Left Over Juice Pulp Dog Treat
Have you ever wondered if there was a good use for the pulp that is left over from juicing?
I understand when you look at all of that great vegetable matter, you think, “I can’t possibly throw this away!" It is a great source of fiber. Our leftover juice pulp normally ends up as added fiber in our personal dogs food. But all of that changed a couple of days ago. A new distributor of ours in Miami asked for some unique all natural healthy treats and I thought the juice pulp would make great doggie treats.
After collecting left-over pulp and placing it in the freezer I waited till there was a significant amount (only 3 juicings), I pulled it out, let it thaw and started making these little treats. With the addition of sunflower seeds and flax, I created a jar full of treats that the neighborhood dogs tested & went wild for. This DIY recipe provides great savings over purchased doggie bones, and are much healthier. IMPORTANT NOTE: There are some fruits and veggies that are toxic to dogs. Please make sure you don’t include these in your treats.
Juice Pulp Doggie Treats
8 cups juice pulp (green veggies, carrots, ginger, beets, apples and pumpkin are very good )
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup ground flax soaked in 2 cups water for 1/2 hour
1/4 cup nama shoyu (optional)
1. Mix all ingredients together and spread on non-stick sheets 1/4 inch thick.
2. Score into 1-inch squares.
3. Dehydrate at 145* for 1 hour, reduce heat to 115 and continue to dry until completely dry, flipping once during dehydration. Approximately 12-14 hours.
Makes two trays.