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Taste Test: Naked Nutrition

So many protein powders to choose from, and so many of them not as natural as they seem. Enter Naked Nutrition, a company that sells all-natural protein powders that use only the purest raw ingredients, such as whey protein from grass-fed cows.

I received samples of their line up to try out and this was my experience.

Taste Test - Naked Nutrition

How I Tested Naked Nutrition Protein Powders

I received samples of:

  • Less Naked Casein Chocolate
  • Less Naked Whey Chocolate
  • Less Naked Casein Vanilla
  • Less Naked Whey Vanilla
  • Less Naked Pea Vanilla
  • Less Naked Pea Chocolate
  • Naked Goat
  • Naked Rice
  • Naked Pea
  • Naked Whey

I tested all the “Less” varieties with a shaker bottle and water, then a shaker bottle with milk. The remaining powders I tested using a blender with milk and half a frozen banana.

My Experience with Naked Nutrition

I tested these proteins over several days so that I could give each one my full attention.

Day 1: Less Naked Casein Chocolate & Less Naked Whey Chocolate

Method: Shaker bottle and water
Experience: Tasted very powdery. Not terrible, but not tasty either. Whey tasted better than Casein

Day 1 - Less Naked Casein Chocolate & Less Naked Whey Chocolate from Naked Nutrition

Day 2: Less Naked Casein Vanilla & Less Naked Whey Vanilla

Method: Shaker bottle and milk
Experience: Still a little powdery, but definitely better than with water.
This time I liked the Casein better.

Day 2 - Less Naked Casein Vanilla & Less Naked Whey Vanilla

Day 3: Less Naked Pea, both Vanilla and Chocolate

Method: Shaker bottle and milk
Experience: Chocolate — powdery and you could totally taste the pea.
Vanilla — tasted better than chocolate, but still powdery and tasting of pea.

Day 3 - Less Naked Pea, both Vanilla and Chocolate

NOTE: At this point, I decided these proteins are not shaker bottle friendly and switched to a blender.

Day 4: Naked Goat

Method: Blender, milk, half a frozen ripe banana
Experience: Just fine, with a tiny tartness that is common with goat milk.

Day 4 - Naked Goat from Naked Nutrition

Day 5: Naked Rice

Method: Blender, milk, half a frozen ripe banana
Experience: VERY powdery, barely edible.

Day 5 - Naked Rice from Naked Nutrition

Day 6: Naked Pea

Method: Blender, milk, half a frozen ripe banana
Experience: Not as powdery as the vanilla pea, but still tasted vaguely of pea.

Day 6 - Naked Pea from Naked Nutrition

Day 6: Naked Whey

Method: Blender, milk, half a frozen ripe banana
Experience: Blended perfectly, couldn’t detect it was there.

Day 6 - Naked Whey

An Apology: I also received a sample of Naked Casein — I have a photo of me trying it to prove it. However, I forgot to take notes and don’t have a strong enough recollection of my experience to share it with you.

My Recommendations for Naked Nutrition

Given my experience, I liked the Naked Whey the best. I’ve never had luck with pea protein and that was no different here. However, I really like the mission Naked Nutrition is trying to accomplish, to strip away all of the marketing and gimmicks and sell products with only the purest ingredients. So, if you’re looking for a high-quality product, give them a try. Your experience may be different than mine because your palate is different than mine.

Rating for Naked Nutrition: 3 out of 5

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NOTE: I received a free copy of this product in exchange for an honest review. If you’ve read past taste tests, you’ll know that I don’t pull my punches when I believe they are warranted. I also try to provide balanced information so you can make your own decision to buy or not buy this product, even if you disagree with my opinion.

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About the author

Carma Spence has been experimenting in the kitchen since she was four years old and loves trying out new recipe ideas. She is the author of Bonkers for Bundt Cakes and Your Perfect Pie, as well as author and contributor to several more non-food-related books. With Carma's Cookery, she is taking her passion for empowering people and blending it with her passion for cooking, gift-giving and entertaining.