jini-slo-jump.jpgI recently had a reader who’s doing well in his Healing Journey, but he still needs to gain about 15 pounds. He also still has to be careful about what he eats, so needs easily-tolerated, yet high nutrient foods. Notice I’m not just talking about calories – I’m talking about nutrition. Because we want to gain muscle, not fat.

When you’re looking at weight gain, there’s no easier way to do it then via shakes! For the simple reason that it’s far easier to drink a protein shake, then to eat, digest and absorb a steak (for example).

So here are some great shake recipes for nutritious, easily-tolerated weight gain. Feel free to adjust, omit, or switch out ingredients according to your particular taste and tolerance. By the way, this is a pic of me at the sand dunes at Montana de Oro park in San Luis Obispo – this is how good you’re going to feel when you drink these shakes!

SHAKE SUPPLEMENTS

ltyg-blenderbottle-smallJust before we get started, here is a great healing supplement pack you can add to any shake, 1- 3 times per day. Just open the capsules and pour contents into shake before blending or shaking:

1 capsule pycnogenol
1 capsule CoQ10
1 capsule mixed bioflavonoids*
If constipated, then add 125 – 250 mg magnesium citrate

*During allergy season, switch out these regular bioflavonoids for high-dose Quercetin (a natural anti-histamine)

GO RAW OR GO HOME

1 organic whole egg & 1 organic egg yolk
1 cup raw cow or goat milk, or yoghurt (or almond, or rice milk)
maple syrup to taste
1 tbsp Udo’s Oil
Optional: very ripe (black) banana

If using a banana, then blend banana and milk/yoghurt first, then add rest of ingredients. Mix on LOW speed for 5-10 seconds.

AMAZING AVO

Blend or shake together on low speed:

1 cup raw coconut water, or raw cow, raw goat, or almond milk
1 scoop clean grass-fed whey, vegan, or goat protein (no added greens, superfoods, fibre, etc.)
1/2 avocado (pitted and peeled)
1 – 2 tablespoons of flax or Udo’s oil
1 tsp. – 1 tbsp. raw organic sprouted chia powder or sprouted organic ground flaxseed*
Add stevia to sweeten if needed

BLACK-NO-BACK

Blend or shake together on low speed:

1 cup raw coconut water, or raw cow, raw goat, or almond milk
1 scoop clean grass-fed whey, vegan, or goat protein (no added greens, superfoods, fibre, etc.)
1/2 avocado (pitted and peeled)
1 black banana (with a black banana, the carbs are predigested)
1 – 2 tablespoons of flax or Udo’s oil
1 tsp. – 1 tbsp. raw organic sprouted chia powder or sprouted organic ground flaxseed*
Add stevia to sweeten if needed

If you have a healthy shake recipe that’s one of your favorites for weight gain, please post it below in the Comments section.

And here’s another picture of those gorgeous dunes, where you can see the ocean behind…

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Easily Tolerated Weight Gain Shakes
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  • These shakes are great. I’ve been using whey protein powder up to this point without any problems, but I just wondered about using a grass fed gelatin powder like the one from Great Lakes that seems so popular in the paleo community at the moment, in place of the protein powder?

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