Vegan Weight Gain Smoothie

Vegan Weight Gain Smoothie

“Vegan Weight Gain Smoothie” was written by Becky Davies. Edited/reviewed by Katie Dodd, MS, RDN, CSG, LD, FAND. Becky is working on becoming a dietitian and is a GI nutritionist @beckyrashidifard.

Are you looking for a tasty treat that will help in gaining or maintaining weight? Well, look no further!

This high calorie smoothie is not only delicious, but it can also help with certain weight gain goals. It is especially good for those who don’t have much appetite.

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Ingredients for the Vegan Weight Gain Smoothie

This smoothie needs only five ingredients.

We’ve provided a few additional ingredients for extra calories and creativity. Many of these ingredients contain loads of healthy nutrients, and they can be easily bought at a grocery store or delivered to your home.

Below are the ingredients you need:

  • 1 small ripe banana
  • ½ of an avocado
  • 1 scoop of vegan vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • Ice cubes to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon (optional)
  • Sugar free almond whipped cream (optional)
  • Sugar free caramel syrup (optional)

To make sure that this actually ends up high in calories, it is best to stay away from any low-fat, no fat, and/or lower calorie variations of any of the ingredients. Otherwise, you will end up getting less calories than you had hoped.

Benefits of Drinking the Vegan Weight Gain Smoothie

Peanut butter contains a significant amount of vitamin E, niacin (B3), manganese, vitamin B 6, and magnesium. It also has a good level of copper, a mineral that helps with the bones, immune system, and blood vessels. Copper can help reduce risk of osteoporosis and heart disease.

The banana within the smoothie helps to moderate blood sugar by lowering appetite and slowing the rate at which the stomach empties. Another great banana recipe to try is our High Calorie Banana Delight Pudding.

Avocados are a source of vitamins C, E, K, B, magnesium, and potassium. They also contain high levels of fiber and healthy fats. Avocado consumption has been linked to lower levels of LDL cholesterol.

Protein powder contains protein, an essential macronutrient that helps build muscle and repair tissue.

Almond milk is an excellent source of vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps protect your body from free radical damage. Some almond milks are fortified with calcium and Vitamin D, which aid in bone health.

When is a Good Time to Drink the Vegan Weight Gain Smoothie?

This smoothie is a quick and easy, delicious option for breakfast. When you have places to be in a hurry, you can take it with you.

You can also drink this smoothie before starting super intense workout! There should be enough energy provided to last you through the entirety of your rigorous workout routine. The protein can help in promoting muscle growth and promote recovery.

Another option is to consume the Vegan Weight Gain smoothie right after a workout. The protein powder in this smoothie should really help with muscle building if your workout involves a lot of strength training.

If you want more ideas for high calorie shakes and smoothies, try our High Calorie Shakes E-Book. While this e-book has recipes with dairy, it has a section on providing dairy-free alternatives for shakes.

How to Make the Vegan Weight Gain Smoothie

Make sure to look at the ingredient list when adding the items into the blender cup. You need to add them, in order, from top to bottom. Then blend until the consistency is smoothie and without chunks. Finally, pour the finished Vegan Weight Gain smoothie into a 14 oz or larger cup.

Optional Variations to the Vegan Weight Gain Smoothie

This delicious smoothie is sure to be a favorite, but if it gets old here are a few suggestions to keep it interesting.

High Calorie Substitutes for Avocado

  • Banana
  • Peanut Butter
  • Cashew Butter
  • Almond Butter
  • Chia Seeds
  • Etc.

High Calorie Substitutes for Banana

  • Applesauce
  • Avocado
  • Chia Seeds
  • Yogurt
  • Etc.

Substitutes for Almond Milk

  • Oat Milk
  • Soy Milk
  • Coconut Milk
  • Rice Milk
  • Whole Milk
  • Goat Milk
  • Etc.

Snack Pairings

Pairing up oatmeal with cacao or blueberries with this Vegan Weight Gain smoothie will make a pretty sweet combination. They are a good replacement for cookies and there will most likely be no sugar crash after consumption too. 

Eating peanuts and dried cranberries while sipping on this smoothie is also a tasty combo. You get sweet and salty flavors along with a great source of protein that will help provide you with energy throughout the whole day.

Another food to enjoy with your Vegan Weight Gain smoothie is hummus and crackers. They provide you with a smooth and crunchy snack along with your smoothie.

Guacamole and carrots with this smoothie is a tasty and nutritious combo. Replacing chips with veggies lets you add extra fiber and nutrients to your snack. You can easily make guacamole from mini avocado packages and take your food on the road.

Rolling up any form of deli meat with whatever you want inside will definitely give you a nice salty flavor with your Vegan Weight Gain smoothie. You can add more fiber and nutrients by putting vegetables inside of the meat.

How to Store Extra Smoothie?

The most obvious option to store your leftover smoothie is in the refrigerator. If you do this, you should finish it the same day. You may need to re-blend with more liquid or stir in extra milk in case the smoothie gets too thick.

Another option for storage of your leftover Vegan Weight Gain smoothie is the freezer. Although it will take longer to thaw, the smoothie should stay good for about a month. You could also make leftover smoothie into high calorie freezer pops as a cool treat for later.

Vegan Weight Gain Smoothie

Vegan Weight Gain Smoothie Recipe

Now let’s take a look at the instructions for making the smoothie.

Ingredients:

  • 1 small ripe banana
  • ½ of an avocado
  • 1 scoop of vegan vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • Ice cubes to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon (optional)
  • Sugar free almond whipped cream (optional)
  • Sugar free caramel syrup (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients, in order from top to bottom, into a blender or blender cup. Blend until smooth (without chunks) using the smoothie button if it is an option.
  2. Pour into 14 oz or larger drinking cup

IMPORTANT: make sure texture is adequate to avoid choking hazard.

Conclusion

We hope you enjoy our vegan weight gain smoothie. If you would like more information on gaining weight, check out these articles:

High Calorie Vegan Smoothie Infographic

Vegan Weight Gain Smoothie- recipe with text included in article above.

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