SSG Fruit Smoothie
The SSG Fruit Smoothie Recipe for sugar gliders can be used
in place of the fruit portion of the diet. It was designed by
Misty at Sweet Sugar Gliders, to work with the SSG Complete HPW Diet. Our
intention was to make it easy for glider owners. By not
spending so much time calculating ratios, you are now freed up
to spend more time with your sugar gliders. We do not claim to
be nutritionists. We simply strive to do the best we know how
for our sugar gliders (based on the research we have done) and
wanted to pass along the information.
SSG Fruit Smoothie Recipe
- 2 cups frozen mixed raspberries, blueberries,
strawberries, & blackberries
- 1 cup cantaloupe
- 1 cup orange
- 1 cup red apple
- 3 cups papaya
Dump the frozen ingredients into a large bowl. Core and
peel the apple (remove seeds). Peel the orange & remove
any seeds. Remove the cantaloupe from the rind. Remove the
seeds from the papaya and scoop the flesh out of the skin
with a spoon. Chop/dice all of the fresh ingredients using
or knife. (We use a
and chop small batches into pieces about
the size of peas.) Measure the ingredients AFTER chopping
them, then put them into the bowl. Mix with a large spoon.
As you mix, you can cut the larger chunks of strawberries
up a little bit with the spoon. Scoop the fruit smoothie
mixture into ice cube trays (measure one TABLEspoon per
cube). Cover and freeze. Once frozen, run hot water over
the bottom of the ice cube trays, pop the fruit mixture out
and place the cubes in a freezer container or Ziplock
freezer bag. This will prevent freezer burn.
Feed one cube for one glider or 2 cubes for two gliders per
day, with the HPW
Complete HPW Diet
. This can be fed as the fruit portion
of the main
. Some diets specify which fruits you should use,
but otherwise, the SSG Fruit Smoothie can replace the fruit
portion of any diet.
- If your gliders are picky and not eating some of the
fruits, you can try blending them with a blender (instead
of chopping them) and mixing them in with your HPW
or other main
diet. If necessary, add some unsweetened apple juice to
the mixture, to make it easier to blend.
- The SSG Fruit Smoothie can be used as a substitute for
the fruit portion of the sugar glider diet.
- Aside from making your nightly feeding routine easier,
the SSG Fruit Smoothie works great if you are out of town
and want a convenient way for your glider-sitter to feed
- This yields approximately 1.75 ca:ph ratio, by our
calculations. This ratio was calculated estimating even
amounts of the different fruits in the frozen bag mix.
us know if you believe our math to be incorrect.
- The orange in this diet can be substituted with prickly
pear if available, which has a slightly lower ca:ph ratio,
but no oxalates (so the gliders are better able to absorb
- When combined with one of the SSG Veggie
Relishes and HPW
Diet as shown in the SSG Complete HPW Diet, you
will get a 1.5-2:1 ca:ph ratio.
- This recipe was developed by Misty at http://www.sweet-sugar-gliders.com to be
used in the SSG
Complete HPW Diet.
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