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

 

 

Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Mug Cake

Need a little chocolate? Need a little chocolate and pumpkin?! We’ve got just the thing! Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Mug Cake. Super tasty, super easy, high protein, gluten free and dairy free.

3 1/2 T coconut flour
1 heaping scoop Protein Essentials Chocolate
2 T almond milk
2 T maple syrup
1 1/2 t coconut butter
1/2 t pumpkin pie spice
Pinch of salt

In a microwavable mug, stir together all the ingredients. Microwave for 1 minute. Garnish with non dairy whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Enjoy!

Chocolate Pumpkin Mug Cake

 

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

 

Gluten Free Brownie Hack

Gluten free baking can be tricky; we’ve tried gritty, globby and tasteless baked goods. Here is a simple way to turn up the volume on gluten free brownies. Bonus, this tip also turns your brownies into a protein packed treat!

This will work with boxed brownie mix or brownies made from scratch. It will transform regular gluten full brownies into a gourmet treat.

Make your brownies as usual. Add one scoop of Protein Essentials Mocha Collagen Protein Powder to the dry ingredients. Beat 2 tablespoons of almond milk into the eggs. Proceed as directed. Optionally, stir in 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips as a last step. Check for doneness with a toothpick at the time suggested on the box – these gourmet protein brownies may need a few extra minutes.
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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

 

 

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.

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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Easy Chocolate Sandwich Cookie

Delicious Sandwich Cookie for one – heavy on the protein? Yes, please! (Approx 12g protein)

1 T mascarpone cheese
1/2 scoop PE Chocolate or Mocha
2 gluten free graham crackers

Mix the PE Chocolate or Mocha with room temperature mascarpone cheese until well combined. (You can do it with mascarpone straight out of the fridge – it will just take more elbow grease!) Spread the chocolate mascarpone combo between two gluten free graham crackers. Enjoy!

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