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Donovan Mitchell NBA All-Star diet and fitness regime: How does Utah Jazz superstar maintain his athleticism through the hard grind of an NBA season?

Arjun Julka
|Thu Aug 05 2021

Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell shares the diet that helps keep him in shape and advances his on-court performances.

Mitchell had the greatest season of his career this year though it had a bitter ending to it. The Utah Jazz had the best record in the NBA this year, 52-20. The Jazz led the league in 3-pointers made and total rebounds.

The 24-year old averaged 26.4 PPG, 5.2 APG, and 1.0 SPG on a 43.8% shooting from the field and an impressive 84.5% shooting from the free-throw line.

Mitchell’s ankle injury during the playoffs didn’t seem to stop him as the 2x All-Star elevated his game to a whole new level during the post-season. Mitchell averaged 32.3 PPG in the 10 games he played during the playoffs on an incredible 43.5% shooting from the 3-point line.

However, the University of Louisville player would have a disappointing end to his spectacular run in the playoffs, when the Clippers defeated the Jazz after being down 0-2 in the series. Mitchell was in complete disbelief and was quoted saying the following, “It hasn’t fully sunk in for me yet. I’m still in shock.”

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Though the Jazz underperformed in the playoffs, the same cannot be said for Mitchell. The 24-year old was sensational and had some breath-taking performances. Spida Mitchell is known to be one of the more physically tougher guards when compared to others in the league.

A look at the nutritious diet of Jazz superstar Donovan Mitchell

In an episode of Eat Like a Celebrity on Men’s Health, Spida Mitchell gives us a glimpse of his everyday diet. The Jazz guard is an athletic freak who can shatter the basketball rims with his dunks.

Mitchell starts his day with a bottle of water before he gets ready to go to the training facility. He has 7-8 bottles of body armor water a day that is naturally alkaline hydrating water for athletes.

The 24-year old has ginger tea in the morning, known for its hydration and zero calories. His breakfast includes a couple of pancakes with 4-5 eggs and turkey bacon sometimes.

Mitchell would 1-2 cups of beet elite as his pre-workout before getting a 45-minutes session of strength training done. Some of his other supplements include amino acids.

The Jazz star is a huge fan of smoothies and prefers to have it in his post-workout meal. Mitchell’s lunch is a carbohydrate-rich meal, which helps him fuel energy, usually consisting of grilled chicken and pasta. The Jazz guard has a preference for lean meats. The man is not a fan of spinach but has started having them recently.

His dinner usually consists of duck with pasta or rice. Duck is known to be a great source of protein.

Mitchell tries to avoid the following foods such as fried and processed. A huge gummy bear fan though he tries to limit as much as possible.

Also read: “We’ll lock Mike Conley in the house, that’s the plan”: Donovan Mitchell approves hilarious plan to ensure that Utah Jazz can sign All-Star point guard in free agency


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Arjun Julka

Arjun Julka

A 26-year-old from Mumbai. A huge Basketball fan who regularly consumes hours of basketball content, be it matches, debates, or analysis. Some of my other interests include CrossFit, watching documentaries, collecting sneakers, and trying out different types of cuisines.

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