College basketball stars Hanna and Haley Cavinder have given their fans a glimpse into the high-protein diet they follow in preparation for a day of workouts.
The pair who played for Fresno State and the University of Miami often share their daily routines on their joint YouTube channel, and their latest video focused on their diet.
“We wanted to show you what we eat in a day,” Hanna began YouTube video.
“I don’t think we really emphasize the amount of protein we consume.”
Basketball stars Hanna and Haley Cavinder have given followers a glimpse into their protein-packed diet – as they prepare for a day of workouts
The 22-year-old college athletes always start their day with their supplements (left) and a cup of coffee (right)
After enjoying their morning coffee, they made some oats, which contained 40 grams of protein
In the Cavinder twins’ high-protein daily diet
The twins start their protein-packed day with some coffee and their supplements, which they say has made a huge difference to their overall health
They eat protein oats with peanut butter and berries for breakfast, which contains 40 grams of protein
For lunch, they received a meal from Farm to Fork, a prepared meal delivery service, that contained 42 grams of protein
Hanna had a sandwich with sugar-free syrup, apples and cinnamon
For dinner they made nachos and estimated that they contained about 64 grams of protein
“(We do this) to fuel our bodies (and) keep our bodies feeling the best they can,” Haley added.
The twins, who are currently at home in Arizona, said at least one of the meals they ate came from a meal delivery service.
‘We hate It’s really good to cook certain things so you can make at least one meal a day,” Haley said.
They enjoyed their morning coffee and made some oats, which contained 40 grams of protein.
Both sporting superstars use a range of supplements, which they say are important for their overall health.
“Especially if you are deficient in some areas, supplements will definitely make you feel better,” Haley says enthusiastically.
The influencer sisters talked about their love for energy drinks – they drink them at least one day – and are currently drinking one they released in collaboration with Bucked Up.
“You guys obviously know we like energy drinks,” Hanna said as she took a sip, with Haley agreeing, but adding that she hadn’t had them before practice.
“I don’t like to drink energy drinks before I play basketball because I don’t like to get my heart rate up,” Haley explained. “So I do it when I lift.”
She then went to work out at the gym, while Haley, who announced her return to college basketball in August, went to work out.
Both athletes ate their next feed from a meal prep service they worked closely with, which they said made it “super easy” to hit their macro goals and stick to an eating plan while traveling.
They both had a meal from Farm to Fork, a meal delivery service they work with, which they say helped hit their macros
Hanna eats a sandwich with apple, sugar-free syrup and cinnamon as a pre-workout snack before doing a leg workout at the gym, along with an energy drink
Hanna (left) went to basketball practice after breakfast, while Haley (right) worked out in the gym
They made homemade nachos for dinner, which they admitted they ate a variation on all week
“It’s just guacamole and then probably ground beef, some black beans and cheese,” Hanna explained, adding that it contained 42 grams of protein.
Hanna eats a sandwich with apple, sugar-free syrup and cinnamon as a pre-workout snack before doing a leg workout at the gym and drinking an energy drink.
After a ‘hot girl walk’ with their dog Harvey, the basketball stars then prepared their dinner: healthy homemade nachos.
“Every shape is different, so we like luscious bread nachos or a quesadilla – everything is Mexican as always, because that’s our biggest craving,” Hanna said.
“I love chips, so I like to air fry my own chips and make sure they meet my nutritional goals.” I’m okay with it, I could eat this every day,” Haley joked.
“Hanna and I could eat the same thing every day for six months.”
“100 percent,” Hanna agreed. “Chips and salsa, if you’ve been following along, it seemed like it was our favorite food, so we’re going to make it every day if we can.”
They added that it contained “tons of protein,” estimating it had about 64 grams of protein per serving.
They shared their recipe, which involves first making the chips with “any macro-friendly” flatbread.
“This is the Joseph’s Flatbread,” Hanna explains as she places it on a baking dish.
“I spray avocado oil on them and use my scissors to cut tortilla chips,” she continued, before seasoning them with chili-lime and Mexican spices and popping them in the air fryer.
She then adds some shredded chicken and cheese to her homemade fries, heats it up in the microwave and tops it off with onion jalapeno; salad; chunky garlic and jalapeno hot sauce from Trader Joe’s; and some yogurt to replace sour cream.
“We literally eat this probably seven times a week,” she admitted.
The twins have previously shared the strict diets and workouts they followed daily to keep themselves fit.
They opened up about their battle with an eating disorder in June, admitting that they started counting calories and becoming obsessive about what they ate after transferring from Fresno State to Miami in April 2022.
“If we’re going to do something, we’re going to do it 100 percent,” Hanna explained in a video on their YouTube channel.
‘There’s no middle ground, so it’s extreme. That’s just how our minds work. And I feel bad because I started counting calories; That was nice of me.’
The Cavinder twins graduated from the University of Miami earlier in May after skyrocketing to popularity through college basketball
The twins have amassed 4.5 million followers on their joint TikTok account and a whopping 145 million likes on their videos
She continued, “It started to become very toxic when you ate a certain amount of calories a day. But we burn so many calories that we don’t get enough.’
They made the decision to seek professional help and enlisted the expertise of fitness guru and nutritionist Kathryne ‘Kat’ Padgett, and have since revealed that they have recovered from toxic diets.
Hanna and Haley were born in South Bend, Indiana, but moved to Phoenix, Arizona at a young age.
They both started playing basketball before they even entered kindergarten – and dominated throughout middle and high school.
After graduating from Gilbert High School, the sisters attended Fresno State, where they both broke a slew of records.
Meanwhile, the sisters became increasingly popular online — and by the time they transferred to the University of Miami in 2022, they were the most followed athletes to have played college basketball.
They became the first college athletes to receive a brand deal, signing with Boost Mobile in June 2021 after the NCAA officially began allowing its athletes to make profits from their name, image and likeness.
The sisters, pictured earlier this year, talked about their difficult relationship with food in a video on YouTube in June
Earlier this year, the sisters announced they would end their college basketball careers to focus on other endeavors instead, despite being invited to play one more year for Miami.
However, Haley made the decision to return to the court in October because she was “so excited” to play again.
“This is something I love to do, it’s something I feel most fulfilled in, the environment I thrive in,” she said in a video posted in late October.
They also co-founded their own clothing company called Baseline Team and started a podcast called Twin Talk.
Additionally, in 2021, they signed a deal with WWE’s Next In Line program, which is designed to develop college athletes into potential professional wrestlers.
Since then, they have landed more than 40 sponsorship deals with the likes of Champs Sports, food brand Six Star, sports shoe and clothing line Eastbay and finance company SoFi, netting them $1.7 million as of July 2022, according to Forbes.