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The Calories in Special K with Milk

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author image Brian Willett
Brian Willett began writing in 2005. He has been published in the "Buffalo News," the "Daytona Times" and "Natural Muscle Magazine." Willett also writes for Bloginity.com and Bodybuilding.com. He is an American Council on Exercise-certified personal trainer and earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of North Carolina.
The Calories in Special K with Milk
Special K is promoted as a healthy cereal for weight loss. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images

Although Special K is a low-calorie cereal, it is not rich in protein, a nutrient that Dr. John Berardi says may help you lose weight and fat. Adding milk to Special K increases protein but also increases calories.

Special K with Whole Milk

According to the Special K website, 1 cup of Special K contains 120 calories, with 0.5 g of fat, 23 g of carbohydrates and 6 g of protein. The online nutrition resource MyFitnessPal notes that adding 1 cup of whole milk to one serving of Special K would result in a total of 272 calories, with 8.5 g of fat, 35 g of carbohydrates and 14 g of protein.

Special K with 2 Percent Milk

If you want to cut calories and fat, you can use 2 percent milk with your Special K. The MyFitnessPal and Special K websites say that 1 cup of Special K with 1 cup of 2 percent milk would provide 240 calories, with 5.5 g of fat, 34 g of carbohydrates and 14 g of protein.

Special K with Skim Milk

The lowest-calorie option is to prepare Special K with skim, or fat-free, milk. The Special K and MyFitnessPal websites explain that 1 cup of Special K combined with 1 cup of skim milk would provide 200 calories, with 0.5 g of fat, 34 g of carbohydrates and 14 g of protein.

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