Top Five Beverages that Taste Great with Peptan® Hydrolyzed Collagen

Photo: Molly Wagener ©

Photo: Molly Wagener ©

So you have purchased Peptan® Hydrolyzed Collagen and you are on your way to healthier and rejuvenated skin, stronger bones, improved connective tissue and muscle growth, but you have hit a road block. With the bag of Protein Essentials collagen in one hand and the scooper in the other, you think to yourself, “What do I put this in?”. Fret no longer, here at Protein Essentials we have been busy determining the top 5 beverages that taste amazing with Peptan® Hydrolyzed Collagen.

1. Coffee

For many, the day does not and can not begin until a fresh batch of joe has been brewed and consumed. Fortunately, your morning roast is the perfect beverage to add Protein Essentials hydrolyzed collagen. The bold flavors of your cup of joe will blend with the unflavored collagen, providing you with the morning jolt you need as well as the many benefits of a paleo superfood.

2. Emergen-C

Woke up feeling run down or with a case of the sniffles? Have no fear, Emergen-C mixed with Peptan® Hydrolyzed Collagen or even our Perform 100 recovery supplement make amazing cold fighting teams, giving you a much needed immune system boost while also combating joint and muscle pain.

3. Smoothie

Nothing beats a perfectly blended smoothie with naturally sweet and nutrient rich fruits. Give your smoothie a protein punch by adding Protein Essentials hydrolyzed collagen. With an abundance of smoothie recipes to satisfy any mood, it’s easy to mix up your morning smoothie ritual. You can find delicious smoothie recipes from Katy’s Kitchen on our website.

4. Tea

Looking for a beverage that is both warm and relaxing? Tea is a great option as it is chock full of beneficial herbs, it contains a bit of caffeine to kick start your day, and it fights free radicals. The variety of tea flavors available make it an exceptionally versatile beverage for adding collagen protein.

5. Gatorade

If you’re an athlete, replenishing electrolytes is key to building muscle and staying hydrated. Gatorade is not only a great source of the potassium and sodium you need to combat dehydration, but it also contains a balance of carbs that aid muscle recovery. The benefits of Gatorade can be further enhanced by adding Peptan® Hydrolyzed Collagen or our Perform 100 recovery powder. This powerful combo will keep you hydrated while simultaneously promoting connective tissue health and alleviating muscle and joint pain.

How do you take your Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen? Hit us up on facebook or twitter and let’s keep this list growing!

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Here’s a Classic Smoothie that Will Make You Smile

The Strawnana

Today’s recipe is a simple yet delicious fruit smoothie that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth while providing natural vitamins, nutrients, and needed protein to your diet. Adding Protein Essentials Peptan® Hydrolyzed Collagen to the Strawnana will give you essential amino acids, aid in muscle growth, promote skin health and rejuvenation, improve skin elasticity and moisture, and reduce joint and muscle pain. Transform your morning smoothies into a healthy super drink with Protein Essentials. Here’s how-

Ingredients:

 15 small strawberries

 1 banana (frozen)

 2/3 cup skim milk or almond milk

 Splash of orange juice

 1 scoop of Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen

Add 5 strawberries, the milk and scoop of Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen into a powerful blender and mix at medium speed. Whenpartially liquified add banana and continue to blend until banana is pulverized. Add 5 more strawberries and blend at a higher speed. Add the splash of OJ and the remaining strawberries and blend until the smoothie is at your preferred consistency.

Pour into a tall glass and drink up!

Makes about 3 cups (24 oz) and contains approximately 105 calories per Cup (8 oz)

The Spring Green Refresher

The Spring season is a time to revitalize and refresh. Why not get the feeling of Spring each day with this delicious smoothie?  Here’s a smoothie straight from Katy’s Kitchen. It has a light sweet flavor that bursts with energy and gives you all the healthy benefits of Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen. Even my teenager raved about this drink! Here’s how to make it for yourself:

Here’s What You’ll Need:

 1  cup almond milk

 15 green grapes

 1/2 orange

 Zest of 1 orange

 Handful of organic baby Kale

 1 Scoop Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen

 6 ice cubes

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Add the ingredients except the Collagen and ice cubes to a powerful blender. Turn the blender to medium speed and let it mix for about 15 seconds. Turn off the blender and add the Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen plus two ice cubes. Turn the blender to a higher setting and let it mix until the ice cubes are crushed. Turn of the blender and add two more ice cubes and repeat until all ice cubes are completely crushed.

Pour the smoothie into a tall glass and enjoy.

Makes about 20 ounces and contains approximately 100 Calories per 8 ounces.

Big Races Coming Up in Chicago, Prepare with Protein Essentials

The Chicagoland area will host a bunch of road races this summer. Whether you’re new to running or an ultra marathoner, running events are a great way to get involved in the community and kick start your summer fitness goals. Here’s Protein Essential’s list of the top 5 races to run this summer!

1. The Undy 5k Run/Walk, May 23rd, Chicago, IL

This fun run requires little clothes, but supports a big cause. The funds raised through this event support colon cancer research, sign up on their website.

2. The Essence of Freedom Run, May 25, Deerfield, IL

Memorial Day isn’t just about summer and BBQs, participate in this race‘s 5k or 10k to support our veterans and troops.

3. The North Shore Half Marathon, May 31, Highland Park, IL

One of our very own Protein Essential founders participated in this race a few years back. The event features a great course through beautiful highland park, and a grand finish in the track arena.

4. The Color Run Chicago, June 7, Chicago, IL

If serious racing isn’t your style, the Color Run Chicago is the perfect event for you. At this race, you’ll have a blast getting sprayed with colored paint as you race, just remember to leave your nice workout clothes at home.

5. Burgers and Beer 5k, July 13, Chicago, IL

While this race is held at Soldier Field and has all the staples of an official 5k, it’s the post-race party which sets the Burgers and Beer 5k apart from the rest.

Whichever race you chose, Protein Essentials will help you achieve your race goals. Start preparing today. Add two tablespoons of our Perform 100: Energy & Recovery Supplement to your post-run drink and feel the benefits. After all, it’s a Paleo Superfood™.Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 2.50.35 PM

Start Your Day Right

We love this article Yahoo News posted yesterday about the benefits of your morning tea. According to the article, Matcha green tea not only protects your skin from UV rays but it is also packed with antioxidants. The article also lists several beneficial elements you can add to your tea like cinnamon for improved blood circulation, stevia for nutrients, and milk for calcium. Add 2 tablespoons of Protein Essential’s Peptan® Hydrolyzed Collagen to your morning cup of coffee or tea in addition to the suggestions in this

protein essentials morning coffee

article for the ultimate start to your day. Our products are made with quality in mind and are dairy and gluten free.

If you’re not into coffee or tea, smoothies are a great alternative. You can find a bunch of delicious recipes for refreshing smoothies on our website.