How Do You Do Collagen?

Many of our customers add Protein Essentials Collagen to their morning cup of coffee or glass of water. Protein Essentials Collagen will not alter the taste of anything, so you can add it to everything!

Our Collagen Peptides are sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised beef cattle hides to ensure a natural, high quality, and sustainable source of this superfood. We set high sustainability standards and our sourcing is focused on predominantly grass-fed cattle. Protein Essentials Collagen Peptides are Type 1, this means they are identical to the collagens found in human skin and bones.  Premium, 100% natural collagen peptides, safe and free from any preservatives or additives.

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Easy Healthy Veggie Packed Stir-Fry

This super healthy dish is easy, delicious and low calorie. If you leave out the meatballs, it is the perfect Meatless Monday dish. You could even add mushrooms or tofu as a meat substitution. This recipe serves 4-5 people.

1 package Mann’s Power Blend (Shredded brussel sprouts, napa cabbage, kohlrabi,
broccoli, carrots & kale.)
1 Mann’s Nourish Bowl, Monterey Risotto Flavor (kale, kohlrabi, brown rice, butternut squash w roasted garlic sauce.)
1 T or 1 scoop Protein Essentials InstaBroth, Chicken Flavor
1/2 c warm water
1 Package Aidells Chicken Meatballs, Carmelized Onion Flavor
1 t olive oil
1 shallot, sliced
1 clove black garlic, smashed
salt & pepper

Bake Meatballs in oven at 375 for 8-10 minutes according to the package directions.
Meanwhile, in a large pan over medium heat, saute garlic and shallot in olive oil for a minute. Add the Mann’s Power Blend. Stir and cook. Add salt and pepper. Follow directions on Mann’s Nourish Bowl (open sauce packet & rice packet, combine with kale, microwave 3 min.) While the Nourish Bowl is in microwave, add InstaBroth powder to warm water. Stir until combined. Add to Superfood Blend on stove. Stir to combine. Add the Nourish Bowl contents to the Superfood Blend on stove. Stir. Finally, add the cooked meatballs to the vegetable blend in the pan on the stove.
If desired, serve over rice, quinoa, couscous or pasta. Enjoy!

Extra, super time saver: most of these ingredients are available at Target #multitasking!

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InstaBroth Great Taste with Benefits!

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.

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Spicy Turkey Sloppy Joe’s

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!

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10 Easy Ways to Add Collagen Protein to Your Daily Routine

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Having a salad with dinner? Stir some collagen into your dressing for a lovely protein boost.
  9. Stir a scoop or two of collagen into your marinara for a protein rich spaghetti dinner. Perfect protein bump!
  10. 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.

Delicious Use of Leftover Vegetables

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
leftover vegetables
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!

How to Maximixe Benefits of Gelatin & Collagen

by Kathleen Sullivan  June 2, 2016

We’ve been hearing a lot lately about the extraordinary benefits of gelatin and collagen. There is no denying that past the age of 30, when collagen production begins to  decline, a natural collagen supplement can be essential. Collagen improves a number of age related inflammation and degenerative issues.

Collagen and gelatin are derived from the connective tissue of cattle, both collagen and gelatin are pure protein. Collagen is over 90% bioavailable, meaning it is wholly ingested and utilized by the body. As a pure, natural protein, it is gluten free and dairy free. Additionally, unlike other proteins, collagen and gelatin are hypoallergenic, meaning they will not cause stomach upset.

Gelatin is well known for its ability to improve leaky gut. Leaky gut occurs when the intenstinal wall is compromised, causing a myriad of painful, unpleasant and sometimes chronic symptoms. One scoop of gelatin stirred into tea in the morning and again in the evening may improve symtoms.

A scoop of collagen or gelatin in the evening may also improve sleep. Collagen and gelatin as a pure protein are amino acids, the primary amino acid in collagen is glycine. Studies show that this amino acid improves sleep. Better sleep translates into a better, healthier day. Sleep is also important for maintaining weight, collagen and gelatin are also ideal protein powders for weight control.

Exercise is an important component of a healthy lifestyle. It is difficult to work out with aching, painful joints and bones. Numerous studies have shown that collagen and gelatin improve joint and bone health. One scoop of collagen in coffee, tea or juice in the morning and again in the evening will help support healthy joints and bones.

Healthy skin is also increasingly difficult to maintain past the age of 30 due to collagen loss. Numerous studies have shown that the use of collagen improves skin elasticity and reduces wrinkles. Vitamin C is also beneficial in the fight against wrinkles. Combine collagen with emergen-c each morning for a powerful skin plumping orange juice replacement.

Safe, natural collagen and gelatin added to a daily routine is simple and offers huge benefits. As little as two scoops a day, morning and evening, will support bone and joint health, skin health, improve sleep quality while maintaining weight control, and improve leaky gut. A simple addition to the daily routine with healthy rewards, for an active lifestyle at any age.

 

Hydration Important During Cooler Spring Days

May 3, 2016 by Kathleen Sullivan

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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.

Healthy Delicious Raspberry Bars

It’s berry season, well almost. The raspberries in the grocery store right now are pretty tasty. This recipe is a healthy take off of the popular raspberry and oat bar. Raspberries not only taste great, with their gritty burst of sweetness, but they are an excellent source of nutrition. Raspberries are high in vitamin C and potassium. High in fiber, they also aid the body in detoxing and reducing inflammation.

You will need two mini loaf pans, or similar baking pan.

Crust:
2/3 c Linwoods Ground Flaxseed, Pumpkin Seed, Sunflower Seed Mix
2 scoops Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen
1 1/2 T coconut oil
1 T maple syrup
pinch of salt
Filling:
2 T raspberries preserves
Topping:
2 T pistachios
microplaned chocolate bar

Add crust ingredients to mini food processor. Chop/Grind until the mixture comes together. Divide between two mini loaf pans. Press crust into loaf pans. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes until the edges are browned. Allow crust to cool before preceding.
Stir the preserves until they are easy to work with. Sread onto crust.
Chop with knife or grind pistachios in mini food processor. Sprinkle over top of preserves. Microplane dark chocolate over the pistachios.
Cut into squares and enjoy!

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