A POCO x UNDRESSED collaboration
Oats, what can't they do? Zoe from Undressed gives humble overnight oats a decadent upgrade, with coconut crisps for texture and rhubarb for its blushing hue. The ritual of stirring POCO collagen into yoghurt is made all the more special with a delicate splash of rosewater (the breakfast ingredient you never knew you needed, until now!)
So, what can you mix collagen with?
Sure, you can pop collagen into your daily coffee or smoothie. But the low flavour profile and dissolvable nature of Ritual Collagen means you can make it your own. Collagen is good to mix with pretty much anything. So, don your apron, turn up your favourite cooking soundtrack (Italian Restaurant Classics, anyone?) and prepare to create dishes that are equal parts delicious and nourishing.
Make like Zoe, who for this collaborative recipe melds collagen with delicate rosewater and creamy full-fat yoghurt. She also invites you to bake tangy rhubarb, which is rich in Vitamin K and calcium, in maple syrup, before dolling it out on overnight oats. Did we mention the sprinkle of crunchy coconut crisps? Prepare to throw some of that on, too!
Increase collagen naturally
The rabbit warren of anti-ageing remedies and serums you'll find on the internet is overwhelming, and at times, a little bit terrifying. At POCO, we're steadfast in our belief that we can support collagen production naturally. First we look to our lifestyle and the environment. Then, we begin rebuilding with a high-quality collagen powder.
Here are some of our favourite ways to naturally protect collagen:
— Eat nourishing homemade meals using local whole foods
— Save that glass of vino for the weekends
— Find time for solitude and meditation
— Drink filtered water, at least 3 litres per day
— Wear a natural and non-toxic SPF
Collagen breakfast recipe
RECIPE: Overnight oats with rhubarb, rosewater collagen yoghurt and coconut crisps.
3 cups milk of your choice
2 cups rolled oats
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp vanilla bean paste
4 large rhubarb stalks
3 tbsp maple syrup
1.5 cups coconut flakes
1/4 cup black or white sesame seeds
1/4 cup shelled pistachios, roughly chopped
2 tsp ground cardamom
3 tbsp maple syrup
Pinch sea salt
1.5 cups full-fat Greek or plant based yoghurt
3 tbsp rosewater 2 tbsp POCO Ritual Collagen
To serve: Rose petals (optional) Honey or maple syrup, to taste (optional)
- Combine milk, oats, maple syrup, chia seeds & vanilla in a large bowl
- Cover and refrigerate overnight, or at least 4 hours
- Pre-heat oven to 165°C
- Chop rhubarb into pieces, approximately 5cm in length
- Place rhubarb in a baking dish, drizzle over maple syrup and toss to coat
- Cover with foil and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the rhubarb has softened but still retains its shape
- While rhubarb is cooking, combine coconut flakes, sesame seeds, pistachios, cardamom and a pinch of salt in a medium bowl
- Pour over maple syrup and stir to combine
- Lay mixture in a thin, even layer on a lined baking tray
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, give mixture a stir and return to oven for another 5 minutes, or until golden brown
- Set aside to cool completely and store in an airtight container
- Combine yoghurt, rosewater and POCO Ritual Collagen in a medium bowl
- Stir to combine
To assemble, serve oats straight from the fridge in individual bowls, or warm in a pan over gentle heat - adding a little extra milk if needed. Top oats with large spoonful of collagen yoghurt and rhubarb pieces with cooking liquid. Sprinkle over coconut crips and rose petals. Add extra maple syrup or honey if you prefer sweeter oats.
Notes: If you are not serving immediately, keep the poached rhubarb and yoghurt separately in the fridge until needed.
Undressed is about rejoicing, not restricting, with food that's created with the intention that everyone is nourished. Zoe's offerings include exceptional plant-based catering and handmade goodies for you to enjoy at home. We invite you to get undressed —