Strawberry Chia Ice Cream for Pets, Dogs, Cats and Us
Today is Strawberry Ice Cream Day! There’s no getting around it— traditional ice cream isn’t the healthiest of foods. And for dogs and cats, dairy is pretty much a no-no, since a dog or cat’s gut just doesn’t tolerate lactose. It’s not uncommon for pets to experience diarrhea, gas, or vomiting when eating dairy products. For that matter, people can also be lactose intolerant.
Goat milk, on the other hand, is easier to digest than cow’s milk and actually aids in irritable bowel disease, digestion, and diarrhea! It is loaded with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, probiotics, protein, and fatty acids. High in vitamin A, which has cancer-fighting properties. Choose an organic, raw goat milk for the best nutritional benefits.
There are health benefits numerous health benefits of strawberries too. This energetically cooling fruit is a great source of vitamin C. It’s not just the orange foods that contain this highly coveted vitamin, the powerful strawberry does too. One medium strawberry contains 7mg of vitamin C, which is 12% of a typical person’s daily requirement. The strawberry also is a nice source of magnesium, potassium, and folate. Coming in at only 4 calories and no fat per strawberry, this berry is a healthy choice for the entire family, including the pets.
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
|Passive Time||24 hours|
- 3/4 cup Goat Milk
- 1/2 cup Organic Strawberries
- 1 1/2 Tablespoon Organic Chia Seeds
- 1 Tablespoon Organic Mint Leaves
- Place chia seeds and 5 tablespoons of water in a bowl and set aside for an hour to allow the chia to absorb the water.
- Place swelled chia seeds and the remaining ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and mix.
- Fill ice cube mold or your favorite hollow toy with the mixture and freeze overnight.
- Remove treats and place in a glass container in the freezer until you are ready to serve. (16) 2-tablespoon treats. Calories: 15, Fat: 1 gram, Protein: 1 gram
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