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Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie for Thor Body

Iulia Serban, RDN, registered dietitian nutritionist.

Medically Reviewed by 

Iulia Serban, RDN
Last updated on August 18, 2023
Chris Hemsworth and his secret high-calorie smoothie consumed during training for "Thor: Love and Thunder" movie.

Collage and smoothie photo credit: Unfold Today. Chris Hemsworth photo credit: Gage Skidmore.[1]



During Chris Hemsworth's lengthy body transformation for his role as Thor in the movie "Thor: Love and Thunder", the actor shared multiple foods and drinks he had to consume to gain muscles worthy of the God of Thunder. Unfortunately, Chris failed to specify the ingredient quantities for one of the smoothie recipes he mentioned.

As you can see in the video below published by Hemsworth's former fitness app CentrFit, all Chris did was enumerate the ingredients needed to prepare his smoothie.[2]

But, brighten up.

As expert makers of high-calorie smoothie recipes, we followed our guide for preparing weight-gain smoothies to set ingredient quantities that ensure you'll get a good proportion of proteins, carbs, and fats from Hemsworth's "secret" high-calorie smoothie.

To guide you through the recipe, we bought the necessary ingredients, blended them, and illustrated the entire process with photos.

Smoothie's calories

The standard version of Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie yields one serving of 663 calories. If you need more calories from the smoothie, however, you can adjust ingredient quantities by following these guidelines:

  • For 1000-calorie smoothie: multiply ingredient quantities by 1.51;
  • For 1500-calorie smoothie: multiply ingredient quantities by 2.26;
  • For 2000-calorie smoothie: multiply ingredient quantities by 3.02.

Ready to try Thor's secret smoothie? Let's explore the recipe.

Equipment

To make Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie, you need four pieces of kitchen equipment:

  • Blender
  • Tablespoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Scoop (for protein powder)

Ingredients

Ingredients of Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie for Thor role in "Thor: Love and Thunder" movie.
  • 1/2 cup (4.4 oz or 125 g) strawberries
  • 1/2 cup (4.4 oz or 125 g) raspberries
  • 1 large (4.8 oz or 136 g) banana
  • 1/2 cup (0.3 oz or 8 g) kale leaves
  • 1 tbsp (0.16 oz or 4.5 g) shredded coconut
  • 1 scoop (1.06 oz or 32 g) pea protein powder
  • 2 tsp (0.35 oz or 10 g) maca powder
  • 1/2 tsp magnesium
  • 1 tbsp (0.56 oz or 16 g) almond butter
  • 2 tbsp (0.71 oz or 20 g) hemp seeds
  • 4 tsp (0.5 oz or 14 g) chia seeds
  • 13.5 fl oz (400 ml) water

Role of each ingredient

We chose each ingredient in the smoothie so the final ingredient list contains all the ingredients enumerated by Chris Hemsworth in the CentrFit video.

In addition to Hemsworth's ingredients, we added water to make the smoothie thinner and easier to drink.

Ingredient substitutions

In case you have nut allergies, you can substitute almond butter with a type of seed butter, like sunflower butter.

Instructions

1. Adapt ingredients to blender size

Think whether all the ingredients will fit inside your blender.

If you use a small blender with a capacity of less than 890 ml (30.1 fl oz), break the ingredients into two or more identical portions, then follow the next instructions for each of them individually.

2. Add ingredients

Adding ingredients of Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie in a blender.

Add the ingredients to the blender making sure the water ends up at its bottom.

If you own a blender with an ingredient recipient that installs upside down on the blender, always add the water lastly. This way, the blades will work smoothly without clogging in other ingredients.

3. Blend

Ingredients of Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie: unblended vs. blended.

Blend the ingredients until the smoothie develops a fine texture (about 30-60 seconds).

If you own a less powerful blender, you may need to mix the ingredients for longer than 1 minute. Still, to prevent overheating your blender, abide by the recommended blending duration in your blender's manual.

4. Serve

Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie for weight gain in a glass.

Pour the smoothie into a glass or a shaker bottle, and serve.

When it comes to flavor, the smoothie tastes like raspberries with some notes of kale and earthy aromas coming from the pea protein powder, the almond butter, and the maca powder.

How to store

Chris Hemsworth doesn't specify whether he stores his smoothies or not. Nevertheless, you can keep the smoothie in the fridge for about 24 hours.

Nutrition facts

  • Volume: 30.1 fl oz (890 ml)
  • Calories: 663
  • Protein: 41 g
  • Carbs: 77 g
  • Fat: 26 g

Out of the 663 calories found in Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie, 43% come from carbohydrates, 34% from fats, and 23% from protein.

As a result, this smoothie is an energizing drink with a lot of carbs, a bunch of healthy fats, and a substantial quantity of proteins.

For more nutritional details, let's explore the contribution of each ingredient to the smoothie's overall nutrition facts.

Nutrition facts of each ingredient

Frozen strawberries

  • Weight: 1/2 cup (4.4 oz or 125 g)
  • Calories: 26
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Carbs: 7 g
  • Fat: 0 g

Source: CalorieKing - Frozen strawberries.[3]

Source info

Name: CalorieKing

Type: food database

Operated by:  CalorieKing

Trust characteristics:

  • Used by health professionals
  • Updated regularly

Raspberries

  • Weight: 1/2 cup (4.4 oz or 125 g)
  • Calories: 65
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Carbs: 15 g
  • Fat: 1 g

Source: FoodData Central - Raspberries.[4]

Source info

Name: FoodData Central

Type: food database

Operated by: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Characteristics:

  • Governmental authority
  • Updated regularly

Raspberries bring 19% of the carbohydrates in Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie.

Banana

  • Weight: 1 large (4.8 oz or 136 g)
  • Calories: 121
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Carbs: 31 g
  • Fat: 0 g

Source: FoodData Central - Raw bananas.[5]

Source info

Name: FoodData Central

Type: food database

Operated by: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Characteristics:

  • Governmental authority
  • Updated regularly

The banana brings 40% of the carbs in Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie. As extra information, bananas are one of the fruits with the highest number of calories.

Kale leaves

  • Weight: 1/2 cup (0.3 oz or 8 g)
  • Calories: 4
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Carbs: 1 g
  • Fat: 0 g

Source: MyFitnessPal - Kale leaves, no stems.[6]

Source info

Name: MyFitnessPal

Type: food database

Operated by: MyFitnessPal, Inc

Characteristics:

  • Almost a 5-star app on App Store and Google Play
  • Updated regularly

Shredded coconut

  • Weight: 1 tbsp (0.16 oz or 4.5 g)
  • Calories: 23
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Carbs: 2 g
  • Fat: 2 g

Source: FoodData Central - Desiccated coconut.[7]

Source info

Name: FoodData Central

Type: food database

Operated by: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Characteristics:

  • Governmental authority
  • Updated regularly

Coconut counts among the high-calorie nuts.

Pea protein powder

  • Weight: 1 scoop (1.06 oz or 32 g)
  • Calories: 113
  • Protein: 25 g
  • Carbs: 2 g
  • Fat: 1 g

Source: Nutritionix - Pea protein powder.[8]

Source info

Name: Nutritionix

Type: food database

Operated by: Syndigo LLC

Characteristics:

  • Curated by a team of registered dietitians
  • Described as "the largest grocery database on the planet"

Pea protein powder brings 61% of the proteins in Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie.

Maca powder

  • Weight: 2 tsp (0.35 oz or 10 g)
  • Calories: 36
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Carbs: 8 g
  • Fat: 0 g

Source: Nutritionix - Maca root powder.[9]

Source info

Name: Nutritionix

Type: food database

Operated by: Syndigo LLC

Characteristics:

  • Curated by a team of registered dietitians
  • Described as "the largest grocery database on the planet"

Almond butter

  • Weight: 1 tbsp (0.56 oz or 16 g)
  • Calories: 98
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Carbs: 3 g
  • Fat: 9 g

Source: FoodData Central - Plain almond butter.[10]

Source info

Name: FoodData Central

Type: food database

Operated by: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Characteristics:

  • Governmental authority
  • Updated regularly

Almond butter, which counts among the high-calorie nut butters, brings 35% of the fats in Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie. Besides, almond butter is one of the weight gain snacks and stands among the high-calorie foods.

Hemp seeds

  • Weight: 2 tbsp (0.71 oz or 20 g)
  • Calories: 110
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Carbs: 2 g
  • Fat: 10 g

Source: FoodData Central - Hemp seeds.[11]

Source info

Name: FoodData Central

Type: food database

Operated by: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Characteristics:

  • Governmental authority
  • Updated regularly

Hemp seeds deliver 38% of the fats in Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie.

Chia seeds

  • Weight: 4 tsp (0.5 oz or 14 g)
  • Calories: 67
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Carbs: 6 g
  • Fat: 4 g

Source: FoodData Central - Chia seeds.[12]

Source info

Name: FoodData Central

Type: food database

Operated by: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Characteristics:

  • Governmental authority
  • Updated regularly

Chia seeds are responsible for 15% of the fats in Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie.

Benefits of drinking this smoothie

Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie, since it had to fuel an intensive training regimen, is filled with health benefits. Explore each of the benefits below.

1. Gain weight easier

First of all, Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie can help you gain weight easier because it's rich in calories and it doesn't fill you up for a long period.

As social proof, according to the top of the best weight gain foods for females, 91% of the women who gain weight successfully drink smoothies regularly.

Increase caloric intake

Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie is great at increasing caloric intake because it's nutritious, having 663 calories per serving. All of these calories will make it easier for you to achieve a daily caloric surplus, the essential condition for gaining weight.

Yet, keep in mind that someone with an intensive training schedule like Chris Hemsworth, who had limited time to get fit for the role of Thor, needs much more calories to maintain or gain weight than the average person.

Keep your appetite

Besides increasing your total caloric intake, Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie allows you to consume more food because, as opposed to many solid foods, it keeps your appetite satisfied only for a short time.

To support this claim, a University of Bristol study compared fruit smoothies with fresh fruits and other drinks in terms of satiety. They concluded that fruit smoothies are more filling than drinks that are less alike to food (e.g., water and milk) but less filling than solid foods.[13]

Source info

Name: A Comparison of the Satiety Effects of a Fruit Smoothie, Its Fresh Fruit Equivalent and Other Drinks

Type: journal article

Published in: Nutrients (peer-reviewed journal)

Made at: University of Bristol

2. Boost energy levels

Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie grows your energy levels because it's rich in carbs, most of which come from the banana and the raspberries in the smoothie's composition.

After all, according to a University of Lausanne study on the energy potential of carbs, carbohydrates are the main energy source for humans.[14]

Source info

Name: Carbohydrates as a source of energy

Type: journal article

Published in: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (peer-reviewed)

Made at: University of Lausanne

3. Strengthen bones

Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie can strengthen bones because it contains 6 sources of calcium: strawberries, raspberries, pea protein powder, almond butter, hemp seeds, and chia seeds.

Hemsworth's smoothie brings around 348 mg of calcium, which is around 35% of the daily recommended intake of calcium.

4. Fortify immunity

Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie fortifies immunity because it contains eleven sources of antioxidants:

  • Banana;
  • Strawberries;
  • Raspberries;
  • Almond butter;
  • Magnesium;
  • Chia seeds;
  • Hemp seeds;
  • Maca powder;
  • Pea protein powder;
  • Coconut;
  • Kale leaves.

Antioxidants, according to a scientific review of antioxidants, increase health protection and disease prevention.[15]

Source info

Name: Antioxidants: Molecules, medicines, and myths

Type: journal article

Published in: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications (peer-reviewed journal)

5. Enhance heart health

Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie is beneficial for the heart because it's made with five sources of potassium: a banana, pea protein powder, almond butter, maca powder, hemp seeds, and chia seeds.

As scientific proof, a review of the effects of potassium says that potassium lowers blood pressure.[16]

Source info

Name: Beneficial Effects of High Potassium

Type: journal article

Published in: Hypertension (peer-reviewed journal)

Made at: Medical College of Wisconsin

6. Protect eye health

Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie increases eye health because it contains kale, a leafy green that's rich in vitamin A.

Vitamin A, according to an Australian study about vitamin A's effects on early myopia, is "vital for eye health" because it protects against "night blindness and corneal thinning".[17]

Source info

Name: Is Dietary Vitamin A Associated with Myopia from Adolescence to Young Adulthood?

Type: journal article

Published in: Translational Vision Science & Technology (peer-reviewed journal)

Made in: Australia

7. Hydrate body

Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie is hydrating because it contains 400 ml of water and two fruits with a high water percentage: strawberries and raspberries.

8. Improve digestion

Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie can improve digestion because it contains almond butter, chia seeds, hemp seeds, kale, strawberries, raspberries, and bananas, which are all good sources of fiber.

One of the benefits of eating fiber, as stated in a 2009 review of the health benefits of dietary fiber, is a lower risk of gastrointestinal diseases.[18]

Source info

Name: Health benefits of dietary fiber

Type: journal article

Published in: Nutrition Reviews (peer-reviewed journal)

Made in: USA

9. Fight stress

Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie also lowers stress levels because it contains maca powder.

According to a study on maca's antianxiety and antidepression effects, maca "might have regulatory properties against chronic stress."[19]

Source info

Name: Antianxiety and anti-depressant effects of Maca (L. meyenii) ethanolic extract on chronic unpredictable mild stress of rats through hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis

Type: journal article

Published in: Journal of Food Science & Technology

Made in: China

10. Increase libido

Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie might have a positive effect on your sexual life because it contains maca powder.

As specified in a scientific review of maca's sexual benefits, maca can help with sexual dysfunction or sexual desire in both women and men.[20]

Source info

Name: Maca (L. meyenii) for improving sexual function: a systematic review

Type: journal article

Published in: BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies

Made in: South Korea and United Kingdom

Recipe summary

To follow Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie recipe in a compressed format, use the summary below.

Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie for weight gain in a glass.

Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie for Thor Body

This is a recipe for one of the smoothies Chris Hemsworth consumed to get fit enough to play Thor in the movie "Thor: Love and Thunder." While the actor shared only the ingredients of the smoothie, this recipe goes a step further and provides the ingredient quantities as well.
Prep Time 4 minutes
Blend Time 1 minute
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Smoothies
Servings 1 person
Calories 663 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Blender
  • 1 Tablespoon
  • 1 Teaspoon
  • 1 Scoop (for protein powder)

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup strawberries (4.4 oz or 125 g)
  • ½ cup raspberries (4.4 oz or 125 g)
  • 1 large banana (4.8 oz or 136 g)
  • ½ cup kale leaves (0.3 oz or 8 g)
  • 1 tbsp shredded coconut (0.16 oz or 4.5 g)
  • 1 scoop pea protein powder (1.06 oz or 32 g)
  • 2 tsp maca powder (0.35 oz or 10 g)
  • ½ tsp magnesium
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (0.56 oz or 16 g)
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds (0.71 oz or 20 g)
  • 4 tsp chia seeds (0.5 oz or 14 g)
  • 13.5 fl oz water (400 ml)

Instructions
 

  • Think whether all the ingredients will fit inside your blender.
    If you use a small blender with a capacity of less than 890 ml (30.1 fl oz), break the ingredients into two or more identical portions, then follow the next instructions for each of them individually.
  • Add the ingredients to the blender making sure the water ends up at its bottom.
    If you own a blender with an ingredient recipient that installs upside down on the blender, always add the 13.5 fl oz water lastly. This way, the blades will work smoothly without clogging in other ingredients.
    ½ cup strawberries, ½ cup raspberries, 1 large banana, ½ cup kale leaves, 1 tbsp shredded coconut, 1 scoop pea protein powder, 2 tsp maca powder, ½ tsp magnesium, 1 tbsp almond butter, 2 tbsp hemp seeds, 4 tsp chia seeds, 13.5 fl oz water
    Adding ingredients of Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie in a blender.
  • Blend the ingredients until the smoothie develops a fine texture (about 30-60 seconds).
    If you own a less powerful blender, you may need to mix the ingredients for longer than 1 minute. Still, to prevent overheating your blender, abide by the recommended blending duration in your blender's manual.
    Ingredients of Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie: unblended vs. blended.
  • Pour the smoothie into a glass or a shaker bottle, and serve.
    Chris Hemsworth's Secret High-Calorie Smoothie for weight gain in a glass.

Video

Notes

Besides helping you gain weight, this smoothie has plenty of other health benefits.
Keyword Chris Hemsworth, energizing, green, healthy, high-calorie, muscle-building, protein, quick, Thor, vegan, weight gain

Other high-calorie smoothie recipes for weight gain

Now, If you want to try other homemade smoothies that can help you gain weight, visit our full list of high-calorie smoothie recipes,

And in case you wish to get creative, you can build your own high-calorie smoothie recipes. Learn what can you add to your smoothie and how to bring extra calories to it from our guide on how to make high-calorie smoothies for weight gain.

And if it happens to get bored of smoothies...

Try switching high-calorie smoothies for high-calorie shakes or other weight gain drinks.

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Written by
Claudiu Pop is a nutritionist, medical writer, journalist, and the founder of Unfold Today. He specialized in fitness and nutrition, especially in weight gain, by helping people increase their body mass since 2019 with over 20 articles published in the field.
Medically reviewed by
Iulia Serban, RDN, registered dietitian nutritionist.
Iulia Serban, RDN
Iulia Serban, RDN, is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, and a Master's degree in Nutrition and Quality of Life. Both degrees were received from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iuliu Hatieganu.
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