Doggie Treats

Silk No-Bake Energy Bites for You and Your Pup

Thank you to Silk (#SilkAlmondmilk) for sponsoring today’s post, any opinions expressed are my own. Silk No-Bake Energy Bites – Quick and easy snack made with Silk Almondmilk for you and your pup that is the perfect post-walk treat to power you and your dog through the rest of the day!

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We are already one week into the New Year and while most people may find themselves with a spanking brand new gym membership, enrolling in the latest exercise class, or starting a new diet. I have made the decision not to participate in any of that madness this year.

Honestly, I gave up on making resolutions a while ago and opted instead to make myself better than the previous year while focusing more things that make me happy. Last year I decided to focus on drinking more water and less soda, moving my body more, and spending more time in nature.

The last two were easier to accomplish when I combined them by moving my body more in nature. This definitely fits my lifestyle because I would much rather spend time working out in nature than inside a gym. Plus it does help a little bit that I live in sunny Florida where the weather is nice all year.

Last year I began running again and taking short walks to clear my head and spark more creativity. However, it is not all about my needs, but also making sure my dog, Shakespeare, gets as much outside time to move his furry body as well. I make sure this happens by establishing an easy walking routine that gets us both moving.

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Some helpful tips to help get you out the door with your pup is:

  • Set a schedule – Establish days and times that work for you and your pup. Make sure that you create a schedule that you are able to stick with and try to have the same start time even if your walking duration varies. If you have a hectic day and can only commit to a 15-minute walk, then do it instead of skipping it altogether.
  • Create variety – Change up your walking routine so the same route does not become boring for you and your dog. Walk around a different neighborhood, check out a new park, or take a hiking trail. If you need to take the same walk multiple days of the week, then try to schedule at least one new walk a week to stimulate you both.
  • Get the right equipment – Make the walk comfortable for you and your dog by choosing the right leash, collar, or harness that works for you both. If you prefer to have your hands free, then invest in a hands-free leash. If you have to take walks in the late evening, then get some reflective gear for yourself and your pup.

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  • Have Fun – Relax and enjoy the walk! Be flexible if your dog wants to linger a little longer to smell the neighbor’s mailbox and take in some deep breaths of fresh air along the way. This is your time to disconnect so enjoy it.
  • Don’t forget to #TreatYoSelf – After walking, reward yourself and your pup by having a post-walk snack. I love having a delicious no-bake energy bite that is loaded with flavor and quality ingredients like Silk Unsweetened Almondmilk. It has no added sugar, is an excellent source of vitamin E, and has no artificial colors or flavors. My stomach cannot handle too much dairy and I enjoy the creamy nutty flavor that Silk Almondmilk adds to any recipe…including a no-bake dog treat.

Speaking of snacks…

I will share my post-walk Silk no-bake energy bite recipe for my pup and me. Both recipes include Silk Unsweetened Almondmilk and can be made quickly with the help of a food processor. The human version is loaded with nuts and coconut oil and the pup version contains sweet potato and peanut butter. If your dog is anything like mine, then peanut butter is always a winner.

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Check out both recipes below and if you want to learn more about Silk Almondmilk, feel free to sign up for their exclusive newsletter at www.silk.com/signup. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

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No-Bake Energy Bites

Print Recipe

Ingredients

  • {Pup Version}
  • 1 cup sweet potato puree
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup Silk Unsweetened Almondmilk
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • {Human Version}
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup pepitas
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup Silk Unsweetened Almondmilk

Instructions

1

{Pup Version}

2

Using a food processor, pulse together 1 cup sweet potato puree, 1/4 cup peanut butter, 1/4 cup Silk Unsweetened Almondmilk, and 2 1/2 cups oats until it comes together.

3

Place 1/2 cup oats in a dish. Form the no-bake dog treats into small individual balls and then roll in the oats to cover.

4

Set aside and continue until all of the dough is used. Place in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1 hour to set before serving. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

5

*Consult your vet with any questions about ingredients.

6

{Human Version}

7

Using a food processor, pulse together the coconut, coconut oil, 1/4 cup peanut butter, pitted dates, almonds, pepitas, cashews, walnuts, cinnamon, and 1/3 cup Silk Unsweetened Almondmilk until it comes together in a wet sticky mixture. Form the no-bake energy bites into bite-sized balls. Place finished energy bites in an airtight container in the freezer.

8

Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Allow them to melt for a few minutes prior to serving.

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Got any comments, questions, or other ideas for these Silk No-Bake Energy Bites? Share them in the comments below!


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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Tamara
    January 10, 2018 at 3:53 PM

    That’s so novel! I love making food for my dog. I had no idea you could give them almond milk but YUM. I’d maybe use pumpkin instead of sweet potato because we have SO MUCH!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      January 16, 2018 at 9:41 PM

      Pumpkin would work just as well! I love making homemade dog treats. Unsweetened almond milk in moderation should be fine, but if you have any questions then please consult your vet 🙂

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