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Using Vital Proteins Collagen? Recipes for you!

Vital Proteins Collagen contains 18 amino-acids, including 8 out of 9 essential amino-acids. It is characterized by the predominance of glycine, proline and hydroxyproline, which represent about 50% of the total amino-acid content. Glycine and proline concentration is 10 to 20 times higher than in other proteins. Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides are sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine hides to ensure a natural, high quality, and sustainable source of this ancient nutrient.

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  • Bioavailable: Digested and absorbed by the body quickly for maximum benefits.
  • Beneficial: Improves hair, skin, nails and joints, ligaments, tendons.
  • Easy to use: Soluble in hot or cold liquids, including coffee, smoothies and baked goods.
  • Easy to use: Soluble in hot or cold liquids, including coffee, smoothies and baked goods.
  • Easy to use: Soluble in hot or cold liquids, including coffee, smoothies and baked goods.
  • Easy to use: Take when you want, where you want, no blending or mixing required.

Below are some great recipes to add your Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides to!

 Collagen Gingerbread Cookies 

Ingredients: 

2 c. blanched almond flour
1/4 c. maple syrup
2 tsp. unsalted butter or coconut oil
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 c. Vital Proteins Collagen Creamer, Gingerbread 

Directions: 

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
2. Combine ingredients using a hand mixture or food processor
3. Place in fridge to chill for 20 minutes
4. Form dough into small disks on baking sheet lined with parchment paper
5. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes
6. Remove from oven and allow to cool 

 Breakfast Scramble with Peppers and Onions 

If you’re looking for a filling meal packed protein, this breakfast scramble is perfect! Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner, add Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides in for an extra power boost. Makes 2 servings!

Ingredients 

¼ c. filtered water
2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
2 slices grass-fed bacon, chopped
½ onion, chopped (red or white)
½ bell pepper, chopped (any color)
4 eggs
sea salt & pepper, to taste
Optional to garnish: salsa, sauerkraut, avocado, or fresh herbs 

Instructions 

1. Mix the filtered water and Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides in a medium-sized bowl. Set the bowl aside to let the proteins “bloom” for about 5 minutes.
2. In a large skillet, sauté the bacon until crisp. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon onto a paper towel. Keep the skillet at medium heat and add the chopped peppers and onions. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
3. While the peppers and onions are cooking, whisk the eggs into the Collagen Peptides. Whisk vigorously to mix the granules in well. Add the eggs to the skillet, along with the reserved bacon, and cook until the eggs to desired doneness. It will take an extra couple of minutes due to the moisture from the Collagen Peptides.
4. Season with sea salt and pepper, to taste. Garnish with toppings, as desired, and serve immediately. 

 Apple & Coconut Breakfast Quinoa 

Break out of the morning oatmeal rut with this flavorful Apple & Coconut Quinoa made with our Collagen Peptides. Using fresh seasonal apples, coconut milk, coconut flakes, and warm spices, it’s a healthy balanced meal that will feel like dessert for breakfast. Quinoa is packed with fiber, protein, and minerals and adding our Collagen Peptides aids in providing a more balanced protein complex to help keep you full for longer. Makes 2-4 servings!

Ingredients 

½ c. unsweetened coconut flakes
1 c. uncooked quinoa
1 apple, chopped
1 c. water
1 c. coconut milk (or milk of choice), plus extra for serving
2 T. virgin coconut oil
2 T. maple syrup
2 t. vanilla extract
2 t. ground cinnamon
1 t. ground ginger
pinch of ground cloves
1 t. sea salt
2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
optional to garnish: more chopped apple or sliced almonds 

Instructions 

1. Place the coconut flakes in a medium saucepan and place over low heat. Cook the coconut flakes until browned, stirring them frequently to prevent burning (they can burn quickly). Remove about half the coconut flakes and set aside for garnishing later. 

2. Turn the heat to medium and add the quinoa, chopped apple, water, and coconut milk to the remaining toasted coconut flakes. Stir well. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cover. Cook for 15-20 minutes covered, or until all the liquid has been absorbed and the quinoa is fluffy. Turn the heat off and leave covered 5 minutes to rest. 

3. Remove the lid and add the coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, sea salt, and Collagen Peptides. Stir well to incorporate all the ingredients. Portion into bowls and garnish with coconut flakes, coconut milk, chopped apple, or sliced apples, as desired. 

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