The Gecko Smoothie for Your Pet Gecko (and you)
Author: Madison Bright
The smoothie that you can quickly feed your gecko and is healthy for you to have as well!
Hello! My name is Madison, and I currently have 7 beautiful geckos (both crested and gargoyles). Taking care of geckos can be a lot of work, but it’s always worth it! They are such fascinating, beautiful, curious creatures that are lovely to have as a pet! But are you ever stuck in a moment where you need to feed your geckos tonight, but you’re tired and hungry, and just want to go to bed? I feel that way often! So, I put together a snack for your gecko, and for you, that can be made in just a few minutes. It’s healthy and delicious! I call it, The Gecko Smoothie. We shall be referencing “The Gecko Smoothie” as TGS for the rest of this article/instructions.
The Gecko Smoothie (TGS) is an easy, delicious, refreshing, and healthy snack for you and your gecko. It’s the perfect before bed food that won’t keep you up all night in the bathroom! However, it is not all perfect for your gecko. TGS does have some of the important ingredients for your gecko, but it does not have enough of the proteins a gecko needs in a regular everyday meal. So TGS should only be given as an occasional treat. I give my geckos TGS about once or twice a month!
So, what is exactly “The Gecko Smoothie”? TGS is made of Strawberries, Nectarines, raspberries, yogurt, a little bit of water and ice. You will also need a blender. I personally use the Magic Bullet Nutribullet 900 series blender which works extremely well! Here it is if you don’t already have a one.
If you only have frozen strawberries, nectarines, or raspberries, that is fine. Just add more water. There will be details down below in the recipe!
Here is what your blender should look like before blending all the ingredients.
And this picture bellow is what it looks like after blending it.
Alright! Now it’s time to learn how to make it. Right down here is the recipe:
The Gecko Smoothie
. 3-4 strawberries (frozen or not)
. 4-6 raspberries (frozen or not)
. 1 nectarine (peeled and sliced)
. A small spoonful of plain yogurt
. 3-5 ice cubes
. 1-2 teaspoons of water
. A splash of Vanilla (add after giving to geckos if desired)
1. Add in your spoonful of yogurt and about 4 ice cubes. The amount of ice cubes very on how much yogurt is placed in. They should be about an even amount, with slightly more ice than yogurt. Do not overload it with ice, it will be too thick for you and your geckos.
2. Place in your strawberries, add in about 4 of them if they are not frozen or are of smaller size. Add in 3 of them if they are larger or are frozen. Add in your raspberries, about 4-6 of them. For this one just kind of eye it. You don’t want to add too much, but not too little. Personally, I only add in about 5 of them.
3. Slice up 2 small slices of the nectarine. Place only these two slices in, no more, no less.
4. If the strawberries, nectarines, or raspberries are frozen for some reason, add in 2 teaspoons of water. If none of those things are frozen, add in 1 teaspoon of water or less. Blend thoroughly.
5. If it is too thick, splash more water in. Blend it again or stir it yourself with a spoon. Repeat this until a good consistency is achieved. If you’d like, add a splash of vanilla in your part of the drink. Do not add it into what the geckos will be eating.
6. Lastly, pour part of it into your gecko’s food cups, and enjoy your drink, and hopefully the geckos will enjoy their drink!
And that’s it! Remember, not all geckos will be fond of this. Like people, they are picky when it comes to food. If your gecko doesn’t eat it, give it to him a few times to see for sure. However, most geckos will eat this delicious food!
Well, I hoped you enjoyed! Let me know in the comments if you and your gecko found this delicious, or not!
The smoothie is ready to serve in my terrarium!