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10 Homemade Weight Gain Shake Recipes

10 Delicious Homemade Weight Gain Shake Recipes With 800+ Calories

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10 amazing weight gainer shake options for those of you who are having a tough time packing on size. Try these 800 calorie plus shakes and let us know what you think!

Having trouble gaining weight and sick of eating the same old bland thing?

These weight gainer shakes are healthy, nutritious and simple to make. Each of them contains at least 800 calories, and are comprised of easy to find ingredients.

When putting together these recipes I made sure to add some form of protein, fats and carbohydrates. Feel free to tweak the recipes as needed, and add in additional ingredients to taste.

Here are the 10 recipes contained in this article:

  • Orange Cream
  • Dark Chocolate and Almond Butter
  • Mint and Ice Cream Dessert Shake
  • Banana and Strawberries
  • Peanut Butter and Bacon
  • Pineapple, Coconut and Cinnamon
  • Caramel Cream and Coffee
  • Chocolate Malt
  • Oatmeal and Brown Sugar Breakfast Shake
  • Chocolate Avocado

Orange Cream Weight Gain Shake

What you will need:

Ingredient Calories Protein Fat Carbs
Whole Milk, 8 ounces 146 7.9 g 7.9 g 12.8 g
Heavy Cream, 4 ounces 413 2.5 g 44.3 g 3.3 g
Orange Juice, 8 ounces 112 1.7 g 0.5 g 25.8 g
Orange Cream Protein Powder, 2 scoops 240 50 g 2 g 4 g

For protein powder choices, there are several companies that make an "orange cream" flavor. You can also use any popular vanilla protein powder.

Here are some orange cream flavors worth consideration:

Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender, and gently pulse blend until all protein powder lumps are gone.

Chocolat Weight Gainer

Dark Chocolate and Almond Butter Weight Gain Shake

What you will need:

Ingredient Calories Protein Fat Carbs
Whole Milk, 16 ounces 292 15.7 g 15.8 g 25.6 g
Dark Chocolate, 2 ounces (melted) 340 4.4 g 24.2 g 26.1 g
Almond Butter, 2 tablespoons 203 4.8 g 18.9 g 6.8 g
Chocolate Protein Powder, 2 scoops 220 50 g 0 g 2 g

For protein powder choices, any popular "chocolate" flavor will work. Here are some chocolate flavors worth consideration:

Directions: Melt dark chocolate in a double boiler, or gently in the microwave. Place all ingredients in a blender, and gently pulse blend until all protein powder lumps are gone.

Mint and Ice Cream Dessert Weight Gain Shake

What you will need:

Ingredient Calories Protein Fat Carbs
Whole Milk, 8 ounces 146 7.9 g 7.9 g 12.8 g
Ice Cream, 1 cup of vanilla or chocolate 460 8 g 28 g 46 g
Mint Extract, 1/4 teaspoon 0 0 g 0 g 0 g
Chocolate Mint Protein Powder, 2 scoops 230 48 g 3 g 4 g

You can use either vanilla or chocolate ice cream. You can also use plain vanilla or chocolate protein powder with the fresh mint, instead of using a mint protein powder.

Here are some chocolate mint protein powder flavors worth consideration:

Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender, and gently pulse blend until all protein powder lumps are gone.

 

Banana and Strawberry Weight Gain Shake

What you will need: 

Ingredient Calories Protein Fat Carbs
Whole Milk, 12 ounces 293 15.7 g 15.9 g 25.7 g
Heavy Cream, 4 ounces 413 2.5 g 44.3 g 3.3 g
Banana, 1 large 120 1.5 g 0.4 g 31.1 g
Strawberries, 4 medium 15 0.3 g 0.1 g 3.7 g
Strawberry Banana Protein Powder, 2 scoops 240 48 g 2 g 8 g

For protein powder choices, I recommend you choose a "strawberry banana" flavor. If you don't have access to this flavor, use a banana flavored powder or vanilla.

Here are some strawberry banana flavors worth consideration:

Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender, and gently pulse blend until all protein powder lumps are gone.

Peanut Butter and Bacon Weight Gain Shake

What you will need:

Ingredient Calories Protein Fat Carbs
Whole Milk, 16 ounces 293 15.7 g 15.9 g 25.7 g
Peanut Butter, 3 tablespoons 282 12 g 24.2 g 9.4 g
Bacon, 2 strips, cooked 92 6.3 g 7.1 g 0.2 g
Peanut Butter Protein Powder, 2 scoops 240 50 g 2 g 4 g

For protein powder choices, there are several companies that make an "orange cream" flavor. You can also use any popular vanilla protein powder.

Here are some orange cream flavors worth consideration:

Directions: Cook bacon until crispy. Break up one piece and place on top of the shake as a garnish. Place all ingredients in a blender, including the second piece of bacon, and gently pulse blend until the piece of bacon is completely incorporated and appears as speckles in the shake, not small pieces.

Weight Gainer

Pineapple, Coconut and Cinnamon Weight Gain Shake

What you will need:

Ingredient Calories Protein Fat Carbs
Whole Milk, 12 ounces 219 11.8 g 11.9 g 19.2 g
Heavy Cream, 2 ounces 205 1.2 g 22 g 1.7 g
Canned Coconut Milk, 2 ounces 111 1.1 g 12 g 1.6 g
Pineapple, 3 ounces 43 0.5 g 0.1 g 11.2 g
Cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground 3 0 g 0 g 0.9 g
Cinnamon Protein Powder, 2 scoops 240 48 g 2 g 8 g

For protein powder choices, there are several "cinnamon" flavor choices that you might want to try in this recipe. You can also use any popular vanilla protein powder.

Here are some cinnamon-based flavors worth consideration:

Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender, and gently pulse blend until all protein powder lumps are gone.

Caramel Cream and Coffee Weight Gain Shake

What you will need:

Ingredient Calories Protein Fat Carbs
Whole Milk, 8 ounces 146 7.9 g 7.9 g 12.8 g
Heavy Cream, 4 ounces 413 2.5 g 44.3 g 3.3 g
Brewed Coffee, 4 ounces 1 0.1 g 0 g 0 g
Caramel Topping, 2 tablespoons 103 0.6 g 0 g 27 g
Caramel Protein Powder, 2 scoops 240 48 g 2 g 8 g

For protein powder choices, there are several companies that make an "caramel" flavor. Here are some flavors worth consideration:

Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender, and gently pulse blend until all protein powder lumps are gone.

Weight Gainer Shake

Chocolate Malt Weight Gain Shake

What you will need:

Ingredient Calories Protein Fat Carbs
Whole Milk, 12 ounces 219 11.8 g 11.9 g 19.2 g
Heavy Cream, 2 ounces 205 1.2 g 22 g 1.7 g
Hershey's Whoppers, 10 pieces 100 0.5 g 3.5 g 16 g
Dark Chocolate, 1 ounces (melted) 170 2.2 g 12.1 g 13 g
Chocolate Protein Powder, 2 scoops 240 50 g 2 g 4 g

For protein powder choices, there are numerous companies that make a "chocolate" flavor. 

Here are some chocolate flavors worth consideration:

Directions: Melt the chocolate in a double boiler and pour into the blender. Place the rest of the ingredients in the blender, and gently pulse blend until all protein powder and Whoppers lumps are gone.

Oatmeal and Brown Sugar Breakfast Weight Gain Shake

What you will need:

Ingredient Calories Protein Fat Carbs
Whole Milk, 12 ounces 219 11.8 g 11.9 g 19.2 g
Heavy Cream, 2 ounces 205 1.2 g 22 g 1.7 g
Instant or Regular Oats, 1 ounces  107 3.7 g 1.8 g 19.2 g
Brown Sugar, 4 teaspoons 69 0 g 0 g 17.9 g
Vanilla Protein Powder, 2 scoops 240 50 g 2 g 4 g

For protein powder choices, there are numerous companies that make a "vanilla" flavor.

Here are some vanilla flavors worth consideration:

Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender, and gently pulse blend until all protein powder lumps are gone.

Chocolate Avocado Weight Gain Shake

What you will need:

Ingredient Calories Protein Fat Carbs
Chocolate Milk, 12 ounces 311 11.9 g 12.7 g 38.7 g
Avocado, 1 ripe, halved and pitted 240 3 g 22 g 12.8 g
Dark Chocolate, 1 ounces (melted) 170 2.2 g 12.1 g 13 g
Chocolate Protein Powder, 2 scoops 240 50 g 2 g 4 g

For protein powder choices, there are numerous companies that make a "chocolate" flavor.

Here are some chocolate flavors worth consideration:

Directions: Melt the chocolate in a double boiler and pour into the blender. Place the rest of the ingredients in the blender, and gently pulse blend until all protein powder and avocado lumps are gone.

Notes

Have you tried any of these recies, or experimented with your own weight gaining shakes? Please let us know in the comments section below.

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the_idealist
Posted Fri, 08/02/2013 - 09:24

I got one that doesn't require heavy cream or milk and doesn't have a boat load for sugary ingredients.

1 cup of Almond Milk
1 Large Banana (i.e., 140g and >)
1 cup of rolled oats
2 tbsp of peanut butter
.5 tbsp of Nutella
1 scoop of vanilla whey

approx. calories: 1000 c:120 f:37 p:50

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Dr.Nikkhil
Posted Fri, 08/02/2013 - 10:10

Long awaited .Thank you

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Simon
Posted Fri, 08/02/2013 - 11:00

Steve, thanks for teh recipes, def want to give them a try. If you make up a large batch of one of these, how long could you keep portions of it in the fridge for while still maintaining the protein levels etc? Are there any timescales where you need to consume one you've made (obviously before the milk, cream etc goes sour)? Does whey have any limits for how long it can be dissolved in a liquid before you should drink it?

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Daniel Sisto
Posted Fri, 08/02/2013 - 14:24

2 cups ice
.5 cup chocolate milk
.5 cup coffee
.25 cup heavy cream
1 banana
.5 cup frozen berries
.5 cup dry oatmeal
1 scoop vanilla whey
2 scoop mass gainer

------ MONSTER SHAKE------

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Andrew
Posted Fri, 08/30/2013 - 11:15

Is there any truth to what people say about protein powder, that it hardly does anything at all to increase muscle mass? A friend says that it hasn't helped him.

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k nok
Posted Tue, 09/03/2013 - 21:38

really terrible shakes ''recipes'' imo.

basically whey + milk + sugary/fatty crappy ingredient.

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matt c
Posted Mon, 11/04/2013 - 11:30

2 scoops chocolate whey
12 oz low fat milk
Handful of kale
1/4 cup oat(ground in blender)
1 banana
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp Peanut butter
1200 calories and over 80 grams of protein,110 carbs and 35 grams of fat.

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Rachael
Posted Tue, 07/22/2014 - 15:05

A healthy juice/shake I made last night:

- 200ml of pineapple jice
- 1X serving yoghurt
- 1X palm of cranberries, cashews and almonds
- 1X palm of almonds
- 50ml of milk
- 1X banana
- 1X orange
- 2 scoops of protein powder

This served as a juice/smoothie along side a filled toasted crossant of eggs and ham.

This smoothie is good because it contains protein, calcium, pulps and nuts, and fresh fruit and juice. Full of minerals, vitamins, and protein and fibre.
The crossant assists with extra KJ intake, plus the protein and nutrients from the egg and ham.

Yes, each day this can be constly, but health always should come first.

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Lady
Posted Sat, 09/13/2014 - 16:48

Most of the recipes contain whey protein, which contains lactose if I'm not mistaken. My question is can the whey protein be substituted for an egg based protein and which kind of peanut butter is best for weight gain; organic, regular or some alternative kind?

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Pepe
Posted Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:22

Yep, Egg white protein or soy/rice/pea protein are alternatives.

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