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14 High-Calorie Smoothie Recipes for Healthy Weight Gain

Weight gain and muscle building require a LOT of fuel. And it can be difficult to keep up with nutrition plans that require extensive meal preparation. But don’t worry! These smoothies can help you increase your calorie intake without sacrificing nutrition and without having you slaving away in the kitchen for hours. Not only are they super easy to drink on the go, but they taste great and are endlessly customizable!

Smoothies take the effort out of fueling your body. So, whether you want a healthy way to gain weight or just a delicious, nutritious post-gym smoothie, you’re sure to find the perfect smoothie on this list!

1. Gut Healthy Protein Blueberry Smoothie

Filled with antioxidants, protein, and fiber, this blueberry smoothie is great for your gut. It is quick and easy to make, with minimal ingredients delivering maximum flavor. The addition of collagen to this recipe elevates the protein in this smoothie to 28g! Great for sustained energy, this stunning blue and purple-hued smoothie is the perfect start to any active day.

2. Weight Gain Smoothie

This smoothie recipe is great for those looking to increase body mass. Full of nutrition and high in calories, it’s the perfect addition to your meal plan. Since it’s sweetened with dates, it’s low in added sugars, and at 1000 calories, it can be used as a meal replacement or easy breakfast. Plus, it’s dairy free!

3. Sweet Potato Smoothie

Want a breakfast or post-workout smoothie that tastes just like sweet potato pie? Look no further! This sweet potato smoothie is dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan. And the natural sugars from the sweet potato mean no added sweeteners are needed!

4. Apple Peanut Butter Smoothie

This thick and creamy smoothie recipe combines fresh tangy apples with protein-packed peanut butter and the sweetness of a ripe banana. It’s made without added sugar and is high in fiber to keep you feeling fuller for longer. Add some cinnamon and chopped peanuts on top, and enjoy!

5. Luscious Lemon Cheesecake Smoothie

Like lemon cheesecake in a cup, this smoothie will more than satisfy your sweet tooth. It’s made with chickpeas that add a protein boost and is sweetened with a few Medjool dates. This creamy, dreamy lemon smoothie is perfect for a thick and luscious breakfast or dessert.

6. Simple Pineapple Smoothie with Kale and Avocado

A hearty green smoothie with the sweet tang of pineapple, this recipe is made with fresh fruit and vegetables with a drizzle of honey for sweetness. The recipe can be easily made vegan by replacing the honey with agave and substituting your favorite plant-based milk.

7. Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

Delicious tart frozen cherries are blitzed with cocoa to create this delightfully sweet and luxurious chocolate cherry smoothie. The recipe also includes frozen cauliflower for extra fiber and nutrition. But you can skip it if you want to. Either way, this flavor combination can’t be beat, especially when you can have such a delicious breakfast!

8. Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

You can now have the classic peanut butter and jelly combination in smoothie form! This protein and fiber-packed breakfast is made with fresh strawberries and raspberries for a big fruit hit. The taste brings back memories of the treasured childhood snack, with plenty of optional ingredients and even hidden vegetables you can sneak in, too!

9. Keto Strawberry Smoothie

This keto-friendly smoothie might be low in carbs, but it is full of nutritious ingredients! Plus, the fresh strawberry flavor just tastes like summer. This recipe uses keto-friendly or no-sugar condensed milk, but this can be substituted for full-fat yogurt. You can also add ice for a thicker smoothie or throw in a scoop of protein powder for an extra boost.

10. Strawberry Banana Orange Power Smoothie

We love the tang that oranges add to this bright and refreshing smoothie. It’s perfect for post-workout fuel or as a refreshing drink in warm weather. It also offers an excellent, hydrating way to add extra nutrition and calories into your routine. A healthy and beautiful way to enjoy the citrusy summer fruit!

11. Green Smoothie

Green smoothies can be amazing, but they need to be made right. This recipe does it right, with healthy fats and creamy consistency from the avocado, iron, and vitamins from the spinach, and some beautiful tropical fruit that creates a delicious smoothie with no added sweeteners. And the addition of fresh ginger adds a whole new dimension of flavor to your smoothie.

12. Banana Coffee Smoothie

Made with cold-brew coffee, almond butter, and coconut milk, this is one dreamy breakfast smoothie! It’s also gluten-free, paleo-friendly, and vegan. We love the fact that this is made with ice and coconut milk; the texture is next level, and the taste is so uplifting it might just become your new favorite caffeine boost!

13. Beet Smoothie

The beautiful deep pink color of this smoothie comes from deliciously earthy beets. You don’t even need to cook the beets first — just add diced beets into the blender, followed by green apple, frozen pineapple or mango, and banana, and blend! You can also add some Greek yogurt or nut butter to up the protein quotient.

14. The Ultimate Post-Workout Smoothie

Every ingredient in this post-workout smoothie has been selected for maximum nutrition. Made with coconut water, quinoa, blueberry, banana, spinach, and pineapple, sipping on this smoothie after a workout is cooling, energizing, and just downright delicious. It also contains maca, a Peruvian superfood powder with a sweet caramel flavor that adds real decadence to this smoothie.

AboutAshleigh Crump

Ashleigh Crump is an author, food writer and all-round lover of everything sweet! She has published a cookbook and loves to use classic and unique flavor combinations. When not cooking, she's usually reading.