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Hit me with your best calorie smoothie recipes!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 23, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Hi primates,

I wanna gain some weight and therefore have to get more calories. A nice user called txrandom tipped me into trying some frozen coconut milk with fruits. Its great! And this seems to be a great way for me to surplus in calories.

Im sure there a lot of smoothie tips in this direction, so hit me with your nice calorie smoothies and im gonna test it! Just got myself a new blender, so im up for it. :)

D964a9a8eef65e10b292394f32c74e31

on April 10, 2013
at 05:22 PM

Or a sweet potato nut pie one, like my husband made the other day, if you're ok with a bunch of carbs: frozen coconut milk, roasted sweet potato, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, almond butter, and maple syrup if you dig it,

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on October 23, 2012
at 07:17 PM

They are. If you can't find either almond butter or almond milk in Copenhagen, then you can make your own almond butter with the use of raw almonds and a food processor (coconut oil and sea salt can be added as well if you wish). You can also make your own almond milk with a blender or a food processor, water, and a cheesecloth. There are some recipes and videos online of how to specifically do such.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on October 23, 2012
at 07:12 PM

Thanks- I can vouch for the taste. I get mine at Whole Foods Market (and a local food coop), but I know Trader Joe's carries both because I've purchased them there as well. I'd be really surprised if conventional grocery stores didn't carry them.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on October 23, 2012
at 07:05 PM

yeah, I would classify myself as more primal than pure paleo. so protein powder is ok. Personally I use it because I cannot stomach to eat after I work out. but I can typically drink my proteins.

7bb2c72334654978970a7a4563b6c460

on October 23, 2012
at 06:57 PM

Protein Powder? That isnt intuitivly paleo. But maybe it will do the trick. Maybe add an egg instead?

7bb2c72334654978970a7a4563b6c460

on October 23, 2012
at 06:56 PM

These look totally delicious. I just have to find almond milk and almond butter :)

032a7274ac01078dc60db95728175ef4

(70)

on October 23, 2012
at 06:40 PM

PS: It tastes just like a banana smoothie, BTW! No "gloopiness" of egg or splitting of cream!

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D964a9a8eef65e10b292394f32c74e31

on April 10, 2013
at 05:20 PM

How about a mint chocolate chip one: coconut milk, avocado, cocoa powder, mint extract/fresh mint/dried mint, vanilla extract if you choose, sweetener if you choose.

Or a sweet potato nut pie one, like my husband made the other day, if you're ok with a bunch of carbs and want a little extra protein: frozen coconut milk, roasted sweet potato, raw eggs, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, almond butter, and maple syrup if you dig it.

Or a blueberry lemon cream one, or a strawberry lime one...ok, well now I've got to go make myself one cuz they just sound so delicious

D964a9a8eef65e10b292394f32c74e31

on April 10, 2013
at 05:22 PM

Or a sweet potato nut pie one, like my husband made the other day, if you're ok with a bunch of carbs: frozen coconut milk, roasted sweet potato, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, almond butter, and maple syrup if you dig it,

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74786bbe8254844304a33943290c4d6d

on December 19, 2012
at 01:56 AM

OH! OH! OH! Fat bomb shakes are awesome-sauce!

Coconut milk, at least half a cup. An entire avocado. Half a banana. Raw cacao.

If you want, you can sneak in some baby spinach in for nutrients. You won't taste it, I promise.

The above is also amazing with a few spoonfuls of macadamia nut butter! Also: melted butter. I'm serious. Just try it.

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98266ae0c87836d4bb714b6d31cacbf9

on October 23, 2012
at 09:24 PM

3 things.
Coconut milk, avocado and a frozen banana.
My favorite smoothie though I prefer raw milk. For more calories: almonds,coconut oil, eggs etc.

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on April 24, 2013
at 06:45 PM

Basically what everyone else has said, but add in some butter + egg yolks for extra fat:

1 to 1+1/2 can coco milk or raw milk 1 Banana 1 small avocado 1-2 tbl.spoons grass-fed butter 1-2 tbl.spoons MCT oil 1-2 Raw Egg yolks 1 scoop preferred protein powder 1-2 tbl spoons preferred nut butter Cacao powder Stevia (or other sweetener if desired) A little water and/or ice

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90bcfafd2ef73fea5398c483c593349e

on December 19, 2012
at 04:53 AM

I make fat-bomb smoothies at least twice a week for breakfast. They'll keep you going for several hours! Here's a recipe for one I call Liquid Cupcakes.

-1 small banana or 1/2 large banana (ripe, with brown spots)

-1/2 can of full-fat coconut milk

-1/2 large or 1 small avocado

-A nice squeeze of flaxseed oil

-protein of choice (I use totally non-paleo tofu for the creaminess factor, but you could use eggs or a powder)

-1-2 tablespoons almond or other nut butter

-2-3 tablespoons cocoa powder (try the Double Dutch from King Arthur)

-a good splash of vanilla extract

-6 large ice cubes (I use an old-fashioned tray, you may need more if you've got the in-fridge ice maker)

-splash of water (optional if the smoothie is too thick)

-sweetener of choice (Optional. The darker the cocoa, the more likely you'll want this)

Optional Additions: -try coffee ice cubes for mocha-flavored Liquid Cupcakes

-add cinnamon for Mexican chocolate Liquid Cupcakes

-frozen walnuts (to thicken a smoothie that is too thin)

Enjoy!

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032a7274ac01078dc60db95728175ef4

on October 23, 2012
at 06:36 PM

OK, more Primal than Paleo, but you could always substitute for coconut milk and coconut cream: http://onepoundmeals.blog.com/2012/10/23/breakfast-alices-shake/ Use more cream and less milk, add another banana or another egg (or two!), blend some butter/coconut oil in... The recipe as it stands is apparently 610kcal!

032a7274ac01078dc60db95728175ef4

(70)

on October 23, 2012
at 06:40 PM

PS: It tastes just like a banana smoothie, BTW! No "gloopiness" of egg or splitting of cream!

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1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

on October 23, 2012
at 05:59 PM

Hey. In general it's better to rely on whole foods, but from experience i know how hard it is to gain weight eating only whole foods. Personally, two times when I don't typically have an appetite are first thing in the morning (aka breakfast) and immediately post workout. So, at least for me these are ideal times to add in some extra calories in liquid form.

I only really do two different smoothies.

1). 1 large frozen banana, 1-2 tablespoons of almond butter, Greek yogurt, ice, and unsweeteend almond milk.

2). 0.5-1 cup of frozen wild blueberries, 1-2 tablespoons of almond butter, Greek yogurt, ice, and unsweetened almond milk.

I recently tried replacing the almond milk with iced cofffee in the banana smoothie, and it turned out really well. I got the idea online though, so I can't take credit for it. IF you do one of each a day you can sneak in an extra 500+ calories barely even noticing it. This has been one of my more effective methods I've actualls used for gaining muscle at the expense (actually, a reduction) in body fat percentage. If you want gains to go faster, you could switch from non/low fat Greek yogurt to full fat Greek yogurt (which is more paleo-popular), but you'd likely incur some fat gains as well, so I wouldn't actually recommend it, but that's just me perosnally and what works for me may not work for you...but I hope it does b/c otherwise this would be a waste of a post.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on October 23, 2012
at 07:17 PM

They are. If you can't find either almond butter or almond milk in Copenhagen, then you can make your own almond butter with the use of raw almonds and a food processor (coconut oil and sea salt can be added as well if you wish). You can also make your own almond milk with a blender or a food processor, water, and a cheesecloth. There are some recipes and videos online of how to specifically do such.

7bb2c72334654978970a7a4563b6c460

on October 23, 2012
at 06:56 PM

These look totally delicious. I just have to find almond milk and almond butter :)

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on October 23, 2012
at 07:12 PM

Thanks- I can vouch for the taste. I get mine at Whole Foods Market (and a local food coop), but I know Trader Joe's carries both because I've purchased them there as well. I'd be really surprised if conventional grocery stores didn't carry them.

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on October 23, 2012
at 05:52 PM

Two: Protein: Protein Powder 20 oz Whole Milk (or coconut milk or almond milk) 1/4 cup frozen blueberries 2 Tbsp Nut Butter

Dessert: 12oz Heavy Cream 1/4 cup frozen blueberries 1 tsp stevia

mix slowly it turns into an almost ice cream texture.

7bb2c72334654978970a7a4563b6c460

on October 23, 2012
at 06:57 PM

Protein Powder? That isnt intuitivly paleo. But maybe it will do the trick. Maybe add an egg instead?

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on October 23, 2012
at 07:05 PM

yeah, I would classify myself as more primal than pure paleo. so protein powder is ok. Personally I use it because I cannot stomach to eat after I work out. but I can typically drink my proteins.

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