I see a thread asking about how to make a home made gainer at least once a week. The following is the basic formula for a highly nutritious homemade weigh gain shake.
This is a great blended protein that has high levels of polyphenols. Similar to the ones found in green tea they have a favorable effect on metabolism. This is a desirable characteristic to find in ones protein when bulking or gaining weight. The ability of Lipotropic protein to increase the chance of lean mass being added as opposed to fat is invaluable.
This product contains a blend of carbohydrates designed to sustain release of carbs and thus promote a consistent level of glucose available to the user. Any gainer worth it's salt is going to give you quality carbohydrates, and an abundance at that. Perfect Carb is, well, perfect for the job as it is flavor less thus allowing you to mix it with any other flavored item, for example Lipotropic protein, without causing a conflict of tastes.
Additional carb sources include ground oats and fruit. Fruit is great for flavor and nutrients. Oats give a shake some body and thickness which many find a plus.
You can really play with this macro nutrient. I have used many different sources over the years. The following are my preferred picks:
Natural Almond Butter
Macadamia Nut Oil
I have tried many others over the years and after much trial and error I stick to the above options.
LG homemade weight gain shake!
2 scoops Lipotropic protein
2 tbsp coconut oil
38g out flour
1 scoop perfect carb
5 ice cubes
16 oz water
Carbs: 85g, 7g fiber, 22g sugar
Not bad for a super nutritious shake. All amounts can be altered to fit the individual. This is the strongest attribute of the homemade gainer, the ability to customize 100%.