Protein Powder in 2017

Protein Powder is poised to be a big health trend in 2017. There are a lot of choices. How can consumers make the healthiest and most appropriate choices for their diet? A collagen based protein powder is your best bet for a number of reasons.

The cleanest, most easily digestible protein powder is collagen protein powder. Responsibly sourced, pasture raised collagen is hypoallergenic; it is naturally dairy and gluten free. Additionally, collagen based protein powders will not cause stomach distress.
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Collagen is known for its satisfying and satiating properties. Typically about 13g of protein and 52 calories per serving with zero carbohydrates or fat, collagen is the ultimate diet friendly supplement. According to Jeff Gilbert co-founder of Protein Essentials, “Collagen is a mainstay in many types of diets or lifestyle programs including; paleo, keto, 5/2, intermittent fasting and flexitarian regimens.” Unflavored collagen protein powders are free from additives or fillers and therefore offer you a clean, nutritionally rich product.

The primary reason that many people chose to avoid flavored protein powders has to do with how those flavors are achieved. If you read the ingredient list of common protein powders, there will doubtlessly be tons of different ingredients named. Occasionally, the flavor comes from things you may prefer not to ingest – like ground up grasshoppers. Jeff Gilbert suggests looking for flavored protein powders that contain 7 ingredients or less. “Look for clean protein powders with Non GMO and organic ingredients.”

dscn3474Collagen based protein powders also offer tons of benefits, backed by numerous studies. It is a natural supplement that promotes youthful skin elasticity, replenishes connective tissues, muscles and joints, keeps bones strong and contributes to a balanced diet by aiding in weight management.

In order for a supplement to be effective though, it has to be easy to use. Unflavored collagen can be added to coffee, tea,  oatmeal or smoothies as part of a healthy breakfast. It will not clump and it will not change the flavor of whatever it is added to from yogurt to baked goods to homemade protein balls.

Collagen Protein Powder will clearly be a powerhouse supplement in 2017.

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Chocolate Mocha Granola

2 c rolled oats
1 1/3 c slivered almonds
1 c dried cranberries
1/2 c raw honey
1 T vanilla
2 T coconut oil
2 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
1 t kosher salt
1/2 c dark chocolate chips
1/2 c Protein Essentials Mocha Protein Powder
1/2 c pepitas
1 1/2 T ground flaxseed
3 T warm water

Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350. In a small bowl mix ground flaxseed and warm water. Set aside.
In large bowl mix remaining ingredients well. Stir flaxseed and warm water mixture again. Add flaxseed mixture to oat mixture. Mix until well combined. Spread mixture onto prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

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Not Your Brother’s (or Your Mother’s) Protein Powder!

October 17, 2016 by Kathleen Sullivan

Protein Essentials introduces the next generation of protein shakes; combining great taste, convenience and important health benefits. Each delicious 95 calorie serving contains 20 grams of highest quality pasture raised Peptan collagen protein and 3 grams of net carbs. Protein Essentials Mocha boasts a hint of coffee, while the Chocolate has a lightly sweet chocolate flavor. Perfect for a Paleo or Keto lifestyle, both flavors are non gmo, all natural, gluten free and non dairy (no whey!), free of additives, preservatives, artificial colors and flavors. Protein is one of the most vital components of our diet, and dscn3480adequate protein intake is essential to maintaining a healthy and balanced diet.

Protein Essentials supplements with Peptan offer nutria-functional properties that cannot be found in other protein sources; looking at you whey, hemp and pea protein. Peptan collagen peptides were developed to improve health and as a result, deliver multiple health benefits. Protein Essentials collagen promotes connective tissue health and supports bone, joint and skin health. Additionally, these shakes provide sports nutrition and promote muscle recovery .

Simply improve your overall health by adding one scoop of Chocolate or Mocha Protein Essentials Powder to 12 ounces of water, milk, almond milk or your morning cup of coffee. These shakes are so versatile you can use them as a meal replacement, a snack or a pre or post work out supplement. Protein Essentials Chocolate and Mocha Shakes are the ultimate clean hydrolyzed collagen protein powder.

How to Choose Protein? Thats Easy, Peptan Collagen is Backed By Science.

Protein Essentials products are all made using Peptan® collagen, a high-purity, natural bioactive product. Peptan® collagen peptides are type 1 collagen peptides. This means they are identical to the collagens found in human bones and skin. Peptan® is a high-purity, natural bioactive product, containing more than 97% protein.

Peptan collagen peptides are optimized for high bioavailability and activity, and their hydrolyzed form makes them easily digestible by humans. Peptan is a bioactive ingredient that has been specifically developed to deliver multiple health benefits and functional properties. In other words, by choosing Protein Essentials products with Peptan, you are getting more collagen bang for your buck!

Peptan contains 18 amino acids, the building blocks of our tissues and the primary component of proteins. Glycine, proline and hydroxyproline represent around 50% of Peptan’s total amino acid content; the glycine and proline concentration in Peptan is 10 to 20 times higher than in other proteins. As a result, Peptan offers nutria-functional properties that cannot be found in other protein sources; looking at you whey, hemp and pea protein.

Peptan collagen peptides were developed to improve health and as a result, deliver multiple health benefits. Peptan is continually involved in scientific studies, including in-vitro, in-vivo and clinical research to further substantiate Peptan’s health benefits.

The choice is clear – Protein Essentials products with Peptan deliver multiple health benefits backed by science! Protein Essentials offers a complete line of collagen supplements to meet your needs from Chocolate Collagen and InstaBroth to Perform 100.

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Hydration Important During Cooler Spring Days

May 3, 2016 by Kathleen Sullivan

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Dehydration can occur in virtually every physical activity scenario. It does not have to be hot outside. You can become dehydrated cycling, golfing, exercise walking or running on a cool spring day.

Dehydration occurs when the body loses more fluids through sweating than it takes in. The consequences of mild dehydration include muscle fatigue, loss of coordination and decreased energy or athletic performance.

Hydration is required before, during and after exercise. Athletes are advised to begin exercise well hydrated and replace fluids during exercise to promote adequate hydration. Additionally, rehydrate after exercise by drinking enough fluid to replace fluids lost during exercise.

Sports drinks provide hydration, but not all sports drinks are healthy. Perform 100 is the next generation of sports nutrition. Perform 100 is a performance and recovery supplement that provides hydration, while also protecting joints and tissues. Perform 100 improves performance and energy with 25g collagen protein and BCAAs. Take Perform 100 before, during and after workouts for maximum benefits and hydration.

Protein Packed Irish Soda Bread

Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with this easy and protein packed Irish Soda bread!

2 C flour
1/4 C brown sugar
1/4 C Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen
2 T chia seeds
1 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
3 T butter, diced
2 eggs, divided
3/4 C buttermilk

Preheat oven to 375 and grease a baking sheet.
In a large bowl whisk to combine flour, sugar, collagen, chia seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter using pastry knife (or two knives). Mixture should be crumbly. In a small bowl whisk one egg and buttermilk. Add liquid mixture to dry ingredients. Mix just until moistened.
Turn dough out onto floured surface. Knead for 1 minute. Shape dough into a round loaf. Place on prepared pan. Cut a deep cross on top on bread. Beat remaining egg and brush over loaf.
Bake for 30-35 minutes. Enjoy!
Simple, protein packed and festive.

 

Perform 100 Fruit Filled Popsicles

Yep, popsicles! We know it’s a little early, but with the warm weather spreading across the country, we could not resist. Who doesn’t love a naturally good for you and delicious popsicle?! Whatever combination of Perform 100 and fruit you choose, you are getting a protein packed, vitamin rich popsicle! At about 35 calories each, Perform 100 Fruit Filled Popsicles are a healthy low calorie treat. We used a Crate and Barrel popsicle making kit. But these could easily be made in paper cups with wooden sticks or even an ice cube tray.

Make a shaker cup of your preferred Perform 100 flavor, we used the cherry flavor. Pour the drink into the popsicle molds you are using and place them in the freezer. After about an hour, add your fruit and the popsicle sticks. You might have to gently smash through the top layer of ice. For our popsicles we added blueberries. Wait for the popsicles to come to a hard freeze, unmold and enjoy!

Let your imagination be your guide with your own Perform 100 Fruit Filled Popsicles – Cherry-Lime Perform 100 with blackberries would be a great combination, Perform 100 Lemonade with stawberry pieces, Perform 100 Peach-Mango with raspberries….

Bring on summer!

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Perform 100 – the Details!

Perform 100 is our energy and recovery supplement. It is a unique sports supplement because it is made from healthy ingredients. As athletes, we were searching for a healthy sports supplement for ourselves and our families. We knew the amazing benefits of pasture raised hydrolyzed collagen. There had to be a way to turn the health benefits of collagen protein into a sports supplement, and that is how Perform 100 began.
The final product has 25 grams of pure, clean, Peptan collagen protein, 7 grams of BCAA in a 2:1:1 ratio and 5 grams of L-glutamine. One scoop has 20 amino acids, including 100% of the daily allowance of the 9 essential amino acids. Perform 100 is formulated to provide all the health benefits of rapidly absorbed Peptan Hydrolyzed Collagen with the instant energy, muscle building and recovery properties of the essential amino acids. Perform 100 is three great supplements in one; our formula replaces the need for pre, during and post work out supplements.
We also made sure to avoid ingredients that don’t provide a benefit. Perform 100 does not contain caffeine, creatine, whey or gluten. We have less than 1 gram of sugar per serving. Perform 100 provides ingredients your body needs to Perform 100% at your chosen activity; golf, cycling, crossfit, weightlifting, running, walking and training.
We are really proud of our great new flavors! We came up with flavor combinations that provide great variety; our Peach-Mango is perfect for exotic taste buds. We also have Cherry-Lime, Cherry, Grape and Lemonade. Looking for a sport recovery drink that is 100% natural? Then Natural with a Hint of Citrus is for you. All of our delicious flavors have around 125 calories per serving.
Perform 100: Protein Essentials to Recover, Focus, Optimize & Rebuild Muscle with 100% of daily essential amino acids. It’s a Paleo Superfood!