This Weight Gain Smoothie recipe is inspired by my favorite treats at Disney World—the Dole Whip. This smoothie was created to help those who need to gain weight while still eating healthy.
Yet I know this smoothie can work for a variety of personal needs. That’s the beauty of I’ll also show ways you can decrease the calories if you’d like to enjoy this treat while on our FREE 7-day weight loss plan.
What’s in a Dole Whip Smoothie?
A traditional Dole Whip screams pineapple and coconut— yet if you read the ingredients label you’ll find a lot more. For example, dextrose, maltodextrin, citric acid, artificial color, natural and artificial flavors and cellulose gums.
The recipe we’re making today is just 4 ingredients and they are all plant-based whole foods. In other words, our version of a classic dole whip recipe will do your body some serious good! It includes:
- coconut milk
- pineapple juice
- frozen pineapple
If you really wanna boost the calories, you can add a scoop of Protein Smoothie Boost and coconut flakes.
Best smoothie recipes for gain weight
Whether your fitness routine requires some extra calories, you have a supercharged metabolism or an underlying medical condition, this delicious smoothie is perfect for sneaking in some added calories the healthy way.
There’s a right way to make a smoothie for weight gain, and the formula includes a balanced ratio of protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats. The ingredients in this smoothie come from whole foods that are calorically dense and packed with nutrients. And with this smoothie, we’ve dialed in the taste to make it amazingly good!
Protein: Increasing your protein intake results in lean body mass gains. Non-dairy yogurt, non-dairy milk (unsweetened soy, almond, cashew or oat milk), nut butter, protein powder are all great sources of protein to use in a weight gain smoothie.
Of course, we’re partial to our greatest creation: Protein Smoothie Boost. It’s made with the highest quality of organic plant-based proteins.
Carbohydrates provide essential nutrients like fiber, vitamins and minerals to a smoothie while increasing the calories. Oats, banana, berries, mango and pineapple are great carb-heavy ingredients.
Healthy fats are usually high in calories, and can help you gain a healthy amount of weight. Coconut cream, whole fat coconut milk, peanut butter, almond butter, avocado, soaked cashew nuts all blend nicely into smoothies.
Extras: cinnamon, turmeric, leafy greens (spinach, kale), vanilla, coconut flakes, flax and chia seeds
How to make a weight gain smoothie
When you need to gain weight, it can be difficult to get additional calories from regular meals. Adding a high calorie smoothie to your diet is a great option to maximize calorie intake. Drink a weight gain smoothie as a snack in-between meals to up your calorie intake.
- Shake the can of coconut milk vigorously to combine the fat and the milk before opening and pouring into a measuring cup.
- Add all of the ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth and creamy. To thin the consistency, add more pineapple juice or filtered water.
- Serve in a glass with a straw or spoon, depending how thick you made it.
Decrease the calories in smoothie
If you’re wanting to lighten up this tasty smoothie, use light coconut milk (or just 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk and 3/4 cup of water). You can also skip the pineapple juice and just use frozen pineapple, which still has the fiber to help maintain your blood sugar levels.
Weight Gain Smoothie
- Combine all ingredients into blender.
- Blend on high until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy.
- To add more calories, use canned full fat coconut milk vs light coconut milk.
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