6 Monster Shakes For XXL dudes

Leave your smaller, former self behind with hard training and these 6 simple, delicious shakes! Think you can train hard enough to earn them?

Gaining monster size doesn't come easy; only a handful of people have the drive and literal hunger to make it happen. But you're one of the select few who have made the necessary sacrifices to achieve those Hulk-like proportions.

What will it take to get you there? Lifting a lot is mandatory. You'll have to eat a lot too, of course. But as many people on the quest for size have discovered, you can only eat so much—and so often—in a day. When you hit the ceiling, drinking some of your calories is a must.

Those who've gone where you're trying to go will tell you that in many cases, the best gainer shake is the one you make yourself. It doesn't have to contain anything weird or unpronounceable. Focus on classic sources of fat, carbs, and protein, and you can't go wrong.

Here are six monster shakes to power your massive gains. Three of them are perfect to drink any time you need some calories, and the other three are ideal for that post-workout period when your muscles are screaming for fuel.

Anytime Shake 1 Choconut Peanut Butter Dream




Ingredients

2% Greek yogurt: 1/2 cup


2% milk: 1 cup


Chocolate whey protein: 1-1/2 scoops


Peanut butter: 2 tbsp


Coconut oil: 1 tbsp


Bananas, frozen: 2 large


Water: 1/2 cup


Directions
  1. Add liquids to the blender.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend on high for 30-60 seconds.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 smoothie
Recipe yields: 1 serving
Amount per serving
Calories 979
Fat39 g
Carbs82 g
Protein64 g

Anytime Shake 2 Big Blue




Ingredients

Vanilla whey protein: 1-1/2 scoops


Blueberries, frozen: 2 cups


Avocado: 1 medium (pit removed)


Spinach: 2 cups


Bananas, frozen: 1 large


2% milk: 1 cup


Water: 1/2 cup


Directions
  1. Add liquids to the blender.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend on high for 30-60 seconds.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 smoothie
Recipe yields: 1 serving
Amount per serving
Calories 928
Fat31 g
Carbs118 g
Protein50 g

Anytime Shake 3 Creamy Chocolado




Ingredients

Avocado: 1 medium (pit removed)


Chocolate protein powder: 1-1/2 scoops


Bananas, frozen: 2 large


2% Greek yogurt: 1/2 cup


2% milk: 1 cup


Water: 1/2 cup


Directions
  1. Add liquids to the blender.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend on high for 30-60 seconds.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 smoothie
Recipe yields: 1 serving
Amount per serving
Calories 970
Fat33 g
Carbs115 g
Protein58 g

Post-workout Shake 1 Tropical Protein Paradise




Ingredients

Oats: 1-1/2 cups


Nonfat milk: 1 cup


Non-fat Greek yogurt: 1/2 cup



Bananas, frozen: 2 large


Pineapple, frozen: 1 cup


Coconut oil: 1/2 tbsp


Water: 1/2 cup


Directions
  1. Add oats to blender and blend until powdered.
  2. Add liquids to the blender and blend until incorporated.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and blend on high for 30-60 seconds.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 smoothie
Recipe yields: 1 serving
Amount per serving
Calories 1072
Fat18 g
Carbs173 g
Protein61 g

Post-workout shake 2 Beastly Berry Blast




Ingredients

Oats: 1-1/2 cups


Nonfat milk: 1 cup


Non-fat Greek yogurt: 1/2 cup



Strawberries, frozen: 1 cup


Blueberries, frozen: 1 cup


Honey: 2 tbsp


Water: 1/2 cup


Directions
  1. Add oats to blender and blend until powdered.
  2. Add liquids to the blender and blend until incorporated.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and blend on high for 30-60 seconds.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 smoothie
Recipe yields: 1 serving
Amount per serving
Calories 979
Fat12 g
Carbs165 g
Protein60 g

Post-workout shake 3 Sweet Orange Dream




Ingredients

Carrots: 1/2 cup


Pineapple, frozen: 2 cups


Orange juice: 1 cup


Nonfat milk: 1 cup


Bananas, frozen: 1 cup


Honey: 2 tbsp


Directions
  1. Add liquids to the blender.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend on high for 30-60 seconds.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 smoothie
Recipe yields: 1 serving
Amount per serving
Calories 902
Fat3 g
Carbs162 g
Protein61 g