Top 10 High Calorie Smoothies for Weight Gain 2023

John Newbranch
Post date 04.19.2023

Here are the top 10 delicious high calorie smoothies. These weight gain smoothies are cheap, easy to make and packed with natrual ingredients.

As someone who struggled gaining weight all through my teenage years I know that putting on mass can be just as hard as losing it. High calorie smoothies were one of the reasons I managed to grow out of my skinny build at all.

Thats why I decided to use over 10 years of making smoothies to create this list of weight gain smoothies that I wish I had when I started out.

#1 – 500 calorie smoothie

#2 – 800 calorie smoothie

#3 – 1000 calorie smoothie

#4 – 1200 calorie smoothie

#5 – 1500 calorie smoothie

#6 – 2000 calorie smoothie

#7 – High calorie vegan smoothie

#8 – High calorie smoothie without protein powder

#9 – High calorie peanut butter smoothie

#10 – High calorie oatmeal smoothie

I have tried to make the price for each smoothie as low as possible since most people struggling with gaining weight are usually on the younger side and can’t always afford the most Gucci ingredients.

But feel free to mix and match to your liking.

#1 – 500 Calorie Smoothie

Raspberry chocolate smoothie

This is the perfect go-to smoothie for increasing that calorie intake as well as throwing on a healthy dose of protein in the process.

  • 1 banana 
  • 1 cup (2.5 dl) low fat milk
  • 1 serving protein powder (chocolate for best taste)
  • 2 cups (5 dl) frozen raspberry (any frozen berry works just as well)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
Calories550
Protein40
Carbs75
Fat10

Instructions

Just add all the ingredients into your mixer and blend until everything has combined nicely and enjoy! 

If the smoothie is too thick dont be afraid to add milk (if you don’t want the extra calories water works fine as well) 

If your blender struggles a bit I recommend putting the frozen berries into the microwave for about 30 seconds to soften them up.  

#2 – 800 Calorie Smoothie

vanilla chocolate smoothie

Here we are adding a few hundred calories as well as quite a bit of protein, great for an evening snack or a quick and easy breakfast.

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup (2.5 dl) whole milk
  • 1 serving chocolate protein powder
  • 1,5 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
Calories780
Protein48 g
Carbs68 g
Fat35 g

Instructions

Just add all the ingredients into your mixer and blend until everything has combined nicely and enjoy! 

If the smoothie is too thick dont be afraid to add milk (if you don’t want the extra calories water works fine as well).

If your blender struggles a bit I recommend putting the frozen berries into the microwave for about 30 seconds to soften them up. 

#3 – 1000 Calorie Smoothie

banana strawberry smoothie

This one falls into the same category as the previous recipe but here we are taking it one step further with the calories.

  • 2 bananas
  • 2 cups (5 dl) full fat milk
  • 1 serving vanilla protein powder
  • 2 cups (5 dl) frozen strawberries
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp chia 
Calories1030
Protein56 g
Carbs115 g
Fat40 g

Instructions

Just add all the ingredients into your mixer and blend until everything has combined nicely and enjoy! 

If the smoothie is too thick dont be afraid to add milk (if you don’t want the extra calories water works fine as well). 

If your blender struggles a bit I recommend putting the frozen berries into the microwave for about 30 seconds to soften them up. 

#4 – 1200 Calorie Smoothie

berries and oats smoothie

From this point on the smoothies are really more geared towards you hardgainers out there, the ones that need those extra calories more than anything to see results.

  • 2 bananas
  • 2 cups (5 dl) whole milk
  • 1 serving chocolate protein powder
  • 2 cups (5 dl) frozen berries
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 cup (2.5 dl) oats
Calories1250
Protein65 g
Carbs160 g
Fat40 g

Instructions

Just add all the ingredients into your mixer and blend until everything has combined nicely and enjoy! 

If the smoothie is too thick dont be afraid to add milk (if you don’t want the extra calories water works fine as well).

If you want it sweeter just add a tbsp of honey.

If your blender struggles a bit I recommend putting the frozen berries into the microwave for about 30 seconds to soften them up. 

#5 – 1500 Calorie Smoothie

Oats and honey smoothie

This one works great as a morning smoothie, it is packed with calories and all those oats will keep you full for a long time.

  • 2 bananas
  • 2 cups (5 dl) whole milk
  • 1 serving strawberry or chocolate protein powder
  • 2 cups (5 dl) frozen berries
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1.5 cup (4 dl) oats
  • 1 tbsp honey
Calories1480
Protein68 g
Carbs195 g
Fat43 g

Instructions

Just add all the ingredients into your mixer and blend until everything has combined nicely and enjoy! 

If the smoothie is too thick dont be afraid to add milk (if you don’t want the extra calories water works fine as well). 

If your blender struggles a bit I recommend putting the frozen berries into the microwave for about 30 seconds to soften them up.

#6 – 2000 Calorie Smoothie

Extra everything smoothie

If you looked at the other smoothies on this list and thought they seemed a bit light then this smoothie is for you. Packed with more calories than a regular person eats in a day this will be sure to get you growing in no time. 

  • 2 bananas
  • 1.5 servings chocolate/vanilla/strawberry protein powder
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 2.5 cups whole milk
  • 3 tbsp full fat greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 cup frozen berries
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 1 tbsp dark chocolate
Calories1950
Protein110 g
Carbs200 g
Fat70 g

Instructions

Just add all the ingredients into your mixer and blend until everything has combined nicely and enjoy! 

If the smoothie is too thick dont be afraid to add milk (if you don’t want the extra calories water works fine as well). 

If your blender struggles a bit I recommend putting the frozen berries into the microwave for about 30 seconds to soften them up.

#7 – High Calorie Vegan Smoothie

Vegan smoothies are great alternatives to regular ones and not just for vegans, some people actually find vegan smoothies easier to digest or just better tasting. Making a high calorie vegan smoothie is not as hard as you might think but there are a few twists. 

The two main ingredients that you need to change out to make the regular smoothie into a vegan one is the milk and the protein powder.

Milk substitutes:

  • Oat milk (my favorite)
  • almond milk 
  • soy milk

Vegan protein powder alternatives:

  • pea protein
  • hemp protein
  • vegan protein (a mixture of different vegan sources)

Recipe:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup (2.5 dl) vegan milk of your choice
  • 1 serving chocolate vegan protein powder
  • 1,5 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
Calories760
Protein48 g
Carbs68 g
Fat35 g

#8 – High Calorie Smoothie Without Protein Powder

So far all the smoothies have had protein powder as the main protein source, but that is not always necessary, there are plenty of ways to make a weight gain smoothie without protein powder.

The solution is honestly quite simple, just make the same smoothie but remove the protein powder and add more nuts and seeds.

Here is my favorite recipe:

  • 2 tbsp peanut butter 
  • 1 bananas 
  • ½ cup oat milk
  • ½ cup oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 cup frozen berries
Calories850 
Protein27 g
Carbs129 g
Fat29 g

Instructions

Just add all the ingredients into your mixer and blend until everything has combined nicely and enjoy! 

If the smoothie is too thick dont be afraid to add milk (if you don’t want the extra calories water works fine as well).

#9 – High Calorie Peanut Butter Smoothie

If your blender struggles a bit I recommend putting the frozen berries into the microwave for about 30 seconds to soften them up. 

If there is one thing that turns a good tasting smoothie into a great tasting smoothie it’s a couple spoons of peanut butter. 

So here is my favorite peanut butter weight gain smoothie recipe:

  • 4 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 tsbp oats
  • ½ cup frozen berries 
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • (30g protein powder, optional)
  • Water ( As much as you want for consistency)
Calories812 cal ( 924 cal )
Protein27 g ( 50 g )
Carbs80 g ( 81 g )
Fat43 g ( 44g )

Instructions

Just add all the ingredients into your mixer and blend until everything has combined nicely and enjoy! 

If the smoothie is too thick dont be afraid to add milk (if you don’t want the extra calories water works fine as well).

If your blender struggles a bit I recommend putting the frozen berries into the microwave for about 30 seconds to soften them up. 

#10 – High Calorie Oatmeal Smoothie

This smoothie is similar to the 1200 calorie smoothie but with less berries and some added honey to really bring out that oat taste. 

If you want to double down on the oat taste you can try half and half or entirely switching out to oat milk.

  • 1 cup (2.5 dl) oats
  • 2 bananas 
  • 2 cups (5 dl) whole milk
  • 1 serving chocolate protein powder
  • 1 cups (5 dl) frozen berries
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp Honey
Calories1220 cal
Protein60 g
Carbs146 g
Fat40 g

FAQ

How can a skinny person gain weight fast?

#1 Eat calorie rich foods. Choose foods that are rich with nutrients and try to add them into your regular meal plan.

#2 Eat more often. If you are having trouble forcing down enough food in one sitting try and eat less but more often.

#3 Liquid instead of solid. Use smoothies and shakes to increase your caloric intake. Liquids are easier to digest and take less effort to make.

#4 Lift consistently. Diet is important but without consistency in the gym you’re probably gonna put on more fat than muscle.

#5 track what you eat. A lot of guys who struggle with weight gain tend to overestimate their calories. Track your diet to be sure you are not fooling yourself.

#6 Snacks. Keep a few protein rich snacks around at all times to fill up your daily calorie needs. Protein bars or shakes are a great option but the options are endless.

What is the best drink to put weight on?

Protein shakes and smoothies are the go-to options. They are easy to make to your liking and can be packed full of protein and carbs without much effort.

What smoothie is best for weight gain?

The 1000 calorie banana strawberry smoothie is the best overall since it has a good balance of protein and calories. 

What can I add to my smoothie to increase calories?

Peanut butter, oats and nuts are my go-to but if you need an even greater boost then gainers are your best option.

Are high calorie smoothies healthy?

Yes, high calorie smoothies are healthy and a great way to gain weight since you can pack them with all natural ingredients of your choice.

Does weight gain smoothies work?

Yes, combined with training and rest smoothies are a great addition to your diet. They make it really easy to stay in a caloric surplus and has all the nutrients you need to pu on mass.

What To Do Now?

Now that you have all the smoothie recipes you need to gain weight its time to hit the gym!

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