Two easy no-bake treat recipes for your canine valentine
1. Strawberry yogurt treats
This is not only a no-brainer recipe for busy “hoomans,” but it’s quick to assemble, pretty to look at, and tummy-friendly.
PREP TIME: 11 Minutes
YIELD: 20 Balls
· 1-1/2 C. Oat flour (or pulverize old-fashioned rolled oats in a food processor to make your own)
· 1 C coconut flour
· 1 C plain non-fat yogurt
· 1/3 C fresh strawberries (about 4 large)
· 1 Tblsp coconut oil
· 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
· 2 Tblsp dried pomegranate seeds
· ¼ C shredded unsweetened coconut flakes
SUPER EASY RECIPE! Combine all ingredients in food processor and pulse until combined.
Form into balls by hand or make whatever size best suits your pup.
Squeeze tightly! Chill before serving for best consistency.
Since it is his special Valentine’s Day Treat, get a little creative and roll the balls in some additional unsweetened coconut flakes for a fluffy effect.
2. Fresh strawberry heart doggie treats
This is a really simple recipe. It takes all of about 5 minutes to put together. If your pup likes fresh strawberries, then he’s going to love this little gem. It contains strawberries and coconut oil. Both are good for your pup. Strawberries are chock full of antioxidants, vitamin C and also fiber. And coconut oil has antifungal, antibiotic, and antiviral properties. All excellent for your doggie. You should only give your dog 1 teaspoonful of coconut oil, per 10 lbs per day. So, if your pup is only 5 pounds in weight, he should only have ½ teaspoonful of oil per day. My dog weighs close to 100 lbs. So he’s okay with the allotted amount. Do your own math for your dog.
You can either use an ice cube tray or a silicone mold. I’m using a heart-shaped silicone mold for mine. Chop up the strawberries and place a few pieces in each compartment of the mold or tray. Melt some coconut oil in the microwave. I use a pyrex measuring cup as it makes it easier for pouring. Now pour liquid coconut oil over the strawberries and freeze for about an hour or two. When completely firm, remove from tray or mold and place in a freezer bag for storage.. But don’t forget to give your pooch a treat before placing back into the freezer. He’ll love these.
DISCLAIMER: If you have any questions regarding the coconut oil and your dog’s tolerance to it, please consult your vet before feeding them to your pet. Just to be safe. I have no issues with coconut oil and my Golden, but that doesn’t mean all doggies are equal!
Bone Appetit from your favorite taste-tester, Drummer.
P.S. Find other treat recipes here.