HOLY MATCHA!!!!!!

Guys… Vital Proteins came out with yet another AMAZING product: MATCHA COLLAGEN! Made with just collagen, matcha & coconut water, it’s quite a superfood powerhouse.

Filled with antioxidants, amino acids, all the benefits of collagen (which you can read about HERE), protein & a touch of natural sweetness, this powder is the perfect boost to add to smoothies, overnight oats or matcha lattes!

So I got this powder last Friday & had to wait until Monday to post about it (because Monday was the official release date) & keeping it from you guys was SO HARD (I mean, at this point, it’s safe to say I don’t keep much from you guys!!!). But duty called! Then, when I was finally able to announce its BEAUTIFUL EXISTENCE, I did & so many of you were curious about what I thought.

So, of course, THE SAME DAY, I obvi had to whip up a recipe with it! (& Nope, I’m certainly not done – there are tons of other ways I need & want to try it, so stay tuned!!! But now… THESE OATS!). 

In case you are wondering, yes, MY OATS ARE GREEN. They’re green because they’re infused with this deliciousness (& I mean, let’s be honest, they’re freaking pretty & bright, no?). Any who, by the looks of this photo & the title of this post, I’m pretty sure you could guess that I made MATCHA COLLAGEN OVERNIGHT OATS!

Ever since the weather got colder & winter hit us hard in the face, I’ve been switching it up from my go-to Greek yogurt parfait & hitting up my overnight oats (My fave recipe is this one: Kelly’s Creamy-AF Gluten-Free Peach & Berry Overnight (or Morning of!) Oats a.k.a. One-Bowl-Scrumptious-Good-For-Your-Gut-Creamy-&-Delish-Super-Breakfast-Ready-In-Just-Two-Minutes-LITERALLY-A-DREAM-COME-TRUE!). I’ve been making these almost every night but since I wanted to figure out a way to incorporate this new matcha product into my oats, I decided to swap the Greek yogurt for the powder… AND BOY OH BOY WAS THAT SWAP A MIRACLE! Just when I thought those oats couldn’t get ANY BETTER, they did. 

And in case you’re wondering why MATCHA IS SUCH A THING, let me explain:

  • matcha contains 137x more antioxidants than green tea & 17x more than blueberries & 6x more than goji berries;
  • consuming matcha can help boost the metabolism;
  • matcha boosts energy & sustains it throughout the day, as well as increases focus;
  • matcha is the best source of catechins, which prevents certain types of cancer;
  • matcha is also anti-aging as it helps reduce inflammation & oxidation to help you look & feel younger;
  • matcha helps lower cholesterol & has been proven to lower bad (LDL) cholesterol;
  • matcha contains l-theanine, an amino-acid that helps calm the mind;
  • matcha contains high concentrations of chlorophyll, which helps eliminate chemicals from the body.

NOT BAD, RIGHT?

WHO AM I KIDDING… FREAKING AMAZING!!!!!

The recipe remains the same otherwise, but since I know some of you will want to have it right hurr in front of you (I mean, I would too), I’ll write it out here to spare you the search on my blog!

My loves, YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1/3 cup of gluten-free rolled oats;
  • 1 scoop of Vital Proteins matcha collagen powder;
  • 1 tsp. pure organic vanilla extract;
  • 1 tsp. Ceylon cinnamon;
  • 1/2 a mashed banana;
  • 1 small kiwi, DICED;
  • 1 small plum, DICED;
    • (or other fruit of your choice);
  • 1/3 cup organic unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or other milk of your choice);.
  • TOPPINGS: Frozen blueberries, Ceylon cinnamon, cacao powder, other superfood powders, fresh or frozen fruit, nuts, hemp hearts, chia or flax seeds, muesli, granola, vanilla extract, dried fruit, coconut flakes etc.

Now, HOW-TO?

  • Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl & stir until fully combined & incorporated (It’s normal if it looks a bit watery & not all the almond milk is absorbed – once refrigerated, it’ll thicken up!).

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  • Refrigerate overnight in an airtight container & DEVOUR IN THE MORNING! (Topped mine with some organic frozen blueberries & Ceylon cinnamon!). 

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