Disclaimer: I was given a sample box of NAKED Nutrition protein powders to review as a blogger. As always, all opinions are my own!
I’m always interested to try protein powders as there are so many on the market. I like to put a scoop in my late afternoon smoothie to hold me over during a run or a workout. All of my smoothies were made with mostly dark greens, a small piece of fruit, almond milk, water, flaxseed or hemp hearts, cinnamon, turmeric powder, Himalayan sea salt and grapefruit seed extract. I was excited to try NAKED Nutrition’s protein powders since there’s such a variety.
NAKED Whey is made from grass fed cows’ milk from small dairy farms in California. There are no artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors. I really like that it has so much protein, 25 grams, and 5.9 grams of BCAAs per serving. It only has one ingredient–grass fed whey protein.
It’s GMO free, soy free and gluten free. There’s no acid or bleach in the processing of the powder. One serving has 120 calories and 2 g of sugar. Not bad!
The taste was milky and not chalky, which is good. I don’t like that chalky taste that many protein powders have.
NAKED Casein comes from US farms and doesn’t have any additives. It’s manufactured with a careful process to create a slow-release micellar casein, using rGBH-free skim milk. What is casein, you ask? Well, casein is the main protein found in milk and cheese.
NAKED’s Casein has 26 grams of protein and 2 grams of sugar. Like the whey protein, it’s just casein and nothing else.
I wasn’t sure about trying the casein powder since I am lactose intolerant but I tried it anyway (in the comfort in my own home!) I did have a bit of a reaction (gassiness, mainly). So I couldn’t have casein myself but I think others would like it.
I was really interested in trying the goat protein as I can have goat products. Cow products give me a reaction usually. I mixed it up in my green smoothie and gave it a try!
It really did taste like goat cheese or goat milk. It was a strong taste but I liked it since I like the taste of goat cheese. If I were to try it again, I might add more fruit to balance the flavors but I liked that NAKED had a unique offering, as I’ve never seen goat protein powder before.
NAKED Goat protein powder has 110 calories per serving with 1 gram of sugar. 23 grams of protein and just goat whey protein and nothing else! No extra stuff! The goat whey protein comes is made from pasture-fed goats’ milk from a small herd of Wisconsin dairies.
NAKED Rice is one of four of NAKED’s vegan protein options. I got to try rice and pea. I was excited about these options since I sometimes have an intolerance to the milk proteins.
NAKED Rice is made exclusively from organic sprouted whole grain brown rice. It’s made from a process to create an excellent amino acid profile that is comparable to that of whey protein. Nice! It has 25 grams of protein in one serving that’s 120 calories. And it has 0 grams of sugar and no additives, just like all of the NAKED products.
My smoothie came out pretty brown but that’s what to be expected from brown rice! It tasted just like rice and it took some getting used to but I liked the taste. It was very earthy and it kept me full.
NAKED Pea was my favorite! I liked the added pea flavor and it kept me full! NAKED pea is made exclusively from raw yellow peas grown in the USA and Canada. Just yellow pea protein and no additives! See the pattern?
Of the ones I got to try, it has the most protein with 27 grams. It has 2 grams of sugar, 120 calories per serving. The taste was great! It tasted just like peas and mixed in nicely with my already green smoothie.
NAKED Nutrition really has a great line of protein powders to meet the needs of everyone. As their motto states, they offer “Nutrition with Nothing to Hide.” All of their products are naked–just the protein and that’s it!
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Your path, your pace, Tam