Fruit smoothies aren’t just for weight loss, fruit smoothies can be for weight gain, and this recipe is a great example of that.
It all comes down to how you customize your smoothies and how calorific they are.
If you need to gain weight and love drinking smoothies, you have to try this fruit weight-gain smoothie recipe!Print
- 1 cup of full-fat milk (or dairy-free)
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1 cup full-fat yogurt
- 1 tablespoon flaxseeds
- 1 large scoop of protein powder
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- Measure the ingredients as listed and set them aside.
- Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender, starting with the frozen berries and oats first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
- Blend everything until completely smooth. For about 3-4 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!
*For recipe tips, variations and more, scroll past the recipe!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 2 minutes
- Category: Smoothie
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 smoothie
- Calories: 744
- Sugar: 39.4g
- Fat: 25.4g
- Carbohydrates: 70.1g
- Fiber: 14.3g
- Protein: 45.3g
Blenders That Work With The Recipe
I tested this smoothie recipe using 8 different types of blenders, 6 worked with the recipe very well, the other 2, not so much.
The blenders not mentioned on this list are blenders I have not tested with this recipe.
Fruit Smoothie For Weight Gain Benefits
While the most obvious benefit of this easy weight gain shake is weight gain, the smoothie has many other benefits to offer.
I used a combination of fruits, seeds, and oats in the recipe, which all contribute to numerous different nutrients.
Some of the main benefits of this fruit smoothie include:
- Supports Weight Gain: High in calories and rich in healthy fats from full-fat milk and yogurt, this smoothie is ideal for those looking to gain weight in a nutritious way.
- High Protein Content: The inclusion of protein powder, yogurt, and milk makes this smoothie a great source of protein, essential for muscle repair, growth, and overall body maintenance.
- Rich in Antioxidants: Berries provide antioxidants that help combat oxidative stress and support overall health.
- Provides Essential Fatty Acids: The flaxseeds in the smoothie are a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids, beneficial for heart health and brain function.
- High in Dietary Fiber: Ingredients like oats, berries, and flaxseeds contribute to the smoothie’s fiber content, aiding in digestion and promoting a feeling of fullness.
- Source of Vitamins and Minerals: This smoothie offers a range of vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron, and various other vitamins.
- Energy Boosting: The combination of carbohydrates from fruits and oats, along with the protein, provides a sustained energy release, making it suitable as a meal replacement or a post-workout snack.
Tasty Smoothie Variations
One of the best things about this recipe is the abundance of variations you could try.
I have been making this smoothie for several years now, and have had the chance to test numerous variations.
If you want to change up the recipe a bit, here are some yummy tested variations you could try:
- Change The Fruit: Use a mango or pineapple instead of berries. You could also try bananas if you like them!
- No Protein Powder Version: While protein powder adds a lot of protein in a single scoop, you could replace it with cottage cheese. 2 tablespoons of cottage cheese instead of a scoop of protein powder.
- Add a Nutty Twist: Incorporate a tablespoon of almond butter or peanut butter for an extra dose of healthy fats and a rich, nutty flavor. This is great for enhancing the smoothie’s creamy texture and adding more depth to the taste.
- Boost with Superfoods: Enhance the nutritional value by adding a teaspoon of spirulina or acai powder. These superfoods are known for their high antioxidant content and can add a unique flavor profile to your smoothie.
- Spice It Up: For a warming twist, add a pinch of cinnamon or ginger. These spices not only add great flavor but also have anti-inflammatory properties and can aid in digestion.
- Go Green: Add a handful of kale or baby spinach for an extra serving of greens. This won’t significantly alter the taste but will boost the vitamin and mineral content, particularly iron and vitamin K.
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