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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
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Contains more Calcium +256.1%
Contains more Potassium +662.5%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains less Sodium -69.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 4% 44% 17% 9% 17% 11% 50% 13%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 13% 3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 4%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +348.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +458.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +95.2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 6% 1% 36% 8% 45% 3% 23% 10% 65% 1% 6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 82% 25% 0% 0% 0% 0% 16% 0% 19% 30% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +348.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +458.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +95.2%

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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price Equal

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Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoothie
Smoothie is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
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 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 ($)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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