Looking to pack on the pounds? These high calorie smoothies for weight gain will help you do it! They taste delicious AND they’re full of feel-good, nutrient-dense ingredients.
What smoothies are good for weight gain?
While drive-thru smoothies, store-bought smoothie mixes, and pre-made shakes tend to be high calorie, they’re not always healthy! It’s best to make a homemade weight gain smoothie with minimal added sugar and nutrient-dense ingredients.
The best approach is to gain weight in a healthy way with high-calorie whole foods and nourishing ingredients.
The best foods to gain weight typically contain plant-based or animal protein, healthy oils and fats like nut butter, complex carbs, and full-fat dairy.
DISCLAIMER: I am NOT a doctor and the information on this site does not provide medical advice!
High Calorie Ingredients:
These high-calorie ingredients will quickly boost the calorie count of any smoothie! Here’s a few ideas to get you started:
- Chia seeds – One ounce of chia seeds has 138 calories, 4.7 grams of protein, and 9.8 grams of fiber! They’re full of antioxidants, essential minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids. They can go in ANY type of smoothie. Start with a tablespoon to see if you like the taste and texture.
- Avocado – A medium avocado contains 240 calories and 25 grams of fat. Avocados taste delicious in a chocolate and peanut butter smoothie. They give it a luxuriously creamy texture.
- Canned coconut milk – This ingredient really packs in the calories! One cup of canned coconut milk reaches 445 calories. This is a good ingredient to use if you need to gain weight quickly.
- Oats – One cup of oats features 307 calories, plus they add a slight chew and oatey texture. Start with 1/4 cup, then move up to 1/2 cup if you like the taste and texture.
- Nut butter – Nut butters of all types are high calorie and full of protein. Look for brands without added sugar.
- Protein powder – Not all protein powders are created equal. Look for a brand with minimal added sugar and no additives.
- Greek yogurt or cottage cheese – Unsweetened is best to avoid excess refined sugar. For the most calories, buy full-fat options.
High Calorie Smoothies:
1. 1000 Calorie Chocolate Smoothie
This chocolate smoothie is ultra creamy and decadent, yet it’s made with healthy plant-based ingredients. It tastes like a high calorie shake, but it has no ice cream in it.
It boasts 1000 calories and 39 grams of protein in a regular sized smoothie! Frozen banana, nut butter, protein powder, and canned coconut milk increase the calorie count nicely.
2. 2000 Calorie Chocolate Smoothie
Whoa, mama! This intense chocolate smoothie packs in 2000 calories! Perfect for muscle builders or those who need to gain weight quickly.
It’s made with frozen bananas, peanut butter, protein powder, avocado, and canned coconut milk. It’s rich, luxuriously creamy, and super chocolatey!
3. Pear Banana Protein Smoothie
This high calorie smoothie tastes more like a milkshake than a smoothie! It has notes of pear, vanilla, and banana, plus a slight oatey flavor.
One serving contains 492 calories, 33 grams of protein, and 6 grams of fat. This protein shake makes a great breakfast or post workout snack.
4. Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie
This oatmeal smoothie tastes like a peanut butter oatmeal cookie! Frozen banana, peanut butter, and oats create a creamy and delicious base.
It’s made of wholesome, immune-boosting ingredients and it’s very filling. It features 544 calories, 16 grams of protein, and 22 grams of fat.
If you can’t have peanut butter, just swap it out with the nut butter of your choice. For extra sweetness, add a teaspoon or two or maple syrup.
5. Pineapple Banana Protein Smoothie
This pineapple banana smoothie is a nice change of pace! It has tropical vibes with banana, pineapple, coconut milk, and vanilla protein powder.
It’s refreshing AND creamy! If you drink the whole smoothie, instead of splitting it into two servings, you will get 698 calories!
6. High Fiber Raspberry Smoothie
If you’re looking to up your fiber AND calories, this is the smoothie for you! Raspberries, strawberries, oats, and chia seeds create a sweet and oatey base with a little bit of texture.
This is my go-to breakfast smoothie! I make it alongside scrambled eggs. It has 339 calories, 8 grams of protein, and 8 grams of fat. You can easily up the calorie count with whole milk instead of plant-based.
7. Orange Mango Smoothie
This refreshing smoothie tastes like an orange creamsicle! It combines juicy oranges and mango for a super sweet combo.
It’s rich in immune-boosting vitamins A and C, disease-fighting antioxidants, and whey protein.
It has 436 calories, 25 grams of protein, and 8 grams of fat.
8. Carrot Cake Smoothie
I’m a sucker for carrot cake! And it may be high calorie, but it certainly isn’t healthy! Thankfully this carrot cake smoothie features the same delightful flavor, but with wholesome feel-good ingredients.
It’s made with carrots, pineapple, banana, coconut milk, nut butter, and warm spices. And it packs in 496 calories, 13 grams of protein, and 9 grams of fiber.
It makes a delicious high calorie breakfast or post workout snack!
9. Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie
This Jamba Juice copycat tastes like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It’s made with frozen raspberries, strawberries, peanut butter, and banana.
If you can’t have peanut butter, swap it out with almond or sunflower seed butter. This weight gain smoothie boasts 421 calories, 11 grams of protein, 17 grams of fat, and 11 grams of fiber.
10. Apple Peanut Butter Smoothie
This peanut butter apple smoothie is an ideal breakfast replacement. It’s made with apple, banana, peanut butter, rolled oats, oat milk, and flax seeds.
It boasts 504 calories, 13 grams of protein, and 13 grams of healthy fats. It’s creamy, nutty, and perfectly sweet, with no added sugar and plenty of antioxidants.
11. Chocolate Cashew Smoothie
This nutritious chocolate cashew smoothie is full of plant-based protein and fiber! This smoothie doesn’t use a banana as the base, so if you’re looking for one without a banana, this is it.
It’s luxuriously creamy and lightly sweetened with dates and maple syrup. This smoothie features 692 calories, 28 grams of protein, and 44 grams of fat.
12. Pina Colada Chia Seed Smoothie
This tropical smoothie tastes just like a pina colada minus the rum! It’s creamy, smooth, and fruity.
It’s made of frozen bananas, pineapple, coconut milk, Greek yogurt, and chia seeds. Chia seeds add plant-based protein, fiber, and extra nutrient-dense calories.
This high calorie smoothie contains 440 calories, 8 grams of protein, and 8 grams of fat.
13. Coffee Protein Smoothie
This coffee protein smoothie will give you a caffeine boost! It’s made with frozen bananas, brewed coffee, almond butter, and hemp hearts.
It weighs in at 450 calories with 14 grams of protein and 24 grams of fat. It’s rich, decadent, and ideal for coffee lovers.
High Calorie Smoothie Bowls:
Smoothie bowls are a great way to up your calorie intake! While the smoothie bowl itself may not be high calorie, you can load on the toppings to bring the total up.
It’s best to stick to nutrient-dense toppings. Here are a few of my faves:
- Seeds – Flax, chia, pepitas, or hemp hearts.
- Cacao nibs – For added crunch!
- Oats – One of my faves. Adds a slightly chewy, oatey flavor.
- Granola – Look for brands with less added sugar.
- Nut butter – Peanut, almond, cashews, or Sunbutter.
- Coconut – Shredded, toasted, chunks, or chips.
- Nuts – Walnuts, pecans, pistachios, slivered almonds, or hazelnuts.
Smoothies with high-calorie, nutrient-dense ingredients are good for weight gain. Look for ingredients like avocado, oats, chia seeds, nut butter, and full-fat dairy. These ingredients will increase the calories and the nutrition of your smoothie!
It’s easy to make a 1000 calorie shake. The hard part is making a healthy one! Combine a mixture of frozen fruit and high-calorie ingredients like peanut butter, oats, and chia seeds.