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Health + Wellness

Why You Need Collagen Protein + My Favorite Recipes

I don’t remember why I decided to order this 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 tastes horrible 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 brands 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

1/4 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 or less 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

Protein Matcha

1 scoop Vital Protein’s Collagen powder
1/2-1 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 and Enjoy!

Macros: 70 Calories, 12g Protein, 3g Carbs, 3g Fat, 2g Fiber

Yogurt Parfait

1 container greek yogurt (I prefer Oikos Triple Zero because of the fiber)
1/4 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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