Do you want to gain weight the healthy way? Let me guess: you’ve perhaps tried the thousands of muscle building powders or want to build a lifestyle where you add mass gainer supplements along with mass gaining foods like the shakes. Or maybe you’re just a Vegan who wants to gain weight through a plant-based diet. Whatever it may be, green smoothies are the way to go. They are easy to prepare, nutritious and most importantly, healthy.
And before you get to the smoothies, you need to understand that these smoothies are not just for vegans. It’s for everyone! They come in high protein, fibre and nutritional values, making it not only a simple drink but a powerful one too. But do you want to know the best part? All the below shakes are delicious, budget-friendly on-the-go smoothies, packed with many fantastic ingredients.
You must have checked out the protein rich quinoa smoothie that we had earlier prepared, now we will go through some really good recipes in this article.
Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Smoothies
Right before we dive into the recipes, it is important to address why these vegan smoothies are so beneficial. As I’ve mentioned before, they are jam-packed full of nutrients. The average green smoothie recipe provides more than 100% of your daily vitamins A (check vegan sources of vitamin A), C and K; with a satisfactory amount of B and E alongside that.
Blending fruits and vegetables break down the cells of the plants, which, in turn, improves overall digestibility. It maximises the nutrients that need to be delivered to your body and makes it healthier and much more efficient like you get in your Vegan Banana Smoothie.
Muscle Building Smoothie Recipes
According to nutritionists and other health professionals, these vegan shakes are proven to lower high cholesterol levels, and blood pressures, whilst also strengthening immunity and improving mental focus as well as clarity. They are also an excellent source for minerals, meaning that each smoothie is rich in calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, copper and many others nutrients. This rich array of minerals helps in bone-building and help protect your body from certain foods.
1. Mocha Blast Mass Gainer
Don’t you just love a nice chocolate drink from Dunkin’ Donuts? Of course, who doesn’t? They’re delicious! But some problem. The chocolate drinks over there aren’t exactly going to help with building muscle and they aren’t vegan (You read the reason behind why are Donuts not vegan with us). It comes high in saturated fats and added sugars, which may negatively impact heart health and increase the chances of certain types of cancer. So, what do you do?
The Mocha Blast Mass Gainer is the perfect alternative. The shake offers very similar attributes to a shake found in Dunkin’ Donuts, but the only difference being is that it has a ton of protein. But since it is quite a violent drink with coffee content, it is best to settle with DECAF during night times and caffeinated during the day. This smoothie serves as an ideal breakfast, mid-day energiser and after workout solution.
Mocha Blast Mass Gainer
- All you need to do is combine all the ingredients, drop it off in a blender, wait until it is thoroughly mixed, and voila— it’s that simple! It takes less than 10 minutes!
2. Peanut Butter Chocolate Mass Gainer
As a vegan, you might think if peanut butter is vegan – yes, read the analysis with us. Drooling yet? Because I sure am! If you’re worried that it might taste a little bit weird, worry no more. The Peanut Butter Chocolate Mass Gainer comes packed with fantastic flavors and nutrients that taste phenomenal. If you have trouble gaining weight, look nowhere else.
It also comes with peanut butter that has calories which make it an optimal and healthy weight gaining solution. This smoothie serves as an ideal breakfast, on-the-go drink and workout solution. We can see that the content is slightly heftier in comparison to the Mocha, meaning that it is more of a preferred option when weight gaining.
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Mass Gainer
- 16 oz Vegan Whole Milk
- 3 tbsp Vegan Chocolate Protein (can use other)
- 1/2 cup Vegan Peanut Butter Ice-Cream
- 2 tbsp Peanut Butter
- Since the Peanut Butter Chocolate Mass Gainer is a content-intensive shake, there aren’t too many ingredients to consider, making it a very simple shake to make. Once you have gathered all the ingredients, you drop them into a blender and wait approximately 7 minutes until it has been thoroughly mixed. And that’s it! That easy!
3. Banana Oats Mass Gainer
After a tough sweat session at the gym, all you need is a relaxing drink to top it off. What better way to do that than having a healthy, delicious Banana Oatmeal Shake that not only packs a punch with its fresh flavors but also provides you with the nutrients to help solve your weight gaining problems. Bananas are vegan and are super nutritious. If you’re worried about not gaining weight in time, look nowhere else. The contents of the Banana Oats Mass Gainer make it the perfect solution to gaining weight on a tight schedule.
The contents of the Banana oats shake are well-balanced. Though the calories are less than the previous two smoothies, the fats are also lower, meaning that there is less fat intake; hence, being a great solution to gaining muscle. Being on the lower end of calories, despite being a shake, it can very well fit in a structured bodybuilding meal plan.
Banana Oats Mass Gainer
- 1 tbsp Oats
- 1 tbsp Flax Seeds
- 2 tbsp Vegan Vanilla Protein powder (can use other)
- 2 cup Almond Milk (You can use any Cruelty-free milk)
- 1 qt Frozen Banana
- 2 tbsp Peanut Butter
- Prepare to be amazed because this shake only requires two steps! Firstly, you grind the oats and flax in a coffee (or spice) grinder and then use a blender to mix the rest of the ingredients for around five minutes until the mixture has turned out smooth. That’s it! Simple, right?
4. Banana Spinach Mass Gainer
If you’ve ever watched Popeye, you know that his strength lies in his precious Spinach. What if we made that into a healthy, mass gaining smoothie? If you’re late for work and you’re guilty of the classic grab-and-go, the Banana Spinach is precisely what you’re looking for. It is a recipe that is made easy, healthy and incredibly delicious.
This smoothie includes a handful of nutrient-rich spinach, and if you’re not much of a fan of spinach, that’s not an issue either! You can’t even taste the Spinach! Seriously. This is because it has been enriched with flavors of banana, almond butter and vegan yoghurt, which is what makes it such a delight to have in the mornings, after a workout, or even before going to bed.
Banana Spinach Mass Gainer
- 1 tbsp Almond Butter
- 2/3 cup Vegan Greek Yoghurt
- 1/2 qt Frozen Banana
- 3/4 cup Water
- 2 tbsp Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1 qt huge handful of Spinach
- If you’re ever in a hurry and you’re hungry, don’t worry! This smoothie only takes five minutes to prepare. That’s right! Only five minutes! All you need to do is add all the ingredients mentioned above in a blender and mix it until it has reached your desired consistency. That’s all!
5. Chocolate Covered Banana Mass Gainer
Could there be any better combo? Want to have banana and chocolate flavors in the morning? This smoothie packs a punch on a whole new level, providing both phenomenal flavors and nutrient-rich contents that ought to help you gain weight whilst leaving a satisfying taste in your mouth.
Despite having chocolate as one of the core ingredients, the calorie intake is high, and the fat intake is low, meaning that it is undoubtedly a healthy, yet a delicious solution to gaining mass. And it’s quite simple too, making it a no-brainer to include on this list.
Chocolate Covered Banana Mass Gainer
- 16 oz Vegan Whole Milk
- 3 tbsp Vegan Chocolate Protein (can use others)
- 3 tbsp Vegan Chocolate Syrup
- 3 qt Frozen Ripe Bananas
- Like the other smoothies on this list, this one is quick-to-make too! All you need to do is add all the ingredients into a blender, and wait approximately 10 minutes until the consistency is exactly how you want it. And that’s it! That simple!
These are the top 5 high-calorie vegan smoothies that I absolutely adore. Whether you’re looking to gain mass, or you’re merely trying to become healthy, I recommend you trying these vegan weight gainer shakes for yourself. Assuming that your mouth is watering, and you’ve gone over the list, it is crucial to understand that the shake you choose to drink depends on the diet you have undertaken. Whilst one may be suited for one; it may not be for another.
But why drink these smoothies? Firstly, these smoothies come jam-packed with nutrients, calories and minerals, making it extremely healthy to consume. They provide more than 100% of your daily vitamins A, C and K; with a satisfactory amount of B and E, which helps in strengthening immunity and improving mental focus as well as clarity. Secondly, they are just incredibly delicious.
They come with a wide array of flavors and ingredients which leave a satisfying taste in your mouth; instantly making it better than those janky muscle-building protein powders alone. But the best part is that it is also an on-the-go, budget-friendly meal that takes less than 10 minutes to make.
Check my other vegan smoothie recipes here!