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What Do Your Bulking Shakes Look Like?


We haven't had one of these in a while; what do you use for a bulking shake? I start my day off with one of these:

12 oz. milk
2 eggs
2 Tbl flax seed, ground
2 Oz. greek yogurt
2 Tbl EVOO
1 Scoop Protein Powder
1 Cup Blueberries
1 Tbl EV Coconut Oil.

1013 Cals; 69g Fat / 48 Carbs (15 Fiber) / 55g Protein.


16 oz whole milk
1.5 servings choc ice cream
2 tbl spoons evoo
2 servings of choc syrup
50 grams whey isolate

~1,100 cals, 70 grams pro, 54 grams fat, 104 grams carbs

Not so healthy, but I eat pretty well the rest of the day :stuck_out_tongue:


not really into shakes anymore now that I enjoy cooking.


When times becomes an issue I just don't cook much.

12oz can of tuna or chicken
1 banana
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup fruit juice
3-4 table spoons olive oil
Coconut milk sometimes
Water to help it liquify

Protein powder
Cottage cheese
Peanut butter

Low carb days:
Protein powder
Peanut butter
Lots of olive oil


-2% milk
-cottage cheese
-flax seed oil
-strawberry yogurt
-peanut butter
-frozen fruit
-protein powder


Tuna/chicken in a shake... you are a level or two above me. I can't imagine that.


2-3 scoops chocolate protein powder
1 banana
1 large spoonful if crunchy peanut butter
Eye ball amount of coconut milk

Milk (dairy) makes my skin sensitive, so I choose not to drink it. Not really bulking amounts but its damn tasty.


Whole Milk, Whey, Oats, EVOO

I like the idea of flax powder, thanks OP!


Tuna and chicken? You have the stomach and taste buds of a goat my friend


Back on a bulk

16-24 oz whole milk
1 banana
2 tbsp of peanutbutter
2 scoops of chocolate whey



Fruit and fruit juice covers a lot of the flavor of the meats in the shakes. I forgot the cottage cheese that I'll add to either shake.

If you're feelin' frisky start with light tuna in small quantities and work your way up.


600 mL organic raw milk (6% fat)
Scoop of whey
half a cup of dry oatmeal
cup of blueberries
water for viscosity.
This is early AM pre-workout; generally about 530 am.


325g (1/2 pot) cottage cheese
1-3 scoops (~25g each) oats
1 scoop choc&mint whey
a handful of nuts (usually almonds and hazelnuts)
some frozen spinach, broccoli and cauliflower (roughly 50g each, but not sure)
2 tsp cinnamon
a slash of ACV
water to top it up to 1l

Usually it's 2 scoops oats, 3 if I know I will be going crazy with the volume during the workout. I might start adding some EVOO at some point.

95% of the time I have this roughly 1.5 hours after my workout (I also have 2 scoops whey+some fiber 15-30minutes after the workout) and call it "dinner". My friends call it "WTF".


I'm curious. If it's a bulking shake, why do you add the spinach , broccoli and cauliflower? They're not calorie dense, not high in protein, and it I can't possibly see how they could add to the flavor. So what the fuck are they doing in there? lol

Not busting your balls, but it's just my "WTF" reaction as well.


Two reasons:
1) Since I treat it as a meal I'd like to have at least some vegetables with it
2) I suck at eating fruit and vegetables. Other than this I have some dried apricots with breakfast, about 1/3 of an onion in my lunch (chili variation), banana after lunch, some spinach with supper. So adding this to shake almost doubles the amount of vegetables I get during the day.

So essentially, I see it more as an easy to make, easy to transport post-workout meal that's bulk oriented :slightly_smiling:


My shakes contain different mixtures of the following:

organic whole milk
peanut butter
protein powder
berries (blue, black, straw, ras)
coconut oil
greek yogurt
ice cream


2 scoops choc whey
1 cup egg whites
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tbps natty pb



2 eggs
2 scoops vanilla whey
1 tbsp pnt butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
A couple scoops of yogurt
A cup of milk

Taste and consistency of a vanilla milkshake. It's the only thing I've eaten almost everyday for 6 months and haven't gotten sick of it yet.


I just made whey ice cream. dunno how its gonna taste yet as its freezing but:

4 egg yolks
1/2 pint milk
1/2 pint double cream
100g sugar
100g whey

It isnt gonna be a regular thing obviously, cos itl be a pain to make and is full of sugar, but i love ice cream and just wondering what itl be like with the whey!