Hot Day Frozen Banana Basil Towers by Lucy

It’s sure been hot around here lately, and I’ve been seeing on your posts that most of you have been having heat waves, too. I wish the heat would wave, cause that would at least cause a breeze, right? So what’s good to help with the heat? Cold snacks! Now that’s something to be happy about!

Most of us dogs love fresh turkey and chicken, and you can jazz things up a bit by pairing either (or both!) with fresh basil and green banana slices, creating a delicious and nutritious frozen snack for furry family members (primarily dogs, since it’s doubtful many cats will find bananas enticing).

These are nutrient-packed, bite-sized pinwheel treats for warm summer days, or anytime, with absolutely no fillers, additives, or byproducts — and loaded with nutrition! Mom was happy she got to use some of her own basil plant leaves for our treats. If you aren’t into eating raw meat, you can ask your Mom or Dad to gently cook the little meatballs before using them in the recipe.

Frozen Banana Basil Towers


  • Unripe (green) bananas
  • Fresh basil
  • Fresh ground free-range chicken or turkey


  1. Slice banana.
  2. Place a fresh basil leaf on each slice.
  3. Top with a small ground turkey or chicken meatball.
  4. Freeze for 3 hours on a cookie sheet or freezer-safe pan.

Our treats are done now, and we suggest greasing the pan or putting that non-stick paper stuff under the banana, as ours stuck to the pan. Anyhoo, our treats came out looking like this.

I suggested to Mom that next time (and we sure do hope there is a next time) to slice the banana thinner so that we get more treats. She took my suggestion under advisement. I think that meant OK.

I don’t want to close without letting you know that my little sis Xena is turning five years old today. She wants to do her own post about it on Wednesday, so I won’t say anything more, except happy birthday, Xena!

With many thanks to Comedy Plus for hosting Happy Tuesday, *wiggles and wags* Lucy

21 thoughts on “Hot Day Frozen Banana Basil Towers by Lucy

  1. Chaplin: “Our Dada said those treats look a little bit like sushi! And then he went ‘Mmm, sushi’ and started drooling.”
    Lulu: “He did not!”
    Chaplin: “Well, maybe not the drooling part. But the rest of it is true.”
    Java Bean: “Happy birthday in advance, Xena!”

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  2. Happy Birthday Xena, warrior princess! Hope you have a funtastic day. (I had a 1986 black Trans Am and named her Xena!) The frozen snack sounds good, but my ALex does not like bananas.

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  3. Those treetss look furry ‘chill’ an guud Lucy!!!
    Wee inn start of heet wave here an it iss ugly outside. Seresulee.
    So wee stayin inn!! Wee herd only 2 dayss of heet…well now it sayss til Sunday.
    ***nose bopss*** BellaDharma an ((hugss)) BellaSita Mum
    Pee S: Happy happy 5th Birfday deer Xena girl ❤ ❤

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  4. What wonderful treats. Your mom rocks.

    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday Dear Xena,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you.♪♫

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Scritches all around and a hug to mom. ♥

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  5. these looks great for a birthday, YOUR birthday. Happy 5th Birthday, waiting to see your celebration. beau said you have a great mom, he says his mom doesn’t even cook for humans OR dogs

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  6. that is something super good… and it s enough for hungry pups… we love this recipe it is perfect for a summer party and it looks fantabulous!!! and the best snack for y birthday party… happy happy birthday dear princess xena

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