2000 Calorie Smoothie Recipe

This 2000-calorie smoothie recipe is ideal for individuals who need to gain weight, are bodybuilders, or need to seriously up their daily calorie intake.

I personally used this shake for weight gain, and saw great results from it!

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2000 calorie smoothie

2000 Calorie Smoothie Recipe

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Whip up this 2000 Calorie Smoothie Recipe, packed with high-energy ingredients for those needing a substantial caloric intake, for weight gain.

  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


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  • 1 large ripe banana slices
  • 1 scoop whey vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup of mixed frozen berries
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup full-fat yogurt
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 large avocado
  • 3 tbsp of oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 handful of kale (or spinach)
  • 2 tbsp of biscoff spread (or Nutella)
  • 2 tbsp of sunflower seeds (peeled)
  • 6 pitted dates
  • 2 cups of full fat milk
  • 1/2 cup of water


  1. To a high-speed blender or a Nutribullet, add the frozen fruit first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Blend for 4-5 minutes. If the smoothie is too thick, add more liquid to thin it up.
  3. Serve and drink up!


*For recipe tips, variations, and more, scroll past the recipe.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie, Protein Shake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 2003
  • Sugar: 55.9g
  • Fat: 69.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 90.8g
  • Fiber: 27.5g
  • Protein: 97.6g

Why Drink This 2000 Calorie Shake?

a tall cup filled with a high calorie smoothie

Drinking your calories in the form of liquid is a much easier approach to gaining weight.

This smoothie is very high in calories,  which is why it is best to be consumed by people who need to gain weight.

Bodybuilders, athletes, and underweight adults can benefit from this 2000-calorie drink.

If you are trying to lose weight, this drink will not be suitable for you.

How To Drink This 2000-Calorie Shake For Weight Gain

images of before and after gaining weight

If you are bulking or trying to gain weight, this high-calorie weight-gain shake is best consumed as a meal replacement or as a snack.

It should not just be consumed as your only meal, otherwise you may not gain weight from it, but rather, as part of your meals.

I consumed this smoothie for lunch, together with 2 other meals (breakfast and dinner) as part of my weight gain diet.

I did a 3-month weight gain diet, using weight gain shakes, and this 2000 calorie smoothie was part of it.

We are all different though, you might find that drinking it throughout the day slowly could work better for you.

Whatever the case is, you must consume more calories than you burn to gain weight.

2000 calorie smoothie being poured into a glass cup

Recipe Variations 

You can substitute some of the ingredients to suit your preferences in this recipe.

Here is a list of optional substitutions you can make that won’t necessarily change the taste profile as much or the nutritional values: 

  • To make a 2000-calorie shake recipe without protein powder, do not use protein powder, but instead, use more nuts and seeds (1 tablespoon more of each).
  • For a more tropical taste, instead of full-fat milk, use coconut milk from a can.
  • If you cannot digest oats well, or simply dislike them, use flaxseeds or shelled hemp hearts instead.
  • Instead of bananas, you can use mango or pineapple.
  • The chia seeds can be replaced with more oats.
  • Make the shake chocolate flavored, by either using chocolate protein powder, or adding an extra 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder to the recipe.

And if you want to make other changes, feel free to.

Just make sure you taste as you go, and adjust the consistency and taste to suit your preferences. 

Or, you could try some of my other high calorie weight gain shakes, such as my 3000-calorie drink, and my 1000-calorie smoothie recipe.

Blender Compatability 

blended smoothie in a blender

This smoothie recipe contains a lot of ingredients, and as you can see based on the images, it’s quite thick too.

Not all blenders are compatible with this recipe.

I tested 8 different blenders to make this recipe, and only 2 were not compatible.

Blender Type: Suitability:
Vitamix Blender
BlendJet X
Ninja Blender
Oster Blender X
Hamilton Blender
AMZChef Blender
Wamife Blender

The brands of blenders not included in this list above, are blenders I have not tested with this recipe.

2000 calorie smoothie

Frequently Asked Questions:

How Can I Make This Smoothie Vegan?

To make this high calorie smoothie vegan-friendly, use vegan-friendly protein powder, dairy-free milk instead of dairy milk, maple syrup instead of honey, and vegan yogurt instead of dairy yogurt.

How Do I Store The Smoothie For Later?

Once the smoothie is blended, transfer it into a portable water, or smoothie bottle, and tightly close the lid. Refrigerate and consume within 2 days.

Will I Gain Weight Fast If I Drink This Smoothie?

It depends on many factors, your lifestyle choice, diet, metabolism and more. Typically, if you consume more calories than you burn, you should gain weight.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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One comment

  1. The INGREDIENTS are amazing and this smoothie is dope! I want so much! Thank you for the hard work, keep the amazing work going kk 🥤

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