November 24, 2019 4 min read

An annual holiday here in the US since 1863, Thanksgiving Day is everyone's favorite day of the year to chow down and share gratitude with loved ones.


Regardless of whatever special holiday traditions may be unique to your family, there's one tradition that we will all have in common on this day: FOOD. And lots of it!


Thanksgiving without a feast is pretty much the equivalent of Christmas with no Santa Claus. But what do you do when aches, pains and various medical conditions demand that you follow a healthy diet plan?


Do holidays have to stand in the way of your health goals?

Large amounts of sugar, oil, heavy creams, saturated fats, and fried foods are known to be detrimental to an anti-inflammatory diet. However, this doesn't mean that you have to miss out on delicious, satisfying foods this Thanksgiving. 


What are the options for staying healthy this Thanksgiving?

Swapping out the biggest inflammation-causing culprits and replacing them with healthier alternatives is sometimes all it takes to transform a Thanksgiving dish into a healthy, acceptable option. 


Can supplements help boost traditional holiday dishes?

Another great way to amp up the health benefits of your Thanksgiving feast is to add holistic supplements, such as collagen peptides, into some of your recipes. Odorless, neutral-tasting, and quick-dissolving, our collagen peptides will help give your favorite dishes an extra wellness boost without impacting flavor or taste. 


Since two of our favorite health-boosting supplements are turmeric and collagen, we've included some of our favorite anti-inflammatory Thanksgiving recipes below.




Here are 5 anti-inflammatory recipes
to try this Thanksgiving holiday


GOLDEN TURMERIC + COLLAGEN DRESSING

Serves: Approximately 8 people

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1½ tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ scoop Primal Harvest Collagen
  • ½ cup sour cream (or more plain Greek yogurt)
  •  ½ cup pure pumpkin puree (canned)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic (or ¼ tsp garlic powder)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme


INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth
  2. Chill in refrigerator until ready to use



TURMERIC COLLAGEN LATTE

Makes: One 8-ounce latte

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 ounces pure coconut milk (canned)
  • 1 tsp turmeric (ground or powdered)
  • Pinch of cinnamon (to taste)
  • 2 tbsp Primal Harvest Collagen powder
  • 1 tsp natural honey (to taste)
  • 2 tbsp filtered water
  • Pinch of black pepper (finely ground)
  • Pinch of ginger (to taste)


INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a mug, combine all dry ingredients with 2 tablespoons hot water and stir until a paste forms
  2. Combine milk and paste in a small saucepan and stir slowly over medium heat
  3. Heat until milk begins to simmer, then remove from heat
  4. Optional: Use a milk frother to create a frothy latte consistency and top with a dollop of coconut whipped topping



COLLAGEN + PUMPKIN CHIA PUDDING

Serves: Approximately 6 people


INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups pure coconut milk (canned)
  • 1 cup organic pumpkin puree
  • 1 scoop Primal Harvest Collagen powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (or to taste)
  • ½ cup coconut sugar (or other natural sweetener)
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup organic chia seeds


INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Set chia seeds aside and combine all other ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth
  2. Add chia seeds in last and pulse
  3. Divide into four 8 oz mason jars or bowls
  4. Cover and place into fridge overnight
  5. Optional: Finish with coconut whipped topping, cinnamon, pumpkin seeds, or dried cranberries before serving

 


SPICED CARROT & SWEET POTATO COLLAGEN SOUP

Makes: 8 servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cloves fresh garlic (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion (peeled and sliced)
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 scoop Primal Harvest Collagen powder
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 sweet potatoes (peeled and diced)
  • 2 large carrots (peeled and diced)
  • 350g pumpkin flesh (peeled and diced)
  • 1 red apple (cored and roughly diced)
  • 1L vegetable stock
  •  ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of pink himalayan salt (to taste)
  • 35g butter

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil and lightly fry onion until translucent.

  2. Add garlic and fry until golden. Add cinnamon and nutmeg and cook until fragrant.

  3. Add sweet potato, carrot, and pumpkin flesh. Fry for a few minutes more.

  4. Add apple, vanilla, and vegetable stock. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes until ingredients are soft, stirring occasionally.

  5. Add butter and allow to cool slightly. Transfer to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Check the seasoning and add more vegetable stock or water if needed.


 

COLLAGEN PUMPKIN BROWNIES

Makes: 8-10 servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree (canned)
  • 1 scoop Primal Harvest Collagen powder
  • cup almond or coconut flour
  • Pinch of sea salt (or pink himalayan salt)
  • ½ cup organic almond butter
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar or 3 tbsp stevia (or agave) syrup
  • Optional: ½ cup vegan chocolate morsels
  • Optional: 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • Optional: ¼ tsp baking powder
  • Optional: A pinch of baking soda
  • Optional: Icing

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Combine coconut flour, sweetener, almond butter, pumpkin puree, and cocoa powder and add to food processor
  2. Pulse until ingredients are fully combined and a batter has formed
  3. Preheat the oven at 350’F
  4. Pour the brownie mixture into an oven-friendly dish and spread out evenly with a spatula.
  5. Sprinkle some chocolate morsels on top of batter
  6. Place into oven and bake for 30-40 minutes (based on type of oven) until the brownie is fully cooked
  7. Remove and let cool. Insert a toothpick to see if fully cooked
  8. Add optional icing and enjoy

 

WE WISH YOU A HAPPY AND PAIN-FREE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY!

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE HEALTHY THANKSGIVING DISH? LET US KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW.

 

AND REMEMBER...

 

IT'S ABOUT YOU.  IT'S ABOUT YOUR HEALTH.  IT'S ABOUT RECONNECTING

 

All the best,

 


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