Monday, August 6, 2012

"Frozen superfood smooches" (Doggie treats)

Who screams for ice cream? Me!! Who barks for ice cream? Shelly! Living in Atlanta, we have summer almost all year long. It's seriously hot outside so I like to cool Shelly off after a walk with some fresh water and ice cubes, and some nice homemade frozen doggie treats. I often make a batch of frozen treats using unsweetened applesauce, or a mixture of unsweetened soy yogurt, pumpkin puree and cinnamon. Or I make mashed bananas, soy yogurt and peanut butter. They are all pretty healthy and Shelly loves them! A few days ago I created a recipe based on some healthy superfoods that I give Shelly daily. To make the frozen treats creamy and to add probiotics I used my favorite unsweetened plain soy yogurt from WholeSoy & Co. You can probably use coconut yogurt or other yogurt, just make sure it is unsweetened and all natural. 
Feel free and add more veggies or add some extra fruit based on your dog's preferences. 
You can read my post about the best veggies and fruits for dogs and cats here
These "frozen superfood smooches" doggie treats are loaded with antioxidants, Omega-3's, protein, protiotics, fiber and they contain over 70 minerals and vitamins from kelp, which makes these treats a frozen multivitamin :-)  You can even add this to your dog's food as a supplement. I got the blueberry decoration idea from my friend Kathy and her dog Jo Jo. Kathy often brings Shelly yummy frozen homemade doggie treats. 

WholeSoy & Co featured me and Shelly on their website last week check it out :-) 

Frozen superfood smooches 

1/2 cup frozen green peas 
1/2 cup unsweetened plain soy yogurt (such as WholeSoy & Co)
1 tsp kelp powder 
1 Tbs ground flaxseed 
1/4 cup water (or cold decaf green tea)
12 blueberries for decoration (fresh or frozen)

Blend everything (except the blueberries) in blender until smooth and well incorporated. Pour the greenish mixture into an ice cube tray (I used heart-shaped but any shape will work). Place a blueberry in the middle of each treat and freeze overnight. 

This recipe makes about 12 treats 

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  1. Great idea! My pup would (will!) love those. :D

  2. You're on to something great Elisabeth! Thanks so much for sharing your recipes. We really enjoy your recipes and blog! Keep it going! :)