high calorie breakfast smoothie. greater than 2,000 calories

The Ultimate High Calorie Breakfast Smoothie [2,500 Calories!]

Are you or your loved one struggling to maintain or gain weight? Cue our high calorie breakfast smoothie.

A high calorie shake is the perfect addition to promote weight gain.  

Below is a recipe for a greater than 2,000 calorie smoothie!

Why High Calorie?

Many people struggle with gaining or maintaining weight. This is especially true for cancer patients undergoing treatment.

It’s very important for cancer patients to maintain weight during treatment. Cancer treatments require additional nutrient needs. So, patients need to consume additional calories from their baseline. 

Malnutrition or weight loss in cancer patients can lead to worse outcomes. So, a high calorie breakfast smoothie is a good place to start! 

Additionally, with aging comes decreased appetite. It’s equally essential for older adults to obtain adequate nutrition. Malnutrition is a very serious condition that can lead to decreased quality of life, weaker immune system, and decreased independence. 

Higher calorie intake and high calorie foods can decrease the chance of malnutrition. 

Higher Calorie Needs:

  • Wound Healing
  • Weight Loss
  • Malnutrition
  • Cancer Treatment 

High calorie smoothies are an excellent way to meet calorie and nutrient needs.

If you’re interested in pre-made high calorie drinks, check out my article: Top 7 Nutritional Drinks for Cancer Patients.

Ingredients

The ingredients for this high calorie breakfast smoothie are listed below!

  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 1 Cup Greek Yogurt 
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 Cups Whole Milk 
  • 1 Cup Frozen avocado 
  • ¼ Cup Peanut butter 
  • 2 Tbsp Chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp Shredded Coconut

One of the best things about this smoothie is that even if you prepare or consume half–it’s still a high calorie shake! 1,000 calories in a breakfast drink is still incredible!

How to Make this High Calorie Breakfast Smoothie

The directions are simple for this weight gain smoothie. 

  • Prepare and measure all ingredients
  • Blend oats and coconut in a blender
  • Add other ingredients and blend
  • Enjoy! 

If this smoothie doesn’t sound like your style, my article 9 Smoothies High in Calories has smoothie recipes for everyone, including a peanut butter banana smoothie, chocolate avocado smoothie, and a classic strawberry banana smoothie. Spoiler Alert: Those smoothies are all less calories than this 2,500 calorie smoothie but taste equally great.

Healthy Breakfast

Not only is this breakfast smoothie high calorie, it is loaded with nutrition. It provides protein, fiber, grains, healthy fat, calcium, and many vitamins and minerals.

It can be hard to find a high calorie breakfast smoothie without banana but this is the perfect recipe and still packs in a ton of nutrients.

The shake recipe provides a base and flavors of preference can be added. Add-ins can even increase the nutritional value.

The Calorie Breakdown

Calories provided are a rough estimate and will vary based on product and brand.

  • 1 Cup of Frozen Avocado: 200 calories
  • 1 Cup of Heavy Cream: 820 calories
  • 2 Cups of Whole Milk: 300 calories
  • 1 Cup of Rolled Oats: 305 calories
  • 1 Cup of Full Fat Greek Yogurt: 220 calories
  • ¼ Cup Peanut Butter: 360 calories
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder: 100 calories (very variable)  
  • 2 Tbsp Chia seeds: 140 calories
  • 2 Tbsp Shredded Coconut: 60 calories

Total Calories per Serving: 2,505 calories!

High Calorie Smoothie Variations

Some ingredients can have substitutions. Be aware, this will change the total calories but can still make some awesome weight gain smoothies.

Plant Based Alternatives:

  • Soy Milk
  • Almond Milk
  • Oat Milk
  • Coconut Milk
  • Plant Based Yogurt

Nut Butters:

  • Almond Butter
  • Sunbutter
  • Mixed Nut Butter
  • Cashew Butter

Avocado:

Avocado adds a lot of calories and nutrients, including healthy fat. Additionally, the flavor isn’t too strong. There are few substitutions.  

  • Frozen Banana
  • Fresh Avocado + Ice

Chia Seeds:

  • Flax Seeds 
  • Hemp Seeds

Add Ins

I encourage you to add in favorite flavors to this high calorie breakfast smoothie. No ingredient in this shake is too overpowering, so it can be adjusted for flavor preferences.

  • Chocolate Sauce
  • Maple Syrup
  • Honey
  • Berries
  • Caramel
  • Strawberry Sauce
  • Coffee
  • Banana
  • Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of Jello/Pudding Packets

Smoothie Bowl

In addition to the above variations, the high calorie breakfast smoothie can be consumed as a smoothie bowl.

This is a smoothie that gets eaten with a spoon. It can also have some added toppings!

Toppings: 

  • Coconut Flakes
  • Granola
  • Chocolate 
  • Nuts

What to Pair with your Smoothie

Our weight gain smoothie is great by itself and the ideal high calorie breakfast. If you prefer some crunch on the side, perfect breakfast pairings are listed below!

Pairings:

  • Toast
  • Frozen Waffles
  • Crackers
  • Pancakes
  • Eggs
  • Muffin
  • Rice Cake
  • Pastry
  • Bagel

Storage

I encourage you to try and finish consuming this high calorie breakfast smoothie. Starting the day with drinking 2,000 calories is an amazing start!

However, some days it may not be possible to finish drinking. Smoothies can be refrigerated for up to 48 hours. The texture will change so I recommend consuming it as soon as possible. They can also be frozen.

2,500 Calorie Smoothie Recipe

Not only is this breakfast smoothie high in calories, it’s also a high protein smoothie! 

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 1 Cup Full Fat Greek Yogurt 
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 Cups Whole Milk 
  • 1 Cup Frozen avocado 
  • ¼ Cup Peanut butter 
  • 2 Tbsp Chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp Shredded Coconut

Directions:

  • Prepare and measure ingredients
  • Blend coconut and oats to ground texture
  • Add remaining ingredients and blend!
  • Enjoy!

Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed this high calorie breakfast smoothie!

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