We are back with another easy and simple to make treat; Mango, Pineapple & Veg Frosties. Our dogs haven’t been eating their fruits and veg as normal recently so I thought about making some new Frosties to change things up for them.
Greek Yogurt is a live and natural yogurt that contains many probiotics which are as great for dogs as they are humans. Probiotics can improve your dogs digestion and has been proven to aid in the ease of diarrhoea symptoms (if your dog has persistent diarrhoea please seek veterinary advice).
Peel and pit your mango before feeding to your dog; as the pit can be a chocking hazard and the skin will be hard to digest. However; the skin is high in fibre and many many vitamins including Vitamin C making it very nutritious.
Similar to mangoes; pineapple are packed with vitamins and minerals. More so vitamins that aid digestion and the immune system. Whilst being high in fibre it is also high in natural sugars; its advised to feed in moderation for this reason. As well as having adverse effects on digestion if fed in large quantities. It is also advised to only feed the flesh; not the skin or core of the fruit.
The worlds most popular root vegetable offers so many benefits for your dog; not only are they great dental chew but they contain many vitamins. These vitamins include: Vitamin A, Vitamin K & potassium to name a few.
Peas are a great source of A, K and B vitamins, iron, zinc and magnesium. The rule for peas is that if humans can eat them so can your dogs be careful of pea pods. Additionally peas should not be fed to dogs with Kidney issues, as they contain Purines. Purines create Uric acid, too much of this acid can create kidney stones or other issues.
You will find corn comely in dog food as cereals is a cheap way to fill dog food. They are a great source of protein, carbohydrates, linoleic acid and antioxidants. Corn must be fed sparingly due to the amount of natural sugars within.
Low in calories but full of fibre, protein, iron and calcium. They are also full full of minerals and vitamins important to life.
Lets get blending…
- Cook your mixed vegetables whilst your are prepping the fruit. I put them in the microwave for around 5 minutes.
- Add the pineapple, mango & 3 tbsps of greek yoghurt to a blender, I ensure the pineapple is blended last to it has liquid around it to help the blender.
- When the mixed vegetables have cooked, add them to a clean blender with 3 tbsps of Greek Yogurt, and blend
- Set out your molds on a flat surface that you can carry to the freezer
- Add varying amounts of vegetables to the molds
- Top with the fruit puree
- Freeze for around 2 – 3 hours
And you are done, when frozen they should look like the image below. For more recipes; see the brand new page for them separating this delicious treats for your ease.