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

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Fancy Oatmeal

Add Protein Essentials Collagen to your oatmeal to maximize your benefits. One serving of Quaker oatmeal has 5g of protein, add 1 scoop of our collagen and now you have 12g of protein. Add fruit and nut butter like Sunbutter to really ramp up the flavor and health benefits. Sprinkle Linwoods Ground Flaxseed Pumpkin Seed & Sunflower Seed  over the top. Now your little bowl of oatmeal is a real taste and health treat!

Oatmeal and Fruit and Collagen

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

 

 

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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Healthy Delicious Raspberry Bars

It’s berry season, well almost. The raspberries in the grocery store right now are pretty tasty. This recipe is a healthy take off of the popular raspberry and oat bar. Raspberries not only taste great, with their gritty burst of sweetness, but they are an excellent source of nutrition. Raspberries are high in vitamin C and potassium. High in fiber, they also aid the body in detoxing and reducing inflammation.

You will need two mini loaf pans, or similar baking pan.

Crust:
2/3 c Linwoods Ground Flaxseed, Pumpkin Seed, Sunflower Seed Mix
2 scoops Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen
1 1/2 T coconut oil
1 T maple syrup
pinch of salt
Filling:
2 T raspberries preserves
Topping:
2 T pistachios
microplaned chocolate bar

Add crust ingredients to mini food processor. Chop/Grind until the mixture comes together. Divide between two mini loaf pans. Press crust into loaf pans. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes until the edges are browned. Allow crust to cool before preceding.
Stir the preserves until they are easy to work with. Sread onto crust.
Chop with knife or grind pistachios in mini food processor. Sprinkle over top of preserves. Microplane dark chocolate over the pistachios.
Cut into squares and enjoy!

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Tasty Topping

1/3 c brown sugar
2/3 c chopped pecans, divided
1 T  Linwoods ground flaxseed, sunflower & pumpkin seeds
1 T Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen
tiny pinch of salt

In a mini food processor combine brown sugar, 1/3 c pecans, flaxseed combo, collagen and a pinch of salt. Pulse. Pour into resealable container. Add remaining 1/3 cup chopped pecans. Add to smoothies, overnight oats, overnight chia seeds, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie…..the topping ideas are endless. This high protein topping is delicious and versatile.

Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s.Flaxseed contains both the soluble and insoluble fiber types.

Nuts are very rich sources of several important B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates. Pecans are antioxidant rich.