Beat the heat delicious smoothies for your pets

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On days when the sun is shining bright and it is so hot that you don’t feel like stepping out or eating anything, you pet also feels the same. A lot of dogs tend to become picky eaters because of the rising temperature. If you are also worried about your pet’s nutrition and health, then you need to try these delicious and easy to make smoothies. Smoothies are also a great option if you want your pet to lose weight or manage their weight. The addition of fruits makes them rich in fiber which keeps them fuller for longer and you can avoid mid-meal treats for them.

T r y t h e s e Super 7 Smoothie r e c i p e s t h i s summer and see those tails wag with a lot more love!

1. Very Berry Smoothie

This smoothie is loaded with the power of antioxidants from berries and probiotics to boost your pet’s immunity. You can even make this smoothie and then freeze into a popsicle to give to your pooch!

Ingredients

• 1 cupfresh strawberries (you can use frozen ones also) • 1 frozen banana • 1 cup low fat Greek yogurt • 1 cup skim milk

Method

• Blend all the ingredients in a high speed blender jar for 30 seconds or until you get a smoothie like consistency. • Refrigerate a n d s e r v e chilled

2. ‘Pup’kin Spiced Smoothie

W hen you r pet gets the goodness of taste and health, it sure becomes a double whammy! This easy to make smoothie will be an instant hit with your pooch. It is rich in protein and fiber so will keep your pet fuller for longer and provide all the nutrients as well.

Ingredients

• 1 cup pumpkin puree
• ½ cup water
• 1 tbsp peanut butter
• ½ cup coconut milk
• ½ cup coconut chunks
• Treats – to garnish

Method

• Blend pumpkin puree, water, peanut butter, and coconut milk in a blender jar for about 1 minute.
• Transfer to your pet’s bowl and mix coconut chunks. Top with treats and let him enjoy!

3. Pear Puppychino Smoothie

Loaded with the benefits of fruits, this recipe is perfect for a hot scorching summer. It will cool down your pet and keep him full. On days when he’s feeling low or unwell, doesn’t want to eat anything solid, you can give him this smoothie and see the bowl licked clean in seconds.

Ingredients

• ½ cup coconut water
• 1 apple (diced)
• 1 pear (diced)
• 1 frozen banana

Method

• Place allthe ingredients a blenderjar and blend well for 1 minute or until you get a smooth consistency. If the consistency is too thick, you can add water.
• Transfer your pet’s bowl and serve chilled!

4. Green Goodness Smoothie

Like a lot of kids (and us adults) our pets also don’t like eating greens like spinach. But when mom says ‘eat your greens’ we all need to do so! An easy way to incorporate green leafy vegetables in your pet’s diet is through smoothies. Spinach is extremely beneficial for health, especially if your pet has low haemoglobin or is anemic.

Ingredients

• 1 cup baby spinach
• 1 frozen banana
• 1 cup mango (or any other seasonal fruit)
• 1 cup water or coconut water
• 1 tbsp honey (if needed)

Method

• Blend all the ingredients well to make a smoothie like consistency.
• Transfer to your pet’s bowl and top with treats. You can also freeze the smoothie into small popsicles.

5. Apple and Carrot Smoothie

The balance of fruits and vegetables in a single smoothie – how good does it sound? Carrots are low in calories and high in fiber. They are also a great source of vitamin A to support eye health and for great skin and coat. Ginger will reduce bloating and gas, and apple is rich in antioxidants and nutrients to boost immunity.

Ingredients

• 1 apple (diced)
• 1 cup grated carrot
• ½ cup water
• Small piece of ginger
• ½ cup spinach

Method

• Place all the ingredients in a blender jar and blend well for 45 seconds.
• Transfer to a bowl, top it with treats and let your pet enjoy!!

6. Fruit Punch Smoothie

Summer is the time when you and your pet can enjoy a bowl full of fruits to get your daily dose of nutrients and keep yourself hydrated. This smoothie has the goodness of many fruits – mango for the delicious taste, pineapple for vitamin C, coconut water for hydration and balance of electrolytes, and banana for potassium.

Ingredients

• ½ cup coconut water
• 1 cup mango (cut into small cubes)
• 1 cup pineapple (cut into small pieces)
• 1 frozen banana

Method

• Blend all the ingredients in a high speed blender for 1 minute.
• Refrigerate for a couple of hours and serve it chilled to your pet to beat the heat.

7. Peanut Butter Smoothie

If you want to make a healthy yet indulgent treat for your pet, then this peanut butter smoothie is a great option. It has the power of peanut butter and the goodness of milk. If your pet is allergic to cow’s milk, you can opt for any plant based milk as well.

Ingredients

• 1 frozen banana
• 2 tbsp peanut butter
• ½ cup low fat milk
• ½ apple (cut into small pieced)

Method

• Place all the ingredients in a high speed blender and blend well for about 1 minute.
• Transfer to your pet’s bowl and let him enjoy! You can even add dog supplements to these recipes. Hope you try these smoothie recipes this season and give your pet the gift of good health!