In honor of Eart Day and all things green, I thought I’d share my recipe for Green Eggs.
All of my parrots love these eggs (with the exception of Ariel, the avowed Vegan). They are as nutritious as they are delicious.
This recipe can easily be multiplied to accommodate feeding larger flocks.
1 Tablespoon Carrot Juice
2 drops Kyolic (garlic extract)
1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne Red Pepper
1 to 2 Tablespoons Garden Powder by GoldenFeast
(or 1 to 2 teaspoons of Berry Green by New Chapter Organics)
Beat all ingredients well. Lightly coat a cast iron or stainless steel frying pan with coconut, red palm or canola oil. Scramble or cook as an egg pancake, as desired.
Alternately, soak a slice of whole grain or sprouted grain bread in raw egg mixture and then cook for Green French Toast.
USE EXTREAM CAUTION if you choose to use a non stick pan, if overheated it can release deadly toxins into the air that can kill your parrot.
Eggs provide protein that supports the growth of healthy feathers; the yolks provide Omega 3 essential for all cells in the body. No shell please, the shell can be contaminated with salmonella.
Carrots are an excellent source of beta carotene vitamins A, B,C,D,E calcium, potassium, thiamine, folic acid, and magnesium, and have cholesterol-lowering properties.
Garlic is anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial, antibiotic which is safe for our parrots. It stimulates the immune system and kills parasites & aspergillus fungus. It eliminates toxins from body tissues and supports healthy liver function, lowers cholesterol, and helps prevent arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arties). Note: a little goes a long way, garlic is a natural blood thinner, so don’t overdo it!
Cayenne is good for digestion, contains beta carotene, vitamins A, C, B-complex, calcium, phosphorous and iron. It is an excellent anti-inflammatory and helps arthritic conditions.
Garden Powder is made up of finely ground dehydrated broccoli, parsley, corn, carrots, peas, spinach, pimento and beets. This is a super product that can be used to sneak more veggies into our parrots’ diets.
It can be purchased at The BirdSafeStore
Berry Green can be found at most health food stores, and is made up of spinach, blueberry, kale, parsley, cranberries, red and green cabbage, brussel sprouts, okra, papaya, rose hips, pomegranate, grapes, ….
Coconut Oil helps to fight viruses, protozoa and parasites such as giardia, yeast (candida), and other bad bacteria in the digestive tract without hurting the good bacteria, and helps boost the immune system.
Red Palm Oil is a rich source of vitamin A, beta carotene, and vitamin E. It helps prevent cellular aging, arteriosclerosis, and cancer. Red Palm oil is believed to significantly aid in the regeneration of feather follicles and is recommended for birds with feather plucking issues.