With the holidays busy holidays followed by depressing winter weather, often health, beauty, and fitness goals can be put on hold, cue these Overnight Oats health benefits version for hair and skin. Overnight oats make a quick, amazingly healthy breakfast (prepped in five minutes for the entire week), that helps your hair, nails, and skin.
Collagen Peptides for Hair and Skin
A few years ago, I read up on the health benefits of collagen powder…since it appeared to be such a widespread and long-lived wellness trend. Well, after researching, it appeared to me that the hype really wasn’t overrated. Collagen is the most abundant protein found in the skin which has actually been shown to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and support elasticity. The powdered collagen supplement made to support your body extra collagen has been the star of many studies supporting this belief; that it’s good for your skin. Find links to some of the studies on Healthline.
There are also some claims/studies made saying collagen supplements are good for your hair. My gorgeous thick locks were no more after battling and recovering from autoimmune problems, a lifetime of hair straightening, and year of harsh chemical hair dyes (before switching to natural hair dye like henna). I had tried just about every nutritional supplement that existed.
Well, I decided to try this collagen peptides supplement because it was rated super high on Amazon and it really seemed to help! However, downing it is awful (how do people drink this?!) and the only thing I knew how to add it to was green smoothies. Please note that I had to add it at the very end and stir it in or the smoothie was very full of air. So, I decided to find other ways to sneak it into my diet daily.
What to Eat Collagen Peptides In
Some options I found included: coffee, smoothie, dressings and snacks. However, none of them appearance to be super delicious or easily maintainable. Since I kept resorting to granola bars in the morning, a cavity nightmare, I was in desperate need of a very quick healthy breakfast. I looked up if people had tried collagen in their oats and the rest was history…
Overnight Oats Health Benefits
These overnight oats contain a daily serving of collagen peptides (I used these). Try them out for a few weeks and see if you notice the benefits, like I did! Either way, they made a simple, healthy breakfast. Especially during this crazy time of year. They can be prepped in five minutes on Sunday night, so you have a healthy weekday morning breakfast; that gives you more free time in your morning to focus on getting ready for work and/or getting the kids to school.
How to Make Variations
- Plain – use the recipe below as your Overnight Oats base!
- Cinnamon Vanilla – use your base recipe and add cinnamon and vanilla for their health benefits and a slightly warmers, smooth flavor.
- Strawberry Banana – use your base recipe and add strawberry and bananas for a fruitier flavor!
- Blueberry Almond Cream – use your base recipe and add blueberries and almonds for a blueberries and cream kind of flavor with a different texture than usual.
- Raspberry Chocolate (w/cocoa nibs) – use your base recipe and add raspberries) a lower sugar fruit) and cocoa nibs for a dessert-like flavor without much additional sugar.
- Tropical Life (coconut flakes, pineapple, coconut sugar) – use your base recipe and add coconut flakes, pineapple, and a little coconut sugar for some tropical vibes!
Now, just mix all your ingredients of choice, spoon it into mason jars, and refrigerate. You can make the plain option or if you get bored easily, one of the fun variations! There’s a delicious and beneficial flavor for everyone.
Have you tried collagen peptides? Leave a comment down below, email me, or message me on social media and let me know about your experience.
Here’s to easy mornings, healthy breakfast recipes, potential hair and skin benefits, and regaining our sparkle together,
Overnight Oats Health Benefits – For Hair and Skin
Cinnamon Vanilla Variation
- 1 teaspoon
- 1 apple, chopped (optional topping)
- 2 teaspoons
Strawberry Banana Variation
- 3 bananas, chopped for topping
- ½ pint strawberries, chopped, for topping
Blueberry Almond Cream Variation
- 8 oz blueberries for topping
- ½ cup sliced almonds for topping
Raspberry Chocolate Variation
- 2 tablespoons
- 8 oz raspberries for topping
cocoa nibsfor topping
Tropical Life Variation
- 2 tablespoons
organic coconut sugar
- 1/3 cup
coconut flakesfor topping
- 1/3 cup crushed pineapple for topping