View Full Version : Ideas for high calorie smoothie/shakes or other meals?
11-14-2009, 02:56 PM
Since I started school I've been making a 2000 calorie smoothie or shake each morning and drinking half for breakfast and half for lunch, leaving me with another 2000 calories to eat after school (I need about 4000 a day since I'm very active).
I'm starting to need a change, does anyone have any suggestions for different flavors of high calorie shakes? I need to fit 2000 calories in 5 cups of liquid. I currently use walnuts and coconut oil to make up the most part of those calories and add some fruits and honey for the rest.
I've been making some banana cacao ones, strawberry ones, but I'd like other ideas.
Also ideas for non smoothie/shake meals would be appreciated but they have to be makeable in 5-10 minutes at most and need no refrigeration unless they can be put in a thermos.
Thanks if anyone can help me diversify my breakfasts and lunches.
11-14-2009, 03:15 PM
Don't know if this would fit into your time schedule, but you could make it ahead and use it to flavor a nut/coconut shake. I didn't really care for goji berries until I tried this:
Soak the goji berries in water for 10-15 minutes. Drain. Blend berries in high-speed blender. Strain out the seeds by using a spoon to push the berry paste through the strainer. Keep in a jar in the fridge and use to flavor a plain smoothie.
The idea comes from Matthew Kenney's book "everyday raw". He uses it to make Frozen Goji Berry Souffle. Now I love the flavor of goji berries!
How about a seasonal flavor? Add some carrot juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg to your nut/coconut shake base.
11-14-2009, 04:10 PM
I love Guacamole type smoothies:
Cilantro or Basil
Green or red pepper
Could also add some sunflower seeds.
11-14-2009, 05:12 PM
Just a few high calorie things I can think of for a smoothie.
any kind of soaked nuts or seeds
fresh squeezed orange or pineapple juice
coconut meat and juice
Ive been making a cocao smoothie lately with a handful of soaked almonds, a banana, 2 medjool dates, 2 dashes each of cinnamon and nutmeg, 1 tbs, raw cocao powder, and a teaspoon of green powder, and water. Of course you can add any amounts you want to increase the calories. I've been craving sweet, chocolaty smoothies lately over my usual green smoothie. Maybe it's the cool fall weather.
11-14-2009, 07:26 PM
i'm new to this whole type of dieting, but a shake i used to make in the morning was all of the following, blended up. tastes delicious
hemp/pea/rice protein powder (either one)
with ice and water
11-14-2009, 07:29 PM
Thanks, I make something similar but with walnuts instead of the protein powder, they have as much protein as beef. I avoid processed/man made ingredients like protein powders.
11-15-2009, 12:34 AM
Outside of smoothie type smoothies, nice dinners could be things like these...
A nice raw soup is...
5-8 cups greens (such as romaine or spinach)
Seaweed granules (or whatever you like for flavor)
Add some nutritional yeast if you are cool with using it, it adds nice flavor, protein, and lots of b vitamins.
delish and dense.
Another thing you can do is take lots of soaked flax seeds (or other nut/seed really, mix it up) and blend them with kale and seasonings until you get a thick, but runny (hummus-ish thickness, ever so slightly more fluid) substance and then mix it atop a big bowl of crisp salad greens. hearty and light at the same time.
with things like this, you can get the calories without ALWAYS having to make smoothies. Although now that I read over your post you are specifically asking for smoothies. But maybe these will help for different dinners/snacks?
You could try making thick date-nut shakes, banana-green-berry smoothies, raw applesauce or pear-sauce (greens and apples/pears blended together, its a different texture, and add in whatever else you add to your smoothies),
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