Lola and Rio seriously went nuts over these smoothies I made for them. I love making treats like these for them because they are truly good for them and packed with vitamins, antioxidants, healthy fats and protein! And they love them…win. Wish I could say the same for myself.
I tried to snap a photo of them afterwards because they both had smoothie splattered all over their noses after slurping up their snack. Unfortunately both of their tongues were faster than I was.
Four simple ingredients make up these Puppy Power Smoothies:
Carrots – excellent source of vitamin A, antioxidants, fiber, vitamin K, potassium, folate, manganese, phosphorous, magnesium, vitamin E and zinc… and if that wasn’t enough, didn’t your mom always tell you to eat your carrots?
Parsley – stinky breath fixer-upper. Plus vitamin C, B12, K and A.
Greek yogurt – excellent source of protein!
Almond Milk – protein, low cal, plus a good source of omega fatty acids.
You can also freeze these and let your dog lick the cup clean for prolonged entertainment.
This recipe only yields four small servings, but you could easily double it or triple it and keep a supply in the freezer.
- ⅔ C almond milk (unsweetened!)
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- ½ C greek yogurt (plain)
- ¼ cup fresh parsley
- Combine all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
Makes approximately 4 small servings.
You will begin to notice a trend with all of the dog recipes I make on this blog. I will never use vegetable or canola oil in my recipes, if I use flour it will be either whole wheat or a gluten free flour (such as rice, corn, or coconut), I will never add any unnecessary sugar and they will all offer nutritional benefits for your pup.
You could say I’m a teensy bit picky about what our dogs eat.
I’ll be honest, our dogs eat much cleaner than I do. As I’m sure many of us can relate to.
I hope your pups enjoy these as much as Lola and Rio!
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19 Replies to “Puppy Power Smoothies”
A smoothie is a great idea! I home make treats for Wynston all the time. I just come up with my own recipes of natural ingredients and herbs, and so far he’s loved them all! For me, it makes me feel closer to Wynston because I am doing something that benefits his health, and I love seeing his face when he knows those treats that just came out of the oven are for him!
Hi Amanda, thank you. Haha, it’s almost like they *know* when you are making something and it’s for them! Lola & Rio were seriously right next to the table while I was taking the photos of these! Silly dogs.
Thanks for stopping by 🙂
I never thought of making smoothies for them. I recently wrote about puppy lattes at Starbucks but this is a much healthier alternative!
Hi Liz! I’ll have to check out your post! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
OM NOM NOM. These smoothies look GOOD. How do you feel about rye flour? It’s the only flour that Jones uses in their treats, in the handful of treats that require flour. Twenty five years ago, that was the best flour for treats. I’m always curious about how people make decisions for ingredients.
I would love to use rye flour…it’s just not always easy to find. Buckwheat, rye, coconut, rice, corn flour – love those. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
The boys would love these! Thanks and I’m looking forward to many more recipes.
Great!!! There will be more to come for sure – just wish I had time to make a new recipe every week, I think everyone would enjoy that! Thanks for stopping by!
Hello! thank for the great idea for smoothie… My dog Mr.Jules just love it. Before he didnt like the sound of the blender . Now he sit just beside and keep on turning and turning until i gived him some . If you have more recipes please do T.Y
So glad that your Mr. Jules loved the recipe (ours were scared of the blender noise at first, too)! Be sure to subscribe & follow us on social media – I will for sure be adding more recipes eventually. Thanks for the comment!
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Is there anything to substitute the almond milk for? My boyfriend is VERY allergic to tree nuts.
Incorporate smoothies slowly into dogs diet, just to avoid gastrointestinal upset – after that the sky’s the limit! We give with every meal, adding anything from fresh beets/leafs, swiss chard, kale, spinach, zuccini, pumpkin, carrots, celery, bok choy, beans, chia seeds, limited fruits & berries, high quality organic oils , etc etc. (Nightshade & cruciferous veggies depend on individual dog medical history ) once you start, your pups will be drooling for smoothies! We do give Greek yogurt, but almond milk is a little high in sugar 🙂
This is genius! Our pit has lymphoma, and when he has a bad day, his food grosses him out for a while, but obviously having a different bag of dog food every day is not happening. This will help change the flavor of his food! Thank you!