A good shake for weight gain

Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by soflsun, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. soflsun

    soflsun New Member

    I've been making this a minimum of 2 hours pre-workout.

    This shake is making me put on weight...it may help you:

    They call it bananarama at LA Fitnes and I make it at home in a blender as well.

    16 ounces of milk
    1 banana
    Huge heaping tablespoon of natural peanut butter
    2 Scoops whey protein (50 grams protein)
    add ice while blending

    I haven't added it up, but it's well over 1000 calories.
  2. BAX67

    BAX67 New Member

    That sounds good! This is one of my favorites while bulking:

    2C 2%milk
    1C Frozen blueberries
    2TBS Natural peanut butter
    3/4C Dry oatmeal
    2 Scoops Chocolate Whey protein

    Blend well.
  3. soflsun: that's whole milk right? How does that get to 1000 calories? Is it the peanut butter?
  4. soflsun

    soflsun New Member

    I measured and added it up this morning:

    2 cups 2% milk - 244 cal
    2 servings peanut butter - 376 cal
    2 scoops Optimum whey - 210 cal
    1 large banana - 121 cal

    951 cal total...
  5. TunnelRat

    TunnelRat Active Member

    (electric @ Apr. 16 2008,11:05)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">soflsun: that's whole milk right? How does that get to 1000 calories? Is it the peanut butter?</div>
    Yeah, I had it figured for just under 700 calories...

    It's the &quot;heaping&quot; part that takes the peanut butter from 190 to 380...

    And 2% milk would give 80+ more calories than skim, bringing the total up to nearly 1,000.

    Two of those shakes would meet my entire day's allotment of calories...!  [​IMG]
  6. soflsun

    soflsun New Member

    Oh man...they're making me fat. But oh so tasty...

    I'm liking it for breakfast! Almost ensures me proper energy for my workout regardless of when I get to it. [​IMG]
  7. newpers

    newpers New Member

    Sounds tasty. I work out at night. If I have this in the morning, what should I have for a post workout shake?

    I used to do muscle milk for the casein, but from what I gather from these forums, it may have too much fat in it to be effective. My problem is I have trouble gaining weight, so the fat may not be an issue for me. I've also read something about mixing egg whites and whey for a post-workout shake.
  8. soflsun

    soflsun New Member

    If I was really having trouble putting on weight, I would drink 1 in the morning and 1 after my workout. Personally, my post workout shake is:

    25g maltodextrin
    25g dextrose
    1 heaping scoop of Optimum whey (35g or so)
    12 ounces of 2% milk

    Some say it is better to mix the shake with water for quicker absorption (since there is no fat in water), but I have heard that protein cannot be digested without fat, so I stick to the milk.
  9. My shake is similar:

    62g Maltodextrin
    62g Nature's Best Isopure Whey (~50g isolated whey)
    5g Glutamine
    5g Creatine
    600ml whole milk

    Since I workout in the morning I take half of this shake 30 minutes before the workout and take the other half as soon as I am done lifting.

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