Friday, November 18, 2011

80--- Bobcat Broccoli Smoothie

I am a huge supporter of Montana State Football. One reason is because I spent 7.5 years attending MSU. The more significant reason is that I get to work with the team as their sports dietitian. It's been a great year for the team. MSU football currently has some of the best athletes and best coaches that I have ever known in my college history. This year they have gone undefeated in the Big Sky Conference and are ranked #1 in the NCAA Division 1, FCS division. The National Championship is within sight.

My hubby and I are football season pass holders, and we don't miss games. Ever. Ask our friends who want us to participate in other fun Saturday activities. And when they win, my mom calls me and says "Honey! They ate their broccoli today!". And I say "I doubt it but thank you for your positive thinking!".

Tomorrow the Bobcats will play their greatest rival, the University of Montana Grizzlies. The Cat-Griz game (referred to as the Brawl of the Wild) is one of the greatest games in the west. And tomorrow, it is a home game. And no matter what the temperature, I will be in our end zone seats. Cheering. LOUD!!

This is a tribute to my Bobcats. Eat your broccoli boys. This smoothie has the perfect 3:1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein perfect for refueling. And it doesn't taste yucky either.

Go Bobcats!

Bobcat Broccoli Smoothie
Serves 1 Bobcat or 2 smaller & slightly less athletic individuals

1 Tbsp peanut butter
1 cup low fat plain yogurt
1 banana
1 cup steamed broccoli florets
2 tsp honey
1/4 cup orange juice
1 cup ice cubes

Blend all ingredients together in a 20 oz blender. Pour into a glass. Drink and then say "Firrrrrst.. Down... Bobcats! Roar Roar Roar!" (if you're a fan- you get it, if not, it's still kind of funny).

Nutrition Info per 1 smoothie: 479 calories, 13 g fat, 22 g protein, 67 g carbohydrates, 9 g fiber


  1. Okay, this sounds nasty so I have to the broccoli in this like spinach in green smoothies? I mean, do you just not taste it? Because I have a hard time getting veggies in my day and this would be ideal for a couple of servings.

  2. Hi Julie. You totally do not taste the broccoli- but it does add a bit of texture! I promise that it is good.

  3. Okay, Lindsay. I'm gonna trust you on this and give this a try!

  4. Hi Lindsay,
    Would you recommend this as a daily breakfast smoothie?
    I'm looking for a good "green" protein packed recipe to use for a breakfast smoothie. They're so many recipes out there its hard to figure out which one is best!

    Thank you!

  5. Sure Jena! My Banana Nut Oatmeal smoothie is a great choice- all natural ingredients, tasty, and filling!