Naked Nutrition Overnight Oats

If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know I’m a massive proponent of pre-workout and post-workout fueling. When I review clients’ food logs, I almost always need to address this, because (thanks to diet trends like intermittent fasting), I often see women exercising hard on an empty stomach, then waiting awhile to eat. This isn’t the best combination for exercise performance or body composition change (check out this blog post for the reason why).

But the problem for many women is that they don’t have something convenient to eat that ticks all the boxes – especially for early morning workouts. It’s just not convenient. 

Let’s say you do eat pre-workout – you make the super easy and obvious choice pre-workout – you don’t feel like eating a lot anyway, so you just grab half a banana or mix some protein powder into water. You just need a little something into your stomach to get your glucose moving, manage cortisol, and prime yourself to have a powerful workout.

But after the workout, it’s easy to stumble, especially if you’re in a rush and trying to leave for work or get your kids to school (or both). I have this issue myself – I’m often crash landing from the gym right into the leave-for-school routine, and it’s tricky to meet my own needs. I often see women opting for super low-carb choices, like two hardboiled eggs. But after a workout, it’s particularly helpful to consume a higher level of complex carbohydrates along with your protein – at least 30-40 grams.

I have looked online before for a good protein oatmeal for clients, and haven’t been wild about what I’ve found.

So when Naked Nutrition came out with their newest product, Naked Oats (super easy overnight oats), I was eager to try it. Overnight oats are a great option for a convenient, high-protein, complex-carbohydrate, high-fiber breakfast – perfect for active women. You can make them yourself with raw rolled oats and protein powder, but no doubt this product makes it far easier.

The Naked Oats come in three flavors:

I only tried the first two – and wow, the Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Banana was a huge hit in my house. My daughter was obsessed with it – she called it the “dark chocolate oatmeal” and requested it frequently.

You may not realize that it is common for personal trainers and fitness influencers to receive product for free. We are often gifted things to try. For me, I never write reviews for things unless I genuinely love the product to the point that I re-order it. And that is how I feel about this product – I am now on a monthly subscription so that I get a new tub of the Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Banana every time I’m about to run out.

Let’s take a look at the facts.

Nutrition Facts for Naked Nutrition Overnight Oats

These are the basic nutrition facts for Naked Nutrition overnight oats, presented as ranges across the three flavor offerings:

  • Calories – 240-270 per two scoops
  • Protein – 20 grams
  • Carbohydrates – 32-40 grams
  • Fat – 4-4.5 grams

The other nutrition facts that I love about this product include:

  • 6-9 grams of fiber per serving – this is great! Exactly in the range of 5-10+ grams of fiber per meal that I would generally recommend (because just wait, I’m going to be making some serving suggestions that will add even more fiber)
  • Only 1-1.5 grams of saturated fat – I love that they’ve kept saturated fat low
  • Fermented cane sugar – this patented fermenting process creates a zero-calorie, zero-net-carb sweetener (called Reb M) that may sidestep some people’s dislike of stevia’s taste* (which is how health products are often sweetened)
  • The total “sugar” content of the oats (which is only 2-7 grams) comes from the fruit products (the freeze-dried bananas, for example)

*I have no problem with stevia and I use it myself, but I have clients who strongly dislike the taste 

Recipe Ideas for Naked Nutrition Overnight Oats

The packaging directs you to combine two scoops with one cup of milk, and to refrigerate for at least 5 hours. For me, this made the oatmeal too liquid-y, and I have some alternative suggestions for achieving a good consistency and amping up the nutritional profile.

Naked Oats Oatmeal Bowl with Chia and Berries 

Naked Nutrition overnight oats

  • 2 scoops Naked Oats
  • 1/2 cup skim milk (or milk of choice)
  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup berries of choice

Combine the Naked Oats and milk – stir well, and refrigerate covered overnight. In the morning, top with chia seeds and berries, and enjoy! This breakfast is ~420 calories with about 30 grams of protein and 17 grams of fiber.

Naked Oats Smoothie 

Naked Nutrition overnight oats

  • 2 scoops Naked Oats
  • 1 cup skim milk (or milk of choice)
  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds

Combine on high speed in a blender, and enjoy! This breakfast is ~440 calories, with about 35 grams of protein and 16 grams of fiber. The nice thing about this throw-together breakfast is that you don’t need to wait for the oats to soak – you can just blend them raw. It’s not a complicated smoothie, either – it’s just a few ingredients.

Keep in mind with both options that unless you use soy milk, switching out for a plant-based milk will decrease the protein content.

For me, the search is over for a packaged protein oatmeal product!

Rachel Trotta

I am a Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Physique and Bodybuilding Specialist, and Women's Fitness Specialist. I live in New Jersey in the NYC metro area, and I coach clients online all over the world. As a trainer and health writer, my mission is to make healthy living sustainable for the average person. I’m also a wife, mom, nature lover, runner, avid cook, weightlifting aficionado, history nerd, travel addict, and obsessive podcast listener. Get in touch!

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