PB&J French Toast with Vital Proteins Collagen

Hello my loves and happy Wednesday!

I hope you all are having a great week so far!

It’s been a long while since I posted a recipe let alone never blogged about collagen.

I first was introduced to Vital Proteins a few years back at the Expo West in Anaheim, California as well as another blogger by the name of The Skinny Confidential (hi Lauren!)

Vital Proteins has so many different products on their website which includes collagen water, collagen mini powders, collagen creamers, immunity boosters, collagen lattes, collagen bars, matcha powders and even workout powders.

Benefits of Collagen: 

Did you know collagen helps strengthen nails, hair, skin, bones and joints and as we get older, our bodies are not able to synthesize collagen on their own and a lot of our food intake doesn’t include collagen.**

How to Use:

Simply put into your waters, coffees, beverages and food recipes. The best thing is that this specific kind has no scent and can easily dissolve into water.

My PB&J French Toast Recipe:

* 4 slices of bread

* 1 scoop of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

* 1 egg

* 1/4 cup of milk

* pinch of salt

* cinnamon

* 2 tablespoons of butter or ghee

Spread peanut butter and jelly on the bread as if you were making a sandwich.

Whisk egg, milk, salt, cinnamon and collagen powder.

Gently place the sandwich into the egg mix and make sure you get both sides saturated.

Place 1 tablespoon of butter on the pan and wait for it to sizzle.

Using your spatula, place the sandwich in the pan and let it cook for about 3-4 minutes then turn over and wait a few minutes again.

With the other 1 tablespoon of butter, again place the butter in the pan for the next batch of french toast.

When it’s all said and done, sprinkle powdered sugar and some maple syrup on top.

Bon Appetite!

****These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

La Cookie ans Sweets Con 2016 Preview

Happy Monday loves! Merry almost Christmas! I know I usually post Mani Monday on Monday but this week I just had to switch it up. I’m really excited for this event coming up!

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I’ve got some fun news…The 2nd Annual LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show is coming up in February!! That’s a shoutout to all of those who love baking or who just loves sweets in general! It’s the West Coast’s Largest Baking Convention that takes place February 6-7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show, the West Coast’s largest baking and sweets expo, is returning for its second year February 6 & 7, 2016. After a sold out event in 2015, the show is expanding to the Los Angeles Convention Center to make room for even more attendees and vendors. With over 10,000 guests expected, sweets-enthusiasts can enjoy free samples from over 125 local shops and national brands, meet their favorite TV stars and watch baking demonstrations, and participate in hands-on workshops in cookie and cake decorating.

 

The Kids Zone will offer free face painting, cookie decorating, crafts, games and more, compliments of Mommy Nearest, Urban Sitter and Baking with Melissa.

 

Where: Los Angeles Convention Center – 1201 S. Figueroa St.

 

When: February 6 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and February 7 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

 

Cost: $21/adult and $10/child for a one-day pass OR $35/adult and $15/child for a 2-day pass. VIP tickets are also available. Guests can purchase their tickets at www.lacookiecon.com. 100% of the proceeds from the sugar art and baking competitions will benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Last year’s event raised $5,000 for CHLA.

 

Special Guests: This year’s celebrity lineup includes Saturday’s headliner Ron Ben-Israel of Food Network’s “Sweet Genius”, “Cake Wars” and famed cake decorator in New York luxury baking market. Sunday’s headliner is Rosanna Pansino, New York Times Best Selling Author and creator of the show ‘Nerdy Nummies’, which airs on her YouTube channel RosannaPansino, garnering more than 5 million subscribers and 1 billion video views.

About LA Cookie Con and Sweet Show:

Now in its 2nd year, LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show features over 125 vendors from local bakeries to national favorites, making it the West Coast’s largest sweets and baking convention. Presented by AKT Entertainment, LLC., the show brings in renowned bakers, TV celebrities and local vendors for two days of tastings, baking classes, family fun and more. Major sponsors include Amoretti Ingredients, Formosa Flexible Packaging America (part of the Toyota family of companies), Jen & Joe’s Cookie Dough, Heilala Vanilla, organic dairy purveyor Humboldt Creamery, bakery supply distributors Americana Ingredients and Divine Specialties, and cake/cookie decorating industry staples Paasche Airbrush Company, BakersBodega and Kake Kreations.

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For more information, visit www.lacookiecon.com.