Skip to main content

Yum! Wolves rookie Zach LaVine's mouth-watering diet

  • Author:
  • Updated:

The National Health Service (not sure if there is one) has issued a severe yum-yum warning for anyone reading this.

At 1:20 p.m., trained food junkies spotted M&M's, cookie dough, chicken fettuccine and Now & Later's traveling from mouth to stomach at a high rate of caloric intake. Persons in the warned area should take cover, in a bed and take a food-coma nap.

That was fun, but seriously – those are some of the items in a professional athlete's diet. And that athlete is Timberwolves rookie Zach LaVine.

Sports Illustrated profiled a portion LaVine's diet. The 19-year-old tips the scales at a whopping 180 pounds, by the way.

The No. 13 overall pick discussed some of his favorite food items that are routinely stocked in his kitchen.

The items include:

  • Dairy Queen Cookie-Dough Blizzard: "I always get extra cookie dough," he says.
  • Hot Sauce: "I put Tabasco sauce over everything," he says.
  • Muscle Milk: "I can’t drink anything but chocolate,” he said. “I don’t even like any milk but chocolate."
  • Pasta: LaVine will devour a plate of chicken fettuccine, spaghetti or other kinds of pasta before every game.
  • Now & Later: The rookie used to store the candy in his locker at UCLA. He said his teammates used to raid to his locker to steal them.
  • Gatorade: He prefers the sports drink over water when he's playing because it "tastes better."

For the record, it doesn't sound like LaVine sits on his couch with all of these items mixed in a bowl. He eats the junk food sparingly and makes sure he maintains a balanced diet. He even eats fruit and other good energy foods before games.

As for LaVine's playing ability, he might be really good. An article from Bleacher Report points out some of the reasons that could make LaVine a "stud."

As we documented two weeks ago, some NBA experts have already compared LaVine to Oklahoma City point guard and former UCLA standout Russell Westbrook. Athleticism like this helps draw the lofty hype.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-08-07 at 11.43.15 AM

Deputies fatally shoot man in Wright County

Police claim the man, who had allegedly been experiencing a mental health crisis, was armed with a knife.

Ambulance hospital emergency

17-year-old killed in northern Minnesota crash Saturday

The other drive involved in the crash, a 75-year-old man, sustained life-threatening injuries.


Alcohol a factor as driver rolls ATV into corn field, injuring 3

The crash occurred in Lake Lillian Saturday night.

Minneapolis police

Man dies after being found shot at Minneapolis' 38th and Chicago

Responders were called to the scene early Sunday morning.

Screen Shot 2022-08-07 at 6.34.12 AM

7 children arrested after 'disturbance' at Cabela's, escape in stolen vehicle

Employees called police saying the children were stealing goods from the store.

Screen Shot 2022-08-06 at 6.16.49 PM

Fire sparks evacuation from apartment building, man arrested for arson

Police and fire crews responded to the fire just before 9 a.m. Saturday.

Flickr - utility pole power line

Morning storms cause power outages, ensuing problems in Eagan

There have been reports of disabled traffic lights and issues at local businesses.

kim crockett facebook sos

GOP nominee questions if those with disabilities, non-English speakers should be able to vote

Crockett made the comments in a 2020 radio interview following a ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court.


Jury: MN pharmacist did not violate woman's rights by refusing her morning-after pill

Gender Justice, the advocacy group that brought about the lawsuit, says it will appeal the decision.

Screen Shot 2021-10-04 at 3.03.13 PM

Revival to close its original Minneapolis restaurant

Don't worry – it's bringing the chicken to its nearby BBQ joint.