10 Weight Gain Smoothie Recipes

As someone who has suffered to gain weight in the past, one of the things that worked for me was to drink weight-gain smoothies.

High-calorie smoothies, combined with an increased calorie consumption for the day was the recipe for success in gaining weight.

Today, I will be sharing the 10 BEST weight gain smoothie recipes I have personally used to gain weight.

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My 10 Best Weight Gain Smoothie Recipes

These are my personally developed weight gain smoothie recipes that I have tested on myself, and personally gained weight from.

I hope you find them as helpful as I did!

#1. 3000 Calorie Shake

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3000 Calorie Shake

3000 Calorie Shake (126g Protein)

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Fuel your gains with this 3000 calorie shake. Brimming with proteins, healthy fats, and energy, it’s the ultimate bulking drink for people who need to gain weight.

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup frozen bananas
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder (I used grass-fed whey)
  • 2 tbsp almond or peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
  • 2 1/2 cups of full-fat milk
  • 6 pitted dates (or other dried fruit of choice)
  • 1/2 cup of full-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 1 large avocado peeled and pitted
  • 2 tbsp biscoff spread (or other sweet spread of choice like nutella)
  • 1 cup of pineapple
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp walnuts

Instructions

  1. Prepare all your ingredients and measure them as listed in the ingredient list.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blitz until smooth. For about 6-7 minutes.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away, however, you can take it with you and drink it on the go!

Store the leftovers in the fridge and consume them within 3 days max.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Shake
  • Calories: 2966
  • Sugar: 237g
  • Fat: 128.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 388g
  • Fiber: 51.2g
  • Protein: 126g

This shake is an absolute beast, it contains an insanely high amount of calories.

Drinking this 3000-calorie shake will most definitely help you gain weight.

The whole shake also contains 126g of protein!

I had to drink this shake in stages, simply because I couldn’t drink it all at once.

I recommend that you do the same. I split it into 3 and consumed it throughout the day.

#2. Easy Weight Gain Smoothie

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Weight Gain Smoothie

Easy Weight Gain Smoothie

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Delicious easy weight gain smoothie recipe packed with protein, healthy fats, and nutrients. Ideal for quick, nutritious bulking with natural ingredients.

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

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup of milk (or dairy free milk)
  • 1 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1 small avocado (stoned and peeled)
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds (or oats)
  • 1 large scoop of protein powder
  • 2 tbsp of smooth peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Prepare the the ingredients as described.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a blender.
  3. Blend everything until completely smooth.
  4. Serve & Enjoy!

Notes

*For recipe notes, smoothie variations, and more, scroll past the recipe.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 887
  • Sugar: 26.5g
  • Fat: 43.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 74.2g
  • Fiber: 21.2g
  • Protein: 39g

This is one of the very first weight gain shakes I ever developed.

I threw in all the ingredients I could find, that contained the most calories.

The shake packs 900 calories per serving. I personally love drinking the shake for breakfast!

#3. Nutella Protein Shake

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Nutella Protein Shake Recipe

Nutella Protein Shake Recipe (4-Ingredients)

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Indulge guilt-free with this Nutella Protein Shake; a rich, creamy bliss packed with protein goodness. Satisfy cravings, fuel your day deliciously!

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 tbsp Nutella
  • 1 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • 1 cup low fat milk

Instructions

  1. All ingredients are added to a high-speed blender, starting with the banana, followed by the other ingredients.
  2. Blend for 2-3 minutes, depending on the powder of your blender or a Nutribullet.
  3. Pour into a glass or a shake bottle, and drink up!

Notes

The shake is best consumed straight away after it’s blended, however, you can refrigerate and drink the next day. Just shake before drinking.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Protein Shake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 470
  • Sugar: 33
  • Fat: 16
  • Carbohydrates: 60
  • Fiber: 6
  • Protein: 28

Who doesn’t like Nutella? Nutella is a great way to add more calories to your diet, but it’s not the healthiest option.

Hence the reason why, I have only used 1 heaped tablespoon of it, in this smoothie.

This smoothie recipe will surely make you wanna make it almost every day!

It packs 470 calories per serving, and it’s so thick and tasty!

#4. 2000 Calorie Smoothie

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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

Ingredients

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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

Instructions

  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!

Notes

*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

Nutrition

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

This 2000-calorie smoothie is packed with goodness. From berries to seeds and leafy greens.

It is not only good for weight gain, but also provides your body with numerous nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. 

This smoothie was my favorite lunchtime smoothie when I was gaining weight. 

#5. Fruit Smoothie For Weight Gain

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Fruit Smoothie For Weight Gain

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Indulge in this fruit smoothie for weight gain, a nutrient-dense blend of fruits and healthy fats to support healthy weight gain.

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

Ingredients

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  • 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

Instructions

  1. Measure the ingredients as listed and set them aside.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender, starting with the frozen berries and oats first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Blend everything until completely smooth. For about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

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

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

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 744
  • Sugar: 39.4g
  • Fat: 25.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 70.1g
  • Fiber: 14.3g
  • Protein: 45.3g

If you like the taste of berry smoothies, this recipe is ideal for you.

This smoothie alone packs 721 calories per serving. 

It contains high amounts of fiber, protein, and also an abundance of antioxidants from the berries

I recommend that you drink this smoothie for breakfast!

#6. 1000 Calorie Smoothie

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1000 calorie smoothie

High Calorie Smoothie (1000 Calories)

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Try this high calorie smoothie recipe, a 1000-calorie blend of nutrient-rich ingredients, perfect for a substantial energy boost and weight gain.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup frozen banana slices
  • 2 tbsp of peanut butter
  • 1 large scoop of protein powder
  • 4 pitted dates
  • 1 cup full-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 handful of spinach or kale
  • 2 tablespoons of flaxseeds (or extra oats).
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. Measure the ingredients as listed and set them aside.
  2. Grab a powerful blender, or a Nutribullet, and add the oats and banana slices first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Blend for 4-5 minutes, or until smooth and creamy.
  4. Pour into your favorite glass cups, smoothie bottles, etc, and enjoy!

Notes

*For recipe tips, smoothie variations, and more, scroll past the recipe!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 1003
  • Sugar: 34.4g
  • Fat: 35.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 56.4g
  • Fiber: 15.4g
  • Protein: 43.4g

A smoothie that contains 1000 calories, is about half of the DAILY calories an average person needs.

One of those smoothies is exactly what you need if you are struggling to gain weight.

Combine this smoothie with an increased calorie intake overall, and the weight should pile on!

#7. Bulking Smoothie

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Peanut Butter Bulking Smoothie (Weight Gain)

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Try this Peanut Butter Bulking Smoothie for weight gain – packed with protein, healthy fats, and essential nutrients for effective muscle growth.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 cup frozen banana slices
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon of rolled oats
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 34 cubes of ice

Instructions

  1. To a blender or a Nutribullet, add the frozen banana slices and ice first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Start blending at a low speed for 30 seconds, gradually increasing it. (Only possible when using a blender)
  3. The blending should take 2-3 minutes until the texture of the smoothie is smooth and creamy.
  4. Drink the smoothie within 30 minutes for the best taste.

Notes

*Scroll past the recipe to find recipe tips and smoothie variations!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 503
  • Sugar: 18.7g
  • Fat: 21.fg
  • Carbohydrates: 43.2g
  • Fiber: 10.2g
  • Protein: 36.5g

If you are hitting the gym and need a bulking smoothie, I have just the right recipe for you!

During my weight gain journey, I hit the gym a lot, because I didn’t just want to gain fat, but muscle too.

This was a pre-workout shake I used to drink, and it helped me power through intensive workouts!

#8. Weight Gain Mango Protein Smoothie

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Mango Protein Smoothie

Mango Protein Smoothie (Weight Gain)

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Mango Protein Smoothie: Perfect for weight gain. Rich in proteins & calories. The shake only requires 4 ingredients!

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 2 scoops of protein powder (I used this one)
  • 1 large banana diced
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk (I used almond)

Instructions

  1. Peel and slice the banana.
  2. Add the frozen mango and plant milk first to a Blendjet, Nutribullet or a regular blender, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

*Scroll past the recipe to learn about the optional smoothie variations and the smoothie’s benefits!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 shake
  • Calories: 476
  • Sugar: 27.6
  • Fat: 6.6
  • Carbohydrates: 39.8
  • Fiber: 3.9
  • Protein: 49.2g

Don’t have many ingredients available? This weight gain tropical smoothie only needs 4 ingredients!

It contains nearly 500 calories per serving and an impressive 49.2g of protein per serving.

My favorite thing about this smoothie is the tropical flavor from the mango!

#9. Weight Gain Whey Protein Smoothie 

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Whey Protein Smoothie Recipe

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Boost your day with this whey protein smoothie. Packed with protein, quick energy, and essential nutrients, it’s perfect for post-workout recovery or a filling snack.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 scoop whey protein powder (any flavor you like)
  • 1 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt (unsweetened)
  • 3 dates (pitted and soft)
  • 1 tbsp peanut or almond butter (unsweetened)
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 1 cup milk (low fat)

Instructions

  1. Using a high-speed blender or a Nutribullet, add the frozen banana slices first, followed by the rest of the listed ingredients.
  2. Blend for 3-4 minutes, until smooth and creamy.
  3. Taste and adjust the sweetness or thickness.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

*For recipe tips, smoothie variations, and more, scroll past the recipe!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 453
  • Sugar: 22.3g
  • Fat: 9.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 37.6g
  • Fiber: 9.7g
  • Protein: 34.3g

Whey protein powder was my favorite protein powder to use in my weight gain shakes.

This recipe is one of my favorite with whey protein powder.

Most people have a bag of whey in their home.

#10. Pre Workout Smoothie For Muscle Gain

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Pre Workout Smoothie For Muscle Gain

Pre Workout Smoothie For Muscle Gain

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Energize your workout with a pre-workout smoothie for muscle gain! Mix banana, nut butter, protein powder, almond milk, and yogurt for sustained energy and muscle support

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup frozen bananas
  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. If you don’t have pre-frozen bananas, peel 2-3 bananas, and slice them. Put them in a freezer-friendly bag, and put the bag in the freezer for a minimum of 12 hours.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender.
  3. Blend for about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Drink this smoothie ideally 30 minutes before going to the gym for a workout.

Notes

The smoothie can last in the fridge for 2-3 days, however, for best results, drink it on the same day.

*For recipe notes, smoothie variations, benefits, and more, scroll past the recipe!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 shake
  • Calories: 434
  • Sugar: 17.5g
  • Fat: 9.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.4g
  • Fiber: 7.6g
  • Protein: 44g

If you are hitting the gym and want to gain some muscle whilst you are bulking and gaining weight, this pre-workout weight gain smoothie is a must.

It energizes you and provides you with vital nutrients to support your muscle growth!

Weight Gain Smoothies FAQs:

How Many Weight Gain Smoothie a Day To Gain Weight?

While I am not a medical professional, and can only speak from personal experience, I consumed 1 weight gain smoothie, combined with an increased calorie consumption for the day.

When Should I Drink Weight Gain Smoothies?

It very much depends on your lifestyle. Avoid drinking them as a meal replacement, rather drink them as a snack, combined with your usual 3 meals.

Can I Use Any Protein Powder In My Weight Gain Shakes?

Yes, you can use any protein powder you like, including vegan protein powders. I used a variety of different protein powders in my weight gain smoothie recipe collection.

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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