Superfood Infused Peach Smoothie

This peach smoothie is loaded with superfoods and vitamins. It’s the perfect late afternoon – out on the front porch – soaking up the last days of summer – concoction. Doesn’t that sound nice?!

1 large peach cut into chunks
1/2 c milk (almond milk, skim milk…)
1 scoop Protein Essentials Collagen
1 t chia seeds
1/4 t maca
2 ice cubes

Add all the ingredients to a blender and process until desired consistency is achieved.
Enjoy!
Pro tip: Add the milk first, then add the chia seeds. Let the chia seeds hang out in the milk while you cut up the peach. This will increase the chia seeds bioavailability.

Peach Maca Chia Smoothie

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Sweet Potato, Banana, Oatmeal Chocolate Collagen Smoothie

Here is a thick and creamy shake you are going to love! It is the perfect combination of tasty, satisfying and healthy; gluten free, high fiber & protein – plus loads of vitamin A.

1 scoop Protein Essentials Chocolate Collagen Drink Mix
1 c almond milk
1/2 frozen banana
1/3 c frozen roasted sweet potato
1 packet Nature’s Path Organic Foods Qi’a Oatmeal

Add all the ingredients to your blender and mix until desired consistency is achieved. The chia seeds, buckwheat, hemp and quinoa from the Qi’a really add to the thickness of this smoothie and take it to a new level. Enjoy!

 

Sweet potato chocolate shake

 

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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.
Enjoy!

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

Mocha Protein Bar Smoothie w Maca

Delicious use of bars that have been hanging around the pantry for a while! This protein packed smoothie combines strawberries, Protein Essentials Mocha Collagen Protein Powder, maca, cacao nibs, chia seeds and a bar that may or may not be past its peak freshness. *

5 strawberries
1 scoop Protein Essentials Mocha Collagen Protein Shake
1 T Warrior Vitality Blend (chia, maca & cacao nib blend)
1 Kind Bar or any similar small bar
1 c almond milk
4 ice cubes

Add everything to blend and blend until desired consistency is achieved. Enjoy!

*According to the US Department of agriculture website http://www.fsis.usda.gov:   A “Best if Used By/Before” indicates when a product will be of best flavor or quality. It is not a purchase or safety date. A “Sell-By” date tells the store how long to display the product for sale for inventory management. … A “Use-By” date is the last date recommended for the use of the product while at peak quality.

Stawberry Mocha Bar Smoothie edited

 

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Mexican Iced Coffee w Mocha Collagen

This is a delicious healthy treat! The warmth from the cinnamon and the heat from the spice combined with the mocha hit the perfect flavor note.

1 1/2 c almond milk
1/2 small banana, frozen
small handful of spinach, kale, chard
heaping scoop of Protein Essentials Mocha Collagen Protein Shake
1/2 t cinnamon
1/8 chipotle chili pepper

Add the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. Add ice to a glass and pour shake over ice. Enjoy!

Mexican Iced Coffee

Mexican Iced Coffee with Protein Essentials Mocha Collagen Protein Shake

 

Chocolate Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding

Perfect make ahead protein rich delicious breakfast! Make a double batch because you are going to want to eat this for dessert too!

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1 can coconut milk
1/2 c almond milk
2 scoops Protein Essentials Chocolate Collagen Shake
capful of vanilla
couple dashes of cinnamon
pinch of kosher salt
1/2 c chia seeds

Put all the ingredients except the chia seeds in a blender. Blend until smooth. With the blender off, add the chia seeds and stir with a wooden spoon until combined.
Divide among 4 ramekins. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning unmold and add toppings. Excellent topping choices include: fruit, granola, coconut or nuts……Enjoy!

 

approx: 4 servings; 266 calories; 13g protein

 

 

Healthy Breakfast w Muesli & Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen

Muesli is a delicious and healthy alternative to oatmeal and granola. Muesli and granola are both made with oats, nuts, seeds, and fruits. Granola is baked with some type of sweetener added; honey or brown sugar. Muesli is typically raw and unsweetened. They’re both healthy breakfast options; both are served with milk, alternative non dairy milk, or yogurt; and they’re equally tasty.

One traditional way to eat Muesli is to let the Muesli soak overnight in liquid, much like overnight oats.

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Muesli with Almond Milk, Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen and Diced Apple.

1/2 c Muesli
1/2 c Almond Milk
1 scoop Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen
Add the ingredients to a dish with a cover, stir. Allow to sit overnight in the refrigerator. In the morning add diced apple, sliced banana, more nuts, a dollop of yogurt, a tablespoon of almond butter, a sprinkle of coconut sugar…..the toppings are endless.
If you like a warm breakfast, you can pop it in the microwave for 15-30 seconds.
This breakfast will provide approximately 13g protein, 6g fiber, 260 calories per serving. Enjoy!

Overnight Oats with Chocolate Collagen

This recipe makes about 3 servings with 189 calories and 10 grams of protein per serving. Now that is a good way to start your day!

3/4 c oats
1 scoop Chocolate Protein Essentials
1 T  flaxseeds
1/2 T chia seeds
3/4 c almond milk
1 small banana, sliced

Put the oats in jar or bowl with a lid. Add 1 scoop Chocolate Protein Essentials, flaxseeds and chia seeds, stir. Add almond milk and sliced banana. Gently stir as to not smush up the bananas too much. Cover with lid and refrigerate overnight.

In the morning stir again. Heat up for 30-40 seconds if desired. If you like a little crunch with your oatmeal, add toppings! Toppings could include: more flaxseed, almond butter, diced apples, almond milk, granola, chopped nuts, pepitas, a dusting of Chocolate PE……..Enjoy!

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Overnight Oats with Applesauce and Pears

Overnight oats are fast, healthy and delicious. You can use any applesauce that you like, we used the Protein Essentials Applesauce with Cranberries for this recipe.

1 1/2 c oats
1/2 c applesauce
1 c almond milk
1 t chia seeds
1 t cacao nibs
1 small pear
1 scoop Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen
tiny pinch of salt

Add all the ingredients to a bowl/jar with a lid, we like to use a mason jar.
Give it a stir, cover it and put it in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning add toppings or just eat it straight out of the jar! You can even throw the jar in the microwave for 30 seconds to warm slightly. Topping ideas include granola, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, cocoa dusting and/or maple syrup.