One reason I like Vital Proteins is that they are very transparent about sourcing healthy bones from grass fed animals. Bones from can concentrate heavy metals and pesticides so using grass fed animals is very important.
Health Benefits of Collagen:
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.
- 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.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook Time 35-40 minutes
Serves: 9-12 brownies
3/4 cup Swerve, granulated (3/4 coconut sugar will work for Paleo, not low carb)
1/2 cup canned coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup coconut oil, melted
1 1/4 cup blanched almond flour
3/4 cup cacao powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons Vital Protiens collagen (order here)
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add the eggs, swerve (or coconut sugar for Paleo), coconut milk, vinegar, and vanilla to a bowl and blend with a hand mixer for two minutes. In another bowl place the sea salt, coconut oil, almond flour, cocoa, and baking soda and Vital Proteins Collagen and whisk until well combined. Stir in the chopped walnuts. Pour into a greased square 8 by 8 inch baking dish. Bake for 35-40 minutes when a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove the keto brownies from the oven cool for 15 before cutting and serving.