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Yummy Weight Gain Shake Recipes

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Weight gain shakes are now popular for people who are struggling to gain weight, Initially, it has gained recognition among health-conscious athletes who are trying to gain weight in a safe and effective way. The struggle can be very real for skinny people who aspire to gain some weight, most of them live an incredibly busy lifestyle and cook elaborate, calorie-dense meals each day. So weight gain shake is the best option for them to gain the weight they want.

However, many of the weight gain shakes that are on the market are filled with fake ingredients. This can backfire because you may experience gastrointestinal upset from casein. the milk protein most notable for weight gain. You may also experience headaches, bloating, and feelings of lethargy from various other unknown ingredients found in that pricy tub of weight gain powder. This is not a surprise considering many of the “gainer” shakes advertised to gain weight barely even contain any form of real food.

The best way that we can suggest is to make your own homemade weight gain shakes by following the easy and yummy recipes that we listed down below. We want you to safely and effectively gain weight while enjoying your very tasty homemade weight gain shakes.

Before we give you the recipes we want to share the criteria that great homemade weight gain shakes should meet:
1) Ingredients you can actually recognize/pronounce.
2) It must have 20-30 g of protein per serving since smaller amounts of protein consumed more often throughout the day is better for digestion and absorption vs. one large load.
3) 4:1 carbohydrate to protein ratio.
4) Any powders or other supplements you are adding to your shake should have certification from NSF Certified for Sport.

Without further adieu, here are the top five weight gain shakes recipes that contain real food, anti-inflammatory ingredients, and the perfect micronutrient ratio that will help you gain weight safely and effectively.

1. Peanut Butter and Jelly Weight Gain Shake

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Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 500 kcal
Ingredients:
1-2 scoop of vanilla or strawberry protein powder of your choice
1.5 tablespoon of peanut butter
1 cup of frozen strawberries, raspberries would work too!
1-1.5 cup of vanilla sweetened almond milk
Instructions:
Mix all ingredients in a blender and enjoy!

2. Chocolate and Cherry Weight Gain Shake

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Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 500 kcal
Ingredients:
1-2 scoops of chocolate or unflavored protein powder
1-1.5 cup of almond milk
1.5 tablespoon of almond butter
3/4 cup of frozen cherries or strawberries
1 teaspoon of cocoa powder
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
Instructions:
Mix ingredients in a blender and enjoy!

3. Mango and Pineapple Weight Gain Shake

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Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 600 kcal
Ingredients:
1-2 scoops of protein powder
1-1.5 cup of any nut or seed milk (coconut or almond work great)
3/4 cup of pineapple
1/2 cup of mango
1/4 cup of canned coconut milk
1.5 tablespoon of cashew butter
1 tablespoon of flax seeds (ground)
Instructions:
Mix ingredients in a blender and enjoy!

4. Chocolate and Peanut Butter Weight Gain Shake

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Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 600 kcal
Ingredients:
1-2 scoops of favorite chocolate protein powder
2 tablespoon of crunchy peanut butter
1/2 cup of chocolate granola
1-1.5 cups of chocolate almond milk
Instructions:
Mix all ingredients in a blender and enjoy!

5. Bananas and Oats Weight Gain Shake

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Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 500 kcal
Ingredients:
1-2 scoops of your favorite grass-fed protein powder
2 tablespoon of almond butter (peanut works great too!)
1 whole frozen banana
1/2 cup of rolled oats
1-1.5 cup of oat milk
1-2 teaspoon of cinnamon
Instructions:
Mix all ingredients and blend!
Be sure to include the cinnamon for an added anti-inflammatory effect.

Maybe some of you are going to prefer a thick and creamy shake while others will only drink more of a thin smoothie. Feel free to test the waters a bit and you can also experiment with different portions of the ingredients until you have your desired taste. Chia seeds, flax seeds, nut butter, and banana will add thickness to the shake, whereas any type of liquid or fresh fruit will make a shake thinner consistency. As long as you don’t create dramatic changes in portion sizes to every single ingredient, the calorie content and macronutrient ratio of the shake will still allow you to meet your goals if consumed on a consistent basis. Try out these recipes and enjoy the benefits of homemade weight gain shakes. Good luck with your weight gain journey.

Sources:
https://www.fwdfuel.com/weight-gain-shakes/
https://www.muscleandstrength.com/articles/10-homemade-weight-gain-recipes
https://healthysubstitute.com/protein-shake-for-weight-gain

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