Today we have a fun that you AND your dog can share…and one that’s perfect for the hot, hot weather that so many regions are tolerating right now.
Our mango sorbet is a yummy dairy-free dessert makes a great ice cream, even if you or your dog is lactose intolerant. It’s a flavorful and healthy treat for you AND your dog!
Can Dogs Eat Mango?
Many dogs love the meat of the mango!
You will want to discard the pit of the mango, however. Like many fruit pits, it contains amygdalin, a compound that degrades into cyanide. Peach pits, apple seeds, cherry pits and many other fruit pits and seeds contain this compound so always discard them and never let your dog play with the pit. (It’s also a choking hazard.)
The skin of the mango, like many fruit skins, can be difficult on many dog tummies, so discard it.
Don’t like mango? You might not have tried the right type of mango; there are over 400 varieties! Once on a tour of a mango plantation in St. Lucia, I remember that our guide said you can never say you don’t like mangoes…only that you don’t like THAT kind of mango!
The national fruit of India, the mango has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine and, although there are many varieties of mangoes, all pack a powerful nutritional punch. Fat free, sodium free and cholesterol free, the fruit contains over 20 different vitamins and minerals.
Substituting Almond Milk
Lactose-intolerant dogs (or people) will find almond milk an easy substitute. Homemade almond milk, made from ground nuts and water (the most Paleo-friendly choice) or a commercial version can be used as a milk substitute, having a creamy texture and somewhat nutty taste.
- 2 ripe mangoes, peeled
- Juice of 1 orange
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- Add all ingredients to blender and puree.
- Pour mixture into a shallow silicone baking tray or in a silicone ice cube tray.
- Freeze overnight.
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