Why raw broccoli? Using my experience as an example, I’ll tell you why… My lab Tyson was borderline hypothyroid and gaining weight. It was important for me to step in and manage some of his activities and diet, as he was getting older. He is now a good looking 10 yrs old, but for a while as he was getting older, he was getting very lazy. And just like people, lazy can be unhealthy. Especially when being lazy adds to your weight.
I had currently put him on an exercise routine that he was able to manage with a good attitude. Never do more than what they’re able, and always ease into it. Look to your veterinarian for a routine that fits.
For breakfast Tyson would have 3-4 baby carrots and a couple spoonfuls of wet food mixed with his dry. Every morning after breakfast I gave 6 blueberries wrapped in a thin turkey slice. As I like to sneak in some antioxidants when he’s not looking.
He lost some weight and had gained some energy so we were told by the vet that we were definitely on the right path. So we were thrilled, no medication! BUT my vet told me instead of canned food add broccoli.
Well raw broccoli did not go over well with my boys, so I decided to make them a little smoothie… And they loved it!
Instead of canned in the morning they get dry food with 3-4 spoonfuls of broccoli smoothie with 3 baby carrots. After breakfast I still like to add 6 blueberries wrapped in a thin turkey slice.
Dinner remains canned food mixed with dry. As they may tire of veggies quickly if they get it twice daily.
The change has been amazing!!! Surprisingly for BOTH my boys. Tyson now shows more energy as he continues his exercise, and his little brother dog who had somewhat loose stools, is now having firm, and healthy looking stools. A win win!!
So I’ve decided to share my recipe with those who think that raw broccoli is a no go!
Try it! And as always I’d love to hear your thoughts❤
Raw Broccoli Smoothie Recipe
1 Giant raw broccoli head with its trunk or 2 small
1 1/2 cups Chicken broth
3-4 Thin Oscar Meyer deli turkey slices
Add to blender chop then puree til smooth.
(Optional-For a boost of vitamins A and C blend in 1/2 a red bell pepper)
Makes 6-8 servings
Add 3-4 spoonfuls of broccoli smoothie to dry food daily instead of canned dog food❤❤❤
**Refrigerate unused amounts
**Small dogs may need a smaller serving
**Safe for cats in a smaller portion (VERY picky eaters- good luck)