Friday, September 27, 2013

coconut dream frosty paws

Yet another Frosty Paws recipe. I mean, seriously. They are so easy and the puppy dogs love them so much. Plus, I've been having fun coming up with more ideas! These are Coconut Dream Frosty Paws, and they smelled amazing.
First the disclaimer- this is UNSWEETENED coconut flakes. Don't use sweetened coconut, because that much sugar isn't great for the pups. I do add honey as a binder for the yogurt and coconut, but it's a natural sugar and I only use a tablespoon. Not that big of a deal.
Now for the benefits. Coconut is great for dogs. Coconut oil is a great way of keeping their skin (and in turn, their fur) healthy, supple and not dried out. Some veterinarians and canine nutritionists even claim that coconut oil helps to remove the intestines of worm eggs! The coconut pulp is full of albumin, that stuff in egg whites, that's good for red blood formation. Coconut has lots of fiber in it too, and we all know what that's good for. When fed on a regular basis, coconut has been known to reduce bad breath and doggy odor, deodorize stool and reduce eczema caused by flea and seasonal allergies. It's just all around good stuff.
These Coconut Dream Frosty Paws are made just like all the other varieties I've posted on The Dog Mom, into their silicone trays and then into the freezer.
As soon as they see those bright blue trays come out of the freezer, they get so excited. They can never understand why I'm taking them out of the tray to photograph. I mean, they really just think they should be going into their mouths.
Coconut Dream Frosty Paws
1 Tablespoon honey
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
24 ounces fat free vanilla yogurt

In a mixing bowl, combine all of the above ingredients. 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!