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.
Our Double Shot Matcha Protein Smoothie is the perfect thing for a Tuesday! Matcha is packed with antioxidants, boosts metabolism and aids in natural detoxification. Combining Protein Essentials Mocha Collagen with Matcha makes for a delicious, healthy, high protein smoothie.
1/2 frozen banana
1 t matcha
1 scoop Protein Essentials Mocha Collagen
1 c almond milk
1 small container coffee yogurt
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until desired consistency is achieved. For an extra treat, top with Linwoods Healthfoods ground flaxseed, pumpkin seed, sunflower seed mix. Enjoy!
Protein Essentials is getting figgy with it! We love Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars, so we decided to throw one in a smoothie. The results were delicious! Try this gluten free, dairy free smoothie as a healthy breakfast or snack.
1 scoop Protein Essentials Mocha Protein Drink Mix,
1 fig bar (half a package),
1/2 frozen banana, handful spinach/kale,
1 c almond milk.
Add all the ingredients to your blender and process until desired consistency is achieved. Enjoy!
Tumeric is a superfood spice! This deep dark golden spice is known for is anti-inflammatory, debloating, gut healing, weight loss aiding and mood boosting properties. Did you know that Tumeric is also a champion of muscle recovery? Yep. Of course, you do know that collagen peptides support muscle recovery and regeneration. Combine Tumeric and Protein Essentials Collagen Peptides and you have a powerhouse pre or post workout. Or a really good breakfast shake that tastes great and is great way to start the day!
1 scoop Protein Essentials Collagen Peptides
2 t tumeric
1 t cinnamon
1/8 t cardamom
pinch of ground black pepper
1/2 t vanilla
1/2 frozen banana
1 c almond milk
1 t pure maple syrup
In a small bowl stir together the Collagen, turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom and pepper.
Add the vanilla, banana, almond milk and maple syrup to your blender. Add the spice mixture. Blend until all ingredients are combined. Enjoy!
You will never guess what gives this smoothie its creaminess combined with a fiber and protein punch………This healthy green smoothie will crush cravings and give you the fuel you need to power through your day!
1 handful baby kale
1 c almond milk
1 c mixed berries, frozen
1/4 c white beans, frozen*
1 scoop Protein Essentials Mocha Collagen Protein Shake
Blend the ingredients until desired consistency is achieved. Optionally drizzle 1 T Sun-Butter heated in microwave for 30 seconds and 1 t ground flaxseed. Enjoy!
*Find recipe for white bean cookery here.
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!
1 scoop Protein Essentials Chocolate Collagen Protein Shake
1 T organic peanut butter powder
1 T coconut butter
2-3 T almond milk
splash of vanilla
Add all the ingredients to a ramekin. Microwave for 20 seconds, stir like mad. Add more or less almond milk to achieve desired consistency. Take this up a notch by adding toppings; pistachios, granola, berries, diced apples, chocolate chips…….Enjoy! Approximately 23g protein and 233 calories.
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.
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!