Watercress Wonder

 In Diet, Superfoods

Watercress is quite the powerhouse and often overlooked. Dogs usually love it’s peppery taste. Jam packed full of vitamins A, B1,2 & 6, C, K & the minerals Calcium, Manganese, magnesium, potassium and phosphorous. Only raw Broccoli has more magnesium & Vitamin C. The plant flavonol Quercetin is also contained and is often used for allergies with it’s anti-inflammatory properties and known as Nature’s Benadryl.

On-going research is finding interesting Cancer fighting abilities in this nutrient dense aquatic plant as well as helping eye disease, stronger bones & allergies. It is said that eating some every day can help reduce DNA damage to blood cells.
Nothing is a cure all and it’s all about balance but a little Watercress has got to be a good thing if it’s grown without chemicals and not genetically modified.

I am lucky enough to have a local organic source of Watercress, the powder made from the carefully maintained & much loved tanks is used in our human smoothies, soup & casseroles as well as dog treat recipes.

WATERCRESS WONDERS FOR WOOFERS!

  • 1 Cup Gram Flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour (optional for crunch and taste)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons Watercress powder
  • Chaga tea to moisten, add gradually until a soft dough forms.
    OPTIONALS ADD ON’S

  • Pumpkin, sunflower, flax or chia seeds
  • Banana or berries
  • Rosehips (syrup or dried)
  • Salmon

Cut into shapes once a dough has been formed & cook on moderate heat (around 160) for 15/20 minutes.

Cool and decant into jars until treat time.

The powder we use can be purchased in small batches from……..
https://greenmannaquatics.co.uk/shop/the-watercress-queen/watercress-powder-the-watercress-queen/

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