How to use Purition for healthy weight gain

In the kitchen; person opening a Purition Pistachio 40g sample pack from their new Discovery Box.

We understand that gaining weight can be a difficult experience for numerous reasons, but we’re here to help.

If you feel that you’re underweight, it’s important to consult your healthcare provider (your doctor, a registered dietician or a nutritionist) before trying to tackle weight gain alone. They’ll help you to create a sustainable eating plan for weight gain and identify any potential underlying health conditions. But if you have the all-clear from a professional and are ready to start gaining weight, Purition might be just what you need.

Purition can help you to take in the extra calories you need to gain weight, without significantly increasing the volume of food you have to eat. This simple guide covers how to use Purition as a nutrient-dense calorie boost for good health and sustainable weight gain.

How to use Purition for weight gain

To gain weight, you need to create a calorie surplus. This means you’ll need to take in more calories than your body burns off. But if you find it hard to gain enough calories through your normal meals, you can use Purition as a quick and easy additional small meal to top-up your calories.

  • Have Purition once or twice a day, in addition to your home-cooked meals, to boost your total daily calorie intake
  • Enjoy in between your main meals or as a sippable shake alongside your meals – whatever suits you best

Purition only takes 30 seconds or so to prepare, so you won’t need to spend any extra time prepping food or cooking.

Nutrient-rich calories

A 40g serving of Purition prepared with whole milk provides up to 350 calories, as well as nourishing and energising healthy fats, quality protein, gut-healthy fibre and a host of naturally-occurring vitamins and minerals.

The calories per serving will vary depending on your chosen flavour and choice of milk. If you’d like to, you can blend additional calorie-dense whole foods like nut butter, avocado, full-fat yoghurt or banana into Purition to increase the calorie content per serving.

5 ways to serve Purition

If you experience low appetite, Purition blended with milk is a light and sippable way to gain extra nourishment. But if you need to skip the blender or just want to try something new, Purition is ultra-versatile. Try out these serving suggestions…

  • Shake: Blend 40g Purition with 200–250ml of your favourite milk and any added extras
  • Yoghurt bowl: Mix 40g Purition into a serving of yoghurt and top with fruit, nuts and seeds
  • Instant porridge: Add a splash of hot water or milk to 40g Purition and mix well
  • On-the-go energy balls: Find the recipe here: Purition energy balls
  • Porridge boost: Add 20–40g Purition to cooked porridge
Purition served 4 ways; instant porridge, meal shake, protein balls, layered Purition yoghurt bowl.

Here to help…

We’re here to help you. If you need some extra guidance on using Purition for weight gain, please get in touch by sending an email to

Find out more about using Purition for healthy weight gain. Looking for an in-depth guide on the optimal diet for weight gain? You may find this guide by Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Tanya Borowski, helpful: How to gain weight healthily


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