Did you know that one of every three mouthfuls of food you – or your beast - eat exist because of bee pollination? And did you know that we’re losing more bees than ever before because of industrial agriculture practices, pesticides, disease and habitat loss? Well, thanks to the amazing folks behind Project Hive Pet Company, we all have a way we can help! A percentage of their profits go to raising awareness and rehabilitating bee habitat.
Cool dog toys that help to save the bees? Count us in! We’re celebrating their addition to the MODERNBEAST family with an easy, delicious and mighty nutritious recipe to fill Project Hive’s bright and adorable Hive Chew Toy.
HIVE CHEW TOY PREPARATION
To prepare the Hive Chew Toy to hold the filling, you’ll need to plug one end. Cut a ½ inch slice of banana, then press it (cut side down) into one end of the hive. Make sure it fully fills the opening. Place the Hive Chew Toy in the freezer (banana end down) while you prepare the filling.
HIVE CHEW TOY FILLING INGREDIENTS
- ½ C. Peanut Butter
- ½ C. Water
- 1 TBSP Organic Honey
- 1 TBSP Flaxseed Meal
- 1 TBSP Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
In a medium bowl, using a hand mixer with whip attachment (or use a whisk if you’re feeling feisty), combine peanut butter and water until it forms a light, yogurt consistency (approx. 3 minutes). Add organic honey, flaxseed meal and unsweetened coconut flakes and mix until combined.
Remove your Hive Toy from the freezer and spoon in the filling until full. Replace in the freezer until completely frozen. Refrigerate remaining filling in an airtight container for refills for up to two weeks. Our recipe makes enough to fill and refill a large and a small Hive Chew Toy three times.
Then, the next time your beast needs a treat (or distraction), serve up your sweet, delicious and nutritious Hive Chew Toy. The bees will thank you.