I recently bought a terribly expensive Vitamix blender in a quest to sneak more vegetables into my diet. I can get almost a days worth of veggies past my lips if they are blended with fruit so I don’t taste them.
I felt like I needed to get fancy since I bought a fancy blender so I got thinking about smoothies that I could share with Chester and Gretel. I thought that making a smoothie for all of us would be a fun way we could all get more veggies in our diet.
I looked up the ingredients of my favorite green smoothie to make sure that none of the ingredients were harmful to pets (and they weren’t).
I made it the other day and gave it a doggie taste test. Chester and Gretel approve.
It’s not something I would give them every day but it is a fun treat.
- 6 large leaves of dino kale (also known as Tuscan kale, lacinato kale)
- 1/2 cup rainbow chard
- 1/2 cup pineapple
- 1 1/2 bananas
- 3/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
- 2 Tbs plain greek yogurt
- 1/2 inch peeled ginger (optional)
*one or more ingredients can be frozen to make the smoothie colder. I like mine really cold but only use one two two frozen ingredients when I am sharing the green smoothie with my dog so ensure it is not too cold for them.
Directions: Put everything into a blender and liquefy.
For more ideas, check out the Irresistible Green Smoothie Recipe for Dogs from IrresistiblePets.com. I think I am going to try that one next.
Disclaimer: This is a smoothie recipe I created to share with my dogs. I am not a nutritionist nor a veterinarian. It may or may not work the same for your pet. Always check with your vet when adding anything new to their diet.