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15 High-Calorie Smoothies for Easy Weight Gain

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Iulia Serban, RDN
Last updated on August 6, 2022

As an experienced fitness adept, I know how unpleasant it can be to try to gain weight by focusing only on eating large meals while ignoring the power of high-calorie smoothies. You get filled up with all the solid food you need to consume, lose valuable time cooking and sitting down to eat the meals, and in the end, you barely achieve your daily calorie goals.

Fortunately, you can turn the act of bulking up into a piece of cake by adding weight gain snacks and most importantly high-calorie smoothies to your diet.

After all, weight gain smoothies, along with calorie-dense shakes, are some of the drinks with the most calories, fun to make, convenient, and have a delicious taste. All of these characteristics will help you gain weight far easier.

Before diving into the 15 high-calorie smoothie recipes for weight gain, let's take a look at how to make one from scratch.

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How to make a high-calorie smoothie

You can make high-calorie smoothies following 3 simple steps:

  1. Decide how many calories you need from your high-calorie smoothie
  2. Prepare equipment
  3. Choose ingredients for your high-calorie smoothie

Get valuable tips to nail each step and prepare the best homemade high-calorie smoothies by checking our detailed guide on how to make weight gain smoothies.

15 high-calorie smoothies for weight gain (and recipes)

if you don't want to come up with the ingredients for your next high-calorie smoothie, explore some smoothie recipes tailored for weight gain.

Here are 15 high-calorie smoothies that will help you gain weight:

  1. Green Seed Mix Smoothie – 1254 calories;
  2. Walnut Banana Berry Smoothie – 950 calories;
  3. Muscle-Building Smoothie – 853 calories;
  4. Apple Banana Smoothie – 851 calories;
  5. Tropical Mango Carrot Smoothie – 738 calories;
  6. Coconut Banana Plant-Based Smoothie – 644 calories;
  7. Mango Coconut Smoothie – 644 calories;
  8. Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie – 514 calories;
  9. Strawberry Banana Smoothie – 478 calories;
  10. Mint Chocolate Banana Smoothie – 474 calories;
  11. Super Berry Smoothie – 432 calories;
  12. Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie – 425 calories;
  13. Almond Banana Berry Smoothie – 416 calories;
  14. Green Protein Smoothie – 411 calories;
  15. Vanilla Banana Ice Cream Smoothie – 406 calories.

Here are the recipes for the 15 high-calorie smoothies for weight gain:

List of 15 high-calorie smoothies for weight gain - updated.

1. Green Seed Mix Smoothie

Calories: 1254

Since it has over 1000 calories and is the blend with the highest number of calories on this list of smoothie recipes for weight gain, the Green Seed Mix Smoothie is a game-changer if you are struggling to increase your size.

This dairy-free smoothie is rich in carbs and fats because it's made with:

  • 3 types of exotic fruits (bananas, avocado, and mango);
  • 4 types of seeds (chia, flax, pumpkin, and sunflower);
  • 3 different nutty products, namely coconut, almonds, and peanut butter.

Moreover, this green smoothie also offers a solid 35 g of proteins, even though it is made without protein powder.

The greenness of the drink is given by the combination of mangoes, avocados, and spinach. The taste is delicious, considering the tint of cinnamon and honey that the recipe asks for.

High-calorie Green Seed Mix Smoothie visual recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250 ml) almond milk
  • 2 medium (236 g) sliced bananas
  • 1 cup (250 g) avocado cubes
  • ½ (168 g) mango without refuse
  • 5 oz (100 g) spinach
  • 1 tbsp (16 g) peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp (21 g) honey
  • 2 tbsp (18 g) sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp (12 g) chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp (10 g) flax seeds
  • 4 tbsp (16 g) pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp (12 g) coconut flakes
  • 2 tbsp (17.2 g) almonds
  • ½ tsp (1-2 g) cinnamon

Nutrition facts

  • Calories: 1254
  • Protein: 35 g
  • Carbs: 147 g
  • Fat: 73 g

2. Walnut Banana Berry Smoothie

Calories: 950

With its almost 1000 calories, the Walnut Banana Berry Smoothie is the drink with the second most calories in our list of weight gain smoothies.

Even though the Walnut Banana Berry Smoothie has just a few ingredients, it sports a very high level of carbs, a solid amount of fat, and a decent level of protein, which is great considering that this high-calorie smoothie is made without protein powder or any other high-protein ingredients.

Most of the carbs of the smoothie come from the fruits in its composition, specifically the 4 bananas and the mix of berries. The whole milk contributes the most to the smoothie’s protein levels while the fat comes mainly from the quarter cup of chopped walnuts.

Walnut Banana Berry Smoothie for weight gain - visual recipe.

Ingredients

  • 13 oz (400 g) frozen mixed berries
  • 4 medium (472 g) bananas
  • 1 cup (240 ml) whole milk
  • ¼ cup (30 g) chopped walnuts

Nutrition facts

  • Calories: 950
  • Protein: 22 g
  • Carbs: 166 g
  • Fat: 31 g

3. Muscle-Building Smoothie

Calories: 853

If you are a bodybuilder in their bulking phase and not only, you will find this protein-filled high-calorie smoothie very effective in helping you meet your daily calorie goals.

This beverage recipe is ranked in third place on our list of weight gain smoothies, and no wonder, since it is rich in all three macronutrients.

Almond milk is the liquid base of this dairy-free smoothie. The banana and the oats contribute the most to the drink’s high carb content while the protein powder, the oats, and the peanut butter provide the lion's share of protein. The fat in this muscle-building vegan smoothie comes from PB, almond milk, and oats.

Pro tip: as scientific evidence shows that to maximize muscle-building you should not eat too much protein per meal (no more than 0.55 g/kg of body weight/meal), it’s a good idea to consume the Muscle-Building Smoothie in two servings.

High-calorie Muscle-Building Smoothie - updated visual recipe.

Ingredients

  • 4/5 cup (200 ml) almond milk
  • ½ cup (45 g) protein powder
  • 1 cup (100 g) oats
  • 1 tbsp (21 g) honey
  • ½ cup (75 g) strawberries
  • 1 large (136 g) banana
  • 2 tbsp (32 g) peanut butter

Nutrition facts

  • Calories: 853
  • Protein: 63 g
  • Carbs: 137 g
  • Fat: 26 g

4. Apple Banana Smoothie

Calories: 851

The Apple Banana Smoothie is one of the smoothies with the highest calories due to its rich-in-carbs content. This drink also has a whopping amount of protein and a solid amount of fat.

Most of the protein in the Apple Banana Smoothie comes from oats, protein powder, and whole milk, which also brings a large portion of the drink's fat together with the oats. Apples, bananas, and oats are the responsible ingredients for the treasure of carbs found in this smoothie recipe created to ease weight gain.

However, you should consider drinking this smoothie in two equal servings, due to the almost 200 g of carbs found in it.

Scientific fact: if you drink apple smoothies you could be more protected against chronic colon diseases than if you were to consume apple juice or apple cider.

Apple Banana Smoothie for easy weight gain - visual recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium (364 g) apples
  • 2 medium (236 g) bananas
  • 1 cup (100 g) oats
  • 1 cup (240 ml) whole milk
  • 2 tbsp (15 g) protein powder

Nutrition facts

  • Calories: 851
  • Protein: 41 g
  • Carbs: 183 g
  • Fat: 17 g

5. Tropical Mango Carrot Smoothie

Calories: 738

The Tropical Mango Carrot Smoothie is the high-calorie smoothie with the second most proteins on this list of weight gain smoothie recipes. Besides, this drink is rich in carbs and fat.

The almond milk, along with the coconut oil and the full-fat Greek yogurt, thickens the liquid base of the smoothie and provides most of the drink’s fat content. The carbs are provided mainly by the tropical mix of mangoes and bananas, but also by carrots. The protein powder and the Greek yogurt leverage the protein content of the smoothie.

High-calorie Tropical Mango Carrot Smoothie - updated visual recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (227 g) of full-fat Greek yogurt
  • One large (136 g) frozen banana
  • 2/5 cup (100 ml) almond milk
  • 1 tbsp (14 g) coconut oil
  • ¼ cup (30 g) protein powder
  • 1 cup (122 g) carrot slices
  • 1 cup (165 g) mango chunks

Nutrition facts

  • Calories: 738
  • Protein: 48 g
  • Carbs: 82 g
  • Fat: 28 g

6. Coconut Banana Plant-Based Smoothie

Calories: 644

The Coconut Banana Smoothie is a plant-based high-calorie drink that is full of healthy nutrients. This vegan smoothie is packed with proteins, carbs, and fats, offering you no less than 644 calories.

Coconut milk, which is also the liquid base of the smoothie, provides most of the drink's fat together with the flax and chia seeds that need to be added into the mix as well, according to the list of ingredients in this weight gain smoothie recipe. The protein in this dairy-free blend is assured by the protein powder while the carbs are coming mainly from the large banana in its composition.

For extra flavor, add raw cocoa powder and a little cinnamon.

Expert-approved smoothie. Novak Djokovic, a professional tennis player and multiple Grand Slam winner, who managed to significantly improve his on-court performance after changing to a plant-based diet, recommends the mix of ingredients in this high-calorie smoothie recipe.

Coconut Banana Plant-Based Smoothie for weight gain - visual recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 large (136 g) frozen banana
  • 0.5 cup (125 ml) coconut milk
  • ½ tsp (1-2 g) cinnamon
  • 4 tsp (14 g) chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp (20 g) flax seeds
  • ¼ cup (30 g) protein powder
  • 2 ½ tsp (6.25 g) cocoa powder

Nutrition facts

  • Calories: 644
  • Protein: 35 g
  • Carbs: 53 g
  • Fat: 39 g

7. Mango Coconut Smoothie

Calories: 644

The Mango Coconut Smoothie is a high-calorie smoothie featuring a treasure of carbs, provided by the many exotic fruits in its composition.

The rice milk and the almond butter, which together form the thick texture of the vegan smoothie, also represent the largest part of the total fat offered by the drink. The kale leaves complete this vitamin-filled weight gain smoothie's recipe.

Expert-approved smoothie. Novak Djokovic, a professional tennis player and multiple Grand Slam winner, recommends the mix of ingredients in this high-calorie smoothie recipe for weight gain.

High-calorie Mango Coconut Smoothie - visual recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 large (136 g) frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp (18 g) almond butter
  • 2 cups (300 g) frozen mango
  • 1 tbsp (4.5 g) shredded coconut
  • 1 cup (68 g) kale leaves without stems
  • 2 cups (470 ml) rice milk

Nutrition facts

  • Calories: 644
  • Protein: 10 g
  • Carbs: 132 g
  • Fat: 17 g

8. Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

Calories: 514

Even though it is one of the simplest high-calorie smoothie recipes, the Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie will make your weight gain efforts way easier.

This calorie-dense drink can replace a meal since it is packed with carbs, proteins, and fat, loading your body with half a thousand calories.

The Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie’s liquid base, made of banana pulp and whole milk, is completed by a high-calorie snack, specifically the peanut butter, to boost the drink’s caloric profile. However, you will need to add protein powder to ensure you will get a solid number of proteins from consuming the smoothie, which will also help you build muscle easier.

For flavor and a slightly increased carb intake, you can add maple syrup into the mix.

High-calorie Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie - updated visual recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2/5 cup (100 ml) whole milk
  • ¼ cup (30 g) protein powder
  • 3 tsp (15 g) peanut butter
  • 2 tsp (10 g) maple syrup
  • 2 medium (236 g) bananas

Nutrition facts

  • Calories: 514
  • Protein: 33 g
  • Carbs: 72 g
  • Fat: 13 g

9. Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Calories: 478

If you were looking for a fruit-based high-calorie smoothie, you just found yourself a tasty drink that will also make your bulking phase easier.

Rich in protein and fats, but especially in carbs, this smoothie is an outstanding energy source. This blend contains an almond milk liquid base, almond butter for thickness and leveraged healthy fat levels, and vitamin-filled solid ingredients, like bananas, strawberries, and fresh spinach.

The protein content of the smoothie is provided mainly by the protein powder.

Expert-approved smoothie. Novak Djokovic, a professional tennis player and multiple Grand Slam winner, recommends the mix of ingredients in this high-calorie smoothie recipe for weight gain.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie for weight gain - visual recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (300 g) frozen strawberries
  • 1 large (136 g) frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp (18 g) almond butter
  • 2 cups (470 ml) almond milk
  • 1 cup (30 g) fresh spinach
  • ¼ cup (30 g) protein powder

Nutrition facts

  • Calories: 478
  • Protein: 32 g
  • Carbs: 71 g
  • Fat: 16 g

10. Mint Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Calories: 474

The Mint Chocolate Banana Smoothie is a high-calorie drink that has plenty of carbs and a solid amount of protein and fat as well.

The liquid base of this smoothie is made of whole milk. Along with the milk you need to add three types of powder (protein, spirulina, and cocoa, which gives the drink the chocolate flavor) and solid ingredients.

Most of this smoothie’s proteins come from the protein powder, most of the carbs from the banana and the cucumber, while the majority of fats are due to the addition of hemp seeds.

Expert-approved smoothie. Simon Hill, physiotherapist and nutritionist with a Master of Science degree, recommends the mix of ingredients in this high-calorie smoothie recipe tailored for easier weight gain.

Mint Chocolate Banana Smoothie for weight gain - visual recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) whole milk
  • 2 tbsp (20 g) protein powder
  • 2 tbsp (20 g) hemp seeds
  • 1 tsp (3 g) spirulina powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp (6.25 g) raw cocoa powder
  • 1 large (136 g) frozen sliced banana
  • ¼ cup (40 g) frozen blueberries
  • 1 frozen sliced cucumber
  • ½ cup (20 g) baby spinach leaves
  • 1 sprig (1 tsp or 0.3 g) of fresh mint leaves

Nutrition facts

  • Calories: 474
  • Protein: 31 g
  • Carbs: 60 g
  • Fat: 16 g

11. Super Berry Smoothie

Calories: 432

If you love berries, you will enjoy this high-calorie smoothie. The Super Berry Smoothie will help you gain weight with its nutritious profile, which is composed mainly of carbs but also features decent amounts of protein and fat.

The liquid base of the smoothie is made of whole milk but adding full-fat Greek yogurt helps you get a thicker texture.

The raspberries, blueberries, and goji berries contribute to the leveraged amount of carbs found in the drink while the mix of seeds increases the fat intake. The seeds also contribute to the protein levels of the smoothie along with the dairies.

Add cinnamon and honey for taste and a slight boost of carbs.

High-calorie Super Berry Smoothie - visual recipe.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup (120 ml) whole milk
  • 2 tbsp (35 g) full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 ¼ cups (150 g) frozen raspberries
  • ¼ cup (50 g) blueberries
  • 1 tbsp (12 g) chia seeds
  • ½ tbsp (1-2 g) cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp (7 g) goji berries
  • 4 tsp (20 g) mixed seeds
  • 1 tsp (7 g) honey

Nutrition facts

  • Calories: 432
  • Protein: 16 g
  • Carbs: 51 g
  • Fat: 20 g

12. Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie

Calories: 425

Since it’s full of carbs, this high-calorie smoothie is very efficient at loading your body with energy as well as helping you gain weight.

The Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie has a liquid base made of almond milk and the pulp of two frozen bananas, which also make for the main source of carbs of the drink. The smoothie also contains almond butter, which boosts the smoothie’s fat levels, and kale leaves, whose superfood-worthy contents fill this dairy-free drink with vitamins and minerals.

Add organic chocolate syrup over the vegan smoothie mix for taste and a boost of carbs.

Expert-approved smoothie. Novak Djokovic, a professional tennis player and multiple Grand Slam winner, recommends the mix of ingredients in this high-calorie smoothie recipe created to ease weight gain.

Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie for weight gain - updated visual recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 large (272 g) frozen bananas
  • 1 tbsp (20 g) organic chocolate syrup
  • 1 tbsp (18 g) almond butter
  • ½ cup (34 g) kale leaves without stems
  • 1 1/3 cups (300 ml) almond milk

Nutrition facts

  • Calories: 425
  • Protein: 9 g
  • Carbs: 86 g
  • Fat: 14 g

13. Almond Banana Berry Smoothie

Calories: 417

The Almond Banana Berry Smoothie is a high-calorie drink that is especially great for athletes doing clean bulking because it has a lower amount of fat than most of the other weight gain smoothies on our list.

This vegan smoothie is instead rich in proteins and carbs that will help you build muscle and load your energy reserves.

In preparing the Almond Banana Berry Smoothie, you will use almond milk as a liquid base and then add the berries, the chia seeds, and the banana into the mix, before topping everything with protein powder.

The main source of protein in this dairy-free smoothie is the protein powder, the carbs are provided by the fruits, and the 8 g of fat come from the chia seeds and the almond milk.

Almond Banana Berry Smoothie for weight gain - visual recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp (5 g) goji berries
  • 4 tsp (14 g) chia seeds
  • 1 cup (250 ml) almond milk
  • ¼ cup (30 g) protein powder
  • 1 large (136 g) frozen banana
  • 1 cup (150 g) frozen mixed berries

Nutrition facts

  • Calories: 417
  • Protein: 30 g
  • Carbs: 61 g
  • Fat: 8 g

14. Green Protein Smoothie

Calories: 411

As its name suggests, the Green Protein Smoothie is a high-calorie vegan drink that has plenty of proteins. Also, since it offers mainly proteins and carbs, this smoothie is especially useful if you are on a low-fat diet.

The Green Protein Smoothie has a coconut water base, which is completed both with fruits, like bananas, avocados, and apples, and vegetables, like spinach leaves and celery, that provide the blend's green color.

Add some protein powder for a protein boost and a little lime juice for taste.

Expert-approved smoothie. Celebrity chef and nutrition consultant Sergio Perera recommends the mix of ingredients in this high-calorie smoothie recipe for weight gain.

Green Protein Smoothie for weight gain - visual recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250 ml) coconut water
  • 1/3 cup (40 g) protein powder
  • 1 Granny Smith apple without core
  • 1/2 medium banana
  • ½ (50 g) avocado
  • ¾ cup (30 g) baby spinach leaves
  • 1 medium (40 g) celery stalk
  • ½ lime juiced

Nutrition facts

  • Calories: 411
  • Protein: 36 g
  • Carbs: 52 g
  • Fat: 10 g

15. Vanilla Banana Ice Cream Smoothie

Calories: 406

Homemade high-calorie vanilla banana ice-cream smoothie.

If you are looking for a smoothie made with ice cream that will help you gain weight, look no further. The high-calorie Vanilla Banana Ice Cream Smoothie will energize your body and please your taste buds.

The downside is that this drink has lower amounts of protein than the other weight gain smoothies on our list.

The ice cream and the orange juice make the liquid base of this carb-filled smoothie. It’s also worth knowing that ice cream is the main source of fat in the mix of ingredients.

High-calorie Vanilla Banana Ice Cream Smoothie - visual recipe.

Ingredients

  • 4 scoops (100 g/200 ml) vanilla ice cream
  • 1 large (136 g) banana
  • 4 7/8 tablespoons (50 g) chopped mango
  • 100 ml orange juice

Nutrition facts

  • Calories: 406
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Carbs: 72 g
  • Fat: 12 g

Benefits of weight gain smoothies

There is a large variety of people looking to gain weight who can benefit from drinking high-calorie smoothies, including:

  • Persons with an increased need for calories due to medical conditions, such as cancer, AIDS, HIV, some wounds (like burns), and malnutrition;
  • People enduring nausea-inducing medical treatments;
  • Bodybuilders bulking up and fitness enthusiasts;
  • Young and professional athletes;
  • Underweight children;
  • Skinny teens and adults;
  • Elder people with dentition problems.

Besides, smoothies are one of the most effective weight gain foods for females. About 9 in 10 women who successfully add pounds have smoothies or shakes on their female weight gain meal plans.

Given that you know who should mostly take advantage of the nutritional qualities of smoothies, we can explore what are the benefits of consuming these drinks.

Here are the benefits of adding high-calorie smoothies to your diet:

Illustrated benefits of drinking weight gain smoothies.

1. Gain weight easier

Whether you are a bodybuilder going through a bulking phase, a skinny teen that would like to get thicker, or a parent worried about their underweight children, you will see that consuming high-calorie smoothies is going to make your weight gain efforts far easier.

However, only blending and drinking smoothies will not ensure you will gain healthy weight.

How to gain healthy weight

Here are the three main habits you need to adopt to gain healthy weight:

  1. Be on a caloric surplus;
  2. Consume healthy high-calorie foods and drinks;
  3. Exercise;

First of all, if you want to gain weight, you need to stay in a caloric surplus, meaning that you need to eat more calories than you consume every day.

Secondly, you need to avoid empty calories, meaning that you should restrict yourself from consuming food that's high in calories but has very few nutrients. A few examples of food with empty calories are fast food, sodas, and high-sugar sweets.

Then, you should add healthy high-calorie foods and drinks to your diet.

Besides calorie-dense smoothies, you will find that our lists of high-calorie snacks and best bars for gaining weight will help you add pounds even easier.

And if you don’t want to spend too much money on your daily weight gain meals, get some affordable ideas from our list of cheap high-calorie foods.

However, if you only consume calories and don’t exercise, you will only add fat, instead of sculpting a muscular attractive body. So, working out daily is essential if you are looking to gain healthy weight.

Bonus tip to meet your daily calorie goals: eat more frequently, so you will avoid getting full after consuming very large meals.

Alternatively, to quit feeling filled up, you can include more low-volume high-calorie foods in your diet.

 

2. Combat weight loss

High-calorie smoothies can not only help you gain weight easier but also maintain it, especially if you are prone to weight loss. People who generally tend to lose weight easily are either suffering from a medical condition, undergoing a nausea-inducing treatment, or having an intense metabolism.

To maintain your weight, you need to eat as many calories as you consume per day, and calorie-dense smoothies can help you meet this goal.

 

3. Load up with energy

Another benefit of drinking high-calorie smoothies is that they load up your energy reserves due to their nutritious content. This ability makes smoothies a great choice for athletes and an effective pre-workout alternative for fitness enthusiasts.

High-calorie smoothies rich in carbs and proteins can replace pre-workout meals that help you build muscle. The higher carb content is also one of the differences between smoothies and shakes.

Yet, don't get energy from smoothies with high quantities of sugar because they are dangerous for your health, especially if you have diabetes.

 

4. Vitaminize yourself

According to CDC, only 1 in 10 adult Americans eats enough fruits and vegetables every day.

Thankfully, as they are made with fruits and vegetables, high-calorie smoothies are a great way to bring micronutrients, like vitamins and other minerals, into your body.

Moreover, smoothies will help you meet the American Heart Association’s recommendation of 4 servings of fruits and 5 servings of vegetables per day for a healthy eating pattern.

Besides the fruits and vegetables in your smoothies, make sure you also eat solid veggies and fruits.

"Keeping solid meals in your diet is important for satiety and dentition," says Iulia Serban, registered dietitian nutritionist.

5. Convenience

The last but not least benefit of consuming high-calorie smoothies is their convenience. After all, blending a few ingredients to make a weight gain smoothie is handier than cooking a large meal and is oftentimes better for your digestion too.

Talking about convenience and digestion, if you have a sensitive gut, take a look at our list of easy-to-digest foods for an upset stomach.

High-calorie smoothies for special diets

If you are following a special diet that restricts certain foods from your diet, you will find useful this rearranged list of the 15 high-calorie smoothie recipes for weight gain already described earlier in this article.

Vegan (and dairy-free) high-calorie smoothies

  • Green Seed Mix Smoothie;
  • Muscle-Building Smoothie;
  • Coconut Banana Plant-Based Smoothie;
  • Mango Coconut Smoothie;
  • Strawberry Banana Smoothie;
  • Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie;
  • Almond Banana Berry Smoothie;
  • Green Protein Smoothie.

Nut-free high-calorie smoothies

Whether you are allergic to nuts or you are looking for a high-calorie smoothie made without the classic peanut butter among its ingredients, here are some nut-free smoothies for weight gain:

  • Apple Banana Smoothie;
  • Coconut Banana Plant-Based Smoothie;
  • Mint Chocolate Banana Smoothie;
  • Super Berry Smoothie;
  • Green Protein Smoothie;
  • Vanilla Banana Ice Cream Smoothie.

High-calorie smoothies without protein powder

  • Green Seed Mix Smoothie;
  • Walnut Banana Berry Smoothie;
  • Mango Coconut Smoothie;
  • Chocolate Almond Smoothie;
  • Super Berry Smoothie;
  • Vanilla Banana Ice Cream Smoothie.

High-calorie green smoothies

  • Green Seed Mix Smoothie;
  • Green Protein Smoothie.

Banana smoothies for weight gain

Among the 15 smoothies for weight gain on the list, only the Super Berry Smoothie does not contain bananas.

Low-fat smoothies for weight gain

If you're on a low-fat diet, you don't want to drink smoothies that are rich in fats. So, here are smoothies that are low in fat:

  • Walnut Banana Berry Smoothie
  • Muscle Building Smoothie
  • Apple Banana Smoothie
  • Mango Coconut Smoothie
  • Chocolate Almond Smoothie
  • Almond Banana Berry Smoothie
  • Green Protein Smoothie
  • Vanilla Banana Ice Cream Smoothie

Head over to our article about high-calorie low-fat foods to find many more nutritious culinary ideas that will help you gain weight without increasing your fat intake too much.

Frequently asked questions about high-calorie smoothies

Do smoothies make you gain weight?

Smoothies can only help you gain weight, especially if you consume high-calorie ones. To ensure you gain weight you need to be on a daily caloric surplus, which means you need to eat and drink more calories than you consume every day.

Should you add protein powder to smoothies?

Adding protein powder to your smoothie is an easy way to boost its protein levels and total calories, which will help you both to build muscle and gain weight.

As proof, 9 out of the 15 high-calorie smoothie recipes tailored for weight gain in this article feature protein powder among their ingredients.

However, you should be careful about what kind of protein powder you add to your smoothie. Go for the protein powders made with natural ingredients.

What smoothies make you gain weight?

The best smoothies for gaining weight are the high-calorie ones, which have over 400 calories.

Should you drink high-calorie smoothies or shakes?

As long as they are high in calories, both smoothies and shakes will help you gain weight. It comes down to your own taste and texture preferences when deciding between smoothies and shakes.

What can you add to a smoothie for more calories?

To boost the calories in your smoothies, you can add vegetables, fruits, dairy products, nuts, seeds, grains, and other add-ins, like protein powder, honey, or chocolate syrup.

Conclusion: high-calorie smoothies

Given the many health benefits that high-calorie smoothies bring to your body, they are one of the best dietary choices when you are looking to gain weight or build muscle.

And, as you now learned how to make a high-calorie smoothie, you will finally be able to easily meet your daily calorie goals while getting closer to your ideal body shape.

If you don't want to blend a weight gain smoothie from scratch, you can always come back to this article and follow one of the 15 high-calorie smoothie recipes.

Ideas for high-calorie diets
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