I don’t remember why I decided to order this collagen protein powder. I think it was while I was doing keto or something.. But I did and now I want to order more. This is by far the best protein powder for mixing into foods and drinks. The unflavored is truly unflavored and un-textured. You can’t even tell that it’s in the food.. and it adds 10g of protein per scoop!
I have been trying to add protein to my oatmeal for years.. I’ve tried adding egg whites, adding protein powder, but I can’t get over the texture changes that those make to the oatmeal and honestly, most whey protein doesn’t taste that great to me.
I have found 3 things that I really enjoy adding Vital Protein’s Collagen powder to..my oatmeal, a yogurt parfait concoction, and my matcha tea. It makes meeting my protein goal super easy without having to stuff down large amounts of meat at every meal.
I haven’t tried any other collagen proteins, so I can’t compare them to other brands, but I honestly don’t think that I will try other brand because there’s the risk of being disappointed.
What is Collagen Protein?
Collagen protein is a very common protein found in all mammals. Yes, even our own bodies make it. But as we get older, the body slows down the production. It’s a building block for your bones, teeth, muscles, skin, joints and connective tissue. And it is the most abundant protein that is found in your body.
Benefits of Collagen Protein
- Supports healthy skin and may reduce wrinkles
- Reduces joint pain after exercise
- Boosts the density of your cartilage, making joints more flexible
- May help support strong bones
Gut Healthy Protein Oatmeal
- ¼ cup quick cook oatmeal (not packaged)
- 2 scoops Vital Protein’s Collagen powder
- 1 tbsp chopped walnuts
- 1 dash ginger
- Multiple dashes cinnamon
- Stevia to taste
- Water to preference
- Toppings of choice (optional)
Put all ingredients into a microwave safe bowl and pop into the microwave for 2 minutes. Add more water for soupier oatmeal and less for more sticky oatmeal.
Let cool and enjoy!
Word of warning: be careful with how much ginger that you add because it can make the oatmeal a bit spicy. With just a small dash, you don’t even notice that it’s in there, but you get the benefits from it.
Macros: 195 Calories, 22g Protein, 14g Carbs, 6g Fat, 2g Fiber
- 1 scoop Vital Protein’s Collagen powder
- ½-1 tsp matcha green tea powder
- Sweetener to taste
- 1 cup almond milk
Heat the almond milk in the microwave/stove until just before boiling. Mix in the collagen powder, sweetener and the matcha tea powder using a stick blender or coffee frother (I use this one). Enjoy!
Macros: 70 Calories, 12g Protein, 3g Carbs, 3g Fat, 2g Fiber
- 1 container greek yogurt (I prefer Oikos Triple Zero because of the fiber)
- ¼ cup dry oats
- 1 tsp-1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 scoop Vital Protein’s Collagen Powder
Mix everything together in a bowl and enjoy!
Macros: 230 Calories, 28g Protein, 26g Carbs, 3g Fat, 7g
Fiber (this is for 1tsp chia seeds)
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