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Collagen – What Skin Benefits Can You Expect?

Collagen has been called the fountain of youth. Thats a pretty tall order….. yet, its pretty much true! And unlike some other ways to turn back the clock (leeches?!), collagen is all natural and safe for most people.

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Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body – it is what gives skin its structure and elasticity. As we age, beginning around 30, our collagen levels decrease and our skin loses elasticity, fitness and moisture. Protein Essentials Collagen Peptides boosts collagen production from the inside. Beauty from within.

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Protein Essentials exclusively uses Peptan® Collagen Peptides. As the worlds leading manufacturer of collagen, Peptan® is recognized due to the substantial scientific evidence that backs it up.

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Studies show that Protein Essentials with Peptan® increased skin hydration as much as 28% after eight weeks of intake. Collagen helps counteract the appearance of dry skin typical in aging by increasing the skin’s moisture levels. Peptan® can counteract the effects of aging and promote a more youthful appearance by supplying a boost and restructuring effect on the skin’s collagen network. Hydrolyzed Collagen w Scoop

Protein Essentials Collagen Peptides are an easy, safe and natural way to turn back the clock. Easily digestible, non GMO Protein Essentials is gluten and dairy free. Simply add 1-2 scoops of our flavorless collagen powder to your favorite hot or cool drink. You won’t even know its there. You can even stir Protein Essentials into yogurt or oatmeal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Collagen Peptide Supplements – How to Choose the Best One

Supplementing with Collagen Peptides is a healthy, natural way to increase your protein and gain the additional benefits Collagen Peptides have to offer. Protein Essentials Collagen is a fine powder supplement that is flavorless and odorless and free of fillers.  Protein Essentials Collagen supplements are derived from pasture raised cattle and are non GMO. As a pure collagen supplement, Protein Essentials delivers high bioavailability.

Experts agree, the best sources of collagen are those that have been used in research studies and have been evaluated for their safety and efficacy. Protein Essentials exclusively uses Peptan® collagen and gelatin. Peptan® is the world’s leading manufacturer of collagen and is recognized due to the substantial scientific evidence that backs it up.csm_TECHNICAL_16_7156755Large_4dc69e0d12

Peptan’s efficacy in providing key health and beauty benefits has been demonstrated in double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical studies and results have been published in leading scientific journals. Protein Essentials with Peptan® offers proven benefits.

Supplementing with Protein Essentials with Peptan® delivers proven advantages in key areas including; healthy aging, joint & bone health, skin beauty and sports nutrition.

Protein Essentials is Collagen and Gelatin for life.

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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!

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Mexican Iced Coffee with Protein Essentials Mocha Collagen Protein Shake

 

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

 

 

Salmon Tacos

1 lb. salmon
1 T plus 2 t olive oil, divided
1 bag of shredded cabbage for cole slaw
1/2 bag kale
1 shallot, sliced
1/2 pint baby tomatoes, quartered
1/2 T apple cider vinegar
1/2 c InstaBroth
salt and pepper
bunch cilantro, chopped
1 lime
1 lemon
white corn taco shells, warmed

Rub salmon with 1 teaspoon olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast in 375 oven for 20 minutes or until flaky. (Pro Tip: This is also a great place for Trader Joe’s frozen cedar plank wild caught salmon – it even cooks from frozen for 30-40 minutes.)
Meanwhile, add remaining olive oil to pan set to medium heat. Add shallots and tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes or until fragrant. Add 3/4 of the cole slaw to the pan. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir. Allow to cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the kale, stir. Add the apple cider vinegar, juice of 1/2 lemon and 1/2 lime, stir. Add the InstaBroth. Stir. Bring to boil, reduce to simmer. Flake cooked salmon, gently fold it in to pan. Allow flavors to marry, about 8-10 minutes. Add remaining 1/2 lemon juice, 1/2 lime juice, cole slaw and cilantro. Gently stir to incorporate. Add salmon to taco shells. Garnish with favorite salsa. (Trader Joe’s Roasted Tomatillo & Mango Salsa is perfect.) Enjoy!

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Protein Powder in 2017

Protein Powder is poised to be a big health trend in 2017. There are a lot of choices. How can consumers make the healthiest and most appropriate choices for their diet? A collagen based protein powder is your best bet for a number of reasons.

The cleanest, most easily digestible protein powder is collagen protein powder. Responsibly sourced, pasture raised collagen is hypoallergenic; it is naturally dairy and gluten free. Additionally, collagen based protein powders will not cause stomach distress.
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Collagen is known for its satisfying and satiating properties. Typically about 13g of protein and 52 calories per serving with zero carbohydrates or fat, collagen is the ultimate diet friendly supplement. According to Jeff Gilbert co-founder of Protein Essentials, “Collagen is a mainstay in many types of diets or lifestyle programs including; paleo, keto, 5/2, intermittent fasting and flexitarian regimens.” Unflavored collagen protein powders are free from additives or fillers and therefore offer you a clean, nutritionally rich product.

The primary reason that many people chose to avoid flavored protein powders has to do with how those flavors are achieved. If you read the ingredient list of common protein powders, there will doubtlessly be tons of different ingredients named. Occasionally, the flavor comes from things you may prefer not to ingest – like ground up grasshoppers. Jeff Gilbert suggests looking for flavored protein powders that contain 7 ingredients or less. “Look for clean protein powders with Non GMO and organic ingredients.”

dscn3474Collagen based protein powders also offer tons of benefits, backed by numerous studies. It is a natural supplement that promotes youthful skin elasticity, replenishes connective tissues, muscles and joints, keeps bones strong and contributes to a balanced diet by aiding in weight management.

In order for a supplement to be effective though, it has to be easy to use. Unflavored collagen can be added to coffee, tea,  oatmeal or smoothies as part of a healthy breakfast. It will not clump and it will not change the flavor of whatever it is added to from yogurt to baked goods to homemade protein balls.

Collagen Protein Powder will clearly be a powerhouse supplement in 2017.

Healthy Breakfast w Muesli & Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen

Muesli is a delicious and healthy alternative to oatmeal and granola. Muesli and granola are both made with oats, nuts, seeds, and fruits. Granola is baked with some type of sweetener added; honey or brown sugar. Muesli is typically raw and unsweetened. They’re both healthy breakfast options; both are served with milk, alternative non dairy milk, or yogurt; and they’re equally tasty.

One traditional way to eat Muesli is to let the Muesli soak overnight in liquid, much like overnight oats.

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Muesli with Almond Milk, Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen and Diced Apple.

1/2 c Muesli
1/2 c Almond Milk
1 scoop Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen
Add the ingredients to a dish with a cover, stir. Allow to sit overnight in the refrigerator. In the morning add diced apple, sliced banana, more nuts, a dollop of yogurt, a tablespoon of almond butter, a sprinkle of coconut sugar…..the toppings are endless.
If you like a warm breakfast, you can pop it in the microwave for 15-30 seconds.
This breakfast will provide approximately 13g protein, 6g fiber, 260 calories per serving. Enjoy!

Chocolate & Pineapple Smoothie

Easy, healthy, lightly sweet and satisfying – Protein Essentials Chocolate Collagen Protein shake with almond milk and frozen pineapple chunks. This is the way to start your day; 21 grams of protein and under 200 calories!

1 scoop Protein Essentials Chocolate Collagen Shake
1 c almond milk
3/4 c frozen pineapple chunks
4 ice cubes

Blend until desired consistency is achieved. Enjoy!

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