Siena has a green smoothie every day, and so does Buddha! It may have Buffalo Bone Broth instead of watermelon juice, but the other ingredients are pretty similar. Powerful, preventative nutrients are packed into their green "smoothies" like Kale, Swiss Chard, Dandelion Greens, and Turmeric. Siena's smoothies are easy enough to make since I give her a little of the batch I make everyday, but Buddha gets a very special supplement called Green Juju.
Green Juju is a "whole foods dog supplement made from local, certified organic ingredients. Provides essential vitamins and nutrients to keep your pup happy and healthy!" The owner of this amazing stuff is Kelley Marian who originally started this product to help her dog Bailey fight cancer. After reading her blog and seeing impressive results, I became a believer. Kelley has spent countless hours researching her ingredients, discussing with her veterinary naturopath, and veterinary nutritionist. She's even found local sources to ensure that the certified organic vegetables are picked at their peak with the fastest route to Green Juju's kitchen to maximize the level of nutrients. She created this unique anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, cancer-fighting, immune-boosting power blend out of pure love for Bailey - and I know what's good enough for that lucky pup is going to be great for Buddha, too.
After just a few weeks of adding some greens to Buddha's diet, his eye goop has pretty much disappeared. His coat has an impressive sheen to it and his chronic Giardia? Gone!
Most of you guys already know that we feed Buddha raw food, which is not a new or totally uncommon diet these days. What isn't as well known is that feeding your dog a supplement of greens can really round off your dog's diet. You may or may not believe it, but just read some of the fact filled information on Kelley's website, I promise it won't disappoint! You can even read about Bailey's journey, here.
For you lucky Seattle locals, you can pick up some up at the Green Juju kitchen in Ballard on select days, Petapoluza in Fremont or Scrap’s in SLU, or even give friendly Kelley a call to arrange a possible delivery.
For those of you not in the area, the website has tons of helpful info on how to make your own broth and list of ingredients you can use to make your own. I'll say this though, Buddha doesn't go nuts for my version like he does for the real deal. I have to mix it in pretty well with his food to make him eat it. With Green Juju, he attacks the container just as it is!