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.

Experience Collagen Wellness with Protein Essentials.

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The Spring Green Refresher

The Spring season is a time to revitalize and refresh. Why not get the feeling of Spring each day with this delicious smoothie?  Here’s a smoothie straight from Katy’s Kitchen. It has a light sweet flavor that bursts with energy and gives you all the healthy benefits of Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen. Even my teenager raved about this drink! Here’s how to make it for yourself:

Here’s What You’ll Need:

 1  cup almond milk

 15 green grapes

 1/2 orange

 Zest of 1 orange

 Handful of organic baby Kale

 1 Scoop Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen

 6 ice cubes

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Add the ingredients except the Collagen and ice cubes to a powerful blender. Turn the blender to medium speed and let it mix for about 15 seconds. Turn off the blender and add the Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen plus two ice cubes. Turn the blender to a higher setting and let it mix until the ice cubes are crushed. Turn of the blender and add two more ice cubes and repeat until all ice cubes are completely crushed.

Pour the smoothie into a tall glass and enjoy.

Makes about 20 ounces and contains approximately 100 Calories per 8 ounces.

Big Races Coming Up in Chicago, Prepare with Protein Essentials

The Chicagoland area will host a bunch of road races this summer. Whether you’re new to running or an ultra marathoner, running events are a great way to get involved in the community and kick start your summer fitness goals. Here’s Protein Essential’s list of the top 5 races to run this summer!

1. The Undy 5k Run/Walk, May 23rd, Chicago, IL

This fun run requires little clothes, but supports a big cause. The funds raised through this event support colon cancer research, sign up on their website.

2. The Essence of Freedom Run, May 25, Deerfield, IL

Memorial Day isn’t just about summer and BBQs, participate in this race‘s 5k or 10k to support our veterans and troops.

3. The North Shore Half Marathon, May 31, Highland Park, IL

One of our very own Protein Essential founders participated in this race a few years back. The event features a great course through beautiful highland park, and a grand finish in the track arena.

4. The Color Run Chicago, June 7, Chicago, IL

If serious racing isn’t your style, the Color Run Chicago is the perfect event for you. At this race, you’ll have a blast getting sprayed with colored paint as you race, just remember to leave your nice workout clothes at home.

5. Burgers and Beer 5k, July 13, Chicago, IL

While this race is held at Soldier Field and has all the staples of an official 5k, it’s the post-race party which sets the Burgers and Beer 5k apart from the rest.

Whichever race you chose, Protein Essentials will help you achieve your race goals. Start preparing today. Add two tablespoons of our Perform 100: Energy & Recovery Supplement to your post-run drink and feel the benefits. After all, it’s a Paleo Superfood™.Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 2.50.35 PM

Start Your Day Right

We love this article Yahoo News posted yesterday about the benefits of your morning tea. According to the article, Matcha green tea not only protects your skin from UV rays but it is also packed with antioxidants. The article also lists several beneficial elements you can add to your tea like cinnamon for improved blood circulation, stevia for nutrients, and milk for calcium. Add 2 tablespoons of Protein Essential’s Peptan® Hydrolyzed Collagen to your morning cup of coffee or tea in addition to the suggestions in this

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article for the ultimate start to your day. Our products are made with quality in mind and are dairy and gluten free.

If you’re not into coffee or tea, smoothies are a great alternative. You can find a bunch of delicious recipes for refreshing smoothies on our website.

Protein Essentials is Fun for the Whole Family!

Protein Essentials isn’t just for athletes, it’s for the entire family. Make Protein Essentials part of your family’s day with our fun, easy, and delicious recipes. The easiest and tastiest way to incorporate Protein Essentials into your family’s diet is through drinks. Smoothies are a great way to satisfy even the most picky taste buds. Today’s recipe comes straight from Katy’s Kitchen, our recipe headquarters here at Protein Essentials. We bring you The Fat Elvis smoothie.

Elvis Presley loved fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches. If you ever go to Memphis, TN you can get one at most of the local restaurants as homage to The King.  Back home, however, you can have a tasty and healthier version that will make you want to shake your hips and sing. Here is how you rock it:

What You’ll Need:

1 Scoop of Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen

1 whole banana

2 Tablespoons of your favorite peanut butter or almond butter

1/2 cup skim milk or non dairy milk product

2 ice cubes

Add the contents to a powerful blender like a Vitamix. With the blender off,  add the wet ingredients first, peanut butter next, then break the banana into a few sections and put in the first section after that. Put the lid on the blender and turn it on medium. When you see that it is blending well add the rest of the banana and turn the blender to a higher setting. Once the contents are in a relatively liquid state, add the 2 tablespoons of Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen. Turn the blender to high and get the ice cubes. Put in one ice cube at a time and turn the blender to crush. Wait until most of the previous ice cube is thoroughly crushed before putting in the second ice cube. Blend to your desired consistency. Pour in a tall glass get a straw and enjoy! Makes about 14 oz and contains approximately 180 calories per 8 ounces.

You can find more recipes like this on our website www.proteinessentials.com and by clicking the Katy’s Kitchen tab on our blog.

PERFORM 100: Energy & Recovery Supplement

We have developed a product that can do it all for the competitive athlete who requires optimal muscle recovery and growth plus added bone, joint, skeletal and skin health. Introducing the PERFORM 100 Nutritional Supplement. Unlike whey based products which can cause bloating, shortness of breath, rashes and intestinal issues, our beef hydrolyzed collagen is dairy and gluten free, coming from South American pasture raised cattle. Collagen makes up to 34% of the human body’s protein. It’s the foundation for the musculoskeletal system and the perfect hypoallergenic base to build the finest and most effective Perform 100 Protein Essentialsperformance recovery drink on the market. 

Our proprietary blend of essential and non-essential amino acids including 2:1:1 ratio of (BCAA’s) Branch Chain Amino Acids and L-Gutamine assures our customers are getting the best nutritional supplement for his or her body. Rapidly absorbing amino acids taken thirty (30) minutes prior to workout are essential. PERFORM 100 is the fastest absorbing collagen protein hydrolysate on the market, which allows your muscles to recover to their baseline strength within hours, not days. PERFORM 100 helps you train harder and more frequently, translating into better performance, focus, healthier joints, greater bone density, more strength, more lean muscle and less fat.

Not all proteins are created equal. PERFORM 100 workout protein supplement delivers on its name due to its high concentration of fast-absorbing and bioavailable amino acids. PERFORM 100 starts with a high quality collagen protein isolate that is hydrolyzed into tiny peptide sequences of amino acids that are rapidly absorbed and delivered to your needy muscles in a matter of minutes. Other proteins can take 1-2 hours – just long enough to miss your peak anabolic window.

Find this Paleo Superfood™ on our website.

Protein Essentials is Open for Business!

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I am pleased to announce that our new nutraceutical company, Protein Essentials, LLC, is open for business! Our products are gluten free, dairy free, kosher, and produced with the highest quality standards in the industry. All of our products are collagen based protein supplements sourced from pasture raised cattle in Brazil and South America. We are a Paleo Superfood™. Improve your hair, nails, skin, muscle tone, joints, bones, and digestive system with our gelatin and hydrolyzed collagen. Please visit our website at www.proteinessentials.com. You can find us on Facebook as well. Like our page to receive a special 10% discount on your order good through June 30th, 2015. We are very excited about these products and know they will provide a positive health benefit to our family, friends, and customers. We would love to hear your feedback.

To your health!

The Protein Essentials Team