St Patrick’s Day is celebrated on 17th March each year, and despite St Patrick being the patron saint of Ireland, we go all out on the celebrations here in America, too, turning pretty much everything green.
This has its historical roots in Irish born British soldiers marching their way through lower Manhattan on 17th March 1762 to a local tavern to celebrate the day with a hearty Irish breakfast, or so legend has it. And in fact, the festival of green was actually born here in the US, not Ireland!
So we thought we’d do our usual celebrations, but with a special guest this year – a canine guest no less! Meet Blu, short for Blueberry, an official Nature Restore doggo mascot. We think you’ll agree, he sure is looking the part.
We’ve created these amazing doggy treats, that we know your pup will love. We used Nature Restore Organic Milk Thistle Powder which is completely safe and healthy for pets. It has a mild nutty flavor that dogs go “nuts” for and it has the added bonus of benefitting the health of your dog’s liver. (It’s also a great supplement for humans, especially the morning after the night after one or two alcoholic beverages too many…)
The added peanut butter is also irresistible to dogs, just make sure you use one that doesn’t contain the artificial sweetener xylitol, as xylitol is toxic to dogs.
Ingredients2 cups of spinach
1 banana (sliced into small chunks)
1 green apple (chopped into small pieces)
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp Nature Restore Organic Milk Thistle Powder
Water as needed
Add all of the ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until you achieve a smooth paste like texture. You may need to add water a teaspoon or so at a time if the mixture is too dry.
Spoon the final mixture into molds of your choice and pop them into the freezer until frozen.
Makes 12 treats.
Keep these doggy delights in the freezer and pop one out of the mold for them to enjoy. And don’t forget to send us your pictures or tag us in your canine St Patrick celebrations – the greener, the better!