When you’re looking to increase your body mass, this Weight Gain Chocolate Smoothie is here to the rescue. This 1,000-calorie, protein-rich drink is creamy and delicious. Dairy-free with vegan options.

chocolate smoothies in jars

High calorie smoothies meant for weight gain needn’t be unhealthy. This one is packed full of nutrients and tastes delicious to boot.

In order to gain weight, you must consume more calories than your body burns. This homemade protein shake comes in at 1,000 calories and 45 grams of protein, so it is perfect for filling your energy needs.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • This smoothie is refined sugar free, packed full of protein, and indulgent too. Dates and fruit are used to sweeten up the smoothie instead of sugary fruit juices and added sweeteners.
  • It makes an excellent post-workout or meal replacement smoothie since it’s high in calories and protein.
  • It makes an easy on-the-go breakfast. Consuming more calories in the form of healthy foods and not junk can be time consuming. This smoothie is a quick and nutritious way to put on weight.
  • Even though our society is focused on weight loss, there are some health situations and physical activities that benefit from weight gainer shakes like this.
Creamy chocolate smoothie

Key Ingredients

Full-fat canned coconut milk is a high calorie plant milk with a rich and creamy texture which makes it the perfect liquid base for this smoothie. Coconut milk adds tons of healthy fats and extra calories.

Frozen banana thickens up the smoothie without the need for ice which gives it a super creamy texture.

Frozen strawberries add sweetness as well as a punch of Vitamin C and folate.

Cocoa powder has a distinct chocolate flavor that can’t be outdone by any of the other ingredients. For an even richer chocolate flavor use cacao powder.

Unsweetened protein powder packs in extra protein and calories without any additives or unwanted sugars. See my list of the best paleo and clean eating protein powders with vegan options.

Peanut butter or your choice of nut butter gives the smoothie a nutty flavor that goes so well with chocolate. You can also use almond butter.

Spinach has a fairly mild flavor that simply serves the purpose of adding more nutrients without any spinach taste to it.

Dates are naturally very sweet and the perfect way to sweeten and round out the whole smoothie.

ingredients for weight gain shake

Recipe Steps

Step One

In the base of the high speed blender combine all the ingredients starting with the coconut milk.

collage with photos on how to make this smoothie recipe

Step Two

Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is fully blended.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Three

Pour and enjoy immediately!

This high-calorie smoothie is a great way to put on the extra weight.

pour shot of smoothie into glass

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • If you aren’t on a vegan diet, you can replace the coconut milk with full-fat whole milk.
  • To make this recipe vegan, be sure to use a vegan protein powder like pea protein. See my list of the best paleo and clean eating protein powders with vegan options.
  • If you don’t have a high-speed blender like a Vitamix or Blendtec, you may need to stop the blender and scrape down the sides to ensure that the ingredients get fully blended.
  • To make this vanilla-flavored instead of chocolate, leave out the cocoa powder and add ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract instead.

FAQs

What are some healthy smoothie ingredients that can help with weight gain?

Nut butters, oats, chia seeds, avocados, sweet potatoes, unsweetened protein powder, bananas, coconut milk, flaxseed, hemp seed, unsweetened yogurt, and dates all taste great in smoothies and add healthy calories.

Why would someone want to gain weight?

There are many reasons why someone may need to add body mass. From recovering from an illness or medical treatment to participating in a body building contest, these are some valid reasons for the need to try and gain weight.

Can I drink this smoothie if I want to lose weight?

Yes, but you should replace the coconut milk with almond milk and cut back on the nut butter. You should also save half of the smoothie for another day (or share it with someone) to cut the calories in half.

chocolate smoothie served with fresh strawberries

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Chocolate smoothies

Weight Gain Chocolate Smoothie


Description

When you’re looking to increase your body mass, this Weight Gain Chocolate Smoothie is here to the rescue. This 1,000-calorie, protein-rich drink is creamy and delicious. Dairy-free with vegan options.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 frozen banana, broken into chunks
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries or your choice of frozen berries
  • 1 tablespoons peanut butter (or your choice of nut or seed butter)
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder (you can use up to 23 tablespoons for extra chocolate flavor)
  • 2 scoops unsweetened protein powder
  • 1 handful baby spinach
  • 2 pitted dates

Instructions

  1. In the base of a high-speed blender, combine the coconut milk, banana, strawberries, peanut butter, cocoa powder, protein powder, spinach, and dates.
  2. Blend on high for about 30 seconds, or until the smoothie is fully blended.
  3. Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. If you aren’t on a vegan diet, you can replace the coconut milk with full-fat dairy milk.
  2. To make this recipe vegan, be sure to use a vegan protein powder like pea protein.
  3. If you don’t have a high-speed blender, you may need to stop the blender and scrape down the sides to ensure that the ingredients get fully blended.
  4. To make this vanilla-flavored instead of chocolate, leave out the cocoa powder and add ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract instead.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: weight gain protein shake, protein smoothie, chocolate protein shake

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Note: this post is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your healthcare provider for recommendations related to your individual situation.