Are you looking for a tasty treat that will help in gaining or maintaining weight? Well, look no further! This 1000 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.
Ingredients for the 1000 Calorie Smoothie
This smoothie needs only seven ingredients. Many of these ingredients contains 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:
- ½ cup frozen strawberries
- 2T peanut butter
- 1 banana
- 1T honey
- 1c oats
- 2 scoops protein powder (vanilla or strawberry)
- 1 1/2 cup almond milk
To make sure that this actually ends up with the full 1000 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 this 1000 Calorie Smoothie
Strawberries help to protect your heart by increasing HDL (good) cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, and serving as a guard against anything that can cause cancer.
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.
Honey contains antioxidants! These have been shown to reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and certain types of cancer. Antioxidants may also improve eye health. It is believed the combination of organic acids and phenolic compounds in the honey provide antioxidants.
The oats for this 1000 calorie smoothie are packed with a good balance of nutrients. This includes carbs, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant plant compounds. Oats have more protein and fat than most other grains.
When is a Good Time to Drink this 1000 Calorie 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 a 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 1000 calorie smoothie after right after a workout. The protein powder in this smoothie should really help with muscle building if your workout involved a lot of strength training. If you want more ideas for high calorie shakes and smoothies, try our High Calorie Shakes E-Book.
How to Make the 1000 Calorie 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 1000 calorie smoothie into a 14 oz or larger cup.
Optional Variations to the 1000 Calorie Smoothie
This delicious smoothie is sure to be a favorite, but if it gets old here are a few suggestions to keep it interesting.
- Acai Berries
- Chia Seeds
- Oat Milk
- Soy Milk
- Coconut Milk
- Rice Milk
- Whole Milk
- Goat Milk
What Tastes Delicious with this 1000 Calorie Smoothie?
Pairing up chocolate rice cakes with this 1000 calorie 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 1000 calorie smoothie is edamame. They provide you with an extra crunch to your smoothie consumption. Mixing them with some chili powder and sea salt will definitely give you an extra punch to the taste.
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 stuff 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 1000 calorie 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 will need to either re-blend with more liquid or stir in extra milk because the oats will expand and thicken your smoothie.
Another option for storage of your leftover 1000 calorie 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.
We Finally Reach the Recipe
Now let’s take a look at the instructions for making the smoothie.
1000 Calorie Smoothie
- ½ cup frozen strawberries
- 2 Tbsp peanut butter
- 1 banana
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 cup oats
- 2 scoops protein powder vanilla or strawberry
- 1 1/2 cups almond milk
- *If using fresh berries add 4-5 ice cubes to recipe
- 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.
- Pour into 14 oz or larger drinking cup