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How Many Calories for a Shake?


Are there any issues with having shakes that are 500-700 calories? For breakfast I blend a smoothie that has

1/2c oatmeal
1c frozen berries
1 banana
2tbsp ground flaxseed
1 scoop Metabolic Drive
2tbsp peanut butter


That's very similar to my shake except I stopped putting in oatmeal and I also add 1/2 cup yogurt and 1/2 skim milk and 1 tablespoon olive oil.

very tasty


I take a shake with 700 plus cals for breakfast as well, and i never felt bad or gained too much fat due to it.


nah, mine is this:

3/4 cup oatmeal
3/4 cup cottage cheese
1 scoop Metabolic Drive
2 tbsp flaxseed
1 banana
some blueberries and raspberries.

Hits about 800 cals, great way to start the day!


Are you guys padding those drinks with milk or water? i make a milkshake with 30g casein, 30 whey, 1 banana and a little oats from time to time.... and it takes half a litre of milk to be drinkable. I know you can use less, especially with good proteins... but iam curious.