Low Glycemic & Low Oxalate Green Vegetable Mash

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:

Low Glycemic

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.

High Fiber

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!

Recipe Ingredients

kale

Kale

cabbage

Green Cabbage

Zuchinni

Cucumber

broccoli

Broccoli

asparagus

Asparagus

coconutwater

Coconut Water

Lime

Wheatgrass Powder

Low Glycemic & Low Oxalate Green Vegetable Mash

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.

  • Prep Time30 min
  • Cook Time1 hr
  • Total Time1 hr 30 min

    Shopping List

    Vegetables

    • 22.9oz (650g) Kale, raw
    • 22.9oz (650g) Green Cabbage, fully cooked
    • 22.9oz (650g) Green Zucchini, fully cooked
    • 22.9oz (650g) Cucumber, with peeling, raw
    • 10.6oz (300g) Broccoli, fully cooked
    • 10.6oz (300g) Asparagus, fully cooked

    Fruit

    • 4.7oz (132g) Lime, peeled, raw

    Supplemental Whole Foods

    • 25.4oz (720g) Coconut Water
    • 3tbsp (24g) Wheatgrass Powder, whole leaf

    Recipe Instructions

    Rinse & Soak Produce

    1

    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, and Asparagus

    2

    Preheat the oven to 400ºF and bake for 1 hour or until cooked thoroughly.

    Blend & Mix All Ingredients

    3

    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

    4

    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 & Watch Your Dog Enjoy!

    5

    Use the green vegetable mash to account for the 10% vegetable and fruit ratio in BARF model diets for adult dogs and puppies.

    MACRONUTRIENTS, AS FED

    1000kcal / 8.9lbs (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.

    Water: 92.18%

    Protein: 1.67%

    Fat: 0.31%

    Carbohydrate: 3.92%

    Ash: 0.76%

    • Water
    • Protein
    • Fat
    • Carbohydrate
    • Ash

    Supplemental Feeding Only

    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 a dog's or puppy's diet.