Weight Gain

51 Best Protein Shakes to Gain Weight

You won’t put on weight if you are burning more calories than you consume. In order to gain weight, you have to know how much calories you are consuming.

Gaining weight some times can be difficult especially when you’re born with a higher metabolism. It can also be a problem for some if you have trouble eating enough or have an underlying medical condition.

There are few healthier solutions like homemade, wholesome smoothies and shakes (source)

Protein shake benefits

  • Our bodies as a whole uses protein to produce hormones, enzymes, cells, DNA, and immune system components.
  • Without the adequate supplementation of protein, our bodies can’t put together the structures that make up our cells, tissues, and organs, nor can they generate the biochemical substances needed for everyday function (muscle movement, cardiovascular health, growth, and healing).

How do you gain weight?

Rule 1: Consume more calories than you burn.

You won’t put on weight if you are burning more calories than you consume. In order to gain weight, you have to know how much calories you are consuming. This is done by calorie calculator or counter.

It is a known fact that more calories should go into the body than the energy it is putting out.
In this regard protein shakes can help. By adding one or two protein shakes into your current diet, you can add the extra calories you need in order to gain weight.

Always keep the protein shakes as your 11’s or afternoon snack to stop you munching on high in sugar products.

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Rule 2: Refuel, at least, every three hours.

Whenever you are running on empty your body is burning up calories. Don’t keep your stomach empty every three hours. By eating modest amounts every three hours, you are fueling each activity you do.

Rule 3: Get enough protein.

Weight gaining is not about only eating calories , it should be in a healthy way to prevent other heath issues. Consuming a balanced amount or carbohydrates, protein and fat can help you gain weight safely. Protein helps you gain weight but also makes the muscles leaner.
The guideline for the amount of protein you should be consuming is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight, however, this amount increases depending on the amount of physical activity you’re doing.

Rule 4: Make sure your work outs are fueled efficiently.

Re-fueling both pre and post-workout is the most important rule of diet and exercise. If you want to get bigger following a workout, it is essential that the muscles have enough protein to repair and rebuild themselves to become leaner as well as gaining size.
While the pure protein in a protein shake provides replenishment and nourishment for the muscles before and after a workout.

Homemade recipes: protein shakes for weight gain

Mix-and-match — just aim to have one ingredient per category.

  • Protein: Greek yogurt, milk, milk alternative (unsweetened soy, almond, oat milk)
  • Carbs: oats, banana, berries, mango
  • Fat: shredded coconut, peanut butter, almond butter, avocado
  • Extra nutrients: cinnamon, coffee, turmeric, greens (spinach, kale), vanilla

1# Chocolate banana nut shake:

Combine and blend

  • 1 banana,
  • 1 scoop of chocolate whey protein
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of peanut or another nut butter.

2# Vanilla berry shake:

Combine and blend

  • 1 cup (237 ml) of fresh or frozen mixed berries,
  • ice,
  • 1 cup (237 ml) of high-protein natural yogurt
  • 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein.

3# Chocolate hazelnut shake:

Combine and blend

  • 15 ounces (444 ml) of chocolate milk
  • 1 scoop of chocolate whey protein,
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of hazelnut butter
  • 1 avocado.

4# Caramel apple shake:

Combine and blend

  • 1 sliced apple,
  • 1 cup (237 ml) of natural yogurt,
  • 1 scoop of caramel- or vanilla-flavored whey protein
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of sugar-free caramel sauce or flavoring.

5# Vanilla blueberry shake:

Combine and blend

  • 1 cup (237 ml) of fresh or frozen blueberries,
  • 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein,
  • 1 cup (237 ml) of vanilla yogurt
  • sweetener if needed.

6# Super green shake:

Combine and blend

  • 1 cup (237 ml) of spinach,
  • 1 avocado,
  • 1 banana,
  • 1 cup (237 ml) of pineapple
  • 1 scoop of unflavored or vanilla whey protein.

7# Coconut And Almond Protein Shake

Combine and blend

  • 20 almonds (Soak the almonds and dried coconut in water over night, and grind them both to a thick paste in the morning).
  • 2 cups of water,
  • dried coconut,
  • cinnamon powder,
  • flax-seeds,
  • 2 cups of whole milk.

8# Blueberry Protein Shake

Combine and blend

  • Half a cup of washed blueberries,
  • 2 cups of almond milk,
  • 2 mounting spoons of whole oatmeal,
  • chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of raw honey.

9# Soy Milk-Strawberry Protein Shake

Combine and blend

  • 2 cups of soy milk,
  • 3/4 chopped strawberries,
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground almond,
  • 1 tablespoon ground melon seeds,
  • 2 teaspoon cocoa powder.

10# Vegan Berry Shake

Combine and blend

  • 5-6 berries of your choice,
  • 3/4 cup of almond milk
  • one-third cup of silken tofu. (source)

11# Nutty shake

Combine and blend

  • Two tbsp. of blanched almonds.
  • Four dates.
  • ½ mashed banana.
  • Cup full of raspberries.
  • ½ cup low-fat yoghurt.
  • A cup of cold water.

12# Cocoa shake

Combine and blend

  • 200ml of low-fat yoghurt
  • a cup of skimmed milk
  • mashed banana
  • few raspberries
  • one tbsp. of cocoa powder
  • 30g of whey protein powder (chocolate flavoured)
  • 5 ice cubes

13# Strawberry Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Combine and blend

  • 1/4 cup of of milk,
  • 1/2 cup of yogurt
  • a banana in a blender
  • 2 tbsp of peanut butter
  • 5 frozen strawberries.

14# Cinnamon Smoothie

Combine and blend

  • 2 sliced banana
  • 2 cups of almond milk
  • 1 tsp of nutmeg,
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon,
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp of maple syrup

 

15# Strawberry Avocado Smoothie

Combine and blend

  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 3/4 cup of yogurt
  • a peeled banana
  • half avocado
  • 1 cup of frozen strawberries
  • 1/4 tsp of vanilla.

16# Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Combine and blend

  • Pour 1 cup of milk,
  • 1 banana,
  • 3 tsp of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tbsp of honey

17# Peanut Butter And Banana Smoothie

Combine and blend

  • 2 cups of milk,
  • 2 tbsp of honey
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup of of peanut butter
  • ice cubes

18# Spinach Smoothie

Combine and blend

  • 2 cups of coconut milk,
  • 2 bananas,
  • 4 tbsp of peanut butter,
  • 1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds,
  • 1/4 cup of raisins,
  • 4 cups of spinach
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract

19# Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Combine and blend

  • 1 cup of milk,
  • 3 tbsp of cocoa powder,
  • 3 tbsp of peanut butter
  • 2 bananas

20# Walnut Apple and Banana Smoothie

Combine and blend

  • 2 walnuts,
  • one apple
  • a sliced banana
  • a glass of milk

21# Vanilla Coffee Shake

Combine and blend

  • ½ cup vanilla almond milk
  • ½ cup cold brewed black coffee
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • liquid stevia to taste
  • handful of ice cubes

22# Oatmeal Shake

Combine and blend

  • ¼ cup dry oats
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 ½ cups water or almond milk
  • handful of ice cubes

23# Banana Nut Shake

Combine and blend

  • ½ banana
  • 1 cup almond milk or water
  • 10 almonds
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • handful of ice cubes

24# Café Mocha Shake

Combine and blend

  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup cold brew black coffee
  • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • liquid stevia to taste
  • handful of ice cubes

25# Sunny Morning Shake

Combine and blend

  • 1 seedless, peeled orange
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 scoops unflavored protein powder
  • handful of ice cubes

26# Orange Creamsicle Shake

Combine and blend

  • ½ frozen banana
  • ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • handful of ice cubes

27# Thin Mint Shake

Combine and blend

  • ½ frozen banana
  • 1 cup almond milk or water
  • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 4 fresh mint leaves

28# Bright Berry Shake

Combine and blend

  • 1 ½ cups water or almond milk
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 8 raspberries
  • 4 strawberries
  • 12 blueberries
  • handful of ice cubes

29# Strawberry Vanilla Shake

Combine and blend

  • 1 ½ cups water or almond milk
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1 handful of ice cubes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ frozen banana
  • 3 frozen strawberries

30# Raspberry Cheesecake Shake

Combine and blend

  • 1 ½ cups water or almond milk
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 15 frozen raspberries
  • 2 Tablespoons low-fat sour cream
  • liquid stevia to taste

31# Peanut Butter Cup Shake

Combine and blend

  • 1 cup water or almond milk
  • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tablespoon creamy peanut butter
  • handful of ice cubes

32# Creamy Chocolate Shake

Combine and blend

  • 1 cup water or almond milk
  • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tablespoons low-fat sour cream
  • liquid stevia to taste

33# Papaya Ginger Mint Shake

Combine and blend

  • ½ cup fresh chopped papaya
  • ½ teaspoon fresh minced ginger
  • 4 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup water or almond milk
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • handful of ice cubes
  • drizzle of honey to taste

34# Blueberry Mango Shake

Combine and blend

  • ½ cup fresh or frozen chopped mango
  • ¼ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup water or almond milk
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder

35# Spinach, Kiwi and Chia Seed Shake

Combine and blend

  • 1 ½ cups water or almond milk
  • 1 cup packed spinach
  • 1 ripe kiwi, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • handful of ice cubes

36# Oatmeal Cookie Shake

Combine and blend

  • ¼ cup dry oats
  • 1 ½ cups water or almond milk
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • ½ frozen banana, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of ground ginger, nutmeg and salt

37# Peanut Butter and Jelly Shake

Combine and blend

  • ½ frozen banana
  • 1 cup almond milk or water
  • 2 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • handful of ice cubes

38# Vanilla Matcha Avocado Shake

Combine and blend

  • 1 ½ cups almond milk or water
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ an avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 2 teaspoons matcha powder
  • 1 handful of spinach

39# Cherry Almond Shake

Combine and blend

  • 1 cup water or almond milk
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • ½ cup frozen, pitted cherries
  • 2 Tablespoons almond butter
  • handful of ice cubes

40# Honey Banana Shake

Combine and blend

  • 1 ½ cups of water or almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • sprinkle of ground nutmeg

41# Carrot Cake Shake

Combine and blend

  • 1 ½ cups water or almond milk
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • ¼ cup shredded carrots
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of ground nutmeg and ground ginger

42# Key Lime Pie Shake

Combine and blend

  • ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup almond milk or water
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • stevia to taste
  • handful of ice cubes

43# Peach Oatmeal Shake

Combine and blend

  • 1 ½ cups water or almond milk
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • ¼ cup dry oats
  • 1 peach, pitted, peeled and chopped
  • handful of ice cubes
  • ½ frozen banana, peeled and chopped
  • stevia to taste

44# Vanilla Chai Shake

Combine and blend

  • 1 cup almond milk or water
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • ¼ cup strong brewed, chilled tea
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of ground cinnamon, cloves and cardamom
  • handful of ice cubes
  • sprinkle of chia seeds

45# Apple Pie a la Mode Shake

Combine and blend

  • 1 cup water or almond milk
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored, and finely chopped
  • ¼ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon apple butter
  • ½ teaspoon ground apple pie spice
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • stevia to taste

46# Cinnamon Roll Shake

Combine and blend

  • 1 ½ cups water or almond milk
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup dry oats
  • ½ banana, peeled

47# Hawaiian Sunrise Shake

Combine and blend

  • 1 cup almond milk or water
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • ½ banana
  • ½ cup pineapple
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • stevia to taste
  • handful of ice cubes

48# Snickerdoodle Shake

Combine and blend

  • 1 cup water or almond milk
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • ½ banana
  • 1 Tablespoon creamy almond butter
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

49# Chocolate Chip Cookie Shake

Combine and blend

  • 1 ½ cups almond milk or water
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • ¼ cup dry oats
  • ¼ teaspoon imitation butter flavor
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • handful of ice cubes
  • 1 Tablespoon mini chocolate chips
  • stevia to taste

50# Chocolate Brownie Shake

Combine and blend

  • 1 frozen banana, peeled and chopped
  • ¼ cup brewed coffee, chilled
  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 Tablespoon mini chocolate chips

51# Pina Colada Shake

Combine and blend

  • 1 frozen banana, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup fresh pineapple, chopped
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1 Tablespoon shredded, unsweetened coconut (source)

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