LGBTQIA+ Pride Month is here, and we at Vital Proteins® are so excited to celebrate the resilience of those who have fought and continue to fight to live freely as their true selves. We believe all love is vital, every day of the year — especially this month.
For those who are unfamiliar, Pride Month commemorates the anniversary of the Stonewall riots. On June 28, 1969, patrons of N.Y.C.'s Stonewall Inn bar fought against police raids, which were common in bars catering to the LGBTQIA+ community. That night is widely considered by many as the event that sparked the beginning of the gay rights movement.
**Breaking Vital News: In honor of Pride Month and Pride Day on Monday, June 28, Vital Proteins is making a $15,000 donation to The Trevor Project, the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people.**
It's a big moment in history that we are happy to spotlight all month long. To keep the celebrations going strong, we rounded up a few of our most popular, Lively collagen recipes to make in honor of Pride Month. Keep scrolling to find your new favorites.
8 Vibrant Collagen Recipes To Celebrate Pride Month
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Why you'll love it: The festive addition of rainbow sprinkles will make these cupcakes, topped with a 2-ingredient marshmallow frosting, a hit.
Why you'll love it: They are packed with nutrients and delicious flavors and pair perfectly with a peanut sauce. Bonus: The peanut sauce seems fancy, but it's actually incredibly easy to make — and what makes the spring rolls so tasty.
Why you'll love it: This Instagram-worthy tea helps to support stronger hair, skin, nails, and joints,** thanks to the addition of collagen. It also delivers an "alert calm" due to the amino acid L-theanine, which is found in matcha.
Why you'll love it: The recipe is made with five simple ingredients and what is there not to love about a better-for-you version of this beloved treat?
Why you'll love it: These collagen gummies boast a chewy texture (sans artificial flavors, colors and waxes) and cinnamon oil for spice that lingers on your tongue after each bite.
Why you'll love it: These adorable, heart-shaped cookies that require just a few minutes of baking and celebrate every kind of love. Excuse us while we swoon.
Why you'll love it: This refreshing smoothie provides extra protein and a boost of collagen, all while staying lactose-free.
Why you'll love it: This blue-hued, dairy-free "nice cream" is the perfect pick on hot days … or just when you’re craving a better-for-you dessert.