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High Calorie Shakes | Our Top 11 Recipes & Blends

High Calorie Shakes | Our Top 11 Recipes & Blends
Claire Muszalski
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High Calorie Shake Recipes

1. Tropical Escape

1000 Calories per serving
Ingredients:
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ¼ cup cashews
Instructions:
  • Shake coconut milk can well before opening.
  • Add all ingredients to high powered blender or food processor.
  • Blend and serve.
Macronutrients:
Macros Protein Carbs Fat
1 serving 32g 100g 63g

 

2. Chocolate Blast Shake 

900 Calories per serving
Ingredients: 
    • 1 Scoop Chocolate Brownie The Gainer
    • 1 frozen banana
    • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
    • 1 cup chocolate milk
    • ½ avocado
Instructions:
  • Add all ingredients to high powered blender or food processor.
  • Blend and serve.
Macronutrients:

Macros Protein Carbs Fat 1 serving 55g 98g 32g

 

3. Cherry Cheesecake Shake 

1008 Calories per serving
Ingredients: 
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Weight Gainer Blend 
  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • 2 tbsp. cashews
  • ½ cup cottage cheese
  • 1 cup milk of choice
Instructions:
  • Add all ingredients to high powered blender or food processor.
  • Blend and serve.
Macronutrients:
Macros Protein Carbs Fat
1 serving 83g 115g 25g

 

4. Strawberry Almond Cake Shake

690 Calories per serving
Ingredients:Instructions:
  • Add all ingredients to high powered blender or food processor.
  • Blend and serve.

Macronutrients:

Macros Protein Carbs Fat
1 serving 42g 68g 29g

 

5. Matcha Boost Shake

755 Calories per serving
Ingredients: 
  • 1 Scoop Matcha Weight Gainer Blend 
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 Tbsp almond butter
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup milk of choice
Instructions:
  • Add all ingredients to high powered blender or food processor.
  • Blend and serve.
Macronutrients:
Macros Protein Carbs Fat
1 serving 46g 84g 30g

 

6. Cookies and Cream Mass Gainer Shake

580 Calories per serving
Ingredients:Instructions:
  • Freeze banana in the freezer for at least 2 hours before you want to make your shake.
  • Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth
  • Pour into a glass or shaker and enjoy.
Macronutrients:
Macros Protein Carbs Fat
1 serving 32g 80g 12g

 

7. Strawberry Cheesecake Gainer Smoothie Bowl

522 Calories per serving
Ingredients: 
  • 100ml milk
  • 50g Greek yoghurt
  • 200g frozen strawberries
  • 2 scoops Weight Gainer Blend in Vanilla
  • 2 digestive biscuits
Instructions:
  • Blend together all of the ingredients, except the digestive biscuits, until smooth.
  • Pour into a bowl and crumble to biscuits over the top before you tuck in.
Macronutrients:
Macros Protein Carbs Fat
1 serving 27g 65g 16g

 

8. Peanut Butter and Hazelnut Spread Gainer Smoothie

504 Calories per serving
Ingredients:Instructions:
  • Add all the ingredients, except hazelnut spread, to the blender and blend until smooth
  • Pour into a glass or shaker and drizzle over the hazelnut spread before enjoying.
Macronutrients:
Macros Protein Carbs Fat
1 serving 28g 50g 18g

High Calorie Shake Blends

9. Weight Gainer Blend

388 Calories per serving

This weight gainer blend has both concentrated protein and carbs to refuel and build your muscles. Two types of protein benefit both quick and extended muscle recovery. The balance of carbs and protein with enough calories provides exactly what your body needs to build mass.

Macronutrients:
Macros Protein Carbs Fat
1 serving 31.4g 50g 6.2g
Flavours:
  • Chocolate Smooth
  • Matcha Latte
  • Strawberry
  • Unflavoured
  • Vanilla

 

10. Extreme Gainer Blend

402 Calories per serving

The Extreme Gainer Blend is your best bet if you want a powerful blend of high quality protein, amino acids, and carbs with the extra boost of creatine. The ingredients in this blend not only prime your body for optimum recovery, it can help you push harder through your next workout.

Macronutrients:
Macros Protein Carbs Fat
1 serving 35g 62g 7.8g
Flavours:
  • Chocolate Smooth
  • Milk Tea
  • Matcha Latte
  • Strawberry Cream
  • Unflavored
  • Chocolate Mint
  • Vanilla

 

11. THE Gainer™

750 Calories per serving

The Gainer is the top of the line, protein packed option for those really looking to increase size and strength. It has the highest calorie, protein, and carb content of the weight gain blends and is the perfect way to get into a calorie surplus when you need it.

Macronutrients:
Macros Protein Carbs Fat
1 serving 55g 110g 10g
Flavours:
  • Chocolate Brownie
  • Strawberry Milkshake

 

How to add calories to your shakes

When you want to gain mass, you have to have a calorie surplus, and although this might be difficult for some, there are certain foods that can add significant calories without making you feel like you’re about to burst at the seems. Here are some of our tips.

Use milk instead of water

Milk is a great balance of protein and carbs, so it's natural to use it as the liquid in your smoothies. Cow’s milk is ideal, but if you are using an alternative try to find at least 6 grams of protein per serving. Soy milk is a good, high-protein, dairy-free alternative.

 

Add Nut Butter

Nut butters like peanut butter or almond butter blend up well in shakes and add a delicious savoury flavour. You can also try whole nuts if you have a high-powered blender - cashews and shelled pistachios are also delicious.

Add Banana or Avocado

Frozen bananas are the key to a cool shake while avocado gives the best creamy, smooth texture when blended. If you want to boost carbs, choose a banana, and avocado when you want higher calories and healthy fats. And including them both is delicious.

 

Add Flax Seeds or Chia Seeds

Flax seeds or chia seeds seem tiny, but they are PACKED with protein and healthy fats. Slipping a scoop of either into your shakes adds protein, healthy fats, and fibre for many health benefits. They also make the shake thicker when it sits for a period of time, because the seeds absorb the liquid - so you might need to add a bit more.

Take Home Message

When you’re looking to bulk up and add mass, Myprotein gainer blends have a lot to offer - and the recipe possibilities are endless. Add these shakes in addition to a healthy diet and well-rounded workout plan and you’ll being seeing gains in no time.

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Our articles should be used for informational and educational purposes only and are not intended to be taken as medical advice. If you're concerned, consult a health professional before taking dietary supplements or introducing any major changes to your diet.

Claire Muszalski
Writer and expert
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Claire is a Registered Dietitian through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a board-certified Health and Wellness Coach through the International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaching. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Pittsburgh.

Talking and writing about food and fitness is at the heart of Claire’s ethos as she loves to use her experience to help others meet their health and wellness goals.

Claire is also a certified indoor cycling instructor and loves the mental and physical boost she gets from regular runs and yoga classes. When she’s not keeping fit herself, she’s cheering on her hometown’s sports teams in Pittsburgh, or cooking for her family in the kitchen.

Find out more about Claire’s experience here.

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