Easter Yogurt Treats for Dogs
Today, on this finally warm spring day, I understood that Easter is finally coming and I have to prepare for it making treats not only for my humans, but my dog too. Since it’s so beautiful out and Marlo the Portuguese water dog is all hot already, I decided to try making him something refreshing instead of baked.
Marlo always loves yogurt and finishes licking cups after we eat it. So I immediately looked online for recipes with yogurt and got very happy to find that some of the best homemade dog treats don’t have to be baked. I think I will be making only these from now on! Sure, I can get all sorts of treats from Chewy.com, but these are frozen, organic, healthy, and refreshing, and even Chewy doesn’t have anything like that!
The list of ingredients is very short – just 4 of them, all of which I had at home. You might have to get some shopping done if you don’t keep fresh berries, yogurt, and bananas on hand at home. The best part about all of this – my kids will enjoy these treats as well. Hopefully Marlo will get his share before they are completely gone!
Let’s take a look at how to make these simple beauties:
- 1 ripe organic banana
- 1 medium package of raspberries
- 1 medium package of strawberries
- Some plain organic yogurt
One thing that is absolutely essential for this recipe is having silicone molds. I got mine from Chewy and they are very cute, shaped like little bones. I used them for baking and now they worked perfectly for freezing.
The process is very simple. You have to wash and combine all berries and banana in the blender. Blend this fruit concoction to smooth texture. Use a silicone spatula to make sure no big pieces are stuck to the walls. I swear by my personalized kitchen tools, including spatula, from Personalization Mall – I would feel handicapped in the kitchen without them.
Once you blend all the fruit, pour the mixture into your shapes, about half way to the top.
Place the tray or individual shapes in the freezer and let them freeze for about 30 minutes. See, that was very easy!
30 minutes later, take the tray out and finish filling the shapes with plain organic yogurt.
Then place the tray back in the freezer for about two hours.
Finally, after two hours, you can take all of them out of their molds and put them in a freezer bag or container that can be fully closed. Voila! Now make sure you give everybody equal share of those healthy treats and get ready to make more in a few days – talking from personal experience here.
Enjoy and happy Easter with yogurt berry treats!