After some time away, I’m back today to share a recipe with you! This one is for your pups and I call it Big Greenies.
Ok, it’s not the one I was planning to share today since I’ve been so busy and away from the kitchen, but your pups will love it.
That and the first time I made them I just used my ice cube trays and they were these big green things, hence the name Big Greenies.
I might have not shared this with you yet, but I feed my dogs raw.
Let me stop you right there.
There’s no need to criticize my choice as I’ve heard a lot from non-raw feeders. So, if it really bothers you, just move on. I’m ok with that.
After watching “Pet Fooled” on Netflix, I decided to change my pups eating to whole, natural foods.
It’s a choice I made for my pups and I believe it will benefit them in the end.
And if I didn’t feed my pups raw, I never would have even thought to make Big Greenies for them.
So, it’s actually a win for my pups and a win for y’all. You don’t have to feed raw to your dogs to make these Big Greenies. Add them as a supplement to your pup’s meal. You can make them in five minutes and no baking involved. A definite win for me!
And your pups will thank you!
I even add a splash of goats milk or kefir to them for an extra bonus of goodness. Or you can add plain yogurt too.
Now if you’re worried your dog won’t eat them because they’re frozen, by the time I prepare my dog’s meals, the Big Greenies are already unfrozen and mixed in with their food.
Although the pups really love them frozen in the summertime heat!
Be sure to stop on by next week, as I will have a recipe for you featuring San Francisco Salt Co.
As always, if you do make these Big Greenies for your dog, please leave a comment below, or share with me by tagging your Instagram with #sweetandspicymonkey, so I can see all the goodness you create for your pup in your kitchen!
Big Greenies are an easy way to give your dog the added benefits of green, leafy vegetables, apple cider vinegar, turmeric, spirulina, and chia seeds. You can even add a splash of plain kefir or goats milk for an added health benefit.
- 2 and 1/4 cup water
- 2 Tablespoons raw, unfiltered Apple cider vinegar (ACV)
- 16 ounces collard greens
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon spirulina
- 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 Tablespoon raw, unsalted pepitas
- 1/4 of apple wedge, peeled
- Splash of plain kefir or Goats milk
- Toss water, ACV, and 1/2 of the collard greens into blender. Puree until you can add the remaining 1/2 of collard greens and puree once again.
- Add remaining ingredients to blender and puree until liquified.
- Pour into ice cube trays or silicone molds. If adding kefir or goats milk, pour in trays first before adding the green mixture.
- Freeze for at least 4 hours or until they are solid.
- Pop out of trays and store in ziplock baggies in your freezer.
- Serve in your dog's meal.
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