“Kingdom” star Matt Lauria has the chiseled abs of a Ken doll in his new show, DirecTV’s drama about a family of MMA fighters. So how did he get into fighting shape? The usual: cardio, weightlifting, protein shakes and a lot of hard work.
Not only did Lauria perfect his gym routine while filming the show’s 10-episode first season, but he also perfected his protein shake recipe.
“I’m vegan, first of all, so I had to go the meatless route,” Lauria tells Zap2it of his protein drink of choice. “You can’t do the whey protein or other dairy-based products.”
The result? A pretty tasty blend of soy protein powder, fruit and vegetables. “One of the shakes I had a lot of was a chocobroco shake, which is exactly what it sounds like — chocolate-flavored [protein] and broccoli. I love putting a ton of bananas in there, almond milk, a few fistfuls of spinach. You don’t even taste the spinach. It’s really delicious.”
“Kingdom” airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on DirecTV’s Audience Network.