Any child craved a glass of milk with Colacao for breakfast regardless of the amount of sugar or calories. However, over the years we are more aware of what we take and alert us when something makes us gain more weight than necessary.
Although it is known that this cocoa powder is not the healthiest on the market, there are people who continue to include it in their regular diet. But how many calories does it really provide?
Depends on the type of Colacao
Colacao Original is the best known by all, but the brand has created different variants to adjust to the preferences of its consumers. We currently find Original Colacao, 0% sugar, Complet, Noir and Turbo. We have already advanced that none of them is healthy enough to take it daily. However, some are fatter than others.
According to the instructions on the package, it is advisable to put two tablespoons of Colacao in the cup before pouring the milk. Starting with the most classic way, a glass of milk with Colacao Original contains 176 calories (122 from the milk and 54 from the cocoa powder) and 18 grams of sugar .
As for the rest of the types of instant cocoa preparation with whole milk, the calories and amount of sugar obtained are:
- Colacao 0% sugar : 130 calories and 10.72 grams of sugar
- Complet: 178.5 calories and 19 grams of sugar
- Noir: 174 calories and 10.6 grams of sugar
- Turbo: 181 calories and 21.5 grams of sugar
So a glass of milk with Colacao without added sugar is the least fattening.
Depends on the type of milk
However, not only the type of Colacao must be taken into account. Milk also has a contribution of fats, carbohydrates, proteins and natural sugars.
It would be necessary to take into account the type of milk chosen (whole, semi-skimmed, skimmed or vegetable) to calculate the exact contribution of calories and nutrients. The above calculations were made with the data from a glass of whole milk, but how many calories do other dairy drinks provide?
Taking into account that a glass contains approximately 200 ml, the values would be:
- Whole milk: 150 calories
- Semi skimmed: 115 calories
- Skim: 95 calories
- Soy: 75 calories
- Oatmeal: 110 calories
Although the vegetable soy drink may seem like the best option because it is the lowest in calories, it is preferable to choose other types. Milks of animal origin are rich in essential nutrients for the body and come from a natural source. Instead, vegetable drinks usually contain fortified to make them rich in vitamins or minerals.
If we want to make a low-calorie Colacao, we would choose soy milk and 0% sugar Colacao . In this way we would gain less weight.