Make Barktastic Things With Pumpkin For The Holidays

This post is written by our very own Sandie and Her Human(Charlie) at "I and love and you"

Sandie and I love when the fall and winter come because it means, playing in the snow, snuggling next to the fire and of course all the delicious comfort foods. One of our favorites of those foods is pumpkin. It’s so versatile, super nutritious and is in abundance this season. You can make all kinds of amazing desserts and savory dishes for yourself with pumpkin. And yes you can and should let your dog partake! This can be in the form of plain cooked pumpkin added to their meals or you can get creative! In this post I’ll be getting Sandie drooling for a tasty pumpkin spice smoothie that we also make into some frozen popsicle treats.



Pumpkin Spice Smoothie For Dogs Recipe



Creation Time:

15 Minutes

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Things you'll use:

Blender

Spatula

Silicone mold(for frozen treats)

Ingredients:

1 cup pumpkin puree (fresh or canned)

1 whole banana (sliced)

2 cups dairy free milk (nut milk used in our video)

¼ cup peanut butter

½ teaspoon cinnamon (ground)

¼ teaspoon clove (ground)

Steps:

Mix all ingredients together in blender and blend until smooth.

Serve to your pup in a bowl!

Secondary uses: Make into fun frozen treats with a silicone mold or put onto your favorite “I and love and you” kibble as a topper!

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Not only will your dog love you for making this recipe, you will also be getting some great benefits from... 

Pumpkin

A fabulous source of fiber that can help digestive issues like constipation & diarrhea. It is also an excellent source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C & Zinc which can help with their immune systems

superfood ingredients:

Cinnamon

A great anti-inflammatory that can help with joints and can even help lower blood pressure. Cinnamon also contains antioxidants and has even shown anti-fungal properties

Clove

Antibacterial properties can help minimize spread of bacteria in the mouth. It can also promote the production of gastric acids, which help in better digestion of food

Banana

A great source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, fiber, biotin, and copper that can help boost the immune system, replenish electrolytes, and promote skin and coat


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