Disclaimer: This recipe is from Robin Frey of Good Nature
Juicing has been a popular health trend for quite some time, and many pet owners are also incorporating this practice into their dogs' diets. However, one common issue that arises from juicing is the leftover pulp, which can be wasteful and environmentally harmful. Fortunately, there is a solution: juice pulp vegan dog treats.
Juice pulp vegan dog treats are made from the leftover pulp that is generated during the juicing process. This pulp is often high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, making it an excellent ingredient for dog treats. Additionally, by using this pulp, pet owners can reduce their waste and promote sustainability.
The process of making juice pulp vegan dog treats is relatively simple. The pulp is first collected after juicing, and then it is mixed with other ingredients to create a nutritious and tasty treat. Some common ingredients include flour, peanut butter, and pumpkin puree. Once mixed, the dough is rolled out, cut into shapes, and then baked in the oven.
There are many benefits to feeding dogs juice pulp vegan treats. Firstly, these treats are much healthier than store-bought treats, which are often filled with preservatives and additives. The natural ingredients used in juice pulp vegan treats provide dogs with a range of nutrients that promote good health and well-being.
Additionally, these treats can be tailored to suit individual dogs' dietary needs. For example, dogs with sensitive stomachs may benefit from treats made with low-fiber pulp, while older dogs may require treats that are higher in vitamins and minerals.
Furthermore, these treats are a great way to reduce waste and promote sustainability. The pulp generated during juicing can be put to good use, rather than being thrown away. By repurposing this pulp, pet owners can reduce their carbon footprint and help protect the environment.
One concern that some pet owners may have is the potential for the treats to be too high in sugar. After all, many fruits and vegetables that are commonly juiced contain natural sugars. However, this issue can be easily addressed by using low-sugar fruits and vegetables in the juicing process. Additionally, the treats can be made with natural sweeteners, such as applesauce or mashed bananas, rather than refined sugar.
Another concern is that the treats may not be as palatable as store-bought treats. However, most dogs love the taste of juice pulp vegan treats, particularly if they are made with peanut butter or other dog-friendly ingredients. Additionally, by gradually introducing these treats into a dog's diet, they are more likely to develop a taste for them.
Finally, some pet owners may worry that making juice pulp vegan dog treats is time-consuming and difficult. However, with a little bit of practice, making these treats can be a fun and rewarding activity. Furthermore, by making treats in large batches and freezing them, pet owners can ensure that their dogs always have a supply of healthy and tasty treats on hand.
Juice Pulp Vegan Dog Treats
- 2 cups Juice pulp (orange, carrot, apple, ginger, etc..)
- 1 cup Rolled oats organic
- 1/3 cup Peanut Butter all natural
- 2 tbsp Flax seeds ground
- 1 tbsp Coconut oil organic
- Preheat your oven to 275° F.
- Blend the juice pulp, peanut butter, flax, and coconut oil in a food processor, high powered blender on low or in a mixer, slowly adding the oats.
- After all ingredients have been added, increase speed and mix until well combined and a pliable dough has formed.
- Roll out the dough and use cookie cutters or press into silicone molds.
- Place on a cookie sheet and bake for about 60 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
- Experiment with different juice pulp ingredients, just make sure it’s safe for dogs and your dog is not allergic.
- Speak to your veterinarian if you have concerns about which foods are best for your dog or before making any changes to your pets diet.
- Stays fresh for a week to ten days stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
- The amount of treats will depend on the size of your cookie cutter or mold.