Hi! I am an Eclectus parrot owner and I love to cook! Why not be able to share your meals with your fids? I hope these ideas will encourage you to eat healthier as well as enrich the lives of your parrots. Enjoy and happy cooking!!

These recipes are designed to be made for you and your family AND be safe to share with your parrot. Special consideration has been given to the unique Eclectus diet. Please be aware that, where noted, some ingredients should be added ONLY to the human servings. If you have questions or suggestions feel free to add them in comments for that recipe!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Refreshing Summer Treats!

The hottest days of summer are upon us and I, for one, take every opportunity to cool off and enjoy the best part of summer... fruit!  Here are a few delicious and fid-friendly fruit goodies you won't break a sweat over: (recipes courtesy of theveggietable.com)

Banana-nut Smoothie
1. Peel and chop 2 ripe bananas, wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for several hours.  Chop 1/2 C walnuts and set aside.
2. Unwrap bananas and process in a blender until smooth.  Stir in walnuts and serve!
**For a thinner consistency, blend in a little orange juice or fresh pineapple.

Fresh Berry Shake
1. In a blender, combine: 2 C of your favorite fresh berries (strawberry, blueberry, raspberry), 1 C fresh orange juice and about 4 oz Greek yogurt.
2. Blend until smooth and serve!
**Yogurt-based smoothies are delicious frozen for popsicles!

Frozen Strawberry Lemonade
1. In a blender, combine: 3-4 T agave nectar, the juice of 2-3 lemons, 1 1/2 C water and 1 C frozen strawberries.
2. Blend until smooth and serve!

When it comes down to it, you can blend up any combination of fresh and frozen fruits that sounds good to you.  Stock up on what's in season.  You can easily peel, chop and freeze many fruits to use later in smoothies.  My favorites are banana, any berries, melons, kiwi, mango, peach and pineapple.  Use your imagination and keep your family and fiddies happy with a chilly treat!

2 comments:

  1. I make smoothies for my kids out of just juice and fruit but never gave any to the parrots. I'll be curious to see how they "drink" a smoothie! Do yours drink it or bite it or how would you describe it?

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  2. Well... Tigger likes trying anything from my cup. So I share liquid goodies with him that way. If you have a small ramekin, serve it up that way. Tig also loves bobbing for ice cubes. Try freezing some of your smoothie in ice cube trays and they can chomp off bites of it!

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