Make Your Own Mass Gainer! Homemade Shake Guide

Making Your Own Mass Gainer

For many, the dream of getting bigger muscles stops before they even walk into a gym. Many serious lifters underestimate the importance of eating an adequate amount of protein, fats, and carbohydrates to pack on quality amounts of lean muscle. Have you ever heard of the expression of “eating big” to get big?

Competitive bodybuilders drive this point home constantly in order to achieve the desired result. Even if you don’t want to be a competitive bodybuilder, you might have found frustration in trying to put on muscle. Now it’s time to start drinking your calories! Making your own mass gainer shake at home can help you put size when you’re struggling.

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While you might not get arms like Popeye overnight, making a high quality mass gainer shake in conjunction with intense workouts can boost your body into a muscle packed powerhouse. Read to find out how you can make one in the comfort of your own home. Many weight gainers sold at the store promise to deliver the results you want, yet are filled with unnecessary added sugars that you don’t need. They might save you some time, but you know exactly what you’re getting when you make your own.

Are You Selecting The Right Ingredients?

Do you remember how Popeye ate his spinach to get those huge muscles? Unfortunately, you will need much more than spinach in your mass gainer shake to put on size. This isn’t the time to get on your girlfriend’s weight loss shake. If you want to get bigger, you have to start thinking differently. You don’t have to be afraid of the caloric content as long as you are putting high quality nutrition in your shake. So what kind of ingredients should you strive for? Go for nutrient dense foods with a substantial amount of calories. We will get the details of correctly making the shake later, but here is a list of ingredients you can use.

Whole Milk
Whey Protein
Natural Peanut Butter
Raw Oats

Why are these some great foods for building muscle? These ingredients are high in calories and provide superior benefits to build the physique you desire. To begin, milk is high in protein, and it provides an adequate amount of calcium. Calcium has also been linked to better performance for athletes. Whey protein has been a staple for most people who lift in the gym. As an inexpensive way to deliver high quality protein, whey should be included in your mass gainer shake as one of the primary ingredients. You can experiment with different flavors to see what you like.

Using bananas in your shake every morning might make you feel like you’re turning into a monkey, yet they are an important ingredient! A banana is a great food to ingest prior to a workout because it provides the energy needed to push through harder sets. Adding in your oats give you a quality source of complex carbohydrates that are needed with intense training. Finally, using natural peanut butter is your source of healthy fats that is needed in your mass gainer shake.

While you don’t need to use these ingredients exclusively, any mass gainer shake should include high quality protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats.

How To Mix The Perfect Shake

You don’t want to feel like you’re drinking cement, so mixing the ingredients correctly is important. Begin by filling your blender with enough liquid to ensure the shake isn’t too thick. Use at least two cups of milk. Add in two scoops of whey protein, pour in a 1/2 cup of oats, sliced bananas, and then top with two tablespoons of natural peanut butter. Finally, add a few cubes of ice and blend together for your homemade shake.

When Do I Drink It?

Don’t be afraid to drink a mass gainer shake at all times of the day! It can be a great addition to your breakfast because in the morning your body wants to consume high quality nutrition. Drink the shake before your workout to give you the necessary fuel to finish. You can also have it after a workout because your body needs to recover after putting it through strenuous exercise. Don’t tuck yourself into bed with a bedtime story. Instead, have a mass gainer shake before bed to put your muscles to work while you sleep.

How To Be Successful

Drinking your homemade mass gainer shake won’t make you Mr. Olympia overnight, but it can be an excellent addition to your nutrition plan. If you have had trouble eating enough calories to gain weight, now is the time to make a change.

A combination of high quality workouts, quality nutrition, and adequate recovery will put you on the track to getting bigger muscles. Start drinking your calories, and stay consistent with your plan. Invest in some ensure or other off the shelf product to get the habit started.

What can you do now? Get off the couch! Start mixing your ingredients for your mass gainer shake that you’ll need to drink first thing in the morning. Good luck and happy gaining!

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