Berry Banana and Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Dog Treats

Treat your pup to something special with these all natural Berry Banana and Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Dog Treats.

Berry Banana and Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Dog Treats | girlinthelittleredkitchen.com

Can I be truthful with you?

My dog eats better than I do.

He’s grain free.

He gets his daily allotment of fruits and vegetables

He’s never tasted sugar or chocolate (that would be bad) so he doesn’t crave it.  In fact he craves all those fruit and veggies we give him.

He does have one vice though, he can’t resist the bacon but everyone has their faults.

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My little dude turned 8 years old this past weekend and keeping with my yearly tradition I came up with a new special treat for him.  Some people celebrate their dogs birthdays with meatloaf cupcakes or treats from a doggy bakery, maybe even a decadent fried egg on top of their morning kibble.

I like to give him a little something extra and this year may possibly be his most favorite of all.

First must come his yearly humiliation, doesn’t he look adorable?

Pug in a birthday hat | Susan Palmer Photography

In all seriousness these treats are a party for your pup.

Sir Pugsley loves his fruits and veggies and people are usually shocked when we tell them he goes nuts anytime one of us opens up the fridge for his daily lunch of a baby carrot or to share a piece of apple or banana with him.  Newcomers must be warned if they plan on eating a pug friendly fruit near him they have to share.

In the past my homemade treats were always made with whole wheat flour or oats but as we’ve learned as he’s gotten older that he’s happier if we keep him off grains.  That’s not to say he won’t gobble up a dog biscuit if it’s handed to him but just like us humans his gut has reactions too.

Which is why this year his special birthday treats are made up of just a few of his favorite things!

Berry Banana and Peanut Butter Dog Treats | girlinthelittleredkitchen.com

Not wanting to choose between berries or bananas or peanut butter I just combined it all together into these little frozen nuggets of tastiness.

Think of them as smoothies for your pup! There’s nothing in here that you couldn’t eat for yourself and it’s likely you already have all the ingredients sitting at home.  On one side you’ve got a mix of strawberry, blueberries and raspberries which all came from a frozen bag of mixed berries combined with some low-fat Greek yogurt and on the other side is a banana, all-natural peanut butter and more Greek yogurt.  They get placed into some ice cube trays (the silicone molds are best for easy removal) frozen for a couple of hours and then bring on the happy tails!

They do get a little messy once they thaw so from my experience to yours, keep the treats in the food bowl unless you want to clean up the mess from your floors!

Berry Banana and Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Dog Treats
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Ingredients

    For the berry mixture:
  • 3/4 cup frozen mix berries (strawberry, blueberries and raspberries)
  • 1/4 cup low-fat Greek yogurt (no added sugar)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup water
  • For the peanut butter and banana:
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup all-natural peanut butter (no added sugar)
  • 1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt

Instructions

  1. Add the frozen berries and yogurt to a blender and puree, slowly pour in the water until it is completely smooth.
  2. Fill a silicone ice cube tray half way with the berry mixture (recommended square ice cube tray with 15 cavities) and place in the freezer to set for about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Rinse your blender and then add the banana, peanut butter and greek yogurt. Puree until smooth.
  4. Remove the ice cube tray from the freeze and evenly distribute the banana mix over the berry, smoothing the surface out.
  5. Place back in the freezer to set for at least 6 hours or overnight. Once completely frozen remove from the ice cube tray and store in a freezer bag for about 1 month.
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