These frozen blueberry dog treats are packed with tons of vitamins and nutrients. They’re a low-calorie and refreshing treat for dogs all year round!
Blueberries are a favorite dog snack here and not only do I add a handful of blueberries to Odin’s and Finn’s breakfast but I also make sure that there is always a frozen dog treat in the freezer that has blueberries mixed in it.
Today I mixed a whole bunch of berries up and made some frozen blueberry blast treats because we have a warm week ahead and because I needed to use up our blackberries and blueberries before I head to the grocery store to restock.
This is the first time I’m using a small number of cranberries in treats. I’m keeping it small because cranberries are tart and I don’t want tartness to overpower the other berries!
I use these berry blast frozen dog treats as special treats during the day or as a food topper for their meals.
Blueberries are my favorite fruit to use in frozen dog treats since they are so versatile and packed with goodness. Blueberries can be frozen, dried, fresh, or blended.
Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K, Calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium are packed in this beautiful dark blue berry and they also contain phytochemicals. Phytochemicals fight cancer and reduce inflammation in many chronic diseases.
And let’s not forget my favorite property of the blueberry, antioxidants!
Antioxidants fight free radicals responsible for cellular and molecular damage and slow down the aging process.
We always have strawberries in the fridge because I love them! Odin and Finn love them too so we used them a lot in different treat recipes.
Strawberries are full of fiber and vitamin C but they do contain sugar, so they should be given in moderation.
Blackberries are loaded with nutritional goodness for both humans and dogs and they are low in sugar content. They’re high in fiber and packed with vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, and help support the immune system. Blackberries can also reduce inflammation.
Blackberries do contain a very tiny amount of natural xylitol.
Xylitol is an artificial sweetener that is found in many sugar-free products such as chewing gum and is very toxic to dogs, even in small amounts.
Xylitol can also be found naturally in some fruits but the amount is so small that a dog would have to eat pounds of it for it to be toxic.
Our vet has approved blackberries and other fruits to be fed to Odin and Finn in moderation but if you have any concerns, make sure to check with your vet.
I feel that cranberries are an underrated ingredient in dog treats!
Cranberries are not toxic to dogs and when given in moderation they can be a great addition to your dog’s diet and they’re packed with vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. They also have a low caloric content which makes them a good choice for dogs that are watching weight and they have properties that battle inflammation.
One word of caution with cranberries is that have a lot of good nutrition they can produce calcium oxalate stones in a dog’s bladder when fed in large quantities, so check with your vet and feed in moderation.
Ingredients Needed for Blueberry Blast Frozen Dog Treats
- 1/2 cup blueberries- I like to use fresh blueberries over frozen because they aren’t as messy but you can use whatever is convenient for you.
- 1/2 cup of strawberries
- 1/4 fresh of frozen cranberries (I used frozen)
- 1/4 cup of blackberries
- 1/3 cup of raw goat milk. ( I used Primal original goat milk) If you don’t have raw goat milk you can substitute for non-fat plain Greek yogurt
- Cutting knife
- Cutting board
- Measuring cups
- Silicone molds
- Wash and dry fruit.
- Slice strawberries in half
- Add goat milk to blender
- Add fruit to the blender
- Blend until smooth
- Spoon or pour into silicone molds
- Freeze for 2-3 hours
- Serve to your pup!
These treats will store in an airtight, freezer-safe container for up to 2 weeks.
Don’t forget to slowly introduce any new food to your dog slowly and always consult with your veterinarian.