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8 Dog Smoothie Recipes Your Pup Can Enjoy Today

Written by: Jessica Kim

Last Updated on April 3, 2024 by Dogster Team

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8 Dog Smoothie Recipes Your Pup Can Enjoy Today

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Dogs are omnivores that can enjoy many of the same fruits and vegetables that humans can eat. There are many potential benefits to feeding fruits and vegetables to dogs, as they’re refreshing snacks that are also packed with nutrients.

Making dog-friendly smoothies is a fun and creative way to introduce your dog to new foods. Dog smoothies are also a great way to help your dog stay cool and hydrated on hot summer days. They can also be frozen into ice cube trays or onto lick mats. Your dog will love these smoothie recipes, and they may also just inspire you to make your own recipes.

Please note these smoothie recipes are meant as treats and not to replace meals. Before adding new foods to your dog’s diet it’s always best to check with your veterinarian. Whether the ingredients in a particular smoothie will be suitable for your dog will depend on multiple factors including their age and whether they have any underlying health conditions or are on a special diet.

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The 8 Smoothie Recipes for Dogs

1. Tropical Kale Smoothie

Tropical Kale Smoothie

Tropical Kale Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 1 minute Total Time: 6 minutes Servings: 2 servings Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 2

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Spatula

Ingredients
 

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 9 pineapple chunks
  • 1 handful of kale
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed oil
  • 1 cup coconut water

Instructions
 

  • Peel and break the frozen banana into smaller pieces.
  • Put frozen banana, pineapple chunks, and kale in the blender.
  • Add the flaxseed oil and coconut water to the blender.
  • Blend until completely smooth.
  • Pour into a bowl and serve immediately.

Notes

This tasty and refreshing smoothie is also a relatively low-calorie choice for dogs. Kale is known to be a superfood and is a common ingredient in fresh dog food recipes. It’s rich in antioxidants and is a good source of vitamin C and vitamin K. Make sure to keep this recipe healthy by using fresh pineapple chunks. Canned or jarred pineapples are typically preserved in syrup and will be too sugary for dogs.
 
Image Credit: monikabaechler, Pixabay

2. Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Image Credit: Wagwalking

This simple smoothie recipe is a fan favorite among dogs, as it contains ingredients that most dogs will eat enthusiastically. The honey is added for extra sweetness, and you can omit it if you want to lower the number of calories in this recipe.

Also, keep in mind that dairy makes up a significant portion of the recipe. If your dog is lactose-intolerant, you can omit the yogurt and substitute the dairy milk with goat milk or unsweetened plain almond milk.

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Servings: 4 servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh strawberry
  • 1½ cups plain low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ cup skim milk
  • 3 tablespoons honey
Equipment
  • Blender
  • Spatula
Instructions
  • Add strawberries, Greek yogurt, and banana to the blender.
  • Add skim milk and honey.
  • Blend until desired consistency.
  • Serve immediately or store in the freezer.

3. Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie
Image Credit: Prouddogmom

This smoothie is packed with protein and fiber and will give your dog the boost of energy they need to go about their day. When choosing ingredients, opt for all-natural or organic peanut butter because cheaper brands usually contain added sugar and preservatives. Some brands contain an artificial sweetener called xylitol which is highly toxic to dogs even in small amounts.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Servings: 1 serving
  • Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup cold, filtered water
  • 2 ice cubes
  • ⅓ cup fresh pineapple (not canned)
  • 1 tablespoon organic peanut butter (xylitol free)
  • 1 small kale leaf
  • ¼ teaspoon ground chia seeds
Equipment
  • Blender
  • Spatula
Instructions
  • Remove the stem from the kale leaf.
  • Place pineapple and kale leaf into the blender.
  • Add water, ice cubes, chia seeds, and peanut butter.
  • Blend until completely smooth.
  • Pour into a bowl and serve immediately.

4. Carob Fudgsicles for Dogs

Carob Fudgsicles for Dogs
Image Credit: Longhaultrekkers

While dogs can’t eat chocolate, carobs are perfectly safe chocolate substitutes that they can eat. This simple recipe can be used to make pupsicles, or you can omit the freezing and serve it as a smoothie. It also adds maple syrup for sweetness, but you can omit it if your dog doesn’t mind the slightly bitter taste from the carobs.

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Servings: 12 servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 can full-fatcoconut milk
  • ¼ cup carob powder
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoon peanut butter (xylitol free)
Equipment
  • Blender
  • Spatula
  • Popsicle mold (optional)
Instructions
  • Place all the ingredients in the blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Serve immediately or place the smoothie into popsicle molds.
  • Place the popsicle molds in the freeze.
  • Freeze for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  • Serve the popsicle immediately after taking it out of the freezer.

5. Puppy Spice Latte

Puppy Spice Latte
Image Credit: Sweetsimplevegan

Your dog can now enjoy their own version of the pumpkin spice latte in the fall. This recipe produces a rich and creamy dairy-free latte that’s safe for dogs to eat. Just keep in mind that it does contain a high amount of fat due to the coconut cream and peanut butter. So, make sure to give this to your dog in moderation.

  • Prep Time: 3 minute
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Servings: 2 servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ cup crushed ice
  • 3 tablespoons coconut meat
  • 1 can cold coconut cream
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter (xylitol free)
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Dog treats to top
Equipment
  • Blender
  • Spatula
  • Mixer
Instructions
  • Place pumpkin puree, coconut meat, peanut butter, and cinnamon in the blender.
  • Add water and crushed iceto the blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Pour the smoothie into a bowl and store it in the freezer.
  • Carefully open the can of cold coconut cream and scoop out just the top layer into a bowl.
  • Whip the coconut cream with the mixer until it has a whipped cream consistency.
  • Take the smoothie out of the freezer and top it with the whipped coconut cream.
  • Sprinkle dog treats on top and serve immediately.

6. Power Pooch Smoothie

Power Pooch Smoothie
Image Credit: Wagntails

The Power Pooch Smoothie contains a tasty blend of berries, bananas, and mangoes. This recipe also freezes well, so you can pour leftovers into an ice cube tray and freeze them. Your dog will love eating these bite-sized frozen treats on a hot summer day.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Servings: 4 servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces of plain yogurt
  • 1 cup of blackberries or raspberries
  • 1 mango, sliced
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup iced water
Equipment
  • Blender
  • Spatula
Instructions
  • Place the berries, mango, and banana in the blender.
  • Add the yogurt, honey, and iced water.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Pour the smoothie into a bowl and serve immediately.

7. Carrot Crush Smoothie

Carrot Crush Smoothie
Image Credit: Animalwellnessmagazine

This recipe is an excellent option for dogs that enjoy savory snacks, as it uses bone broth as its base. While it may not suit your palate, it’s still perfectly safe for both dogs and humans to eat. Your dog just might be more of a fan of this one than you would be. We’d advise leaving out the additional salt from the original recipe.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Servings: 1 servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients
  • 2 cups carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup bone broth
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
Equipment
  • Blender
  • Spatula
Instructions
  • Place carrotsand tumeric in the blender.
  • Add the bone broth and honey.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Pour the smoothie into a bowl and serve immediately.

8. Peanut Butter Smoothie for Dogs

Peanut Butter Smoothie for Dogs
Image Credit: Spoiledhounds

If your dog goes crazy for peanut butter, they’ll go crazy for this smoothie. It’s a rich and creamy treat that’s also a good source of protein and fiber. However, it does contain a relatively high number of calories, so make sure to serve this smoothie in smaller portions.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Servings: 4 servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients
  • ½ cup banana slices
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup natural unsweetened peanut butter (xylitolfree)
  • ¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
Equipment
  • Blender
  • Spatula
Instructions
  • Place banana slices, old-fashioned oats, Greek yogurt, and peanut butter into the blender.
  • Add coconut milk to the blender.
  • Blend until completely smooth.
  • Pour into a bowl and serve immediately.

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Conclusion

We hope our list has inspired you to make your own smoothie recipes. All you need is a blender and a handful of fresh ingredients, and you’ll have a tasty smoothie ready in less than 10 minutes. Serving size will depend on your dog’s size, but all treats including smoothies should not account for more than 10% of their daily calorie intake.

Best of all, these recipes are both dog and human friendly. So, you can take a break and drink these refreshing treats with your dog before resuming all the fun summer activities you have planned together.


Featured Image Credit: marijana1, Pixabay

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