We're feeling a bit guilty over here on the west coast today because it's a sunny, but crisp, 56 degrees here and our friends on the east coast are knee deep (literally) in snow from the latest storm that blew threw this week. So, instead of icecicles we're making ice cubes- otherwise known as Fro-Zen Bones. Call if food sympathy if you will.
This is a quick and easy recipe and easily customized based on what fruit or flavors that your dog likes. It's no secret that fruit like blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries are packed full of antioxidants and cancer fighting compounds so any time you can squeeze more into your daily regemin it's an added bonus for your body. Great for us and beneficial for our dogs too, especially as they age. Studies have shown that antioxidants can help improve the minds of dogs with cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS), similar to Alzheimer's disease. Ernie is showing signs of the beginning of doggie dementia so we're trying to boost his intake of antioxidants with recipes like this to help slow it down.
- 2 cups non-fat yogurt (pick your dog's favorite flavor)
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup mixed frozen berries (I used a blueberry, strawberry, blackberry mix)
- Blend together in a large blender, adding more almond milk depending on how thick you want your mix to be when you pour them in the tray.
- Pour into ice cube tray and freeze. Enjoy once frozen!
- The best part of this recipe is that you can easily double the batch and freeze half for your dog and half to make smoothies for you too!
Every morning Ernie gets to lick out the sides of my yogurt cup so he was glad to be my taste tester this morning. He went to town and almost ate the entire plate of Fro-Zen Bones by himself- he was so fast I could barely get a decent picture of him!
As always, check with your veterinarian if your dog has allergies or specific diet requirements before you give these treats to your dog.