- Oatmeal packs a mighty nutritious punch, with soluble fiber, vitamins and minerals, and antioxidants
- Adding collagen to oatmeal increases protein content
- Overnight oats are great for grab ‘n go. Recipe: Overnight Mocha Oats With Chia Seeds (and collagen)
- Baked oatmeal is a fun alternative. Recipe: Baked Oatmeal With Blueberries and Collagen
- Quick cook oats are a good everyday option. Recipe: Super Seed Quick Vanilla Oats (with collagen)
Whether you’re an overnight oats kind of person or a quick-hit quick-cook oats fan, there’s nothing better than a wholesome bowl of oatmeal in the morning to start your day off right. Packed with antioxidants, soluble fiber, vitamins and minerals, nutritious oats are renowned for their ability to help control blood sugar levels, and some people swear by them for weight loss. There are even gluten free varieties for those following a gluten free diet.
Can it get any better? Actually, yes! By adding collagen peptides to your oatmeal recipes, you get an added boost of essential amino acids, proline, glycine and hydroxyproline in addition to all the great benefits of the oats themselves. It also adds a healthy dose of protein, to keep you full even longer.
We love to experiment with oatmeal recipes over here, so we thought we’d share 3 of our favorites for you to try as the mornings get colder and the appeal of a warm bowl of oatmeal goes up. And yes, each of these features your trusted LonoLife Collagen Peptides for the ultimate power breakfast.
If you’re not already an overnight-oats-aficionado, let us give you a little intro to this tasty, healthy, time-saving breakfast. Overnight oats are the no-cook method of preparing oatmeal. Incredibly simple, all you need to do is mix rolled (old-fashioned) oats with your chosen liquid (think nut milk, coconut milk etc.) and add in whatever ingredients take your fancy. Put the entire mix in the fridge overnight (we love to use mason jars for this) and wake up to a delicious, nutritious, grab and go breakfast. One thing to note: overnight oats are eaten cold. Just a heads up in case you’ve only ever had the hot variety!
Overnight Mocha Oats With Chia Seeds (and collagen)
1 cup of old-fashioned/rolled oats
1.5 cups of nut milk
1tbsp of chia seeds (hemp seeds or flax seeds work as well)
1tbsp of honey or maple syrup
1 stick pack of LonoLife Mocha Collagen Peptides
Layer your jar with oats first, then seeds, honey, milk, and finally collagen powder
Stir and refrigerate.
Eat straight out of the jar or pour into a bowl. Feel free to top with berries, bananas, or whatever else you have on hand!
Here’s another kind of oatmeal for your breakfast game — baked oatmeal! You can make this as simple or as foodie as you like, but it’s a major comfort food no matter which way you spin it. This is probably not the oatmeal recipe to make for busy school mornings (unless you want to make it prior and heat it up) but it makes for a great lazy Sunday morning breakfast around here.
Baked Oatmeal With Blueberries and Collagen
2 cups of old fashioned/rolled oats
½ cup of sliced or chopped nuts
½ cup of fresh blueberries
1 tsp of baking powder
2 tsp of ground cinnamon
½ tsp sea salt
2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or other nut milk of choice)
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 large egg
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 and spray and 8 inch baking dish with cooking oil
Combine oats, nuts, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl
Pour in the nut milk and collagen and and stir to combine.
Add coconut oil, maple syrup, egg and vanilla and combine all ingredients
Pour mixture into baking dish and bake 45 minutes
Allow to cool then add all your favorite toppings (think chocolate chips, sliced bananas, etc.)
Recipe adapted from Peanut Butter Fingers
QUICK COOK OATS
If you like clean, simple, warm oatmeal in the morning, then quick cook oats are for you. We actually like to make a big batch of this dry ingredient mix and either keep it in a big container or separate into individual baggies. Then all you have to do in the morning is add it to water (or milk) and heat. Doesn’t get much easier (or tastier) than that.
Super Seed Quick Vanilla Oats (with collagen)
1 cup rolled oats
2 cups of water of nut milk
1 tbsp Flax seed
1 tbsp Hemp seed
1 tbsp Chia seed
1 pack of LonoLife Vanilla Collagen Peptides
Pinch sea salt
Add all dry ingredients together in a bowl
Bring water and salt to boil
Add oatmeal mix
Cook on medium/low stirring occasionally for 10 minutes
Remove from heat and add in berries, banana slices etc.
Happy oatmeal cooking! If you’d like a reminder of why collagen is so good for you, check out our blog post The Top 3 Ways Collagen Can Help Your Body.