Hemp is a fantastic source of fiber, chlorophyll, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, along with the idea balance of essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6 in a 3.75:1 ratio. Hemp protein is easy to digest and blends well with other superfoods due to its mild nutty flavor.

 

Have you ever tried making your own superfoods powder blends? Please contribute to the conversion by leaving a comment.

 

Share this recipe with family and friends and let’s all get healthy and radiant together!

 

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Homemade Superfoods Chocolate Chia Protein Powder

 

Homemade Superfoods Chocolate Chia Protein Powder

Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free

Makes around 32 ounces or 64-1 tablespoon servings

1 cup organic sprouted chia seed powder (This is the sprouted chia seed powder I used)  or 1 cup ground chia seeds

2 cups hemp protein powder (This is the hemp protein I used)

½ cup raw cacao powder (This is the raw cacao I used)

½ cup organic lucuma powder (This is the lucuma powder I used) or use ⅓ cup organic coconut sugar

1 tablespoon organic cinnamon powder (This is the cinnamon I used)

 

1. Place all ingredients into a medium bowl and stir together until well blended.

2. Place superfood powder in a large glass mason jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator. Use 2 tablespoons per recipe.

 

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Superfoods pictures of sprouted chia seed powder, raw cacao powder, lucuma powder, and hemp protein powder from Navitas Naturals.

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Comments

  1. I always see Chia seeds at the grocery and have been tempted to get one but I have no clue what to do with it. This superfood recipe you have here looks delicious. I have hemp in stock but would still need to get the chia seed powder, raw cacao powder and lucuma powder. This will definitely be a fun healthy drink!
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  2. My husband seems to “need” M&M’s every evening. In what way could I use this chocolate superfood in a rich creamy chocolate drink that might satisfy his craving?

    • Jeannie, In a blender you can add frozen banana slices from 1 large banana, 2 cups unsweetened almond milk or light coconut milk, 2 tablespoons of superfoods powder, and 2 pitted dates for a yummy chocolate superfoods milk shake. You could also make a creamy pudding with it by mixing 2 tablespoons of the superfoods powder with 1 large avocado, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, honey, or coconut sugar, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, and blend together in a blender or food processor until creamy. Place in a serving dish and drizzle with melted 70% organic dark chocolate. Let me know how it works out for your husband.
      Shelley Alexander recently posted..Homemade Superfoods Chocolate Chia Protein PowderMy Profile

  3. Hi Shelley,
    this sounds a bit like an LSA (ground linseeds, sunflower seeds, almonds), but even more potent.
    How can you be sure that it won’t oxidise? Or does that not affect these ingredients?

    Hemp is only starting to gain popularity here in NZ and I only have found Hemp seed oil so far.
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge!
    To Well Being!
    Yorinda
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  4. I love this! I add most of those things to my smoothie as supplements, but I’ve never thought of making my own protein powder. Fantastic! I will be making this!!! Would you be interested in sharing this at Raw Foods Thursdays? The link is still open from yesterday’s event. We’d love to have you join in. This is a perfect recipe!!
    Hope to see you there!
    Heather
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  5. Dan Washington says:

    Cacao powder is the most versatile of the raw cacao products, because it is finely ground and ready to be added to smoothies, homemade energy bars, raw and baked bars, cookies, and other desserts. It blends well with water, nut and dairy milks.
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  6. Does it dissolve pretty well? I have a blender but prefer to use one of the “shaker cups” when I can because they are so much easier to clean. Would this powder work that way or is it better to use a blender?

  7. Hi Shelley, thank you so much for this recipe. I’ve been trying to get away from whey proteins and trying to incorporate chia seeds and hemp seeds into my diet. I was so excited when I found this recipe and I am confident this protein powder would be perfect for me. I was wondering if you would be so kind to give me a breakfast recipe I could use this with without fruit as I usually eat my fruit on an empty stomach or between meals, and unfortunately, I am not a big fan of bananas. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • Hi Mary, I’m glad you like the recipe. I would make a simple smoothie in the blender with 2 tablespoons of the protein powder, 2 cups of unsweetened nut or seed milks like almond milk, some ice, a small amount of raw honey, coconut sugar or stevia, a 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. If you like hot cereals like oatmeal or quinoa you can blend 1 tablespoon of the protein powder in the cereal by sprinkling on top and blending it into the cooked cereal. If you like yogurt you can blend it into plain organic greek yogurt or coconut yogurt and add a touch of sweetener to it.
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  8. I haven’t specifically made my own superfoods powder . . . but I put raw cacao, hemp seeds, chia seeds and ground flax seeds in my green smoothie every day.
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  9. Elvin Hegwood says:

    I could not refrain from commenting. Very well written!

  10. I love this, especially since all the ingredients are ones that I use at home in my smoothies!
    I am going to get more hemp protein so I can make this, it sounds so delicious.
    One question, I use high quality natural cocoa at home, would that be ok to use here? I am sure the raw cocoa may have more healthy benefits, but I would like to use what I have at home now if all possible 🙂
    Thank you for sharing so many delicious recipes!
    Ana

    • Thanks Ana! I appreciate your comment! You can use the cocoa you have right now but you will not get all the health benefits of using raw cacao but the taste will be fine. Once you finish this batch with the natural cocoa you have, you can make a new batch with the raw cacao if you like.
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  11. Wow this is a powerful combo. Chia seeds are a great fiber as well.
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  12. Can’t wait to try this!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  13. Nutritional supplements helps the body to be fit by providing dietary vitamins that some foods can’t give.
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