Smoothie Pupsicles

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No, that is not a typo! It really does say Smoothie Pupsicles. That’s right, I made Arlo some yummy, frozen smoothie treats…and he loved them! The only part that he did not like, was that I make him eat them outside. Poor spoiled baby doesn’t like the heat or humidity. Okay, I don’t like it either. More importantly, I don’t like the mosquitoes!!

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They are so simple to make, and have all-natural ingredients that are super healthy for your favorite canine. 🙂  At first, Arlo was a bit confused by them…..

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I smell my dental treat, but why is it cold? He finally laid down and gave it a try…..

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Yum, paper!! He REALLY likes shredding paper. And then it rolled away…..

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That’s when I decided to take the treat inside, away from the mosquitoes! I put it in his bowl, and he just stood there staring at me. He grabbed his treat, and took it over to his towel so he could really enjoy it…..

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That is one spoiled and happy puppy! Luckily, these treat are easier to make, than they are to eat. 😉

How to make Smoothie Pupsicles:

Place all of the ingredients into a blender container…..

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Notice, I used coconut water not coconut milk. 😉  Blend until thoroughly combined…..

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Place the mini paper cups in an 8 x 8 baking pan, and fill…..

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Wrap the pan with plastic wrap, and cut a hole in the center of each cup with a sharp knife…..

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Slide a dental snack into each of the holes…..

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The plastic wrap is there to keep the treats standing upright! I chose Purina Beneful Healthy Smiles because I liked the shape, and the color. Use whichever brand you you prefer. Place in the freezer until frozen solid…..

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Rip off the paper cup, and serve to your very excited puppy…..

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I could not get the bottom to peel off. Once it started to melt, the paper fell off on the ground and I removed it before Arlo could eat it. He’s really weird, he eats paper, napkins, toys, Cassi’s shoes!

Smoothie Pupsicles are a fun way to keep your canine friends cool during the summer! cookingwithcurls.com

Spinach is a very nutrient dense food that is as good for dogs, as it is for humans. This leafy green is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, magnesium, folate, manganese, iron, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin B2, potassium, and vitamin B6. It’s a very good source of protein, phosphorus, vitamin E, zinc, dietary fiber, and copper. Plus, it’s a good source of selenium, niacin, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Bananas are easily digested, high in vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium.

Peanut Butter is a favorite of dogs and contains protein, good fats, potassium, and fiber. It’s high in calories, so I only used it as a flavoring.

Coconut Water is packed with rich trace elements such as amino acids, calcium, zinc, manganese, iron, vitamin C.

Flaxmeal {ground flax seeds} provide Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids which are essential for skin and coat health.

They’re so healthy, you might be tempted to eat them yourself! 😉

Enjoy!!

Smoothie Pupsicles are a fun way to keep your canine friends cool during the summer! cookingwithcurls.com

Smoothie Pupsicles

Smoothie Pupsicles are a fun way to keep your canine friends cool during the summer!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dog, treat, canine, healthy, smoothie, pupsicle, spinach, recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chilling Time: 8 hours
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 48kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 banana
  • 1 Tablespoon all-natural peanut butter
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flaxmeal
  • 6 dental dog snacks I used Purina Beneful Healthy Smile
  • 6 Mini paper cups

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in the blender container.
  • Puree mixture until smooth.
  • Place 6 small Dixie cups in an 8x8 baking pan.
  • Pour mixture into the cups as evenly as possible.
  • Cover pan with plastic wrap, and cut small slits in the center of each cup.
  • Place a dental snack through the hole, and place in the freezer until frozen.
  • Unwrap treat and make your dog happy.

Notes

  • The bottom of the cup remains on the pupsicle. As it starts to melt, it will fall off and you can grab it.
  • Oddly enough there is no listing in the nutrition facts for dental bones so you will have to add that number on yourself.

Nutrition

Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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9 Comments

  1. OK, these are so fun! Our puppy loves to eat ice cubes, so I’m thinking she’d love these! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  2. Ha!! I wasn’t going to say it, but since you did, I will! With as healthy as these are, I might be tempted to eat them myself!! 😀 Arlo is a lucky doggy! Hugs my friend!! 🙂

  3. What a great idea! My dog is elderly, and the summer is always rough, but he would go crazy for these things and it would help him cool off.

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