How To Make Natural Whey Protein Drink
A Golden Drink of the Centuries, this Homemade Natural Whey Protein liquid is the best you can have in your kitchen. Filled up with excellent health benefits and so easy to make, there is no doubt you will fall in love with it immediately.
For those of you who are following me for a while might have seen on my Instagram Stories, that I do love to experiment with anything made from a complete scratch. And making your own Whey naturally from only one ingredient is no exception. This has started when I have made our Homemade Farmers Cheese Recipe. I have written a lot about the process there as well.
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What is Whey?
Whey is the liquid, that separates from curds and which
Whey is that liquid, which most of the people just throw out after having their favorite cheese done.
Whey is that liquid you have after opening a jar of yogurt, and you either throw or mix it together without even thinking about.
Whey is the golden drink, that has been here for centuries and is filled with the only best probiotics and healthy bacterias you have been after.
Whey has gained its popularity again for several years, because of the rise in homemade fermentation and love for bacteria-rich food and ingredients. The natural Whey liquid is filled with great bacterias, which are perfect as a base for fermenting your own vegetables and other food.
What does Whey Drink taste like?
Natural Homemade Whey is slightly sour, tangy, bit acidic and a bit creamy in texture without containing any cream. It is a very tasty drink, which can be used as a base and be flavored with either your berries or stevia.
In my country – Slovakia and the country I live – Austria, Natural Whey is actually pretty popular and it is sold as a drink in containers the same as you buy milk in. You have a great selection of flavored Whey drinks as well as a purely natural one.
Whey Drink Benefits
Natural Whey is filled with healthy Bacterias also known as probiotics, calcium and jam-packed with protein. It is a great drink for hydration and only contains traces of fat, which helps as well.
Filled with minerals such as phosphorus, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, sodium, chlorine and sulphur just adds into the name GOLDEN.
Our Gut is connected to immunity and the best ways to keep it healthy are consuming Probiotics and Probiotic food daily. Our Digestive system will thank us for that.
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Have a shot of pure natural whey every day for breakfast.
Ways to use Homemade Whey
You have no idea what for do you need it? And how can you use Whey instead of just drinking it?
Well here are some examples, I am sure will help to get you started on using your homemade natural Liquid Whey Protein.
- Use instead of a liquid in baking and cooking
- Cook an unbelievable Whey Root Vegetable Soup
- Add to your protein shakes
- Add when you ferment the vegetables
- Soak nuts in it
- Add to gravy
- Substitute for lemon and orange juice – same acidity
- Make cocktails
- Make lemonades
- Make your own cream cheese
- Use it instead of brine in fermenting
- Make mayonnaise with it
- Add into smoothies
- Make iced tea and other drinks
- Use it for pesto and other spreads
- Ferment your Pickles
- Dehydrate it for later use(pet food, plant food)
What do you need to make Homemade Whey Protein Drink?
How To make Natural Whey Protein Drink
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS:
First Step: Milk
Pour your un-pasterised milk into a glass container which could be left on the Kitchen Cabinet.
What type of milk is the best I have discussed in our article on How to make Homemade Farmers Cheese.
Leaving it in a room temperature environment will help the healthy bacterias to form, and milk will get the perfect structure for the fermentation to take the process.
Cover the top and leave it for 3-4 days.
Second Step: Cook
On the third day, you should see the consistency changing and the milk will curdle. The top of the milk, where the cream has formed will start to crack and that is the exact time when you can cook the milk to get your desired homemade Whey Protein Drink.
Cook it on a low temperature for about half hour until you see the curds separating from the whey.
Third Step: Check and Cool
To check if the process is done, take the end of a spatula and gently try to move the curds away from Whey. If you see them fully separated, it is time to switch the cooking process.
At this time let everything cool down. The curds will harden a bit and therefore y
Fourth Step: Strain
Using your strainer covered with a muslin cloth, gently strain the curds from Whey.
From 2 Liters of Milk you will get
- 1,5 liter of Whey
- 500g of Farmers Cheese
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
How to make a Whey Protein Powder?
Did you know you can make a pure Whey Protein Powder from a Homemade N
All you have to do is dehydrate the whey liquid we have just made and let it turn into a powder.
Pour the whey into the trays of your dehydrator and follow the steps as per the instructions of your particular brand. This should take takes approximately 12 hours.
If you do not have a dehydrator, you can let the whey boil at a low temperature until it becomes thick and clumpy.
Spread it on a tray and let it cool. Once cooled ,you can spread it on a tray and let it dry.
After you dry the whey, whatever method you choose, you can either break it into powder with your hands or place it into the Magic Bullet or Coffee Grainer to get the perfect Whey Protein Powder you would buy otherwise at an abnormal price.
Store it in a Mason Jar.
A great article with all of the various processes and ideas on Ho to make the whey can be found here as well.
Does Whey Needs to be ? refregerated
Because it is fresh and you want it to last longer, it is best to refrigerate it.
If you do leave it on a Kitchen Counter longer, the ferm
How long can you keep Homemade Whey?
Normally refrigerated it should last for another 3-4 days. If you are planning to leave it for longer, I would suggest either dehydrating the whey into a Protein Powder or just pour it into the Mason Jar and Freeze it for future use.
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- 2 (1/2 Gallon) Liters Organic Whole Milk
- Pour your un-pasterised milk into a glass container which could be left on the Kitchen Cabinet.
- Cover the top and leave it for 3-4 days.
- On the third day, you should see the consistency changing and the milk will curdle.
- Cook it on a low temperature for about half hour until you see the curds separating from the whey.
- To check if the process is done, take the end of a spatula and gently try to move the curds away from Whey. If you see them fully separated, it is time to switch the cooking process.
- At this time let everything cool down. The curds will harden a bit and therefore you will be able to get more whey.
- Using your strainer covered with a muslin cloth, gently strain the curds from Whey.
- From 2 Liters of Milk you will get
1,5 liter(6 Cups) of Whey
500g of Farmers Cheese
- Pick an Organic, Full Fat, Whole milk. More fat the milk has, more goods you will get from it at the end of the process.
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Serving Size1 - 100ml
Amount Per Serving Calories 20 Carbohydrates 4g Protein 1g
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