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Smoothie vs Milkshake - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Smoothie and Milkshake different?

  • Milkshake is higher than Smoothie in Vitamin C, Vitamin B12 and Calcium.
  • Smoothie covers your daily need of Vitamin C 27% more than Milkshake.
  • Smoothie contains 6 times more Vitamin B3 than Milkshake. Smoothie contains 0.816mg of Vitamin B3, while Milkshake contains 0.146mg.
  • Smoothie is lower in Sugars.

Beverages, V8 SPLASH Smoothies, Strawberry Banana and Milk shakes, thick vanilla 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 Iron +50%
Contains less Sodium -69.5%
Contains more Calcium +256.1%
Contains more Potassium +662.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 13% 3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 4% 44% 17% 9% 17% 11% 50% 13%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains less Sodium -69.5%
Contains more Calcium +256.1%
Contains more Potassium +662.5%

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +348.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +458.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +95.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +116.7%
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%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +348.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +458.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +95.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +116.7%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

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

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 the food
Protein
7%
Smoothie
23%
Milkshake
Carbohydrates
8%
Smoothie
18%
Milkshake
Fats
0%
Smoothie
14%
Milkshake

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Smoothie Milkshake
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Smoothie Milkshake
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 contains less Sugars?
Smoothie
Smoothie contains less Sugars (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

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Smoothie Milkshake Opinion
Calories 37 112 Milkshake
Protein 1.22 3.86 Milkshake
Fats 0 3.03 Milkshake
Vitamin C 24.5 0 Smoothie
Carbs 8.16 17.75 Milkshake
Cholesterol 0 12 Smoothie
Vitamin D 48 Milkshake
Iron 0.15 0.1 Smoothie
Calcium 41 146 Milkshake
Potassium 24 183 Milkshake
Magnesium 12 Milkshake
Sugars 7.35 17.75 Smoothie
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.051 Milkshake
Zinc 0.39 Milkshake
Starch
Phosphorus 115 Milkshake
Sodium 29 95 Smoothie
Vitamin A 408 91 Smoothie
Vitamin E 0.05 Milkshake
Vitamin D 1.2 Milkshake
Vitamin B1 0.03 Milkshake
Vitamin B2 0.195 Milkshake
Vitamin B3 0.816 0.146 Smoothie
Vitamin B5 0.368 Milkshake
Vitamin B6 0.082 0.042 Smoothie
Vitamin B12 0.24 0.52 Milkshake
Vitamin K 0.2 Milkshake
Folate 7 Milkshake
Trans Fat 0 Milkshake
Saturated Fat 0 1.886 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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

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