The weather in LA has been nice. While the rest of the United States suffers under a heat dome, Los Angeles has had some nice breezes and beautiful warm weather. With all this heat, we thought it’d be dope to give our dogs some of our favorite summer time snacks to cool off.
Banana Yogurt Ice Cream Pops
I have a huge sweet tooth, and aside from cavities being one of the pitfalls, so is watching my dog salivate whenever I eat my ice cream. However, whenever I’m itching for something sweet, I’ve lately been mixing together some banana yogurt ice cream for my dog. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 Large banana, frozen
- 2 Tbps natural peanut butter (without salt or sugar)
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- Container of Greek nonfat yogurt (17 oz or more)
- Popsicle sticks
It’s both fun, delicious and will keep your dog from salivating while you eat. For a full list of instructions, check out the link.
Peanut Butter and Blueberry Pupsicles
Mixing together two of my favorite dog treats—peanut butter and blueberry—these pupsiciles hit a different way. Now when making any yogurt-based ice cream, remember to always use plain yogurt. No flavored yogurt of any kind as its loaded with sugar. Here’s what you’ll need to kill it in the kitchen with these treats:
- Peanut Butter (no salt or sugar)
- Plain Yogurt
- Frozen Blueberries
- Milk bones (or popsicle sticks)
For a full list of instructions, check out the link.
Pumpkin, Banana Pops
Pumpkin flavor may seem like a seasonal item, but trust, when you freeze this treat and some banana to it, its delicious. No lie, I’ve eaten a few of these myself and they’re meant for my dog. Still, the pumpkin puree (not the pie mix), but the puree has little to no sugar and provides a flavorful treat for your pet during these dog days of summer. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 Cup of plain, nonfat yogurt. Again, no flavored yogurt.
- 15 oz of pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 1 ripe banana
Mix this together and you have yourself a treat even you can enjoy. For full instruction list, checkout the link.