How to Make a Homemade Weight-Gain Shakes
Homemade Protein Shakes - Basic requirements you need for your home made protein shakes is whey powder, a good blender, ice, milk and some fruits.
To gain weight, the body needs more calories than it burns. Especially after an intense workout, more calories should be consumed
compared to a day when a person did not exert any physical activity. As a result, more meals should be eaten throughout the day. However, for some people, eating more meals can be quite a challenge due to lack of time to prepare food or lack of appetite. This is where weight gain shakes come in the picture because it is easier to drink a smoothie packed with calories than to cook a whole meal.
However, the problem is weight gaining products can be very expensive for some people. As an alternative, homemade weight-gain shakes can be made with the same amount of calories but for a fraction of the price of a commercial product! It is hard to follow exact recipes out there in the internet so here are the ingredient suggestions. Mix and match these ingredients to make homemade weight-gain shakes:
- Whey Protein Powder
- Skim Milk/Full Milk/Low-fat Milk/Soy Milk/Rice Milk
- Milk Powder
- Cottage Cheese
- Fresh Fruits/Frozen Fruits
- Dextrose Powder
- Raw Oats/Cooked Oats
- Graham Cracker Crumbs
- Maple Syrup
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil (do not put a lot or else the shake will be very difficult to drink!)
- Flaxseed oil
- Peanut Butter
- Coconut Oil
Homemade Protein Shakes: all you need to know
All protein milk shakes contain a source of protein usually whey protein. The basic requirements you need for your home made protein shakes is whey powder, a good blender, ice, milk and some fruits. A small amount of sugar or any other sweetener can be added to improve the taste. The best sweetener however remains fruit juices.
These are a few of popular eight gain shake recipes:
- Protein Shake One – Three portions(scoops) of whey or protein powder, half a cup of cooked Quaker Oatmeal and two table spoon full each of peanut butter and cocoa powder
- Protein Shake Two – 3 portions(scoops) of whey or protein powder, the white of four eggs and a tablespoon of butter
- Protein Shake Three – 1 packet of Chocolate, two scoops of protein powder plus two cups of milk
- Protein Shake Four – Two scoops protein powder, one banana plus one cup milk
- Protein Shake Five – Two spoons peanut butter, two cups of milk, two portions protein powder, on banana plus two tablespoonful honey.
A final word on Protein Shakes and nutritional drinks
If you do not have protein powder, you can still make a nutritional drink for weight gain. The basic ingredient will be one cup of cooked oatmeal, milk, any available fruit especially banana plus two egg whites. It is important you realize that the shakes are not drugs so there is no need to worry about all the ingredients being available before the drink can be called a weight gain drink. Substitute any of the drinks above for soda and take them as snacks or after exercise.
Tips & Warnings
Adding protein powder to your homemade shakes helps build healthy muscles. The extra protein in your diet also helps your body recover faster from strenuous exercise or physical activity. Eat three main meals or several small meals throughout the day along with your shakes. Weight-gain shakes are intended to provide you with a way to add extra calories to your daily intake. Do not use protein shakes as a replacement for any of your other well-balanced meals throughout the day. High protein shakes can give you a boost of energy to start your day when consumed in combination with eating a healthy breakfast.
Use protein powder only as directed. Too much protein in your diet can be as harmful to your health as too little. Consuming too much protein in your diet can put stress on your kidneys, make allergies worse or leach calcium from your bones.