Purple Antioxidant Vegetable Mash

Purple Antioxidant 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. 

Purple pigmented antioxidants provide the following health benefits:

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Recipe Ingredients

beets

Beetroot

redcabbage

Red Cabbage

eggplant

Eggplant

blackberries

Blackberries

groundgingerspice

Ginger Spice

Purple Antioxidant Vegetable Mash

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Combining highly pigmented fruits and vegetables in the blue/purple hue provides a nutritious and antioxidant rich vegetable mash. Blue and purple produce have been studied extensively for their anti-cancer and anti-aging properties and are considered rich in phytonutrients, including anthocyanins and resveratrol. Anthocyanins act as a powerful antioxidant that protect cells from damaging. Many red and pink vegetables are also rich in anthocyanins, but the darker the blue/purple hue, the higher the phytochemical concentration.

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

    Shopping List

    • 28.4oz (806g) Beetroot, fully cooked
    • 28.4oz (806g) Red Cabbage, fully cooked
    • 28.4oz (806g) Eggplant, fully cooked
    • 9.2oz (262g) Blackberries
    • 1tbsp Ginger Spice

    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 Beetroot, Cabbage, and Eggplant

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

    MACRONUTRIENTS, AS FED

    1000kcal / 5.9lbs batch (2.7kg)

    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: 88.93%

    Protein: 1.36%

    Fat: 0.21%

    Carbohydrate: 8.77%

    Ash: 0.73%

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    Supplemental Feeding Only

    This recipe is not a complete and balanced diet. 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.