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Milkshake vs Smoothie - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Milkshake and Smoothie different?

  • Milkshake is richer in Vitamin B12, and Calcium, while Smoothie is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Smoothie covers your daily need of Vitamin C 27% more than Milkshake.
  • Milkshake contains 8 times more Potassium than Smoothie. Milkshake contains 183mg of Potassium, while Smoothie contains 24mg.
  • Smoothie is lower in Sugar.

Milk shakes, thick vanilla and Beverages, V8 SPLASH Smoothies, Strawberry Banana types were used in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +256.1%
Contains more Potassium +662.5%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains less Sodium -69.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 44% 4% 9% 50% 17% 13% 11% 17%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 13% 6% 0% 0% 3% 4% 0% 0%
Contains more Calcium +256.1%
Contains more Potassium +662.5%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains less Sodium -69.5%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Vitamin B12 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +348.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +458.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +95.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 6% 1% 36% 0% 8% 45% 3% 23% 10% 6% 65% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 25% 0% 0% 82% 0% 0% 16% 0% 19% 0% 30% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +348.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +458.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +95.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Milkshake Smoothie
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Milkshake Smoothie Opinion
Net carbs 17.75g 8.16g Milkshake
Protein 3.86g 1.22g Milkshake
Fats 3.03g 0g Milkshake
Carbs 17.75g 8.16g Milkshake
Calories 112kcal 37kcal Milkshake
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 17.75g 7.35g Smoothie
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 146mg 41mg Milkshake
Iron 0.1mg 0.15mg Smoothie
Magnesium 12mg mg Milkshake
Phosphorus 115mg mg Milkshake
Potassium 183mg 24mg Milkshake
Sodium 95mg 29mg Smoothie
Zinc 0.39mg mg Milkshake
Copper 0.051mg mg Milkshake
Vitamin A 91IU 408IU Smoothie
Vitamin E 0.05mg mg Milkshake
Vitamin D 48IU IU Milkshake
Vitamin D 1.2µg µg Milkshake
Vitamin C 0mg 24.5mg Smoothie
Vitamin B1 0.03mg mg Milkshake
Vitamin B2 0.195mg mg Milkshake
Vitamin B3 0.146mg 0.816mg Smoothie
Vitamin B5 0.368mg mg Milkshake
Vitamin B6 0.042mg 0.082mg Smoothie
Folate 7µg µg Milkshake
Vitamin B12 0.52µg 0.24µg Milkshake
Vitamin K 0.2µg µg Milkshake
Tryptophan 0.054mg mg Milkshake
Threonine 0.174mg mg Milkshake
Isoleucine 0.234mg mg Milkshake
Leucine 0.378mg mg Milkshake
Lysine 0.306mg mg Milkshake
Methionine 0.097mg mg Milkshake
Phenylalanine 0.186mg mg Milkshake
Valine 0.258mg mg Milkshake
Histidine 0.105mg mg Milkshake
Cholesterol 12mg 0mg Smoothie
Trans Fat g 0g Milkshake
Saturated Fat 1.886g 0g Smoothie
Monounsaturated Fat 0.875g g Milkshake
Polyunsaturated fat 0.113g g Milkshake

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Milkshake Smoothie
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
17
Milkshake
14
Smoothie
Mineral Summary Score
20
Milkshake
3
Smoothie

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
23%
Milkshake
7%
Smoothie
Carbohydrates
18%
Milkshake
8%
Smoothie
Fats
14%
Milkshake
0%
Smoothie

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Smoothie
Smoothie is lower in Sugar (difference - 10.4g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Smoothie
Smoothie contains less Sodium (difference - 66mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoothie
Smoothie is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Smoothie
Smoothie is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.886g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Milkshake
Milkshake is lower in glycemic index (difference - 17)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Milkshake
Milkshake is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Milkshake
Milkshake is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Milkshake - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170884/nutrients
  2. Smoothie - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174829/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.