It can be tough to eat enough calories consistently regularly if you are trying to gain weight.
One way to increase your calorie intake is to consume liquid calories such as smoothies and protein shakes. In addition to their nutritional value, they offer a wide range of essential vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and fats without overfilling you.
1. Triple berry smoothie with egg whites
You can boost smoothies' protein content with pasteurized egg whites while retaining their taste. By pasteurizing egg whites, any harmful bacteria are eliminated, allowing them to be consumed raw.
With this smoothie, you get the nutritional power of antioxidant-rich berries, orange juice, and egg whites to give you a boost of calories.
3/4 cup pasteurized egg whites
1/2 cup frozen or fresh strawberries
1/4 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
1/4 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
1 small avocado
1/2 cup orange juice
2. Green smoothie with Greek yoghurt
Although weight gain smoothies tend to concentrate on packing in calories, they can also include a moderate amount of nutritional benefits.
Using a thick base of full-fat Greek yoghurt, this protein smoothie contains fruits and vegetables loaded with vitamins and minerals.
1 ripe medium banana
1 cup fresh, frozen, or canned pineapple
3 cups spinach
1 cup full-fat Greek yoghurt
6 ounces of fruit juice
3. Coffee protein smoothie with whey protein
The combination of flavoured protein powder with coffee is the perfect way to boost weight gain in a tasty way. This smoothie is also a great pre-workout drink because of the caffeine derived from the coffee.
2/3 cup brewed coffee, cold, plus more if needed
6 ice cubes
1 medium banana (frozen)
1 tbsp. cocoa powder
1 tbsp. almond butter
1 scoop of LA Whey Gold protein powder ( your preferred flavour )
2 tbsp. chia seeds
4. High calorie smoothie with whey protein
When you require some extra calories to increase your weight, this whole food smoothie is just the right choice.
This smoothie is easy to make with ingredients you might already have in your pantry and is an affordable and convenient way to get your daily calories without feeling overstuffed.
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
2 tbsp. peanut butter
1 medium banana
1 tbsp honey
1 cup oats
2 scoops of LA Whey Gold protein powder ( your preferred flavour )
1 1/2 cups whole milk
5. Chocolate avocado smoothie with flaxseed
Even though they seem like an unlikely pair, avocado and chocolate do work very well together as part of this healthy smoothie packed with nutrients.
Adding ground flaxseed to the recipe will benefit your joints, heart and digestive system since it provides omega-3 fatty acids.
You can drink this as a snack between meals or as a healthy alternative to eating a meal.
1 cup whole milk
1/2 large avocado (ripe and without brown spots)
4–6 pitted dates
2 1/2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 medium banana
1 scoop of Slim Whey chocolate protein powder
1 tbsp. ground flaxseed