Smoothies for Weight Gain

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Smoothies are a perfect dietary addition if you need to gain weight. If you have no appetite, or if you have digestive problems due to a medical condition, a smoothie will be easier to handle than whole foods. Even if you don’t have a problem with eating more, a smoothie is still a great way to get more calories into your diet every day. Here are some ingredients to start stocking up on for your high-calorie smoothies:

  • Avocado. Avocados are also rich in healthy unsaturated fats that include a lot of calories. They are also great in smoothies because they give any recipe a smooth and creamy texture. The flavor of fresh avocado is mild and unobtrusive. It blends well into any type of smoothie recipe.

  • Nuts and nut butters. The healthy fats found in nuts are nutritious and high in calories. Just one tablespoon of nut butter has between 90 and 110 calories. Put whole nuts into your smoothie and blend them in, or use natural nut butters, including peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, or even sunflower seed butter.

  • Milk and Yogurt. Unless you have a lactose intolerance, full-fat dairy products are great for adding weight because they are rich in fat and protein. Raw milk has historically been used to pack on the pounds. If you don’t have access to raw milk, opt for whole milk. Yogurt, again full-fat varieties, blend well in most smoothies and are high in good calories.

Protein Powders. Protein supplements and gelatin are an easy way to boost the amount of protein in your smoothies.

Natural Protein Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 cup kefir (or 50/50 kefir and milk, preferably raw milk)

  • 1/2 avocado

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (full-fat preferred)

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or chia seed gel

  • 1/4 cup goji berries

  • 1 tablespoon gelatin

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

  • A little honey, maple syrup, or stevia to sweeten (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 631

  • Fat: 43g

  • Protein: 29g

  • Carbohydrates: 35g

  • Fiber: 11g

  • Sugar: 19g

  • Vitamin A: 99% RDA

  • Vitamin C: 42% RDA

  • Calcium: 53% RDA

  • Iron: 17% RDA

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 cup raw milk

  • 1/2 avocado

  • 3 tablespoons organic peanut butter

  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder

  • 1/2 tablespoon cacao nibs (optional)

  • 1 serving Sun Warrior chocolate protein powder or your preferred protein

  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon honey to sweeten

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 798

  • Fat: 51g

  • Protein: 44g

  • Carbohydrates: 51g

  • Fiber: 12g

  • Sugar: 30g

  • Vitamin A: 6% RDA

Written By : Israr Choudhary

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