20 Weight Gain Shake Recipes

When you are on a weight gain diet a good way to consume more calories is to drink weight gain shakes. If each weight gain shake was approximately 750 calories, if you drink 2 shakes per day that’s an extra 1500 calories or so that you are consuming in your diet.

I don’t like to think of liquid meals as a substitute for eating normal food. They should be used in addition to eating the normal 5-6 other meals you have in the day, which makes the time that you consume the weight gain shakes very important. I like to drink a shake after breakfast so you don’t feel too full for the rest of the day, as well as post workout when the muscles really need the nutrients.

I always choose Optimum Nutrition protein powder which comes in different flavors. I like Optimum Nutrition because I find it to be the best quality whey protein for the price, but feel free to use your favorite brand of whey protein.

To make the weight gain shakes all you will need is a blender, ice and a few easy to get supplements. You can also add some sugar or artificial sweetener to the shakes to make them taste a bit better.

Here is the list of 20 weight gain shake recipes and protein powder recipes:

13 scoops chocolate protein powder
1/2 cup skim cottage cheese
1/2 cup Quaker Oatmeal (cook with boiling water)
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
23 scoops protein powder (vanilla or chocolate)
4 egg whites
1 tablespoon peanut butter
8 oz water
2 cups ice
32 scoops vanilla protein powder
2 cups milk
2 packets of Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate mix
1 banana
2 tablespoons peanut butter
42 cups milk
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1 egg
1/2 cup Quaker Oatmeal (cook with boiling water)
1 banana
52 cups milk
1 banana
3 scoops vanilla protein powder
3 dashes of cinnamon
3 teaspoons of flaxseed oil
6 1 cup Quaker Oatmeal (cook with boiling water)
2 cups milk
1 banana
1 egg
dash of cinnamon
7 2 cups milk
1 cup yogurt (strawberry)
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
4 strawberries (fresh or frozen)
2 ice cubes
2 scoops chocolate protein powder
1 cup Quaker Oatmeal (cook with boiling water)
4 tablespoons peanut butter
1 teaspoon creatine powder
1 teaspoon flaxseed oil
8 oz water
9Banana Bread Shake (I’ve taken this recipe from Anabolic Cooking)

2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1 banana
350ml water
1 cup Quaker Oatmeal (cook with boiling water)
1/2 Cup Bran Flakes
30g of Dextrose (post-workout shake only)
101 cup Quaker Oatmeal (cook with boiling water)
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1 banana
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 teaspoon flaxseed oil
4 Ice Cubes
8 oz water
11 1/2 cup Quaker Oatmeal (cook with boiling water)
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1 teaspoon creatine powder
1 teaspoon flaxseed oil
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon peanut butter
1 banana
6 mixed frozen berries
12Peanut Butter Banana Shake

2 cups milk
2 scoops chocolate protein powder
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 banana
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon flaxseed oil
132 cups milk
1 cup Quaker Oatmeal (cook with boiling water)
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon glutamine
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1 banana
142 scoops vanilla protein powder
2 cups milk
10 oz chilled sweet potato
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon honey
152 scoops chocolate protein powder
2 cups milk
1 banana
1 cup Quaker Oatmeal (cook with boiling water)
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
162 scoops chocolate protein powder
1/2 cup cookies n’ cream flavored ice cream
2 cups low fat milk
1/2 cup Quaker Oatmeal (cook with boiling water)
2 tablespoons cottage cheese
1/2 banana
2 tablespoons honey
171 cup milk
1 tablespoon low fat natural yoghurt
1 tablespoon flaxseed oil
1/2 cup Quaker Oatmeal (cook with boiling water)
1 banana
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1812 oz water
3-4 ice cubes
1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon peanut butter
2 scoops chocolate protein powder
196 oz water
3-4 ice cubes
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
6 oz coffee (instead you may use 12 oz coffee and no water for a pre-workout kick)
2 scoops chocolate protein powder
202 scoops chocolate protein powder
1 cup low fat milk
4 ice cubes
8 oz water
1 tablespoon instant coffee

I realize it’s not always practical to make your own weight gain shake. If you don’t have access to a blender or the necessary ingredients to make a weight gainer shake, then high quality weight gainers is also a great option.

To readers – if you have a homemade weight gain shake recipe which is tasty and packs on the pounds, please let us know the recipe by leaving a comment below.