Hello everyone, have you ever tried of eating Milkshake or Smoothies? Milkshakes and Smoothies are pretty much loved by everyone. So, what’s the difference? Generally, Milkshakes can’t be consumed as meal whereas smoothies can be taken up as a meal replacement since they are rich in various minerals and vitamins. Still, confused between the two, then here are the further key differences read on to know more.
Base and Texture
Milkshakes are diary-based which are most commonly prepared using fruits, ice cream, and flavored syrups. On the other hand, Smoothies are particularly made with fruits and adding up some ingredients like yogurt or milk or tiger nut flour, which contain resistant starch. Many starch manufacturers in India are importing resistant starch which holds many benefits and hard enough to maintain a good diet.
On this aspect, shakes really stands apart from Smoothies. Why because Smoothies may or may not contain any protein at all. Then, smoothie ingredients are limited to fruits and vegetables with some hemp seeds or nut butter, which are added to increase the protein content. While shakes are typically fortified with some kind of protein powder to adds a creamy texture which will make you feel full for longer.
Smoothie means brightly colored drink which have some flavors combos like Mango/Pineapple, Strawberry/Kiwi, Orange/Berry, and other sweet & fresh ingredients. Or else, the green smoothie ingredients include kale, Spinach, Cucumber, Celery, Romaine Lettuce and more. Whereas, shakes are more likely to be based on healthy-fat based ingredients. Some of the popular flavors include Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Caramel, Vanilla and the base of shakes includes creamy ingredients such as Coconut milk, Frozen banana or Avocado.
So, which is Healthier Choice? Smoothie or Shake
By now, I think so you can easily judge out which would be better for you, a shake or smoothie? So, have you guessed it? Well, the answer depends on what is in the recipe and what you are hoping to accomplish by drinking it.
Yes, depending on your nutritional needs, smoothies and shakes are both healthy options as long as you make them yourself at home. For exercise nutrition, pre-workout smoothies are the best option, and shakes are great for post-workout.
That’s it! Guys, what’s your choice? Comment your favorite drinks.