Coconut Berry Bites

 

This is a fun way to serve coconut oil to your dogs, and the addition of berries provides a super boost of anti-oxidants, vitamins and fiber.

Important! This is not a substitute for a nutritionally complete meal. This is a treat recipe and may be fed as a fresh food treat in place of processed treats.

Basic Ingredients:

 

  1. Coconut oil

  2. Unsweetened shredded dried coconut

  3. Berries - either fresh or frozen. Use blueberries, raspberries, cranberries

Steps:

  1. Re-hydrate the unsweetened coconut in water for about 10 minutes before using. 

  2. Liquefy the coconut oil by placing the solid coconut oil in a measuring cup, and then place the measuring cup in a bowl of warm water.

  3. Firm berries, such as cranberries, need to be whizzed in the food processor before using. This step is not needed for soft berries or soft fruit.

  4. Place a pinch of shredded coconut in each ice cube tray or food grade silicone mold.

  5. Pour the coconut oil into the molds. Fill only 3/4 full to leave room for the berries.

  6. Add two or three berries, or a tiny spoonful of berries on the top.

  7. Freeze until set. About 15 - 20 minutes.

  8. Pop out of the molds and store in the freezer to be added to meals or fed as a treat.

Nutrition Tips:

 

Coconut oil is known for its antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial properties, and is commonly recommended to improve skin and coat health in dogs, combat yeast overgrowth. It's also known as a brain booster food.

 

Coconut oil should be virgin, and either expeller or cold pressed, organic, and GMO. 

 

I like using paw print or bone shaped food grade silicone molds for dog treats. Each of my paw print holds about 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil which equals about 60 calories, so it's important to keep this in mind as you plan your dog's meals and treats.

Watch how I make Coconut Berry Bites!

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