Are you tired of consuming excessive calories just to gain weight? Look no further!
We have a simple, yet delicious high calorie smoothie recipe that’s perfect for achieving your goals.
With just a few ingredients and a blender, you can say goodbye to mass gainer powder and indulge in a flavorsome treat.
How to Make
1 cup of Frozen Fruit (Strawberry Banana works best)
2 cups of Fairlife Whole Milk (300 calories, 26g protein, 12g carbs, 16g fat)
1/4 cup of Bear Naked Honey Almond Granola (130 calories, 5g protein,7g fat, 14g carbs)
2 tablespoons of Peanut Butter (190 calories, 8g protein, 16g fat, 7g protein)
1-2 tablespoons of Honey (Optional)
Add everything into a blender and mix till fully combined.
Serve in a big ass glass or protein shaker and enjoy!
Why these Ingredients?
Rather than using fresh fruit, frozen fruit will give the smoothie a colder and smooth ice cream-like texture instead of thick juice. If that’s what you want, then fresh fruit works great too.
The fruit itself also doesn’t bring too many calories to the smoothie, but it does give your drink flavor and texture while providing vitamins and minerals.
Fairlife Whole Milk
Milk will be the liquid base to blend everything together. I like to use Fairlife whole milk because it’s high in calories (150 calories per cup), has double the protein of standard whole milk (13g per cup), and it’s lactose-free.
Bear Naked Granola
Granola is a great way to add calories and whole grains. This granola in particular comes with 10.5g of whole grains (per 1/4 cup) and a bit of protein (5g per 1/4 cup).
Along with the calories, the almonds in this granola add flavor and texture to the smoothie.
Another great way to sneak in some calories is to use peanut butter. Just 2 tablespoons of peanut butter has almost 200 calories and 8g of protein.
Peanut butter is a game changer for bulking as it is calorie-dense and delicious. (Unless you have a peanut gallery, then stay away).
Honey is an optional ingredient, but it does add some sweetness to the drink if you like.
How to Build Your Own High-Calorie Smoothie
When it comes to making a homemade mass gainer smoothie, it doesn’t have to be 1,000+ calories. Gaining weight and putting on muscle takes time and shouldn’t be rushed.
So while drinking a massive amount of calories sounds nice, it’s often tough to stick with.
Here are a few things I like to follow when making high-calorie smoothies:
Taste Good to You
25g+ of Protein
Fits within Dietary Restrictions
600 to 800 calories tends to be the sweet spot for me and it’s been less dreadful to drink. The smoothie is great for not having to eat a full-on meal so it doesn’t have to be anything crazy.
Taste is a big thing for many and it could be what decides whether or not you are consistent. Even if the smoothie recipe in this article isn’t something you like, pick some ingredients you do to make sure you can reach your goals.
Another important factor is protein. We need above-average amounts of protein to build muscle so make sure the smoothie you make has enough.
Lastly, make sure it’s something you can consume without dying or going against your beliefs. Whether it is a nut allergy, lactose intolerance, or a lifestyle choice, pick ingredients that work for you.
Ingredients You Can Use
Whole Milk (Higher in calories)
Soy Milk (Vegan Friendly)
Almond Milk (Vegan Friendly)
Frozen Fruits (Flavor and Nutrients)
Chocolate Syrup (Flavor)
Peanut Butter (Easy Calories)
Granola (Grains and Calories)
Whey Protein Powder (Extra Protein)
Nuts (Extra Calories)
Or whatever you want, it’s your smoothie!
Are High-Calorie Smoothies Good for Weight Gain?
Yes. High-calorie smoothies can be a great tool to use when trying to bulk up. Now understand you can’t expect to just drink a high-calorie smoothie and magically gain weight.
You need to consistently be on a proper bulk by being in a caloric surplus. A high-calorie smoothie can help you, but it’s not the silver bullet to get you to reach your goals.
Which Fruits Are High in Calories?
Bananas, Avocados, and Mangos are some good high-calorie fruits. They all have close to 100 calories per serving.