Carmel Apple Cheese Cake Smoothie

My friend Wendy needs to gain weight. Don’t hate. The dietician gave her a stern talking to before she left the hospital after a recent back surgery. She tried to convince herself everyone gets that talk, but after a reality check, she conceded to trying to suck down more calories. Again, don’t hate.

The good thing about Wendy is that she’ll eat anything – as long as someone else makes it for her. She says she’s all cooked out after three kids. OK, I’ll give her a little credit for that. One of the three is practically a giant; he definitely got enough to eat!

Doing my part to add calories, I made a giant smoothie today and took it to work for Wendy. It was delicious! And at about 2000 calories for a half gallon, it should help put on a pound or two!

Carmel Apple Cheese Cake Smoothie

2 c almond milk

1 T vanilla

1/2 c cashews

1/4 c maple syrup

1/4 c coconut oil

1 heaping TBSP chia seeds

1 heaping scoop vanilla protein powder (I use Sun Warrior)

6-10 dates, pitted

4 lg apples, cored

Lots of ice!

Blend everything in a high powered blender until smooth and creamy. Drink with a giant straw. Mmmm…!

Tips: I blended the cashews with the almond milk, vanilla and maple syrup first, then added the dates and blended a bit. Then I added the rest of the ingredients. Everything blended very nicely.

The flavor of the smoothie is creamy and apple-y and carmel-y. Soooo good!

I suggested Wendy suck this down throughout the day AND eat her regular food, but if you’re calorie conscious, you might want to stick to a cup for so instead of a normal quart sized meal replacement. (I can’t be the only person who drinks a quart of smoothie at a time!)

Sorry for the bad and limited photo. I was in a hurry this morning, and we couldn’t find any cups at work, so the jar served as storage and serving device.

Advertisements

8 responses

  1. Hi! That looks really good and I am always trying to make high calorie/high fat smoothies for my husband and a 2,000 calorie one would be perfect! I often use coconut oil and chia seeds in his smoothies but find the smoothies get really, really thick – almost before he can finish drinking it. Do you find that happens when you use chia seeds too? Maybe I’m putting too many in mine? Thanks! : )

  2. Hi! That looks really good and I am always trying to make high calorie/high fat smoothies for my husband and a 2,000 calorie one would be perfect! I often use coconut oil and chia seeds in his smoothies but find the smoothies get really, really thick – almost before he can finish drinking it. Do you find that happens when you use chia seeds too? Maybe I\’m putting too many in mine? Thanks! : )

  3. Pingback: Weight Gainer Smoothies | Veggie V's Vegan Adventure

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s