Wednesday, June 26, 2013

berry blend frosty paws

Another frosty paws recipe!! This one combines the usual suspects of peanut butter and banana, but adds in blueberry yogurt and chopped strawberries. They smell amazing- almost good enough to want a little taste.
Some people think that strawberries are bad for dogs. I'm not sure how these little berries have gotten a bad rap, though! They are an excellent source of fiber, potassium, magnesium, iodine, folic acid, omega-3 fats, vitamins C, K, B1 and B6! Just don't feed too many it's mostly the amount of sugar in these things that you want to steer clear from. But the amount of sugar in these little guys is fine- plus it's a treat! All natural sugars.
Use a hand mixer or stand mixer to mush this stuff all up. Such a strange color. Kind of a greyish purpley pink. Weird.
Same deal with the other frosty paws. Spoon a small amount into each cube and tap onto the counter to remove any air bubbles. Make sure there is a clear division between each cube. Freeze for several hours until set up.
Here they are. The pups see that bright blue color of the cube trays and they get sooooo excited! Your pups will too!
Berry Blend Frosty Paws
2 bananas
2 Tablespoons peanut butter
1 pint strawberries, sliced
24 ounces fat free blueberry yogurt

In a mixing bowl, combine all of the above ingredients. Puree with a hand mixer until the banana and strawberries are in fine chunks. Spoon the puree into ice cube trays until just full. Tap trays on the counter to remove any air bubbles and to smooth out the surface. Put trays into the ice box and freeze for several hours or until completely set. Keep frozen until time to enjoy!