Protein Essentials Collagen Peptides Benefits

Protein Essentials Collagen Peptides have been specifically developed to deliver multiple health benefits from improved appearance to enhanced mobility and gut health. Our collagen has been proven to soften and hydrate skin; healthy hair and nails also get a boost from PE Collagen. Research shows joint function, joint comfort and bone strength are supported and improved by taking collagen peptides. Additionally, collagen is a great source of protein which is an important part of a well rounded diet. PE Collagen protein can help you feel full longer – which may help keep your fitness goals on track. 

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Muffin in a Mug

We’re ready for back to school, on the run, off to work with a collagen protein muffin in a mug that takes about 4 minutes to pull together – in the microwave!

Dry Ingredients:
1/4 flour (coconut flour, oat flour…)
1 scoop Protein Essentials Collagen
1/2 t baking powder
1 t cinnamon
1/8 t maca
1 t chia seeds
1 t Linwoods Ground Flax, Sunflower & Pumpkin Seed Mix
2 packets of Stevia
pinch of salt

Whisk together in microwavable coffee mug. Set aside.

Wet Ingredients:
1/2 mashed banana
2 T grated zucchini
1 t olive oil
1 t vanilla

Mix together until combined. Add in the dry ingredients from the coffee mug. Mix just until combined. Scoop back into coffee mug.

Microwave for 1:30

Enjoy!

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Protein Essentials Collagen is a Premium Protein Supplement

Making sure you are getting enough protein each day is important because protein helps build muscle, ward off hunger, maintain bone density and much more. Research shows that supplements can be a big help. In addition to ensuring a sufficient intake, the choice of protein source also matters. The specific amino acid composition of Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen with Peptan premium peptides provides unique bioactive properties not found in other protein sources.

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5 Ingredient Protein Cookies

Five Ingredient Protein Cookies

Here’s a tasty treat everyone will enjoy! These simple five ingredient cookies are gluten free and packed with protein from collagen peptides.

 

 

1 c peanut butter
1 c sugar
1 egg
1 scoop Protein Essentials Collagen
1/2 c mini chocolate chips

Combine all the ingredients until well mixed. Roll dough into balls, put them on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Flatten cookies lightly with a fork in a criss cross design. Bake at 350 for 14 minutes. Makes about 2 dozen cookies. Enjoy!

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!

Mocha Protein Breakfast Cookies

These oversized cookies smell incredible when they are baking. They are packed with healthy ingredients and tons of protein. Each gluten-free, dairy-free cookie has around 200 calories and 10g protein. Go ahead have them for breakfast or snack – nothing to feel guilty about here!

Mocha Breakfast Cookie

2 mashed very ripe bananas
2 scoops Mocha Collagen Protein Shake
2 1/2 c oats
2 T pepitas
2 T sunbutter
1 T chia seeds
1 t vanilla
pinch of salt

Grease a cookie sheet and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mash the bananas with the back of a fork. Stir in the remaining ingredients until well combined. Use tablespoon to measure out 2 tablespoons per cookie. Drop dough onto cookie sheet and flatten slightly. They should look like oversized cookies. Bake for 20 minutes.

Makes 8 cookies. You can freeze them and keep for up to 6 months. Enjoy!

 

InstaBroth 10 Ways

InstaBroth is all the gelatin and collagen rich goodness of traditional bone broth – in an instant! It has a ton of great health benefits, and its convenient! It is a great swap if you are trying to cut back on coffee. Stir up a mug and go.
The really great thing though, besides the health benefits, is its versatility. You can use InstaBroth in a number of ways to get health benefits throughout your day!
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1. Use InstaBroth instead of water to make rice, quinoa or any ancient grain. You can even use InstaBroth when you are cooking pasta. Use InstaBroth in any recipe that calls for broth or stock.

2. Boil or sauté  vegetables with InstaBroth. This works especially great with the currently popular “riced” veggies, like cauliflower. Add a couple of tablespoons to half a cup of InstaBroth to give riced veggies a delicious softness.

3. Whenever you are making soup or stew, use InstaBroth. It’s that simple. Here is a great recipe for turkey and kale soup with InstaBroth.

4. Legumes. InstaBroth brings out the tastiness and softness of beans without turning them into mush. Dry beans are economical and last in the freezer for a very long time. Find recipes for bean cookery here and here.

5. Have a spiralizer? Add zoodles to InstaBroth for a quick soup or snack. No spiralizer, no problem. Julienne some herbs and vegetables and add them to your InstaBroth. dscn3519

6. Use InstaBroth as a poaching liquid. Poaching foods in simmering liquid is a delicate technique with great results. InstaBroth is perfect for poached chicken, eggs and fish.

7. Crock pot recipes and InstaBroth are a great combination. Slow cooking beef round or beef eye of round with InstaBroth makes for a rich and easy weeknight meal.

8. Swapping in ground turkey or chicken in your meatloaf, chili or taco recipes? These dishes will be  enhanced when InstaBroth is added to the mix. InstaBroth will add a velvety  quality that can be lacking in lower fat proteins.

9. Use InstaBroth as a marinade. InstaBroth tenderizes tougher cuts of lean meat like flank steak beautifully. Just remember because InstaBroth has gelatin, it will turn into jello or jelly in the refrigerator. Scrape off the marinade and cook as usual. The results are totally delicious!

10. Use InstaBroth to dilute thick sauces. InstaBroth added to leftover veggies is great on pasta. Also add InstaBroth to thick tomato sauces to achieve the desired consistency.

You can find many more InstaBroth recipes as well as other collagen and gelatin based recipes on our website www.proteinessentials.com. To your health!

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Almond Butter Protein Squares

These delicious little no bake treats make a perfect on the go breakfast or a healthy 3pm slump snack!

1/4 c raw almonds
3/4 c almond butter
1 1/2 c rolled oats
1 scoop Protein Essentials Chocolate Collagen Shake
1 T pure maple syrup
5 T coconut milk
1/2 T coconut butter
1 T coconut sugar
1 t kosher salt
2 T mini chocolate chips, divided

Line an 8X8 pan with parchment paper, or lightly grease the pan. Set aside.
Toast the almonds in a dry pan over medium low heat until fragrant. Once cool enough to handle, chop and set aside.
Add the almond butter, oats, Chocolate Collage Shake, maple syrup, coconut milk, coconut butter, sugar and salt to food processor. Blend until combined. Add 1 tablespoon of the mini chocolate chips. Pulse twice.
Firmly press the mixture into the prepared pan.
In a small bowl mix the remaining tablespoon of mini chocolate chips with the chopped almonds. Sprinkle over the top of the mixture. Lightly press the topping into the mixture. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour, overnight is best. Cut into squares. If the squares are too crumbly, put them back in the refrigerator for longer. Enjoy!

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Healthy Beef Fiesta with InstaBroth

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Healthy Beef Fiesta w InstaBroth

2lb eye round beef, cooked*
1 c InstaBroth, beef
2 tomatoes
1 can black beans
1 shallot
1 clove garlic, minced
1 red pepper
7 radishes, sliced
2 c baby spinach, roughly chopped
salt and pepper
handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
1/2 handful of fresh parsley, chopped
1 1/2 c brown rice, cooked*
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Add thinly sliced or shredded eye round to large saute pan over medium heat. Add InstaBroth, garlic, black beans, shallots and peppers. Bring to boil, reduce to simmer. Add radishes and spinach. Add salt and pepper to taste. Just before serving add cilantro and parsley. Serve over brown rice, garnish with pepitas. Other toppings or garnishes could include: tortilla chips, sour cream, guacamole, avocado, and shredded cheese. Enjoy!

*Pro tips: Cook the eye round during the day in a slow cooker or cook in oven low and slow. Or you can use any leftover beef; flank steak, beef tenderloin or thicker cut deli roast beef would all work well in this recipe. If using chicken, switch to chicken flavored InstaBroth. Microwave brown rice is a quick and easy weeknight short cut.

Easy Veggie Packed Fried Rice

This is the perfect recipe to use leftover rice and leftover chicken. Or leave out the chicken and make this for meatless Monday, you can even make this a side – it’s a versatile and tasty dish!

1 c cooked rice *
1 1/2 c chopped vegetables
1 shallot, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 T olive oil
1 t fish sauce
1 t low sodium soy sauce
1 T fresh cilantro or 1/2 inch cilantro paste
1/2 t ground pepper
pinch of ground ginger
1 t coconut sugar
pinch of red pepper flakes
1/2 c InstaBroth
2 eggs, beaten
1 chicken breast, cooked and cubed (optional)**

* Rice takes about 20-25 minutes to cook, which makes the timing pretty perfect. Set up the rice and let it simmer, while you do everything else.
** This is the perfect place for leftover frozen chicken. Whenever you cook chicken, add an extra breast or two. Double baggie them, label them and freeze them.  Defrost slightly before adding to pan.

Use a variety of vegetables with good crunch factor that you know your family likes. Excellent choices include: carrots, red peppers, green beans, snap peas and radishes. Add olive oil to large pan over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic, cook for 30 seconds stirring frequently. Add remaining vegetables, cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add fish sauce, soy sauce, cilantro, pepper, ginger, coconut sugar and red pepper flakes. Stirring frequently, cook 2-3 minutes longer. Add InstaBroth, bring to boil, reduce to simmer. Allow to simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
While that is simmering, grease a small saute/omelet pan. Heat to low. Add beaten eggs, help eggs to spread, making a big egg pancake. Cook for 1-2 minutes, flip and cook other side for 1 minute. Remove to cutting board and cut into small dice.
Add rice to simmering vegetables, stir to evenly coat rice with sauce. Add egg to vegetables.
Enjoy!
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