Smoothie Recipes for Dogs, a Great Way to Support Your Dog's Immune System, Heart, Eyes, Muscles and Joints and More

Smoothies for dogs, recipes, health benefits
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In this article:
  1. Smoothie Health Benefits
  2. Species Appropriate Ingredients
  3. Serving Options and Serving Size
  4. Berry Smoothie Recipe
  5. Banana Smoothie Recipe
  6. Fresh Greens and Veggie Smoothie Recipe for Dogs

Smoothie Health Benefits

A partial list
 
Support your Dog's Immune System, Heart, Eyes, Muscles and Joints and More
These smoothies are packed with immune system supporting:
  1. Antioxidants
  2. Prebiotics 
  3. Prebiotics
Digestive Tract Health
Leafy greens and fruit help prevent: 
  1. Anal gland issues
  2. Colon cancer
  3. Constipation
  4. Diarrhea
  5. Intestinal parasites
  6. Toxic build-up
Provide Hydration and Balance Electrolytes
In the hot weather your dog can get listless and not want to eat as much as she normally does. Your dog can also get dehydrated and low on electrolytes. 

More Health Benefits
Learn more about the health benefits of the ingredients, go to the links provided in the article and recipes below.

Species Appropriate Ingredients

These smoothies are made with species appropriate ingredients that support your dog's overall health. You can select the options that best suit your individual dog. Ingredients include:

Serving Options and Serving Size

Serving Options
  1. Serve fresh.
  2. Keep in the refrigerator and serve within 24 hours.
  3. Freeze into ice cube trays and take out as needed. Place in bowl and allow to defrost prior to serving.
 Serving Size
  • x-small size dogs - 1 tsp to 1 tbs 
  • small dogs - 1 tbs to 1/8 cup
  • medium dogs - 1/8 to 1/2 cup
  • large dogs - 1/2 to 3/4 cup
  • x-large dogs - 3/4  to 1 cup
 

Berry Smoothie Recipe for Dogs

berry smoothie recipe for dogs

You'll Need
1 cup plain raw goat milk, kefir or yogurt or bone broth:
  • Learn how to select appropriate goat milk, kefir or yogurt - go to this article.
  • For the bone broth recipe, go to this article.
2 cups berries (fresh or frozen)
Use one or a combination of the following:
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Mulberries  
  • Raspberries 
  • Strawberries
  • More berry options, go to this article.
You can also use:
Optional ingredients:
  • 1 to 2 tbsp pure, raw unpasteurized honey (for adult dogs and puppies over 6 months of age).
  • 1 tsp Ceylon cinnamon powder (not cassia cinnamon).
  • 1 tbs raw (or dried), pure, unsweetened coconut flakes.
Preparation 
  1. Pour the liquid ingredient (raw goat milk, kefir, yogurt or bone broth) into a food processor or blender. 
  2. Add the berries. 
  3. Add the optional ingredients if choosing to use them. 
  4. Blend all ingredients together.
  5. The smoothie is now ready to serve or freeze into ice cube trays.
 

Banana Smoothie Recipe for Dogs

banana smoothie recipe for dogs
You'll Need
1 cup plain raw goat milk, kefir, yogurt or bone broth:
  • Learn how to select appropriate raw goat milk, kefir or yogurt - go to this article.
2 cups banana slices (fresh or frozen).
  • For optimal health benefits use bananas that are partially green (not ripe). 
Optional fruit ingredients:
Optional seed butter or tree-nut butter ingredients:
1 to 2 tbs of pure seed or nut butter. Select one of the options below.
  • Almond butter
  • Cashew butter
  • Hazelnut butter
  • Pumpkin seed butter
  • Sunflower seed butter
  • Tahini
  • Watermelon seed butter
  •  Do NOT use peanut butter. Find out why in this article.
Optional supplements:
Preparation 
  1. Pour the liquid ingredient (raw goat milk, kefir, yogurt or bone broth) into a food processor or blender. 
  2. Add the berries. 
  3. Add the optional ingredients if choosing to use them. 
  4. Blend all ingredients together.
  5. The smoothie is now ready to serve or freeze into ice cube trays.
 

Fresh Greens and Veggie Smoothie Recipe for Dogs

fresh greens and veggie smoothie for dogs
You'll Need
1 cup plain raw goat milk, kefir, yogurt or bone broth:
  • Learn how to select appropriate raw goat milk, kefir or yogurt - go to this article.
2 cups greens and veggies (fresh or frozen).
  • Select greens and veggies from the list provided in this article.
Optional fruit ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup avocado, or,
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, or
  • 1/8 cup cranberries.
Optional spices:
  • 1 tsp organic Ceylon cinnamon powder (not cassia cinnamon).
  • 1/2 tsp organic ginger powder or 1/2 inch fresh minced ginger root.
Preparation 
  1. Pour the liquid ingredient (raw goat milk, kefir, yogurt or bone broth) into a food processor or blender. 
  2. Add the berries. 
  3. Add the optional ingredients if choosing to use them. 
  4. Blend all ingredients together.
  5. The smoothie is now ready to serve or freeze into ice cube trays.
 
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Article by Karen Rosenfeld.
 
 

Comments

  1. your reciepes are so easy to follow and my two miniture dachshunds love them. Because of Nutro's recent poisioning of dogs I was forced to look for a new dog food and choose to make my own! Thank you for all of your helpful blogs

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    1. Glad your dachs enjoy their new food! And good thing they are off of Nutro. Nutro actually contains toxins and carcinogens. It is mostly carbohydrate filler (grains, animal feed grains which can contain aflatoxins) and very low in good source meat protein - which is why it contains DL-methionine. It contains GE soy-bean oil which is very high in pesticide residue,an endocrine disruptor to name just a few of the threats GE soy poses to health.

      Your daschs will be healthier for the change you have made :>)

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  2. I just found your site today and am going to change up her homemade food to no grains. I've been adding quinoa, oats and rice to her food, but now will leave it out. I didn't know she really shouldn't have it.

    She gets coconut oil, molasses, chia and food grade diatomaceous earth in her food and I've been giving her a bit of kefir lately and she loves it. I've never put spices in her food though, so not sure how she will like the addition, but we shall see.

    Her favorite treat is frozen coconut water. :) I only buy brands with no sugar added. She seems to prefer a lot of foods frozen. Frozen little pieces of chicken, turkey, beef, berries, whatever, she loves them frozen.

    Thank you for all the wonderful information on your site! A lot I already knew since I'm very holistic in my own life the last 20 or so years, but it's nice to see it from a professional. :)

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    1. Hi Kimberly - just one caution for you - don;t give her molasses - even if it is organic. Molasses is metabolized by her body the same way sugar is - which makes molasses inflammatory. Instead use organic unpasturized raw honey. This type of honey (only) has a wide spectrum of important health benefits is not inflammatory and is immune system boosting. Daily dosage - 1/4 tsp /per every 20 lbs of body weight.

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  3. Hi Karen...Just wondering if I can freeze the Kefir and give to my doggie as she likes it frozen, but not liquid. I just break off pieces an she will eat it that way. Does freezing hurt the good bacteria when I freeze it? Does it stay active after I freeze it an then give pieces to my doggie? Thank you for your help. I don't want to give her the frozen Kefir it is no good once its frozen. Woof Woof

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    1. Hi Dixie - some of the probiotic microbes are destroyed when yogurt or kefir is frozen :>)

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  4. Hi Karen. I read that there is a lot more antioxidants in frozen blueberries. Will defrosted blueberries retain the higher level of antioxidants as well? Or it is better to feed frozen blueberries to a dog? What is appropriate daily amount for a 10lb dog?

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    1. Yes, frozen provide the best level of antioxidants - no need to thaw, just throw frozen blueberries in blender or food processor and finely chop/puree. 1 tbs to 1/8 cup.per day.

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    2. Thank you very much for the prompt reply. I am also very grateful for all the articles you have posted. This info is gold and you are a blessing.

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