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Vegan Pups + Peanut Butter & Banana Overnight Oats

I’ve been considering doing a vegan meal plan for our dogs for some time now. And I don’t mean buying vegan dog food, I want to feed them real unprocessed wholesome foods.

My desire to do this comes from wanting to do my part in promoting a cruelty-free world. I love my dogs more than anything, they are my children, and I want them to be healthy. About 1 1/2 years ago we switched our dogs to a “healthier” brand of dog food called Wellness. Originally we fed them IAMS…YUCK! Ever since we adopted Bentley he has had food allergies, primarily to chicken is what we have found. We were able to find a dog food that Wellness makes where chicken is not a primary ingredient. Since then, his puking episodes have gone away.

As I’ve become more invested in my vegan lifestyle, my compassion for animals and the environment has grown tremendously. Not only do I want my husband and myself to be healthy but I want our dogs to be healthy as well.

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I’ve done a lot of research on veganizing dogs, and it is possible.

There are two amino acids and one vitamin that need to be considered before making the switch: Taurine, L-Carnitine and B12. Taurine and L-Carnitine are found in animal flesh and cannot be created by the dog itself. It’s crucial that they get these amino acids through supplements. I recommend Harbingers of a New Ageย supplement called VegeDog. This will not only make sure your dog gets enough of the two amino acids listed above, but also B12. B12 is one of those vitamins that even us humans need, and being vegan, we have a tough time receiving.

**Fun fact: Our ancestors received B12 from eating vegetables fresh from the earth, dirt and all. B12 is believed by many to come from animal sources only, BUT, B12 is actually solely bacteria-based. Animals, plants, and fungi are unable to produce B12 on their own, therefore they must obtain it from an outside source. And that outside source is dirt! B12 is created by bacteria and typically found where there is material growth, a.k.a. dirt and soil. Years and years ago, before everyone thoroughly washed their food (when there was less pesticides and crap used to grow our foods…), humans ate the dirt that came with their vegetables.

The health of my pups is so important to me, and I want to see them love a long healthy life. I truly believe eating natural whole foods will encourage this.

Today, I bring you the first vegan dog recipe (well second) to Shine On BeUtiful. I wanted to do something for them that we as humans might eat as well.

So this morning our dogs ate Peanut Butter & Banana Overnight Oats! ๐Ÿ™‚ And they LOVED it! (FYI, dogs love peanut butter!!) (These pictures aren’t as appealing to us humans, but I’m sure your dog would love them!)

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Peanut Butter & Banana Overnight Oats, the Doggy Version
By Amy DiPaola
(makes enough for one 4 pound dog, one 9 pound dog, and one 15 pound dog)

::Ingredients::
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbs rolled oats
1/4 cup water
1 medium banana, 3/4 mashed and 1/4 chopped small
About 2 Tbs all natural peanut butter

::Directions::
1. Combine all of the ingredients above into a mason jar and let it sit overnight in the refrigerator. Serve in the morning with loves of love and kisses!

**Note: Our 4 pound dog Sophie got 1/4 cup, or 9 pound dog Bentley got about 1/3 cup, and our 15 pound dog Abu got the rest (a little under 1/2 cup).

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If you would rather make this for yourself go for it! I tried the recipe above and the one below. They are absolutely delicious…both ways!

Peanut Butter & Banana Overnight Oats
By Amy DiPaola
Serves 1

::Ingredients::
1/3 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup water or almond milk
1 medium banana, 3/4 mashed and 1/4 chopped
About 2 Tbs all natural peanut butter
1/2-1 Tbs liquid sweetener (maple syrup or agave nectar)

::Directions::
1. Combine all of the ingredients above into a mason jar and let it sit overnight in the refrigerator. Serve in the morning!

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10 comments on “Vegan Pups + Peanut Butter & Banana Overnight Oats

  1. thebuddhiblog
    June 10, 2014

    Thanks for the recipe. I think our dogs would love this! Can this recipe be fed all the time, or is this something that should be rotated in with other recipes?

    My husband and I have four dogs who we recently took off a commercial brand of veggie dog food. We’re vegan, and would love for our pets to be vegan, too, but the protein source in the vegan food wasn’t good for one of our girls. Maybe something like this will be our answer!

    • Shine On Be.U.tiful
      June 10, 2014

      I make it for their breakfast, but I wouldn’t do it for every meal! It’s a great source of protein for them.

      Oh no, poor thing. Let me know if you switch and how it goes!

  2. Michael Lane
    June 10, 2014

    Good luck with that ๐Ÿ™‚ I have cats and unfortunately they really cannot be made vegan. Being vegan myself I really hate dealing with meat. The fact about B12 coming from dirt was interesting, I had never heard that before.

  3. cliftycreeksoap
    June 10, 2014

    Just curious, what is the source material for the supplements? If it’s animal, it’s not really a vegan life-style, is it?

  4. VegCharlotte
    June 11, 2014

    First of all, your pups are adorable! I, too, struggle with feeding my pets meat-based foods. I agree with Michael, cats really cannot be made vegan but dogs are meant to be about half carnivore and half omnivore/herbivore so we do give Scruffy lots of our “healthy” table scraps in addition to his “healthy” dog food (Scruff also can’t eat chicken). I am going to check out that supplement and will definitely try the overnight oats for him! You said this was the second doggie recipe you posted … what was the first?

  5. rawfooddiaries
    June 11, 2014

    Great tips thank you! My girl had allergies to lots of foods, but this one could work for her ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. simplelivingover50
    June 12, 2014

    Peanut Butter and Banana’s, YUM.

  7. healthracer
    June 12, 2014

    That’s awesome! Vegan dogs! It’s funny, because I was wondering yesterday why dogs are considered carnivores, because they are actually omnivores, naturally. Coyotes had come to our back yard to eat peaches, straight off the tree! So I think it’ll work. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. juliemason5
    August 4, 2014

    This looks like my shnoodle! So cute

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