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9 BEST High Calorie Smoothies Recipes

Not all smoothies have to be just for weight loss, there are also a lot of high calorie smoothies that serve different purposes. 

The beauty of smoothies is that they can suit every goal and every purpose one may have. Weight gain smoothies, weight loss smoothies, detoxing smoothies, you name it. There is a smoothie recipe for everyone.

Today, we are showing you our best high calorie smoothies. Whether you are trying to bulk up at the gym, or you are simply wanting to gain some weight, these high-calorie smoothie recipes are perfect for that.

High Calorie Smoothies

Why Would Anyone Want To Drink High Calorie Smoothies For Weight Gain

Most people tend to drink smoothies to lose weight. However, the best thing about smoothies is that you can customize them to suit your goals and needs.

The most common reasons for people needing smoothies to gain weight are:

  • Underweight People
  • Bodybuilders And Gym Goers
  • People With Low Appetites
  • People With Eating Disorders
  • Busy People Who Need a Meal Replacement

Whatever your reason is, our weight gaining smoothies can help you achieve your goal.

What Can I Add To My Smoothie To Increase Calories?

When you think about smoothies, they often contain fruit and veg, which are low-calorie ingredients.

However, there are certainly ways to add calories to your smoothies. Here’s what you can add:

  • Avocado
  • Nut Butters
  • Full Fat Milk
  • Heavy Cream
  • Coconut Milk
  • Seeds (e.g chia seeds, flaxseeds)
  • Sweet Potato
  • Chocolate
  • Oats
  • Banana

As you can see, there are plenty of ingredients you can add to your smoothies to increase the calories.

Are Smoothies a Healthy Way To Gain Weight?

Smoothies are an incredibly healthy way to gain weight because they contain many vital nutrients. 

Even if you are trying to gain weight, the quality of the calories you ingest has got to be considered too.

Smoothies are also easy to consume. When people set off on a journey to gain weight, they struggle to eat enough meals. 

Drinking your calories is a really easy way to ingest more calories without even trying.

What Is The Best Drink To Put Weight On?

There are many drinks you can have to gain weight. So, here’s the order, best to worst:

  • Smoothies
  • High Calorie Shakes
  • Kefir
  • Full-Fat Milk
  • Iced Tea
  • Lattes
  • Mochas
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Banana Milk
  • Chocolate Milk
  • Milkshakes

And the list goes on.
Remember, the quality of the calories matter, even if you are trying to gain weight. So stick to healthier options when you are trying to eat more.

High Calorie Smoothies Recipes

We took a couple of years to develop the best high calorie protein smoothie recipes. And we tested them.

We have a niece who was underweight, so we suggested that she incorporates 1 smoothie a day into her diet along with other food. Now, she is at a healthy weight and loving life.

Today, we are sharing our personally designed and tested recipes for high calorie shakes with you!

1. High-Calorie Shake (1000 Calories)

To start things off, here’s a 1000-calorie shake that tastes like chocolate and caramel. It’s actually really good for you.

Don’t be fooled by its deliciousness. 

The ingredients used in this high-calorie shake are:

  • Protein Powder
  • Banana
  • Dates
  • Peanut Butter
  • Oats
  • Milk
  • Chia Seeds
  • Cocoa Powder

It contains 1000 calories. It’s ideal for people trying to gain weight or bulk up at the gym since it’s really high in calories.

High Calorie Smoothie Recipe (1000 Calories)

High Calorie Smoothie Recipe (1000 Calories)

High calorie smoothie recipe (1000 Calories) is the ultimate weight gain smoothie. It's creamy, full of nutrients and protein.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Smoothie
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 1
Calories 1003 kcal


  • 1 Blender


  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 2 tbsp of peanut butter
  • 1 scoop/35g of protein powder
  • 4 pitted dates
  • 1 cup/250ml whole milk
  • 1 tbsp of oats
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp of cocoa powder




Best consumed straight away, however, you can refrigerate and consume the next day.


Serving: 1servingSugar: 28.4gFiber: 15.4gCalories: 1003kcalFat: 35.2gProtein: 33.4gCarbohydrates: 46.4g
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2. 2000 Calorie Shake

Doubling the calories. This smoothie recipe is fantastic for quick weight gain.
Include this smoothie alongside other meals for the best results. 

The smoothie contains the following ingredients:

  • Frozen Mixed Berries
  • Banana
  • Peanut Butter
  • Full Fat Yogurt
  • Honey
  • Whey Protein Powder
  • Avocado
  • Kale
  • Chia Seeds
  • Oats
  • Biscoff Spread
  • Pitted Dates
  • Full Fat Milk
  • Sunflower Seeds

As you can see, the smoothie is loaded with everything you need in a day. Protein, fat, carbs, minerals, and vitamins.

3. High-Calorie Coconut Pineapple Smoothie

Coconut milk is heavy in calories, especially full-fat coconut milk
This smoothie has tropical vibes going all over it, and it packs 556 calories per serving. 

The reason we are suggesting this smoothie is that it’s extremely easy to drink. It tastes very fresh, and you won’t struggle to drink it at all.

This high-calorie smoothie recipe only needs 5-ingredients

  • Pineapple
  • Coconut Milk
  • Almond Butter
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Banana

4. Keto Heavy Cream Smoothie

If for some reason you are low-carb but want to gain weight, you gotta try this ultra-creamy heavy-cream smoothie.
It packs a whopping 702 calories per serving!

Here are what ingredients you will need to make it:

5. High-Calorie Protein Shake

This is a great weight-gain shake that is thick, delicious, and contains the perfect amount of protein and calories.
The smoothie contains 899 calories. It’s also a perfect post-workout smoothie for bulking.

It contains the following ingredients:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Banana
  • Chia Seeds
  • Protein Powder
  • Milk
  • Avocado

6. High-Calorie Smoothie Without Protein Powder

If you don’t like protein powders, we got you.
This smoothie is high in calories with no protein powder. It’s full of goodness, and it’s still thick and delicious!

Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • Banana
  • Matcha
  • Coconut Water
  • Spinach
  • Kiwi

7. High-Calorie Whey Protein Smoothie 

If you don’t mind protein powders, this smoothie is great. It’s high in calories, high in protein, and it’s not too overwhelming.
Some recipes on the list have calories as high as 2000. So, if you want something a little bit less to get you started, this smoothie is perfect.

Here are the ingredients you will need:

8. Mocha Banana Protein Smoothie Bowl

We can’t have a complete list of weight-gain shakes without a smoothie bowl.
This smoothie is thick, creamy, and tastes like a mocha!

Even though it’s voluminous, it contains 350 calories per serving. However, it’s a great base to add your desired toppings and increase the calories.

The ingredients in this smoothie bowl are:

  • Frozen Bananas
  • Instant Coffee
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Protein Powder
  • Dairy-Free Milk

9. Cottage Cheese Smoothie Bowl

Cottage cheese is high in protein. It’s a great way to add protein to your smoothies, without using protein powder.
This smoothie is fresh, creamy and so indulgent!

You will need the following ingredients:

  • Frozen Bananas
  • Coconut Milk
  • Honey
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Frozen Pineapple Chunks

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