Following a gluten free diet doesn’t mean you have to give up delicious and convenient grab & go items, it just means you need to be careful to pick ones that are safe to consume. I’m a big fan of stocking up on protein bars to keep in my bag for when hunger strikes–but thanks to Naked Nutrition, I can stock cookies that have just as much protein.
Keep reading for a full, in-depth review of the new Naked Cookie: a gluten free protein cookie created by one of my favorite protein powder brands Naked Nutrition, or use the table of contents below to jump to the section of your choice!
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What are Naked Cookies?
Naked Cookie is a protein cookie created by Naked Nutrition. They’re fresh baked using defatted almond flour (a gluten free flour option) and 10g of protein making them comparable to many protein bars–but they’re a cookie.
The texture is comparable to a soft baked cookie, and the taste fits somewhere between a soft protein bar and a cookie.
In the next few sections I’ll unpack the flavors and dig through the ingredients to unpack whether these flavors are healthy!
Naked Nutrition Cookie Flavors
Currently, Naked Cookie comes in 3 different flavors: Chocolate Chip, Sugar Cookie, and Oatmeal Raisin.
I tried oatmeal raisin.
Honestly, it was pretty good. Definitely preferable to most protein bar options out there (let’s be real, we often eat bars for convenience, not taste). But these really are a snack option that’s both pretty tasty and actually satisfies hunger.
I’m pretty excited to try the other flavors.
Have you tried chocolate chip or sugar cookie? If so, let me know in the comments what you thought!
Are Protein Cookies Healthy?
I’m a big advocate that, as long as it’s gluten free, it can have a part in a healthy gluten-free diet.
That said, let’s break down the macros and composition of this gluten free protein cookie.
Each protein cookie contains 190 calories which is about my personal calorie target for a snack. You may require more or less depending on your body type/activity level or size of your meals, but this is a good ballpark.
Let’s break down the composition of protein, fat, and carb:
Each of these cookies contains 10g of protein. These 10g come from grass-fed whey protein.
On average, adults should receive 10-35% of their daily calories from protein. In these cookies, protein makes up 21% of the calories, hitting right within that ballpark.
Depending on the flavor, each cookie contains between 26-28g of carbohydrates.
Based on recommendations, the average adult diet should contain between 55%-70% of carbohydrates. These cookies contain 55-59% carbohydrate which hits at the bottom end of the recommended range.
Additionally, the cookies only contain 1g of added sugar, using allulose and stevia extract. Allulose is a sweetener made from dried fruit, maple syrup, or molasses, while stevia comes from the stevia plant. These are good natural sweetener options.
Lastly, these cookies also contain 6g of dietary fiber. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, it’s recommended that women consume 22-28g of fiber daily, while the goal for men is 31-34g per day. These 6 grams of dietary fiber are a good help to reach that goal.
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Depending on the flavor, these cookies contain 11-13g of fat, with 6-7g being saturated fat.
On average, it’s recommended for adults to consume 20%-35% of their calories from fat, with less than 10% being from saturated fat.
In these cookies, fat makes up 52-62%, with saturated fat being 28-33% of the cookie (depending on the flavor). In my opinion, this is pretty high to claim it’s a well balanced snack, but again, this is definitely not a deal breaker.
It’s important to remember that the recommendations above for protein, carb and fat are guidelines for an average diet– and how much fat/protein/carb you consume at each meal and snack will average over the course of a day. These guidelines will also vary depending on your personal nutrition goals and digestibility of foods.
Naked Cookie Ingredients
Curious what’s in these cookies?
Here are the ingredients for each flavor:
Chocolate Chip Naked Cookie Ingredients:
The ingredients for the chocolate chip flavor are as listed:
Naked Protein Blend (Whey Protein Concentrate, Defatted Almond Flour), Allulose, Dark Chocolate Flavored Chips (Unsweetened Chocolate, Erythritol, Cocoa Butter, Stevia Extract, Sunflower Lecithin), Sustainable Palm Kernel Oil, Blanched Almond Butter, Soluble Corn Fiber, Tapioca Starch, Vegetable Glycerin, Monk Fruit Juice Concentrate, Sunflower Lecithin, Vanilla Extract, Sea Salt, and Baking Powder (Calcium Phosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Corn Starch)
It is also Certified Gluten Free, Soy Free, and GMO Free.
Sugar Cookie Naked Cookie Ingredients
The ingredients for the sugar cookie flavor are as listed:
Naked Protein Blend (Whey Protein Concentrate, Defatted Almond Flour), Allulose, Sustainable Palm Kernel Oil, Natural Rainbow Sprinkles (Sugar, Palm Kernel & Palm Oil, Corn Starch, Vegetable Juice, Sunflower Lecithin, Annatto Extract, Spirulina Extract, Turmeric, Beta-carotene, Paprika Oleoresin, Maltodextrin, Carnauba Wax, Cellulose Gum), Blanched Almond Butter, Soluble Corn Fiber, Tapioca Starch, Vegetable Glycerin, Monk Fruit Juice Concentrate, Vanilla Extract, Sunflower Lecithin, Sea Salt, and Baking Powder (Calcium Phosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Corn Starch)
This flavor’s also Certified Gluten Free, Soy Free, and GMO Free.
Oatmeal Cookie Naked Cookie Ingredients
The ingredients for the oatmeal cookie flavor (the one I tried) are as listed:
Naked Protein Blend (Whey Protein Concentrate, Defatted Almond Flour), Allulose, Raisins, Sustainable Palm Kernel Oil, Blanched Almond Butter, Soluble Corn Fiber, Rolled Oats, Tapioca Starch, Vegetable Glycerin, Monk Fruit Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavor, Cinnamon, Sunflower Lecithin, Sea Salt, and Baking Powder (Calcium Phosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Corn Starch)
Just like the other two flavors, this one is also Certified Gluten Free, Soy Free, and GMO Free.
Is Naked Cookie third party tested gluten free?
Naked Cookie is certified gluten free by GFCO meaning that GFCO has third party tested the cookie (and routinely continues to) to ensure that it meets current standards for gluten free labeling.
Where to buy Naked Cookies
If you’re wanting to try any of these naked cookie flavors for yourself, there are two main places you can get these gluten free protein cookies.
- Their website. Occasionally Naked has promo codes and specials through their website too!
Check here to see if there are any current specials on these gluten free protein cookies.
- Amazon. Get the same deals you know and trust from Amazon including subscribe and save deals on Naked Nutrition products.
Check out the Naked Nutrition store on Amazon here.
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