Mocha Peppermint Smoothie

Today is a great day for a Mocha Peppermint Smoothie. A delicious holiday treat with a healthy twist from collagen protein and spinach! This gluten free, dairy free smoothie is perfect for an after school treat or an energizing breakfast.

3/4 c almond milk
1 small handful baby spinach
1/2 frozen banana
1 scoop Protein Essentials Mocha Protein Powder
1 t orange zest
1/8 t of peppermint extract
Add all the ingredients to a blender and process until desired consistency is achieved. Top with whipped topping and crushed candy cane pieces. Enjoy!


Peppermint Mocha Smoothie

Overnight Brown Rice

Overnight Brown Rice is a delicious alternative to oatmeal – plus it’s the perfect use of leftover rice! The nutty, creamy texture has a slight al dente bite. A scoop of Protein Essentials Collagen will give you a protein pump and help you feel full longer! You’ll want to try this gluten and dairy free on the go breakfast.

In a container with a lid – a mason jar works great combine the following ingredients:
1 1/2 c cooked brown rice
1 scoop Protein Essentials Collagen
1/2 c almond milk
1 capful of vanilla
Sprinkle of cinnamon
Stir, cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning stir and add toppings like sliced banana, pomegranate seeds, chopped apple, chopped nuts….
You can also heat it up if you prefer a warm breakfast (or lunch)Brown Rice Overnight Oats. Enjoy!

Double Shot Matcha Protein Smoothie

Our Double Shot Matcha Protein Smoothie is the perfect thing for a Tuesday! Matcha is packed with antioxidants, boosts metabolism and aids in natural detoxification. Combining Protein Essentials Mocha Collagen with Matcha makes for a delicious, healthy, high protein smoothie.

1/2 frozen banana
1 t matcha
1 scoop Protein Essentials Mocha Collagen
1 c almond milk
1 small container coffee yogurt

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until desired consistency is achieved. For an extra treat, top with Linwoods Healthfoods ground flaxseed, pumpkin seed, sunflower seed mix. Enjoy!

Double shot smoothie

Mocha Protein Fig Bar Smoothie

Protein Essentials is getting figgy with it! We love Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars, so we decided to throw one in a smoothie. The results were delicious! Try this gluten free, dairy free smoothie as a healthy breakfast or snack.

1 scoop Protein Essentials Mocha Protein Drink Mix,
1 fig bar (half a package),
1/2 frozen banana, handful spinach/kale,
1 c almond milk.
Add all the ingredients to your blender and process until desired consistency is achieved. Enjoy!

Mocha Fig Bar Smoothie


Mocha Sweet Potato Green Smoothie

This delicious high protein smoothie packs a punch with a ton of health benefits! The fiber content in sweet potatoes is good for digestion, in fact they are soothing to the stomach.  Plant foods like sweet potatoes that are high in both vitamin C and beta-carotene offer an immunity boost from their powerful combination of nutrients. Combine sweet potato with Protein Essentials Mocha Collagen and you have tasty smoothie with benefits!

2/3 c roasted sweet potato, frozen
2/3 c baby spinach or kale
1 scoop Protein Essentials Mocha Drink Mix
1/2 small banana, frozen
1 T almond butter
1 c almond milk

Add all the ingredients to a blender and process until desired consistency is achieved. Enjoy!

Mocha sweet potato smoothie w text

Everything You Need to Know About Collagen

What is collagen?

Collagen is the body’s most important building block and makes up approximately 30%
of all the proteins in our bodies. Collagen is the key structural protein that ensures the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of all our connective tissues, including skin, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bones. Essentially, collagen is the glue that holds everything together. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen.


What are Collagen Peptides?

Collagen Peptides are small bioactive, easily digestible peptides obtained by enzymatically hydrolyzing the native collagen. Collagen Peptides are also known as hydrolyzed collagen or collagen hydrolysate.

How does it work?

Collagen Peptides act as building blocks, renewing bodily tissues, such as skin, bones and joints. Numerous scientific studies have demonstrated collagen peptides health benefits. Mobility Circle csm_Peptan_Mobility_Circle_226bbb1ad8Key areas of benefit include healthy aging, joint and bone health, sports nutrition and skin beauty.

Why Protein Essentials Collagen?

Our Collagen is Peptan, the worlds leading manufacturer of collagen and gelatin; Peptan is recognized for the substantial scientific evidence that backs it up. Together with Peptan we set high standards for sustainability and source using pasture raised, grass fed cattle. Our premium collagen peptides are 100% natural, safe and free from any preservatives or additives.

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Dinner Smoothie w Collagen Protein

The dinner smoothie. Perfect for days when you ate more than you planned throughout the day. Late business lunch? No problem – dinner smoothie. Load your smoothie with healthy fats and collagen protein – it will be easy on your gut and the glycine in Protein Essentials collagen can help to induce sleep.

1 heaping cup spinach kale mix
1 small frozen banana
1 T nut butter
1 scoop Chocolate Protein Essentials
1 T groud flaxseed, pumpkin seed, sunflower seed combo
1/2 T chia seed
1 T chopped pistachio
1/2 c almond milk

Add all the ingredients to a blender. Process until desired consistency is achieved.

Dinner Smoothie



Tasty Tumeric Collagen Drink

Tumeric is a powerful ancient spice that boasts a number of health benefits due to its strong anti-oxidant and anti-infammatory properties. Combine tumeric with Protein Essentials Collagen Peptides for a powerful punch. This tasty tumeric infused morning blend will help you face whatever the day may bring!

1 cup of almond milk
1/2 an apple
2 scoops Protein Essentials Collagen Peptides
1/2 teaspoon tumeric
1/4 teaspoon each ginger cardamon, and cinnamon
1 teaspoon raw honey
a tiny pinch of salt
Add all the ingredients to a blender. Blend until desired consistency is achieved. Enjoy!

Tumeric Apple Drink