5 Easy Frozen Treats You Can Make and Share with Your Favorite Canine
Today is national take your dog to work day! Studies have shown there are a number of benefits to having dogs in the workplace. In addition to being super cute, and stress-reducing, dogs promote more interactions between employees, some of which would have never taken place otherwise. They are great mood boosters, keep you active, and have been credited with the ability to reduce your blood pressure and cholesterol – so add that to your workplace dog pitch! If you’re a dog owner, spoil your canine companion with some of these healthy frozen treats this summer.
5 frozen treats you can make for (and share with) your favorite pup!
1. Frozen Fruit Cubes
One of the easiest ways to make a refreshing treat you and your dog will enjoy is by creating frozen fruit cubes! To create your own, simply slice your favorite dog-friendly fruit into bite size pies and drop them into an ice cube mold. Cover the fruit with water and pop the trays into your freezer until the water is solid. You can use these fruit cubes in your favorite summer drink, give them to your dogs as treats, and throw them into his/her water dish.
2. Puree Pop
If you are looking for more of a wow factor or you don’t want to give your dogs ice cube treats, a frozen puree is a great alternative. Simply blend your dog’s favorite fruit or veggie, mix in some water or yogurt, and pour into a fun shaped mold. Freeze until solid and your treats are ready to go! No time to blend? Here is a super easy popsicle recipe with only 2 ingredients, from My Dog’s Breakfast.
Recipe – My Dog’s Breakfast
3. Frozen Peanut Butter & Yogurt Hearts
These peanut butter and yogurt hearts are not only super adorable, but the perfect bite-size froze treat for any dog! If you don’t want to use yogurt another popular alternative is organic coconut oil. For some added nutrition and texture, you can put some oats and fruit into the mix!
4. Frozen Yogurt
This may not be what you had in mind for you summer sundae, but it is quick and easy to create, making it the perfect last-minute frozen treat. This simple recipe only calls for three ingredients – yogurt, peanut butter, and banana’s. But, you can always add some more flavorful toppings to your dish!
5. Fruit Ring
Okay, so you’re probably not going to share this treat with you dog, but you could make one for yourself if you’d like. This treat is the same idea as the frozen fruit cubes, but the large size is sure to wow your dog and great for if you have more than one furry friend!