Low Glycemic & Low Oxalate
Green Vegetable Mash
The six shades of the rainbow provide a specific type of phytonutrient within each color group. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and white represent the different antioxidants within vegetables and fruit. Typically, vegetables are deeply pigmented in vibrant colors and contain many beneficial phytonutrients.
Green vegetables and fruit provide a wide variety of antioxidants such as flavonoids and polyphenols like kaempferol and quercetin. Additionally these deeply pigmented vegetables contains high levels of vitamin C, vitamin K, and much more. These antioxidants have been extensively studied for their health benefits.
Green pigmented antioxidants provide immune boosting, disease prevention, as well as anti-cancer benefits. However, this particular green vegetable mash is:
The Glycemic Index (GI) is a method of ranking carbohydrates in foods according to how they affect blood glucose levels. Carbohydrates with a low glycemic index are more slowly digested, absorbed, and metabolized. Because of this, they cause a lower and slower rise in blood glucose.
Oxalates are a chemical compound found in vegetables. There are pets that are sensitive to the amount of oxalates in food and others with medical conditions which requires a diet that is low in oxalates.
Green pigmented vegetables and fruit are often high in fiber and do not contain any starch carbohydrates. The high amounts of fiber helps promote fermentation in the colon. This fiber fermentation helps beneficial gut bacteria colonize the digestive tract as well as produces vitamin K and short chain fatty acids!
Combining highly pigmented vegetables and fruit in the green hue provides a nutritious and antioxidant rich vegetable mash that is high in fiber and low in oxalates. This vegetable mash is beneficial for dogs who struggle with an imbalance of yeast and dogs who have a history of kidney and urinary stones.
Green Cabbage, Cooked
Lime, Peeled, Raw
4.7 tbsp (132g)
Rinse & Soak & Produce
In order to fully clean all produce before cooking, soak all fruit and vegetables in warm water for 30 minutes.
Fully Cook Cabbage, Squash, Broccoli, & Asparagus
Bake, boil, or steam all vegetables until fully cooked.
*Baking was the method used to create this recipe. Preheat the oven to 400ºF and bake for 1 hour or until cooked thoroughly.
Blend & Mix All Ingredients
Cut vegetables into small portions and combine all ingredients in a high powered blender or food processor to create the vegetable blend. Include the raw vegetables, fruit, and liquids during this time. Mix thoroughly.
Portion & Freeze
Add the vegetable mix into freezer safe containers to store the excess without spoilage. Portion sized cubes can be made by freezing the vegetable blend in silicone molds or ice cube trays.
Serve & Enjoy!
Prepare Vegetables for Optimal Digestion Article
All vegetables must be prepared by pureeing, cooking, or fermenting because dogs lack the necessary tools to effectively digest and absorb the nutrients in whole vegetables.
1000kcal per 8.9lbs batch (4.1kg)
This is a large batch recipe (8.9lbs/4.1kg). Divide each ingredient in half to reduce the recipe by 50% if a smaller batch is desired.
10.6kcal per 1oz (28.35g)
Not A Balanced Diet
This recipe is not a complete and balanced diet and it is intended to create a vegetable mixture to use within a BARF model diet for dogs and puppies. Follow BARF model ratio guidelines for recommended feeding amounts when adding this vegetable mixture into your dog’s diet.