Fancy Oatmeal

Add Protein Essentials Collagen to your oatmeal to maximize your benefits. One serving of Quaker oatmeal has 5g of protein, add 1 scoop of our collagen and now you have 12g of protein. Add fruit and nut butter like Sunbutter to really ramp up the flavor and health benefits. Sprinkle Linwoods Ground Flaxseed Pumpkin Seed & Sunflower Seed  over the top. Now your little bowl of oatmeal is a real taste and health treat!

Oatmeal and Fruit and Collagen

Mocha Protein Gummies

These are the cutest little treats! Don’t worry – they taste great no matter the shape! But what could be cuter for Valentine’s Day than heart shaped, healthy, protein packed gummies?!

mocha gummies

1 scoop Protein Essentials Mocha Collagen Protein Drink Mix
6 T Protein Essentials Gelatin
2 cups of your favorite cold brew

Add PE Mocha to 1 cup chilled cold brew. Mix until combined. Sprinkle 6 tablespoons of PE Gelatin over the mixture. Stir until combined. Pour in 1 cup hot cold brew. Stir until well combined. Pour the mixture into your favorite molds. You can also use a 9X11 pan. Refrigerate. Allow the gummies to set at least one hour.
For an extra special treat – hello Valentine’s Day – place the gummies in a bowl, top with whipped cream and a dusting of PE Mocha. Enjoy!

Mocha Gummies w whipped cream

Vanilla Mocha Protein Latte

Win your Valentine’s heart with this easy and delicious protein packed Vanilla Mocha Latte topped with raspberries.

2 c almond milk, divided
1 scoop Protein Essentials Mocha Protein Drink Mix
1 capful of vanilla

valentines mocha

In a medium saucepan bring 1 1/2 cups of almond milk to a scald, stir in 1 capful of vanilla and 1 scoop of Protein Essentials Mocha Collagen Protein Drink Mix. Pour into a pretty mug and top with 1/2 cup of frothed almond milk, raspberries and a dusting of Protein Essentials Mocha. Enjoy!



Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs & InstaBroth

This is a delicious veggie forward meal. It is hearty and warm with layers of flavor. It’s also gluten free!

1 spaghetti squash
1 package chicken meatballs or homemade
2 c assorted veggies, chopped*
1 shallot sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 t & 1 T olive oil, divided
2 t dried minced garlic
1/2 c InstaBroth
salt & pepper
parmesan cheese, optional

Preheat oven to 375. Wash spaghetti squash, pat dry and pierce all over with a fork. Microwave entire squash for 4 1/2 minutes. Don’t wait too long, but once it is cool enough to handle, carefully cut it in half lengthwise. Microwaving it should make this task much easier. Now scrape out the seeds and the guts – you don’t need to be a perfectionist about this – just get them mostly out and set aside. Rub 1 t olive oil on each side of the squash. Sprinkle each side with the dried minced garlic, then salt and pepper. Flip them so they are dome shape up and put them on a cookie sheet. Bake them at 375 for 45 minutes or until soft.
Separate the guts from the squash seeds. Again no need to be a perfectionist. Grease a small cookie sheet. Put the seeds on the cookie sheet, season with salt and pepper. Bake for 8 minutes. Set aside. Try not to eat too many.
Cook the meatballs according to package directions. We like to bake them.
In the meantime prepare the vegetables. *Use whatever vegetables you like; a bag of spinach, a spinach/kale mix, we like Mann’s Power Blend. Heat a medium/large skillet to medium heat. Add 1 T olive oil, once it is hot, add the vegetables, shallot and minced garlic to the pan. Season very lightly with salt and pepper. Cook vegetables until just beginning to soften – about 8 minutes depending on your vegetables. Add InstaBroth, bring to boil, reduce to simmer. Add the cooked meatballs to skillet.
speghetti squash meatballs and InstaBroth

Once the spaghetti squash is cooked, allow it to rest for about 5 minutes, otherwise the stands can become mushy. Using a fork, gently scrap the spaghetti squash strands from the sides of the squash – they should pretty much just fall away. Place a serving of spaghetti squash on each plate, followed by the veggie and meatball mixture. Top with spaghetti squash seeds. You can also top with parmesan cheese if desired. Enjoy!

Get Outdoors & Get Some Health Benefits

Taking a walk outside in the winter – let’s face it – sometimes it’s hard to do. Sure it’s sunny and pretty out there – but it’s so cold! Here are just a couple of reasons why it’s worth it to bundle up and head on out there. We all already know that exercise is good for us. Turns out a walk outside in the winter has extra health benefits. So fill your thermos with InstaBroth and get out there!

  1. You’ll burn more calories. Yep! Trying to stay warm and trudging through the snowy landscape will rev up your metabolism. According to, “Walking may just be the simplest way to stay active — it improves circulation, mobility and balance, helps you lose weight, and even works to prevent osteoporosis. All you have to do is put one foot in front of the other!”

    Winter Walk

  2. You’ll boost your immunity. According to, “Exercise is a proven immune booster: walking for just 20 minutes a day can help strengthen your immune system. And walking briskly for 45 minutes five days a week has been shown to reduce the risk of catching a cold by one-third.”
  3. You’ll reduce your stress. According to, “Our brains are hardwired to appreciate nature, and winter scenery is incredible: snow-dusted mountain peaks, clouds misting across the sky … you get the idea. Being in nature can make you calmer and less likely to brood.”
  4. You’ll feel more peaceful. According to “Walking outdoors in winter is extremely invigorating and almost meditative,” says Suzanne Nottingham, an American Council on Exercise spokesperson. “It’s like you’re part of nature, walking in the midst of howling winds, blowing snow and a bright sun. And it’s quiet; not many people are out.” Earl Gray Tea, Halos & a Scoop of collagen

When you return from the outdoors, make yourself a healthy hot chocolate using Protein Essentials Chocolate or Unflavored Collagen to warm yourself. Or continue to destress after your walk with calming tea infused with a scoop of Protein Essentials Collagen

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The Scoop on Protein Essentials Collagen

Wondering about Protein Essentials Collagen? Here’s the scoop.
PE Collagen

Our Collagen Peptides are sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised beef cattle hides to ensure a natural, high quality, and sustainable source of this superfood. We set high sustainability standards and our sourcing is focused on predominantly grass-fed cattle. Protein Essentials Collagen Peptides are Type 1, this means they are identical to the collagens found in human skin and bones. Premium, 100% natural collagen peptides, safe and free from any preservatives or additives.

Earl Grey, Collagen & Halos

Simplicity is sometimes the key to greatness. Combine three simple ingredients and BOOM! Simply perfect. Healthy and delicious. We came up with this on a Sunday so it’s giving us #SundayVibes – but it’s safe to say this combo is great every day of the week.

Combine a warming cup of Earl Grey Tea with a scoop of Protein Essentials Collagen Peptides and hit this with a big splash of a Halo mandarin for simple loveliness. You could add a drop of raw honey for an extra hint of sweetness.

Earl Gray Tea, Halos & a Scoop of collagen

Bonus: This treat is NonGMO, gluten & dairy free and packed with protein and health benefits!

Healthy Gummies

You’ve been asking for healthy gummy recipes……this one is a keeper!
2 cups Bai, divided (we used the Rio Raspberry Tea flavor)
2 scoops Protein Essentials Collagen Peptides
6 tablespoons Protein Essentials Gelatin
Stir 2 scoops of Protein Essentials Collagen Peptides into 1 cup of chilled Bai, we used the Rio Raspberry Tea flavor. Sprinkle 6 tablespoons of Protein Essentials Gelatin over the Collagen & Tea mixture. Stir. It’s okay if it’s a little lumpy. In the meantime, bring another cup of Bai just to a boil. Stir the hot liquid into the Collagen, Gelatin & tea mixture. Pour the whole thing into a 9×11 pan or a silicone mold of your choice. Refrigerate for about an hour or until they set up. Makes about 66 small delicious, high protein, low calorie gummies. Enjoy!
Healthy Gummies