April 21, 2022

DIY Nutriberries [ healthy homemade treats]

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We all know what nutriberries are. Round balls of seeds, pellets, or veggies that birds go crazy for. In the simplest form nutriberries are made by first creating a sticky base and then adding your seeds, veggies, and nuts to the mix so you can form any shape you wish. 

For the sticky base, you can use any dry fruit and add anything else you want to it. I added half of mashed sweet potato to add more vitamin A to my Eclectus diet. 

You can add nut butter, mashed banana, or add nothing extra. 

Next to the base, you add flax seeds. Flax meal will work better because it will create a binding effect when water is added. If you don't wish to use Flax or Flax meal, one egg white can be added. 

Using a blender make the smoothest paste with your dry fruit mixture. Transfer the bowl and add your seeds, nuts, greens, veggies, and fruits to the dry fruit mixture. The mixture now should hold its shape so as not to be too sticky.

If it is too sticky, add more of your seed/nut mix. If the mixture became too dry and won't stick together, you need more base. The beauty of the recipe is that is easily adaptable and you can easily change it to fit your purpose. 


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Basil eating her Homebaked Nutriberry



Ingredients:


5 dates or any other dry fruit
1/2 sweet Potato 
1 Tablespoon of Flax Meal (for flax seeds) 
Water as needed. 

1 cup total of any seeds/nuts/greens/veggies etc

In my video I used: 
2Tbls millet 
4Tbls minced dandelion greens
2Tbls Chia and Flax 
2Tbls Hemp seeds
1Tbls Milk Thistle
2Tbls Safflower
2 Tbls Oats 
2 Tbls Hemp Hearts

Directions:

 
Add the first three ingredients into your blender and make a smooth stick mixture.

Transfer your mixture into a bigger bowl if needed, add all your seed/nut/greens and mix well. 

Make balls or any other shape you wish 

Bake 325 for 15 minutes 

Cool completely before freezing or giving it to birds.   


  
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Kismet testing the home-baked nutriberry








 

 




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