One of my favorite ways to have a protein shake is with coffee. Not just any coffee, cold coffee.
Not just any cold coffee, Starbucks ‘Sumatra,’ coffee.
Here’s what I do. I brew a 16 oz. pot of Sumatra coffee the night before and let it cool. Then I put it in the refrigerator overnight.
In the morning I pour the chilled coffee into the blender. Next I toss in one medium sized banana. One of my favorite healthy sweets is unsulphured black strap molasses. I add 1 TBSP of black strap molasses and 2 TBSP of chunky peanut butter to the concoction. Then I add in 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder to the blender. Now to make this a true weight gainer shake here comes the good part, add 1 cup of vanilla ice-cream to the mix!
Here are the macronutrient and caloric breakdowns for the ingredients:
- 1 Medium Banana 109 calories, 0 protein, 28 grams of carbohydrates, 0 fat
- 1 TBSP Black Strap Molasses 60 calories, 1 gram of protein, 13 grams of carbohydrates, 0 fat
- 2 TBSP Chunky Peanut Butter 200 calories, 7 grams of protein, 6 grams of carbohydrates, 16 grams of fat
- 1 Scoop of Chocolate Protein Powder 200 calories, 22 grams of protein, 15 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of fat
- 1 Cup of Vanilla Ice-Cream 260 calories, 4 grams of protein, 28 grams of carbohydrates, 14 grams of fat
This weight gainer shake yields about 20 oz.
Nutritional information per serving
- 829 calories
- 34 grams of protein
- 90 grams of carbohydrates
- 36 grams of fat
- To make this a thicker consistency I usually freeze a banana the night before. Make sure to peel the banana before you freeze it. You can also add ice.
- For extra caloric and protein needs add another scoop of protein powder.
- Change it up and try different flavors of ice-cream and protein powder.
Protein shakes are a snap to make in a Magic Bullet.
Mass gainers are indeed helpful for skinny guys but they are overpriced and are loaded with sugar. The best way is to make your own home made gainer using whey protein. You can add nutrient dense foods to add calories like oats, peanut butter, flaxseeds, chocolate syrup, bananas, vanilla ice creams and many more.
Thanks Rohan! I’m glad you found the recipe helpful.