I thought Super food biscuits would be one of those treats I made that my dogs merely tolerated receiving as rewards. I even had images of Mugsy my picky eater spitting these treats back out. In reality Banjo was incapable of posing calmly for a picture with these biscuits, and there was a second where I thought I might loose my fingers trying. The amount of drool coming from Mugsy was disgusting, and these biscuits took the place of cheese on out morning walk this morning. I think it is safe to say these biscuits were a success.
5 onnces Kale, spinach and Swiss chard blend
1 1/4 cup of oats
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tablespoon honey (Less is optional)
1 1/4 cup flour (can be substituted for chickpea flour or coconut flour)
1 carrot (optional)
Preheat oven to 350F
Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Blend the Kale, Banana, oatmeal, and coconut oil and honey together in a blender. It is recommended to have the lightest ingredient on the bottom and build up in weight for easiest blending expirience add honey last or second to last to prevent it from sticking to the edge. Blend until you have a green goop.
Put green goop in to a bowl stir in chopped or shredded carrot.
Next add flour and mix until fully incorporated.
You should have an easy to mold green dough at this point. If the dough is sticky add flour, if it is dry and crumbly add water one teaspoon at a time.
Roll out dough by either pressing down on the dough, or using a rolling pin. Use cookie cutters or a knife to cut the dough into the treat size you want.
Put these treats on a baking sheet lines with parchment paper.
Bake in oven for approximately 15 minutes for small treats and closer to 25 minutes for large treats are until slightly browned.
Then Train, treat and repeat!
These treats are a bit of extra work, but the potential health benefits found in the ingredients are incredible, The greens are rich in Vitamins A, K, C,and E so they should boost eyesight, the immune system and even act preventive against certain cancers, whilst the coconut oil boasts so much good fatty acid it is said to boost energy, act as antibodies, flush out virus’s, parasites and fungi, boost the brain, fight skin allergies and make the coat soft and shiny. banana’s are a rich source of potassium, and magnesium bananas increase the transport of protein to the muscles, and regulate the acidity of body fluids. Oats come with a whole hosts of benefits including protein, and fiber, honey is a natural sweetener which is easy to process energy, and flour is just the glue that holds it all together. If you really want to get picky you can substitute coconut or chick pea flour for regular flour.
Are these foods really that super? I don’t know I googled them, and in the words of Fox Mulder “I want to believe.”
How awesome would it be if by adding these to a dogs diet we really could control the deterioration of their eye sight and really prevent cancers, or stop a parasite or virus from ailing my sweet dogs
As much as I want it to be true though, there is contradictory information out there and we don’t have definitive proof either way. The leafy greens also have Oxalic acids which could prevent the absorption and usage of calcium nd shouldn’t be given to a dog at high risk of kidney issues.
What I do know is that my dogs go absolutely crazy for the 10 to 15 dollar superfood dog treats I buy on occasion, and they seem to go even crazier for these.