By Linnea Zielinski
With three NBA championships and four NBA MVP awards under his belt, there's no denying that LADDER co-founder LeBron James takes things to the next level. To stay at the top of his game, he gives everything — from how he trains to what he puts in his body — 100 percent effort.
So it should come as no surprise that the superstar (along with his fellow co-founder Arnold Schwarzenegger) wanted to make supplements that raised the bar. That's why LADDER products have science-backed ingredients that are rigorously tested to be NSF Certified for Sport.
But LeBron does more than throw LADDER protein powder in a shaker with some water. He uses it in a protein shake that's soon to become one of your favorites.
Get premium, high-quality protein you can trust with LADDER Whey and Plant Protein, part of LeBron's line of sports supplements.
The "King James" Protein Shake
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
1. Place almond milk, cherry juice, LADDER Protein, banana, strawberries, kale, and peanut butter in blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!
The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.
Chocolate protein powder and peanut butter in this shake provide some sweetness while kale and berries sneak in under the radar with plenty of vitamins and minerals.
You'll get plenty of carbs, protein, and fluids in LeBron's protein shake, all three of which are essential for muscle recovery. While Whey Protein and Plant Protein both work fine in this recipe, LeBron opts for plant.
Lastly, even if you don't have access to tart cherry juice, don't shy away from trying out this shake. This ingredient does add a balancing tang to the final product, but we've already included tart cherry extract in our LADDER products for its performance benefits.
You may find you like the flavor so much that it makes its way into your diet outside of pre- and post-workout meals. If you have more time in the morning and need more fuel to power through your day and workout, turn this recipe into a smoothie bowl and use LeBron's granola recipe as a topper.