Recipe: Puppy Puddin’ Parfait

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The word “chia” might make you think of the word “pet,” but did you know that chia seeds don’t only grow adorable plant pets, but are also a great healthy choice for your real-life pup as well?

Packed with healthy omega-3s, chia seeds are a great choice for your dog’s skin, coat and overall well-being. In this recipe, we’ve paired the seeds with another healthy, immune-boosting ingredient: coconut milk. It’s so tasty and healthy you’ll want to share!

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Ingredients:

  • Just under 1⁄2 cup chia seeds
  • 1 can UNSWEETENED coconut milk —you can also use low-sodium chicken or beef broth, or even water.
  • Dog-friendly fruit, such as raspberries

Directions:

  1. Pour coconut milk in a bowl. It can firm up, so mix until it is smooth and liquidy.
  2. Add chia seeds and stir.
  3. Leave out for 20 to 30 minutes and stir occasionally.
  4. Chia seeds should absorb liquid and turn into a thick pudding. Add seeds or liquid as needed to reach desired consistency.
  5. Top with fruit and serve.
  6. Keep pudding chilled — it can be kept for up to a week in the fridge.

As always, check with your vet before giving to your dogs! For human enjoyment, top with a little bit of honey for added sweetness.

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