How to Make Protein Powder

I was speaking to a close friend the other day who mentioned that Hemp Protein was separated and that’s how come it can have a higher content of protein in the powder then the actual seeds. I told him I was going to research this as I, being the one to sell hemp, believed they just crushed up the whole seed to make the protein powder. O.K. I admit, I was hugely wrong!! I did research and found out not only does protein powder contain more protein then the actual Hulled Hemp Seeds, I found out how it was made and wanted to share it with you.

How do you feel or what do you do when your totally wrong about a disagreement you just had with a friend?

I asked the manufacturers personally, those that make the hemp products that I sell, what’s the difference between hemp seeds and the powder and how is hemp powder made. Their the once who make it all happen out at their hemp farm so figured they should know. That’s right! People have to actually grow, harvest and then produce a product that is useful for all sorts of things, not to mention a product that’s really healthy for you, on a farm before it can be manufactured.

This is what I found out

* The whole seed is harvested from the crop

* Put into big drums that thrash the seeds about using big huge blades. This knocks the seeds against the sides of the drum which breaks the outer shell off to expose the seed in the inside.

* The two parts now need to be sifted so that the outer shell and the seed are separated.

* Now comes the fun part! The seed is separated again, this time from its oil. Therefore giving you “Hemp Seed Oil“. You now have three different products-the outer shell,  inside seed and the oil.

* As the process of the seed is being separated from its oil its forming what is called a “cake”. The cake is put into a dryer to evaporate all the oil from it. Can’t have any moisture in a powder-that would turn into mush real fast.

* This cake is taken away and added to the outer shell, mixed, crushed and ground together.

* You now have Protein Powder. Rich in vitamins and minerals.

In it’s purist form it doesn’t look all that great but healthy for you and tastes a bit like flour.

Hemp Protein has 43 grams of protein for every 100 gram serving. That’s only 8 tablespoons in a day. It’s also the recommended daily protein doze for the average person. Use it in your smoothies, baking or over your cereal.You’ll also find that it’s higher in protein then Soy or Whey Protein, which are both unhealthy for you but I’ll leave that for other sites.

Hemp protein is rich in other vitamins and minerals that you would expect coming from this “Natural Food Source”, because both the outer shell and the cake from the dried up seeds are being used BUT you’ll have to stay tuned and read my next blog for that information.

Sorry my friend! You were right!!


11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. david
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 10:40:12

    thanks, i was tempted to just put the seeds in a vita-mix to get the powder


  2. asad
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 08:09:32

    Im switchng to hemp due to soy protein procurement production involving use of hexane. But it does have a higher protein content vs hemp protein powder. My soy protein has 73 grams of protein for 100 grams total while you say hemp is 43 g of protein.


    • Raindrops2000
      May 07, 2013 @ 21:54:36

      The grams are lower but remember that hemp is a complete protein source which includes ALL your amino acids. With Hemp, your getting a natural and complete food source


  3. Josie collier
    May 07, 2013 @ 20:58:06

    Can you use hulled hemp seed and hemp protien powder together in a smoothie


    • Raindrops2000
      May 07, 2013 @ 21:52:40

      For Sure!! You can eat as much hemp as you want without getting sick. It’s GMO, pesticide and preservative FREE.


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  5. Emroled
    Feb 04, 2014 @ 05:36:02

    I recently bought a 5kg bag of hemp seeds thinking I could simply grind them to make protein powder. I did not realise they were processed in the way you mention above. Is there no “home” recipy to make it? Do you know how many gms protein per 100g of the unprocessed seed? Any ideas what to do with or how to use 5kg raw seeds?
    Thank you!


    • Raindrops2000
      Feb 06, 2014 @ 21:34:15

      You can eat them raw as a snack…very tasty and you’ll still benefit as hemp itself is a complete protein source. I have a blog that mentions the benefits of using hemp.

      Besides eating it raw, use it in a salad, when your making muffins or bread, in a smoothie, my favorite is eating them with yogurt, or on chicken, plus your children can eat them as well. I started to feed my kids them when they were a year old, as well as the hemp oil, there are huge benefits to feeding your kids hemp.

      If you google “hemp recipes” you’ll find many things you can try. You can make “hemp milk”, which I have posted a recipe for.

      The 5kg bag may seem big but if your eating the recommended daily amount, you’ll find it will be gone within a month or two.

      When you run out you can buy more on my website, along with other products which are all 100% natural at

      Enjoy and thank you for asking your question, I hope I answered it?


  6. Angela Griffiths
    Jan 03, 2017 @ 15:34:50

    Do they add any type of sugar or sweetener to the powder?


    • Raindrops2000
      Jan 04, 2017 @ 09:30:21

      Hello Angela, I would think that this would depend all on the producer of the powder. In good faith I would hope not and if they do put the ingredients on the label.


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