lebron james granola

Get the Recipe for LeBron James' Granola


To fuel like a king, you need a balance of all the macronutrients, including protein, carbs, and fat. And that's exactly why LeBron James relies on a granola recipe from his personal chef, Dena Marino, to help give him the energy he needs to refuel and replenish.

While granola sometimes has a bad reputation, it's a healthy option as long as you avoid excessive amounts of sugar. This homemade LeBron James granola recipe is lower in sugar and filled with monounsaturated fats from cashews, pecans, and almonds. You'll also notice it doesn't contain any oats! This is a grain-free granola, and it's also a little savory as well as sweet.

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If you've only ever tried super-sweet granola made with spices like cinnamon or vanilla, give this one a try. With spices like turmeric, curry powder, and smoked paprika in addition to traditional cinnamon, this is a recipe with a complex, unique flavor profile.

LeBron typically enjoys his granola as part of his post-workout meal after weight training (in addition to a protein shake made with LADDER Whey Protein or LADDER Plant Protein).

You can add this homemade LeBron James granola to your favorite yogurt or smoothie (as a crunchy topping) or eat it alone as a snack.

LeBron James' Granola

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time:
25 minutes


  • 1 cup unsalted cashews
  • 1 cup unsalted pecans
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • ¼ cup flax seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. curry powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. turmeric
  • ½ tsp. smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)


1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
3. Chop cashews and pecans; set aside.
4. Separate egg yolk from egg white; reserve egg yolk for another recipe.
5. Add egg white to a small mixing bowl; whisk until stiff peaks form.
6. Add cashews, pecans, almonds, coconut, flax seeds, maple syrup, honey, curry powder, cinnamon, turmeric, smoked paprika, and salt to a large mixing bowl; stir to combine. Gently fold egg white into nut mixture. Spread nut mixture in a single layer on prepared sheet.
7. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
8. Allow granola to cool completely and harden. Enjoy! Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Calories: 289
Fat: 23 g
Saturated Fat: 4 g
Cholesterol: 21 mg
Sodium: 90 mg
Carbohydrates: 17 g
Sugar: 8 g
Protein: 7 g


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