Trying to gain weight can be as difficult as trying to lose it for some. Especially if you are trying to gain while trying to put on more muscle at the same time; all of that working out burns calories, and you will need to replace the fat and carbohydrate calories that you’ve burned as well as slightly increase your protein intake if you expect to put on any size in the form of muscle tissue.
Smoothies are a great way to add extra calories to your daily intake, and they are more healthful and nutritious than any other shake, powder, pill, or additive you’re going to find out there in products on the market.
When you use these recipes to bump up your daily fat and calories, you’re essentially drinking a superfood, due to all of the vitamins, minerals, and fiber that the fruit and yogurt contribute and avoiding all of the preservatives, additives, artificial flavorings and artificial colorings that you would find in any commercially prepared gainer.
The blends below should be eaten in addition to your regular well balanced meals. They are very filling, so it would be a good idea to try and squeeze them in between your other meals as a sort of a calorie and protein heavy snack. It is easy to use these satisfying shakes as another meal by themselves.
Try these recipes; they are extremely healthy, delicious, and they don’t have any shady additives in them.
Strawberry Avocado Smoothie Recipe
Creamy and filled with the nutritional powerhouse, avocado, this fruity drink is perfect for after a workout.
Strawberry Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
High in potassium, manganese, fiber, and antioxidants, this smoothie is high in healthy calories and flavor.
PB and Banana Smoothie
This calorie dense smoothie is ideal for those who want to skip the berries and stick to a thick, rich nutty tasting shake.
Chocolate Banana Smoothie
As long as you use dark chocolate, there’s nothing about this chocolately smoothie that isn’t nutritious.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
It’s pb and chocolate; do I really need to say more?