Yellow-Orange Antioxidant Vegetable Mash

Yellow-Orange 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.

Yellow and orange pigmented antioxidants provide the following benefits:

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Recipe Ingredients

butternutsquash

Butternut Squash

carrots

Carrots

Yellow Squash

Orange Pepper

Yellow Pepper

Banana

Grapefruit

turmeric

Turmeric

Yellow-Orange Antioxidant Vegetable Mash

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Combining highly pigmented vegetables and fruit in the yellow/orange hue provides a nutritious and antioxidant rich vegetable mash. Yellow and orange vegetables and fruit provide a wide variety of antioxidants such as carotenoids, vitamin C, lycopene, curcumin, alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, and much more. These antioxidants have been extensively studied for their health benefits.

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

    Shopping List

    Vegetables

    • 35.3oz (1000g) Butternut Squash, fully cooked
    • 19.4oz (550g) Carrots, fully cooked
    • 19.4oz (550g) Yellow Crookneck Squash, fully cooked
    • 6.2oz (175g) Orange Sweet Pepper, raw
    • 6.2oz (175g) Yellow Sweet Pepper, raw

    Fruit

    • 3.5oz (100g) Banana, peeled, raw
    • 3.5oz (100g) Grapefruit, peeled

    Herbs

    • 3tbsp (20g) Turmeric, powdered spice

    Rise & 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 Carrots & Squash

    2

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

    Mash & 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 mash. Include the raw vegetables, fruit, and spices 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 mash in silicone molds or ice cube trays.

    Serve & Watch Your Dog Enjoy!

    5

    Use the yellow-orange antioxidant 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: 89%

    Protein: 0.94%

    Fat: 0.26%

    Carbohydrate: 9.09%

    Ash: 0.72%

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    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.