Golden Veggie Mix
Updated: Jan 21
Vegetables provide soluble and insoluble fiber, antioxidants, phytonutrients, and an array of nutrients. Although dogs do not require carbohydrates for their essential nutrients, providing a small amount of non-starchy plant matter can be of benefit.
Fiber is resistant to enzymatic digestion. This allows the carbohydrate to make its way to the colon and become fermented and creates Short-Chain Fatty Acid (SCFAs), which aids in healthy gut flora. In addition, this aids in the synthesization of vitamin K.
Phytonutrients are a wide variety of nonnutritive chemical compounds in plants. Their purpose is to resist bacteria, viruses, and more and fend off animals and bugs. Phytochemicals are a great source of antioxidants that have protective effects. A few examples of phytonutrients are polyphenols (flavonoids, isoflavonoids, anthocyanidins), terpenoids, carotenoids, limonoids, and fibers.
After a bit of planning, this recipe is a sunshine-inspired golden veggie mix. We'll be using all low glycemic index veggies that are all prepped in the appropriate matter in this recipe.
1 medium-sized butternut squash
3 golden beets
1/2 stalk of celery
1/2 inch ginger
1/2 cup bone broth
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp turmeric
1. Cut butternut squash in half. Scrape seeds out.
2. Steam the squash for 15 minutes or until it’s fork-tender.
3. Wash & peel beets, and steam for 15 minutes or until fork-tender.
4. Scrape the flesh of squash out or blend.
5. Cut 1/2 inch ginger off, wash and scrape the skin off with a spoon.
6. Blend the rest of the veggies and add bone broth and apple cider vinegar (ACV) to blend.
7. Combine squash and the other veggie mix together and mix well.
8. Store & feed!