Ten Best Thousand Calorie Smoothie Recipes
Gaining muscle is simple and requires two things.
- Eat more calories than your body burns.
- Lift heavy things.
If you do 1 without 2 you will gain fat. If you do 2 without 1 you might lose fat and/or you might gain a bit of muscle, but it won’t be efficient. The best way to gain muscle is to eat more calories (especially protein) than you burn daily, and have a proper weight lifting routine. Doing anything else is less efficient and might not work at all.
The most common complaint of those attempting to gain muscle is that it’s hard to eat enough calories in a single day. This is where the 1000+ calorie smoothie comes in. A smoothie gives you the capability to drink whole foods. This in turn allows you to consume more food at a faster rate. Eating six bananas can be a challenge. Blending and drinking those same six bananas is much easier. No chewing, no cooking, no wasting your time. Get those calories in as efficiently as possible. That way you can spend more time at the gym.
A good smoothie recipe allows you to mix up ingredients. This allows you to transform each recipe into one you will personally find delicious. It also allows you to alter the ingredients to meet your specific needs. Highly customizable smoothies make juggling carbs, proteins and fats a cinch.
These ten 1000 calorie smoothie recipes are a powerful addition to a high calorie muscle building diet. If you ever hear a new lifter whine about how he or she cannot reach their daily caloric goal, send them these recipes. If you can get over a thousand calories in a single drink, there is no excuse to not meet your calorie goals. The gains are there just waiting for you!
Without further ado, here are ten potent 1000+ calorie smoothie recipes.
2016 Calorie Smoothie
The title says it all. Over 2000 calories crammed into a single drink. Simply put, there are days when we don’t always have time to eat three meals. This type of super high calorie smoothie comes in to the rescue on those days. The less calories consumed the more likely muscle is to be lost. On days where you probably won’t hit your calorie goals eat as much as you can when you can to ensure minimum muscle lose. This monster has 93g of protein.
1536 Calorie Mega Shake
This is a ‘classic’ high calorie shake recipe. The ingredients can be found in many high calorie shakes and are there for a reason. These ingredients are some of the best smoothie ingredients ever. Each of the ingredients is packed full of calories. The density of the calories makes this shake nice and thick. There is a whooping 102g of protein in this shake.
1425 Calorie Vegan Paleo Shale
Coconut milk, nuts, and coconut oil are among the ingredients here. Collectively it comes to a very filling meal. Vegan shakes can be a fulfilling alternative to GOMAD diets, and this recipe should be at the top of any such list. It has 40g of protein.
1407 Calorie Tropical Smoothie
Bananas, papaya, mango, and coconut milk all add a tropical twist to this high calorie smoothie. These are the flavors one might expect to find at a little smoothie stand on some tropical island. 52g of protein.
1322 Calorie Walnut Smoothie
Peanut butter, almond butter and other nut butters are a common source of calories in smoothies. However, whole nuts work just as well. Nut butters are made by grinding up whole nuts. Blending a cup of walnuts makes a creamy (or chunky, depending on your blender and how long you blend) nutty flavored drink. This is a good recipe if you want a bit more fat in your diet, as nuts have a good amount of healthy fats. In total this comes to 46g of protein.
1137 Calorie Keto Smoothie
It can be difficult to find good smoothie recipes for high fat low carb keto diets. Most fruit is high carb and low fat, the opposite of what a keto diet calls for. This smoothie skips the bananas and other high carb fruits found in many other smoothie recipes and delivers 54g of protein while keeping the carb intake nice and low.
1113 Calorie Green Smoothie
When building muscles most people talk about high calorie foods and macros such as protein and fat. however, there are plenty of micro nutrients which are essential for a healthy body. A healthy weight gain diet should emphasize healthy vegetables and leafy greens. This green smoothie has 66g of protein.
1033 Calorie Berry Smoothie
About half of your daily vitamin C, Calcium and Iron intake can be met with this single drink. It has raspberries, blueberries, bananas and a peach thrown in along with some milk, oats and protein powder. It contains with 66g of protein.
1031 Calorie Simple Raw Vegan Smoothie
Three ingredients is all it takes for this super simple raw vegan smoothie to hit well over a thousand calories. Because it is so simple, it is a fantastic recipe to build on top of. This recipe is delicious and easily digestible by itself, but can also be a blueprint for something more complex. It only has 14g of protein.
1102 Calorie Rainbow Smoothie
The idea behind this smoothie is that different colored foods have different types of nutrients. By eating a wide variety of foods one ensures an all around healthy body. This smoothie is high in fruits, but is able to provide 63g of protein.
Thank you for these recipes. I tried the first one today. Looking to bulk up!
On your 2016 smoothie you have peanut butter. I can’t have peanuts.is there an alyernative to the peanut butter?
Sure, there’s a lot of different nut butters out there. see a comparison here:
Is there anyway to tell how many ounces I need, in order to get the exact smoothie calorie count?
What if your not trying to build muscle mass for exercising what if you just want to gain weight.
Gaining weight is easy. Eat more calories than your body uses. If you eat more calories than your body needs you will gain weight, if you eat less you will loose weight. Building muscles takes exercise. If you don’t care about gaining muscle mass, don’t exercise.
So to gain weight but not muscle, eat more calories but don’t work out.
Just drink the smoothie then,you’ll get fat,or gain weight,but muscle is heavier than fat
Muscle and fat weigh the same but muscle is leaner!! Therefore takes up less room in the body helping us look “toned” or “sculpted”
Where do I find these recipes? Want build muscle
you tap the smoothie you want, for example the “2016 calorie smoothie” you click that title
Would it be best to consume these smoothies Pre or Post work-out?
For example – I’ve started doing my resistance training in the morning (about 7am) and then my cardio in the evening. Should I get up earlier and consume the “mega shake” before my training or eat a small snack and then consume it after?
Get up drink a protein shake just one scoop before you start working out, then rite after your workout drink your high calorie shake
It doesn’t matter when. Your body does not take up the protein immediately so it doesn’t matter.
You’ll have effect of what you eat/drink the day after. Research has shown it’s great to eat a banana an hour before working out.
Hi dose anyone know a cheap high calorie shake I could make with peanut Butter
Peanut butter and soyamilk or low fat cow milk and banana blend it together and drink
I really needed this, and plan to add some cool things, fruits, honey, and carb powder, cause protein powder doesn’t help me as much as pure protein, like Serious Mass big bag.
Thanks a lot!!
With these shakes especially the 2016 2000 calorie shake can these be made and stored in the fridge till later,just asking as I was thinking of making this to take on my break at work or make the night before and take in the morning