Benefits of Bone Broth Without the Work: Youthful Skin, Healthy Joints & Happy Gut 
Vital Proteins Pasture-Raised Collagen Peptides

Everyone knows I’m a big fan of bone broth with all the minerals, collagen and joint cartilage components to help heal the gut, skin and joints. But for some folks, making bone broth on a regular basis doesn’t work for their lifestyle. So what to do? Well, I’ve discovered pastured collagen peptides and real beef gelatin (not the fake stuff you find at the grocery store) as an alternative. It doesn’t contain ALL the nutrients of bone broth, but definitely the anti-wrinkling and joint supporting ones! Because it comes from pastured animals, it doesn’t contain GMO’s or nasty hormones.

What I like about Vital Proteins brand is that the components are made from pastured animals. They even have marine collagen from non GMO fish now! Wow!

Although my skin looks more than a decade younger than I am, I’ve decided that I’m adding a scoop of collagen peptides (pre-digested so it isn’t jello anymore) to my morning breakfast smoothie anyway. I don’t always have access to “bones” to make my broth so this is my go-to if I don’t.


Another favorite of mine, this beef bone broth powder is another winner in my book. You can easily add it to any kind of drink, soups, casseroles and sauces.. or whatever you are cooking. It’s a great “short cut” to cutting out the work involved in beef bone broth, while still giving you almost the same nutritional benefits.. how awesome is that?

Screen Shot 2016-04-27 at 2.51.46 PMOh, and the gelatin is really fun. You can make your own Gummi Bears that are actually really yummy! (Yes, I even bought a real Gummi Bear mold).


Here’s a website where you can download the recipes:




Below are some of my personal favorites

Collagen Beauty Water


Beef Gelatin

Collagen Coffee Creamer

Cartilage Collagen











Vital Proteins Pasture-Raised Collagen

Organic Beef Bone Broth Collagen (Powder)