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How does a dessert that helps reduce wrinkles sound? YES PLEASE! In this parfait, I use Collagen Protein from Bulletproof, which helps support hair growth, reduce wrinkles and stretch marks, and give your skin a healthy glow. It also helps build and maintain muscle, and speed recovery time.
Traditional ways of consuming collagen are usually through foods like bone broths, organ meats, kidney pie, and beef hearts. I don’t know about you, but I haven’t been baking up a lot of kidney pie or beef hearts lately. Bulletproof’s Collagen Protein dissolves in both hot and cold liquids (without clumping), which makes it easy to add in to a smoothie, coffee, latte, or almost anything. In this recipe, not only do you get your pumpkin fix, but you’re doing it with ingredients that make you look and feel great from the inside out. And, you won’t need to choke down any beef hearts to do it.
This Pumpkin Parfait is not typical because I also use oats for added fiber. You could use whipped coconut cream if you’re having it for dessert, or a vegan yogurt if you’d like to have it for breakfast. For an added energy boost, I’ve even topped mine off with a shot of espresso:
Collagen Protein Pumpkin Parfait
makes one parfait
For the pumpkin oatmeal:
1/3 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup almond milk (or your favorite dairy free milk substitute)
sprinkle of salt
1/3 cup pureed pure pumpkin
2 scoops Bulletproof Collagen Protein
1/2 – 3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (I used 3/4 because I really like the flavor to be strong)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
tablespoon or two pure maple syrup (I like one tablespoon, but for sweeter flavor use two)
In a small saucepan, combine your milk, oats, and a sprinkle of salt. Bring your oats to a boil, and cook for about 5 minutes, or until just about done. Slowly add your Collagen Protein, stiring constantly. Mix in your remaining ingredients, and remove from heat.
To assemble the parfait:
You can use anything from a jelly jar, martini glass, wine goblet, or (in my case) a latte mug to hold your parfait. Start by adding a generous layer of whipped coconut cream or vegan yogurt. To that, you can add a layer of chopped pecans or roasted pumpkin seeds if you like. Then, add a layer of your pumpkin oatmeal. Repeat your layers, and top the parfait with a dollop of whipped cream or yogurt, and a sprinkle of nuts and pumpkin pie spice. For an added energy boost, top with a shot of espresso.