I have been wanting to make some doggy treats for Shanti (our doggie), but didn’t really know exactly how… Since I have been mixing leftover carrot pulp from carrot juice successfully in his regulars meals, I thought of making a treat with the pulp as a base. They came out very crunchy and delicious (yes, we also tried them). They are the biggest hit with Shanti as he loves to munch on these everyday-and he is a very very picky eater. Probably the pickiest in the house
4 cups carrot pulp
1/4 cup spinach pulp
1/2 cup flaxseed
1/4 cup almond butter*
1/4 cup tamari
6 pitted dates
2 tbsp smoked paprika
1 tsp black salt/kala namak (optional)
1 tsp liquid smoke (optional)
Mix the ingredients together and use your hands to mix everything together very well. Shape into bite sized cookies and bake them or dehydrate at 115F for 8 hours, flipping half way.
These cookies of course can be enjoyed by both humans and dogs, but I made them quite strong smelling and tasting so that the dogs want to eat them since they like smelly food!
*If you don not want to give almonds to your dog, you can substitute with tahini, peanut butter or sunflower butter.