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High Calorie, High Protein Recipes

To make most of these drink recipes you will need a blender or hand mixer. To prepare, place all ingredients into the blender or hand mixer and blend for 1-2 minutes until smooth.

You can switch out ingredients based on your likes and dislikes and tolerance. If you are sensitive to lactose, use lactose-free drinks such as soy or almond milk instead of cow’s milk.
For extra calories, add: peanut butter, honey, flax, chia seeds, coconut cream, protein powder, milk powder, heavy cream, or flavored syrup such as chocolate or strawberry.

High Calorie, High Protein Drinks Using Nutrition Supplements

Nutrition supplements are liquids, powder, or solid foods that have extra calories, protein, vitamins, and minerals. These recipes are made with common nutrition supplements but can be exchanged for other brands or flavors.

Nutty Butter Banana Shake
(510 calories, 15 g protein, 85 g carbohydrate)

  • 1 carton (8oz) vanilla Ensure®

  • 1 Tbsp creamy peanut butter

  • 1 banana, sliced and frozen

  • 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream

Hot Chocolate
(440 calories, 15 g protein, 60 g carbohydrate)

  • 1 carton (8oz) vanilla Boost Plus®

  • 1 (0.71 oz) packet of instant hot chocolate

Pour carton of Boost Plus® into a microwave safe mug and microwave on high 1 ½- 2 minutes, or until hot. Do not boil. Add hot cocoa mix and stir well.

Very Berry Smoothie
(370 calories, 11 g protein, 63 g carbohydrate)

  • 1/ 2 cup vanilla Ensure Original Nutrition Powder®

  • 6 oz orange juice

  • 3 frozen strawberries

  • 1/3 cup frozen blueberries

Strawberry Banana Smoothie
(340 calories, 12 g protein, 69 g carbohydrate)

  • 1 carton (8oz) vanilla or strawberry Boost Original®

  • 1/2 sliced banana

  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries

  • 1/4 cup vanilla ice cream

Pumpkin Spice Latte
(386 calories, 21 g protein, 52 g carbohydrate)

  • 1 cup hot or steamed whole milk

  • 1 (1.27 oz) packet vanilla Carnation Breakfast Essentials®

  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

  • Whip cream, pinch of nutmeg (for garnish)

Maple Nut Shake
(480 calories, 12g protein, 83g carbohydrate)

  • 1 carton vanilla Boost® (or equal product)

  • ¼ tsp almond extract

  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup

  • 1/ 2 cup vanilla ice cream

Dreamy Boost Shake
(480 calories, 12 g protein, 94 g
carbohydrate)

  • 1 carton (8oz) vanilla Boost
    Original®

  • 1 cup orange sherbet

Peach Smoothie
(484 calories, 27 g protein, 97 g
carbohydrate)

  • 1 (1.27 oz) packet vanilla Carnation Breakfast Essentials®

  • 1 cup orange juice

  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen peaches

  • 1/2 banana

  • 1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt

High Calorie, High Protein Drinks Without Using Nutrition Supplements

Banana Malt
(460 calories, 10 g protein, 64 g
carbohydrate)

  • 1/4 cup whole milk

  • 1 banana

  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream

  • 1 Tbsp whole powdered milk

Double Chocolate Malt
(400 calories, 7 g protein, 55 g
carbohydrate)

  • 1/4 cup chocolate milk

  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream

  • 1 Tbsp malt powder

  • 1 Tbsp chocolate syrup

Fruit Smoothie
(320 calories, 13 g protein, 47 g carbohydrate)

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen fruit (strawberries, blueberries, peaches, melon, banana or mixture)

  • 1/2 cup plain, vanilla or fruit flavored full fat yogurt

  • 1 cup milk whole or 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup orange juice

Honey Vanilla Milkshake
(350 calories, 10 g protein, 40 g carbohydrate)

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream

  • 1 Tbsp honey

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
(525 calories, 17 g protein, 55 g carbohydrate)

  • 1 cup hot or steamed whole milk

  • 1 (1.38 oz) packet of instant hot chocolate

  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter

  • 1/4 tsp sugar

  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 Tbsp whipped cream (for topping)

Blend with a whisk or spoon until smooth. Top with whipped cream.

Warm Coffee Drink
(380 calories, 9 g protein, 22 g carbohydrate)

  • 3/4 cup hot or steamed whole milk

  • 1 Tbsp sweetened condensed milk

  • 1/4 cup hot or steamed heavy whipping cream

  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar

  • 1 tsp instant decaffeinated coffee powder

  • 2 Tbsp whipped cream (for topping)

Blend with a whisk until smooth. Top with whipped cream.

Peanut Butter Malt
(520 calories, 14 g protein, 46 g carbohydrate)

  • 1/4 cup whole milk

  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream

  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter

  • 1 Tbsp malt powder

Green Smoothie
(440 calories, 20 g protein, 55 g carbohydrate)

  • 1 ½ bananas, frozen

  • 1/2 cup raw spinach

  • 1/4 cup raw zucchini

  • 2 Tbsp almonds

  • 1 tsp chia seeds

  • 1/2 scoop of protein powder of your choice

  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter

Peanut Butter Banana Shake
(660 calories, 20 g protein, 60 g carbohydrate)

  • 1/4 cup whole milk

  • 1 frozen banana

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter

  • 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream

Spiced Milkshake
(460 calories, 13 g protein, 73 g carbohydrate)

  • 1/4 cup whole milk

  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk

  • 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream

  • 1/8 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon

Rich Dark Chocolate Strawberry Shake
(490 calories, 8 g protein, 90 g carbohydrate)

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • 1 cup of frozen strawberries

  • 1/2 cup chocolate frozen yogurt or ice cream

  • 2 Tbsp whipped topping (for garnish)