TREAT for PUPS and PEEPS for WORLD ANIMAL DAY!

wp-1474013566328.jpgAs part of #WORLDANIMALDAY (October 4th,) let’s give our furriest friends some extra love!  To be honest, though, I give my beloved pups healthy treats very often… sometimes earned, but sometimes just because I love them immeasurably.

If you’re an animal-lover, one of the recent buzz phrases is “human-grade” food for dogs. Well, with our world full of commercialized pseudo-foods, it’s hard to make heads or tails (couldn’t help it) out of that.  That’s why homemade meals and snacks with sustainably sourced ingredients are so key to our health and that of our loved ones!

wp-1474013571828.jpgSuper quick and super easy… try this simple recipe for FROYO FOR PUPS!

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They are so well behaved, I can’t help but love them more!

INGREDIENTS:

1.5 cups or goat yogurt (I like humane certified brand Redwood Hill Farm.)

1 cup berries of your choice or skip and sub soaked dates

1 cup unsalted peanut butter

1.5 bananas (defrosted from frozen make it easier to mash up)

3 Tablespoons of ground flax seed

DIRECTIONS:

Mash up the fruit in a bowl, add yogurt and mix together.  Add peanut butter and mix again.  Pour into bowls ready to freeze. Sprinkle each with flax seed.  Freeze and pull out anytime for you and your pups!  You can add these frozen gems to your own smoothies.  I LOVE THAT MY FURBABIES AND I CAN SHARE A HEALTHY TREAT!!  If your pup is extra finicky, increase the amount of peanut butter by 1/2 cup and decrease the fruit.

wp-1474013580635.jpgI let Rocky and Tessa lick up the bowls and they couldn’t get enough!

I like to offer extra special treats like this for the times I need to leave the house…it makes them happy and occupies them for a bit.

ENJOY THE LOVE AND SHARED SWEETNESS WITH YOUR PUP!

Follow Rocky the Rescue and his sister Contessa Bear Smith on IG : http://www.instagram.com/rockytherescuedog and FB: http://www.facebook.com/rockytherescue for their ongoing sibling adventures!  Or http://www.ROCKYTHERESCUE.com . 🙂

You can see how much these pups love this treat on a video to be released on World Animal Day http://www.instagram.com/eatscommunity.org !

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DAY 23 – Perseverance bears fruit!

I had so many great things happen today.

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First–my super serious drink was not as gross as it looked!  It was full of fresh grapefruit and lemon juices, soaked chia, and a heaping tablespoon of spirulina… I was nervous, but it was actually fine!  Not only that, it was really energizing after a 25 minute elliptical workout to remind my muscles to come back to life! LOL!

Second–I have the bestest companion in the world!  I cannot seem to upload the video to share the fun, but my dog Rocky likes drinking my juices along with me… It soooo blessed my heart… You can see the quick videos on his FB page: http://www.facebook.com/rockytherescue .  In the videos he is lapping up apple, spinach, carrot, and lemon juice.  The cool part is the second video in which he stopped playing “catch” with me to lap up some healthy refreshment without a directive from me… that really tickled my heart 🙂

Thirdly… I enjoy going once a month to get a student massage at NHI.edu … it’s only 20 for an hour of massage with no tips accepted.  So, it’s a guilt-free way to work out all the tension in my injured back and neck.  Anyhoo…Andrew –a student masseur there gave me a shiatsu massage that was struck me as a modernized thai massage.  It was invigorating, but something happened  as he was pressing upon my core–one of the meridian points near my navel.  Not only was it a great belly rub, but when he depressed his pressure on one point just left of my belly button, something released that sent a soothing warmth that spread across my abdomen and up to my knees.  It was really interesting and calming.  That has never happened before.  Andrew said there was too much energy in one of the meridian points and once it released, the energy balanced through my body.

Peaceful and balanced…. I went about grocery shopping to restock my juicing supplies.  Off I go to keep washing and prepping … 🙂  Enjoy your Saturday!