Pupsicles

If you are like me you not only love to cook and bake for family and friends, you also love to make goodies for your dog as well. This is my take on those frozen ice cream like dog treats you can purchase at your local grocer. It’s a fun quick project and I feel better giving our greyhound Lucy this homemade version. The store bought version has an ingredient list that is about a mile long. And the last time I gave Lucy one of the store bought treats it was like I had given her cocaine! Her heart was racing and she was panting like crazy.

This recipe isn’t too far off from my own smoothie recipe that I make for myself almost daily. My Lucy’s tummy doesn’t have issues with the lactose in the yogurt. You can always swap out the whole milk yogurt and use goat milk yogurt instead if your dog’s tummy is more sensitive.

Pupsicle Recipe

32oz container of plain yogurt(I used organic plain whole milk yogurt. Just like humans the probiotics in the yogurt is great for your dogs digestion)

½ cup of frozen blueberries and frozen strawberries. (I literally just picked through one of those frozen berry medley bags that I already had in my freezer. The berries give your doggie a boost of antioxidants)

¼ cup ground flaxseeds( Helps to keep your dogs coat shiny and skin from getting dry)

1 whole peeled banana

Put all ingredients into a blender, blend until well mixed. Pour mixture into a standard sized muffin tin all the way full and freeze until hard, about 2-3 hours. If you don’t have a 60 pound greyhound like I do you can also use a mini muffin tin for smaller breeds of dogs. Once the Pupsicles are frozen take them out of freezer and run a knife around the outside of each one. Pop out of the tin, put them in a ziploc bag and place in the freezer.

Amanda Stivers