Best smoothies to gain weight

Losing weight is a tough regime. So is gaining weight. Fast food doesn’t necessarily imply a faster way of gaining the extra weight. Just like losing weight has a natural process, so does gaining weight. For a long time we have misinterpreted the idea of gaining weight. We have always associated weight gain with gain in fats. But that’s quite contrary to the fact that weight gain is usually necessary for building muscles. By weight gain we necessarily mean mass gain. So what is the most natural way to gain those extra pounds? The answer lies in smoothies.

 

Smoothies with their unique mix of fiber, vitamins and minerals help nourish the body and help in gaining weight in the most organic way possible. Here are a list of those smoothies which will help you to gain mass:

  1. Strawberry Avocado Smoothie: Rich in fat content, the smoothie will help you keep yourself full for a long time. The fat content is heart friendly fat content. To make the strawberry avocado, you would need
  • Milk
  • Yogurt
  • Banana
  • Frozen Strawberries
  • Avocado
  • Vanilla extract

Let the milk and yogurt blend nicely. Make sure it is thick. Put the banana and avocado to make it thicker. Once the required consistency is achieved, put the frozen strawberries and the vanilla extract. There you have your tasty and healthy fill for the morning.

  1. Strawberry Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie: Post tough exercise regimes, this smoothie works well to revitalize the proteins. Rich in antioxidants, it detoxifies the body and helps in preventing cancer. Our body has a daily requirement of fiber and this amounts to atleast 25% of the whole day’s fiber requirement. The yogurt shall help you be free of any digestive problems.
  • Yogurt
  • Frozen Strawberries
  • Banana
  • Peanut Butter
  • Milk

Mix the yogurt, milk and banana properly and let it have the required consistency. To have a thinner paste, increase your quantity of milk. Also add a punch of crunchiness by adding crunchy peanut butter instead of the usual smooth paste.

  1. Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie: Those who are not fond of strawberries might try this recipe. It has the same nutritional properties like the aforementioned recipe but comes without a particular flavour. Those who love their mornings with peanut butter might enjoy this simple recipe more.
  • Yogurt
  • Banana
  • Peanut Butter
  • Milk
  • Ice

Mix well the yogurt and the banana and the peanut butter. The blending here is more important because you are not going to later on add strawberries. Strawberries usually help in getting rid of undulated consistencies. The ice shall help you have a refreshing cold drink early in the morning or late in the evening.

  1. Chocolate Banana Smoothie: You would have to avoid chocolates otherwise if you want to lose weight. This smoothie is best suited for those who love chocolates and are yet trying to gain mass for building muscle. The best thing about these smoothies is the fact that you do not have to compromise with your taste buds. Banana would meet your fiber requirements and help you in nourishing your potassium levels. The dark chocolate would give you the taste you have been savouring for long. A very heart friendly smoothie, it tops the list in terms of taste.
  • Milk
  • Yogurt
  • Banana
  • Dove Chocolates
  • Ice

If you like to have a coarse version of the smoothie, let the chocolate chunks stay as they are.

  1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie: This is one of the most effective weight gain smoothies. It enriches your fat and protein content. Here is what it takes to make this smoothie:
  • Milk
  • Yogurt
  • Banana
  • Dark Chocolate Chips
  • Ice
  • Peanut Butter
  1. Strawberry, banana and blueberry smoothie: The blueberry is a great source of Vitamin B and C. It also meets up the fiber and potassium requirements – thanks to the banana content. This smoothie is a great delicacy for having an instant energy refill.
  • Milk
  • Yogurt
  • Banana
  • Frozen strawberries
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Cinnamon (to taste)
  1. Mixed nuts smoothie: The best thing about smoothies is that you can get all the nutrients together in one place be it from fruits, nuts or milk. Overall this is a very fulfilling drink and lets you have your dose of daily proteins. Here are the ingredients of the same:
  • Milk
  • Ripe banana
  • Mixed nuts
  • Whey protein powder
  • Honey
  • Cocoa powder

The flavor in this smoothie comes from the honey and the cocoa powder. Hence once the blending is done, some cinnamon can also be added to enhance the flavor.

  1. Sweet Cinnamon Smoothie: Cinnamon has effective results when it comes to controlling blood sugar levels. The sweet flavour of cinnamon would be an added enhancement for filling your stomach. Here are the ingredients required to make the sweet cinnamon smoothie:
  • Banana
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla extract
  • Maple syrup
  • Nuts
  • Shredded coconut

The garnishing can be done with the nuts and the shredded coconut.

Not only these smoothies will help you to gain weight but they also will become the answer to beating the summer’s heat. Here’s to better health and happier lifestyles. Cheers.