We’ve all been hearing a lot about collagen peptides recently. Wondering if collagen is right for you? Here is what you want to know.
What is collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. In fact, collagen is the body’s most important building block and it makes up approximately 30% of the proteins in our bodies.
Safe and Natural
Protein Essentials Collagen with Peptan® is a natural, safe and bioactive protein powder offering proven holistic benefits to joint and bone health. Our collagen is also proven to support your skin, hair and nails. Beauty from within; backed by science.
Convenient and Easy to Use
PE Collagen is NonGMO, gluten and dairy free. It’s also convenient. Stir our flavorless collagen into your morning cup of coffee or tea; it will dissolve easily and it won’t change the flavor. Add it to smoothies, yogurt and oatmeal; you can even add it to baked goods and stir it into sauces.
High Protein, Low Calorie, Zero Sugar
Protein Essentials Collagen has 13 grams of protein and 52 calories per serving. Easily boost your protein intake with our clean protein powder. Perfect for Keto, Paleo and Whole 30 lifestyles.
Protein Essentials Collagen is a high quality, pasture raised, grass fed collagen protein supplement. Add our hydrolyzed collagen peptides to your daily routine and experience the benefits collagen wellness. Protein Essentials Collagen promotes an active healthy lifestyle.
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!
The right protein powder can be an excellent tool in weight loss if you choose one that is low calorie and great tasting. According to Women’s Health “….getting some of your daily protein in powder form can save you tons of calories. It turns out, protein powder is the lowest-cal way out there to get your protein. That’s because protein powders contain little if any grams of fat or carbohydrates, so all of their calories come from protein.” 2
In addition to looking out for fat and carbs, you should choose a protein powder that does not contain a lot of added sugars. Aim for 2 grams of sugar per serving. According to the Cleveland Clinic, people watching their sugar or with diabetic concerns should look at ingredient labels and pick protein powders without added sugar. “Patients who have diabetes should choose protein shakes without added sugar (don’t choose protein powders with sugar listed as one of the first three ingredients). It’s also best to look for a shake that’s low in carbohydrates (less than 5 grams per serving).” 1
It is really important to read the ingredient labels, because not all protein powders are the same. According to Active Times, “Many poor-quality protein powders have a lot of fillers and other cheap ingredients that affect the overall quality and bioavailability of the protein. It is important that the protein is bioavailable and easily digested because that means you get more bang for your buck, and you’ll get the most amount of protein to your muscles, which is what you want!” 3 Livestrong echoes that sentiment, “Some higher quality protein powders deliver all the nutrients you need and help your muscles to recover from exercise or simply help you boost your daily protein intake, while others lack quality, purity and even taste.”4
Protein Essentials delicious Chocolate and Mocha Collagen Protein shakes deliver on all fronts! Our shakes are low fat, low carb and low sugar – packed with premium quality collagen protein. Plus PE collagen protein with Peptan utilizes a unique combination of 18 amino acids which offers a complete musculoskeletal health solution, including specific mobility benefits not found in any other proteins. Protein Essentials Protein Shakes are the ultimate clean collagen protein powder combining the highest quality pasture raised protein, convenience and great taste!
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 adequate 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.
InstaBroth is all the gelatin and collagen goodness of bone broth in an instant! InstaBroth isn’t just about great taste and convenience; check out the top 5 benefits of InstaBroth.
Anti-inflammatory: The glycine provided by the pasture raised collagen in InstaBroth may have some anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
Weight Loss: InstaBroth is low in calories and high in protein; which can help you feel full. This is in part due to its collagen and gelatin content, which can promote satiety.
Bone & Joint Health: Numerous studies have shown that collagen and gelatin improve bone and joint health and reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis.
Sleep and Brain Function: Glycine taken before bed has been shown to improve sleep and brain function.
Gut Health: InstaBroth contains gelatin. Gelatin is hydrophilic (attracts water). Because of this, it coats and protects the mucosal lining of the digestive tract, helping to heal the gut lining.
2 lbs ground turkey
1 1/2 c diced tomatoes (or 1 can)
5 scallions, finely chopped
medium red pepper
1 t salt
1 t pepper
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t paprika
1/4 t smoked paprika
1/2 t red pepper flakes
1 t coconut sugar
3-4 sprigs fresh thyme, chopped
1 t fresh oregano, chopped
1/4 c basil, chopped
1 T olive oil
3/4 c InstaBroth
1 can tomato paste
1/2 c tomato sauce
smoked mozzarella cheese, optional
Place pepper directly on burner set to medium high and char on all sides. Watch the pepper closely, turning often. Once pepper is blackened, place it in a paper lunch bag to cool. Brown the turkey over medium heat. Use a paper towel to remove the shiney and blackened outer skin from the pepper. Cut open, remove seeds and dice. Set aside. Combine salt, pepper, garlic, paprika, smoked paprika red pepper flakes and coconut sugar. Whisk until well combined. Add to browned turkey meat, stir to coat. Add diced tomatoes, scallions and red peppers. Stir. Add InstaBroth, olive oil, tomato paste and tomato sauce. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and add fresh thyme, oregano and basil. Simmer for 15-20 minutes. Preheat oven to 350.
Spoon mixture onto hamburger buns and top with very thinly sliced smoked mozzarella. Bake Sloppy Joe’s until cheese has melted, about 2 minutes. Alternately, you could add Sloppy Joe mix to a sweet potato, a spinach and kale salad or a wrap. Enjoy!
- Add a scoop to your morning cup of coffee or tea. You will not notice a difference. Protein Essentials Collagen with Peptan is tasteless and odorless.
- Having heart healthy oatmeal for breakfast? Excellent choice, especially when you stir in a scoop of collagen. This also works great in overnight oats or quinoa.
- More of an eggs for breakfast person? Collagen is your friend here too. When you are whisking your eggs, whisk in a scoop of Protein Essentials Collagen.
- Yogurt is a popular and healthy choice for snacks and lunch. Stir in some collagen to pump up the protein and help you feel full longer.
- Another high protein snack is nut butter with apple slices and celery. Stir a scoop of Protein Essentials Collagen into your nut butter and you will increase your protein by 7 grams!
- Collagen infused smoothies are a great snack, remember if you are having a smoothie as a snack to practice portion control. Add nutrient rich greens to ensure your smoothie is a healthy snack.
- Iced Tea is a popular summer refresher that is now available in an array of fresh flavors. Stir in some collagen, and you will be sipping a protein rich refreshment.
- Having a salad with dinner? Stir some collagen into your dressing for a lovely protein boost.
- Stir a scoop or two of collagen into your marinara for a protein rich spaghetti dinner. Perfect protein bump!
- Pancakes for dinner? Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner?! It’s easy to add Protein Essentials Collagen to your pancake mix – swap out a 1/4 cup of flour and replace it with collagen. Delicious Protein Pancakes!
Check out our website http://www.proteinessentials.com for recipes.
Cooked too many vegetables for dinner last night? Seems to happen all the time! Here is a tasty and healthy way to use up those leftover veggies, while maximizing protein. This super fast leftover veggie sauce would make a great meal for a meatless Monday.
1 c InstaBroth, chicken flavored
minced garlic, optional
salt & pepper to taste
dash of thyme
dash of oregano
Using 1/2 a cup of InstaBroth to begin, blend all the ingredients in a strong blender or food processor. Add additional InstaBroth to get desired consistency. Pour over quinoa, couscous, rice or pasta. The heat from the cooked pasta will warm the vegetable sauce. This healthy sauce would also be great on a wrap. Enjoy!
May 3, 2016 by Kathleen Sullivan
Dehydration can occur in virtually every physical activity scenario. It does not have to be hot outside. You can become dehydrated cycling, golfing, exercise walking or running on a cool spring day.
Dehydration occurs when the body loses more fluids through sweating than it takes in. The consequences of mild dehydration include muscle fatigue, loss of coordination and decreased energy or athletic performance.
Hydration is required before, during and after exercise. Athletes are advised to begin exercise well hydrated and replace fluids during exercise to promote adequate hydration. Additionally, rehydrate after exercise by drinking enough fluid to replace fluids lost during exercise.
Sports drinks provide hydration, but not all sports drinks are healthy. Perform 100 is the next generation of sports nutrition. Perform 100 is a performance and recovery supplement that provides hydration, while also protecting joints and tissues. Perform 100 improves performance and energy with 25g collagen protein and BCAAs. Take Perform 100 before, during and after workouts for maximum benefits and hydration.
Poached chicken is super easy and has a million different uses. Poaching boneless, skinless chicken breasts also ensures the chicken won’t dry out. This requires a flavorful poaching liquid, InstaBroth chicken flavor is perfect. The chicken is moist and delicately flavored. Poached, sliced chicken can be added to salads and pastas. Or shred it with BBQ sauce for pulled chicken sandwiches. The list goes on…..
- 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 5 c chicken flavored InstaBroth
Arrange chicken in 9×13 baking dish. Add InstaBroth. Cover chicken with parchment paper. Really snug the parchment paper down and around the chicken. Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes until instant read thermometer reads 165 degrees. Slice, dice, shred and enjoy!