Homemade Sweet Potato–Peanut Butter Vegan-Dog Delight for Dogs Adapted from a recipe by Corinne Alexaki
6 cups filtered water 1/2 cup whole-grain rice 1/2 cup black or white quinoa 1 cup lentils 3 medium sweet potatoes, cubed 3 cups or 24 oz. natural peanut butter 1 1/2 cups or 8–12 oz. apple cider vinegar, optional (Vinegar helps stop doggie gas, but if your dog doesn’t have this problem, you can omit it.)
For Each Serving:
1 Tbsp. flaxseed oil (Store in the fridge.) 200–250 mg cranberry extract (Vegan dogs, especially, can benefit from this acidifier to maintain a healthy urinary pH.) VegeDog multivitamin powder (Follow directions on the label.) Prozyme Plus (Follow directions on the label.) 125 mg or 1/4 pill PB8 brand probiotic
Bring the water to a boil, then add the rice, quinoa, lentils, and sweet potatoes.
Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 40 minutes to 1 hour, or until the rice, quinoa, lentils, and sweet potatoes are very soft and well cooked. Stir occasionally and add more water as needed. When fully cooked, remove from the heat.
Add the peanut butter and vinegar (if using) and stir well.
Place 3 to 5 servings (1 serving is about 2/3 cup*) in the refrigerator and store the rest in the freezer.
Just before serving, mix in the flaxseed oil, cranberry extract, Vegedog, Prozyme Plus, and PB8. Serve twice daily.
* Based on the nutritional needs of a 20-lb. dog. Adjust according to your own dog’s weight.
Note:Please remember to introduce dogs to a new food gradually. This means replacing a portion of the current food with the new food and increasing the amount of new food while decreasing the amount of old food over a period of 10 days or so