Let me just start out by saying this post is brought to you by the event of Mose’s birthday. He just turned 5 which means he is really 35 in dog years which means he should have already learned how to start picking up his own shit. Even though he doesn’t know how to do that I still love him an incredible amount. He’s just that fabulous.
I’ve never actually gone out of my way to make Mose any treats myself because I don’t do terribly well with rolling things out then cutting them then getting them to the tray and having them look remotely close to the shape of the cookie cutter. Also, for Mose a treat is like half a pancake or a chunk of french bread. That kid is addicted to carbs. HE IS MY DOG.
I saw these over on Megan’s blog forever ago and bookmarked them. I’m trying to kick myself for not making them sooner.
The thing I love about these treats is that they come together in about 5 min and we’re experiencing somewhat of a heat wave so I like to think that these cool him off. Even though he lets the whole thing sit in his mouth for about 6 seconds then swallows it whole because apparently he hasn’t learned what teeth are for.
These are made with just a few ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen and there’s nothing super weird so if you wanted to, I don’t know, eat one, you totally could.
Did I eat one? Yes, I was curious. They actually taste like a peanut butter moo’d shake from Jamba Juice, so there.
Can we just pretend I had these up last week and all of our dogs got to celebrate popsicle week with us? Yes? Okay, cool. Dogs need voom voom shebang too.
Flax Seed Doggy Froyo
adapted from mah girl Megan over at Take a Megabite
The only thing I did differently was use some ground flax seed. The bulk section is your best friend for that ingredient. Also all of this stuff is totally fine for your dog. Make sure the yogurt is plain unsweetened and feel free to use non-fat if your dog has a little extra to love.
2 c plain greek yogurt
1/3 c all natural peanut butter
1 medium banana
2 T ground flax seed
1 T honey
Put everything in a food processor and pulse a few times to combine it all until smooth.
Place froyo in silicone molds or do what I did and line a cupcake pan with liners and pour about 1/4 c in each one. Optionally place a pretzel or a little somethin somethin extra on top. Freeze for a couple hours, or until solid. Watch your dog inhale it.