Adding Collagen to Oatmeal

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As most people know, I’m a Vital Proteins ambassador. In exchange for a couple of products, a month I post about ways to use collagen or the benefits.  For the last few months I’ve included a lot of smoothie recipes.  In the summer, I want nothing more than something cold and refreshing after a run.

Now that it’s getting cooler, I want something warmer.  So I decided to share the oatmeal I’ve had lately after runs. It doesn’t matter if it’s a short or long run, easy run, or workout, I have food within 30 minutes.  I do believe it’s one reason I’ve recovered faster from races and runs in general.

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Protein Oats:

1/2 cups Milk.  You can use whatever you want milk wise. I’ve been using almond milk.
1 cup cup oats
1 Serving Banana Cinnamon Whey Protein
1/2 cup pumpkin
Cinnamon and Nutmeg to taste

Topping Ideas:
Berries and Fruit.  I’m a fan of warm peaches and pears right now!
Nuts: Almonds, pecans…anything
Nut Butters.
Brown Sugar
Whipped Cream: Did you really think I wouldn’t include this?
Greek Yogurt for the extra protein

Mix the milk, pumpkin, and oats.
Cook the oatmeal according to the directions. I’m not fancy so I just use the microwaveable kind.
Add the collagen after it’s done cooking.
Add toppings and sweeteners if you feel like it.

pumpkin oats vital proteins

As the weather gets cooler I enjoy a lot more warmer foods after a run.

Other Collagen Related Posts:
Why Collagen Post Run?
Differences of Collagen Peptides and Gelatin
Top Benefits of Collagen
Hair and Nail Benefits of Collagen
Skin Benefits from Collagen

Thank you Vital Proteins for allowing me to continue as an ambassador!

Questions for you:
What are your favorite oatmeal toppings?
Do you crave different foods in the winter versus summer? 


  1. I haven’t tried this before. I keep hearing about collagen though. I might have to try this out since I do enjoy oatmeal!

  2. Oatmeal is one of our favorite breakfast and I never thought you can add collagen into it!

  3. Collagen is so crucial for my skin and glad that you have them added to your daily meal. I like that very much. I dont think I can consume so many collagen in a day so it is best to take in some supplement.

  4. I’ve never thought to add protein to oatmeal. I’ve been doing overnight oats. Do you think it’d be good in there??

  5. I never tried adding collagen to the food. I should really give it a try!

  6. i never tried adding collagen to oatmeal! i think im goging to give this a try it looks delicious

  7. Research suggests that supplementing with collagen is a safe and effective way to improve the health of skin and joints. But, as with any supplement, it’s best to be cautious. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate supplements, making it impossible to know if the supplement matches what’s on the label.

  8. I love oatmeal. I like putting fruits in mine. I need to read your other posts about collagen. I have never heard of putting collagen in things. Interesting idea. 😉

  9. This looks so delish! I am also thinking what a great face mask it would make 😉

  10. Thank you so much for sharing this and giving me this idea. This is such a great idea. I do like eating oatmeal daily so just have to add the collagen now.

  11. I have never tried collagen in my food, but it is very popular in skin care right now. Good to know it helps with recovery.

  12. Oh wow never thought of adding collagen to oatmeal before. Going to need to try that and see the benefits on me.

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