Yogurt Bowl with PE Collagen

Yogurt bowls are simple, delicious and beautiful! Boost the protein by adding Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides. Our flavorless collagen easily dissolves in warm and cool liquids and foods – you won’t even know it’s there! Except that you’ll be getting all the great health benefits! 🙌 💪

Mix 1-2 scoops of PE Collagen with your favorite greek yogurt – we used raspberry. Add sliced kiwi, strawberries and blueberries. Drop in a stripe of coconut flakes and a dusting of chia seeds. Maybe take a pic for your Instagram and tag Protein Essentials.😉

Enjoy!

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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

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!

Muffin in a mug

Ancient Grain & Superfood Protein Balls

These protein balls are packed with protein, ancient grains and superfoods for a healthy and delicious snack. Trust us, you are going to want these in your life! So easy to make and even easier to eat. Great for grab and go. Perfect pre or post work out snack!
Combine the following ingredients in a large bowl:
2 cups of oats
1 cup of nut butter
2 scoops Protein Essentials Chocolate Collagen
2 tablespoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons of Linwoods Flaxseed, Sunflower & Pumpkin Seed Mix
2 tablespoons of chopped pecans
1 tablespoon of amaranth
1 tablespoon of mini chocolate chips
pinch of salt
3 tablespoons of almond milk

Mix the ingredients together to combine. Roll into 1 inch balls. Add a splash of water if the balls don’t come together easily. Enjoy!

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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

 

 

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.

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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!

 

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

 

 

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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