Yogurt Bowl with PE Collagen

Yogurt bowls are simple, delicious and beautiful! Boost the protein by adding Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides. Our flavorless collagen easily dissolves in warm and cool liquids and foods – you won’t even know it’s there! Except that you’ll be getting all the great health benefits! šŸ™ŒĀ šŸ’Ŗ

Mix 1-2 scoops of PE Collagen with your favorite greek yogurt – we used raspberry. Add sliced kiwi, strawberries and blueberries. Drop in a stripe of coconut flakes and a dusting of chia seeds. Maybe take a pic for your Instagram andĀ tag Protein Essentials.šŸ˜‰




Easy Veggie Packed Fried Rice

This is the perfect recipe to use leftover rice and leftover chicken. Or leave out the chicken and make this for meatless Monday, you can even make this a side – it’s a versatile and tasty dish!

1 c cooked rice *
1 1/2 c chopped vegetables
1 shallot, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 T olive oil
1 t fish sauce
1 t low sodium soy sauce
1 T fresh cilantro or 1/2 inch cilantro paste
1/2 t ground pepper
pinch of ground ginger
1 t coconut sugar
pinch of red pepper flakes
1/2 c InstaBroth
2 eggs, beaten
1 chicken breast, cooked and cubed (optional)**

* Rice takes about 20-25 minutes to cook, which makes the timing pretty perfect. Set up the rice and let it simmer, while you do everything else.
** This is the perfect place for leftover frozen chicken. Whenever you cook chicken, add an extra breast or two. Double baggie them, label them and freeze them. Ā Defrost slightly before adding to pan.

Use a variety of vegetables with good crunch factor that you know your family likes. Excellent choices include: carrots, red peppers, green beans, snap peas and radishes.Ā Add olive oil to large pan over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic, cook for 30 seconds stirring frequently. Add remaining vegetables, cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add fish sauce, soy sauce, cilantro, pepper, ginger, coconut sugar and red pepper flakes. Stirring frequently, cook 2-3 minutes longer. Add InstaBroth, bring to boil, reduce to simmer. Allow to simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
While that is simmering,Ā grease a small saute/omelet pan. Heat to low. Add beaten eggs, help eggs to spread, making a big egg pancake. Cook for 1-2 minutes, flip and cook other side for 1 minute. Remove to cutting board and cut into small dice.
Add rice to simmering vegetables, stir to evenly coat rice with sauce. Add egg to vegetables.


Protein Packed Irish Soda Bread

Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with this easy and protein packed Irish Soda bread!

2 C flour
1/4 C brown sugar
1/4 C Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen
2 T chia seeds
1 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
3 T butter, diced
2 eggs, divided
3/4 C buttermilk

Preheat oven to 375 and grease a baking sheet.
In a large bowl whisk to combine flour, sugar, collagen, chia seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter using pastry knife (or two knives). Mixture should be crumbly. In a small bowl whisk one egg and buttermilk. Add liquid mixture to dry ingredients. Mix just until moistened.
Turn dough out onto floured surface. Knead for 1 minute. Shape dough into a round loaf. Place on prepared pan. Cut a deep cross on top on bread. Beat remaining egg and brush over loaf.
Bake for 30-35 minutes. Enjoy!
Simple, protein packed and festive.