I am not opposed to making homemade dog treats for my pups but I’m lazy dog Mom when it come to that.
I won’t make stuff that takes too much effort and prefer to make treats that both you and your dog can eat.
Another “fault” of mine is buying food and then not eating it before it goes bad.
I try not to because I feel bad and it’s bad for my pocket book but it happens.
So there I was with all “brown eyes” of the over-ripe bananas on me. I mean, the flies were starting to circle.
Banana Blueberry Ice Cube Dog Treat Instructions
Making these frozen dog treats in an ice cube tray could not have been easier.
The only thing easier, would have been throwing the bananas in the trash and not making them.
It took only two ingreadients and threee actions.
- Ripe Banana (2-4, depending on the size of your ice cube tray)
- Frozen Blueberries (about a half-cup of blueberries, depending on the size of your ice cube tray).
Step 1: Mash up the bananas in the bowl with a fork
Step 2: Fill the ice cube cups 3/4 full with the pureed banana and top with frozen blueberries (enough to fill the tray just past the top rim)
Step 3: Put the ice cube tray in the freezer
One note is that after filling the ice cube tray with the banana and blueberries, I patted the blueberries down into the goo to help hold them in place.
This is how they turned out. Not bad if I do say so myself.
These ice cube dog treats are great for hot summer days when you want to help your dog cool off.
The treats are also fairly low calorie. I can’t remember exactly how many bananas I used but I do remember calculating how many calories each treat contained at the time I made them.
I think I used two bananas, and I know it was a half cup of blueberries.
Since the ice cube tray had 13 cavities, each treat worked out to be about 20 calories each.
These frozen dog treats are super simple to make and you can keep them in the freezer for a long time if you put the ice cube tray inside a large plastic bag once they’re frozen.
See Also: Healthy Green Smoothie Both You and Your Dog Can Eat (you can also freeze the smoothie into ice cube treats)
About the Author
Hi, I’m Jessica. I’ve been studying the Dachshund breed since 2007, owned 3 of my own, and shared in the lives of thousands of others through their owner’s stories. When I’m not sharing what I know on this blog, you can find me hiking, camping, and traveling with my adventurous wiener dogs.