CytoSport Muscle Milk 'n Oats

CytoSport Muscle Milk ‘n Oats

Muscle Milk is one of CytoSport’s most popular products. It’s routinely found in the “Top 10” seller lists maintained by online retailers such as bodybuilding.com and 1fast400.com. Thus, it’s not surprising to see spin off products, such as Muscle Milk bars and – now – Muscle Milk ‘n Oats.

Muscle Milk ‘n Oats combines two bodybuilding staples, oatmeal and protein powder, into a single, on-the-go breakfast. It comes in five flavors: Apple Cinnamon, Banana Walnut, Breakfast Cocoa, Vanilla Bean and Maple & Brown Sugar.

Manufacturer’s Description: Introducing all the big nutrition of Muscle Milk and all the goodness of oats in one great tasting combination! Muscle Milk N Oats is the quick and convenient way to get your daily protein intake….Muscle Milk contains EvoPro and Lean Lipids blends. EvoPro is a complex ratio of proteins, peptides and amino acids designed to replicate the amazing benefits of mother’s milk for rapid tissue growth and repair. Lean Lipids are special fats that are easily mobilized for workout energy, enhance your body’s fat metabolism and promote protein synthesis and mineral retention.

When you combine Muscle Milk with whole grain oats, not only do you enrich your diet with a muscle-building meal low in saturated fats and cholesterol, but you also receive a significant portion of the recommended daily amounts of whole grain foods and fiber. So Muscle Milk N Oats is a better choice for a genuinely nutritious meal-on-the-go that does what refined foods cannot do: it helps support healthy cholesterol and maintain a healthy heart.

Product Label:

Serving Size 1 Cup (78g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300
Calories From Fat 50
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 180mg
Potassium 470mg
Total Carbohydrate 34g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Soluble Fiber 2g
Insoluble Fiber 2g
Sugars 4g
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 20%
Iron 15%
Thiamin 20%
Calcium 30%
Vitamin E 4%
Riboflavin 20%
Niacin 20%
Folate 20%
Phosphorus 20%
Vitamin B6 20%
Vitamin B12 20%
Magnesium 25%
Ingredients: Whole Grain Rolled Oats (With Oat Bran), EVOPRO™ Our Custom Protein Peptide And Amino Acid Matrix Designed To Closely Reflect The Nitrogen Components And Ratios Found In Human Mother’s Milk (Micellar Alpha And Beta Caseins And Caseinates, Whey Concentrates Rich In Alpha-Lactalbumin, Whey Isolates, Whey Peptides, L-Glutamine, Taurine, Lactoferrin), Lean Lipids™ Trans Fat Free Lipid Complex Selected For Thermogenic And Unique Energy Properties (Canola Oil, Sunflower And/Or Safflower Oil, Enzyme Engineered Polyunsaturated Long-Chain Vegetable Oils, MCT’s, L-Carnitine), Fructose, Maltodextrin, Natural And Artificial Flavor, Modified Food Starch, Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Niacinamide, Vitamin A Palmitate, Cyanocobalamin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Soy Lecithin.

Comments: I picked up a 6-pack of Maple & Brown Sugar Muscle Milk ‘n Oats from bodybuilding.com for $13.99. It’s considerably more expensive per serving than conventional instant oatmeal – although in fairness – the regular stuff doesn’t even come close to providing the 30 grams/serving of high quality protein that this product does. 30 grams of protein is about what you get in 100g (3 1/2 oz) of cooked chicken breast or lean sirloin steak, so from that perspective, it’s not a bad price at all.

The cereal comes in individual, microwaveable cups, so it’s a snap to prepare: according to the directions, all it takes is 2/3 c. water and about 1 – 2 minutes in the microwave.  Doesn’t get much simpler than that.

Overall, I thought it was pretty tasty, too. This wasn’t a surprise, however, as Muscle Milk is famous for its flavors (at last count, there were 27 flavors vs. Baskin Robbins’ 31). I thought it was a bit on the gummy side, too, although it made for a reasonably satsifying breakfast.

I don’t think I’ll be trading in my Bob’s Red Mill, thick-cut rolled oats for it, (I like the texture of “old fashioned” oats better), but Muscle Milk ‘n Oats is undeniably handy, tasty and faster to prepare.  It’s a good emergency meal that can be prepared without a lot of muss and fuss (or dishes!).

Taste:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Efficacy:5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Value:2.5 out of 5 stars (2.5 / 5)
Average:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)

Author: elissa

Elissa is a former research associate with the University of California at Davis, and the author/co-author of over a dozen articles published in scientific journals. Currently a freelance writer and researcher, Elissa brings her multidisciplinary education and training to her writing on nutrition and supplements.

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