4 Delicious Mother's Day Surprise Recipes



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For the ultimate Mother’s Day surprise, we asked the much-loved, self-taught cook, food stylist and photographer Gretchen Lowe to create a Dose & Co recipe that’s sure to add an extra dose of the good stuff to mum’s day. 

Actually, our team here at Bendon was so inspired that a few of us created some recipes of our own using Dose & Co Pure Collagen powder too! We hope you’ll find one to your liking to enjoy with your mum!

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  • 89% of people surveyed felt that their skin looked healthier after one month of using Dose & Co*
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What is Dose & Co Pure Collagen?

  • Dose & Co Pure Collagen makes the perfect addition to hot and cold liquids including coffee, tea, hot chocolate and smoothies. It can also be added to your morning oats and baking.
  • Dose & Co is a high dose collagen powder and its Pure Collagen Peptides contain; 9,000mgs (9 grams) of bovine collagen per serving
  • Bioavailable – easily digested and absorbed by the body
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  • Scientifically shown to increase skin elasticity and decrease wrinkles

Our Recipes:

Gretchen Lowe’s Pear, Ricotta & Poppy Seed Collagen Cake w/ Yoghurt Drizzle & Raspberry Dukkah 

Emily’s Peanut & Berry Smoothie Bowl 

Sarah’s Protein banana berry pancakes

Morgan’s Chocolate Chip cookies

Gretchen Lowe’s Pear, Ricotta & Poppy Seed Collagen Cake w/ Yoghurt Drizzle & Raspberry Dukkah

Made with fresh ricotta and Dose & Co Pure Collagen this cake is rich, buttery and tender while not being overly sweet making it the perfect Mother’s Day brunch or even brekkie! Loaded with poppy seeds, lime and fresh pears then topped with sweet yoghurt and raspberry dukkah, this morning treat will make any mum feel special.

Servings: 10-12

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Cook Time: 50 Minutes

Ingredients - Cake

175g butter, softened

1½ cups caster sugar (or brown sugar)

3 free-range eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp sea salt

400g ricotta

2 tbsp poppy seeds

2 tbsp Dose & Co Pure Collagen

1¾ cups plain flour

1 tbsp baking powder

2 pears, peeled and sliced

2 tbsp brown sugar

Ingredients - Yoghurt Drizzle

1 cup Greek yoghurt

½ cup icing sugar

Juice of a lime

Ingredients - Raspberry Dukkah 

½ cup freeze-dried raspberries

1 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted

2 tbsp chopped pistachio nuts, shelled and roughly chopped


MethodPreheat the oven to 180°C. Line the base of a 25cm springform pan with baking paper and grease the sides with butter.In the bowl of an electric mixer cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes, scraping down the sides as needed.Add the eggs one at a time, beating a minute or so between each. Beat in the vanilla lime zest and sea salt.Add the ricotta and beat on low until incorporated. (It’ll look curdled but that’s fine)Using a rubber spatula, fold through the poppy seedsFold through Dose & Co Pure Collagen, then add sifted flour and baking powder until just combined (careful not to overmix or the cake could become tough)Transfer the mixture into the prepared baking tin and lay pear slices in a single layer covering the batter.Sprinkle with brown sugar and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.Place the pan on a cooling rack for 15 minutes then run a knife around the edges. Remove and allow to cool completely.For the yoghurt, drizzle stir together yoghurt, icing sugar and lime juice then drizzle on the cake. Add more juice if you’d like it thinner.Mix dukkah ingredients together and sprinkle over the cake.Serve to mum with hot tea or coffee and extra yoghurt.

Emily’s Peanut & Berry Smoothie Bowl

Servings: 1

Prep time: 5 Minutes 


1 serving Dose & Co Pure Collagen Powder (2 teaspoons)
1 frozen banana (can be fresh) 

½ cup mixed frozen berries 

¾ cup almond milk 

1 tbsp peanut butter 

Toppings (optional): Fresh berries, kiwifruit, almonds, coconut, chia seeds  

Method Add all the ingredients into the blender together.Blend for 30 seconds or until smoothPour into a bowl and top with toppings of choice.

Sarah’s Protein banana berry pancakes

Servings: 1 large pancake

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 5 Minutes


1/2 cup toasted oats
1 banana
1 egg

1 Tbsp of Dose and Co Pure Collagen powder


Optional: Frozen Berries


Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smoothHeat the frying pan to medium-hot and line with some coconut oilPour the mixture into the hot pan and sprinkle frozen berries on the top of the pancake to your likingWhen the first side is ready, flip and cook the other sideServe with yoghurt or cream if you want that super good fat that keeps your belly happy and full.

Morgan’s Chocolate Chip cookies

Servings: 30 medium-sized cookies

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes


330g butter

2 tsp vanilla essence

1 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 egg

5 cups self-raising flour

1 & 1/2 cup chocolate chips

8 Tbsp Dose & Co Pure Collagen 


Mix sugar, melted butter, and vanilla together add egg and mix wellSift in all dry ingredients (self-raising flour and Dose & Co Pure Collagen) Add chocolate chipsRoll into balls and place on a baking tray. Flatten a little with the back of a fork or hand Fan bake for 15 mins or until golden at 170 degrees Let them cool down and enjoy!