How does my chop sound?

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So I've been making chop and comparing it to other recipes and I just want to see what you guys think, so these are my ingredients for my current chop:

Veggies:
Mustard greens, Rainbow kale (tuscan, curly, etc.), Parsley,
Broccoli, Cauliflower, Green beans, Sugar snaps peas,
Baby carrots, Ginger root, Sweet potato, Mini sweet bell peppers,
Pomegranate(only fruit in the mix) , Zucchini.

Grains, legumes, beans:
Brown rice, white Quinoa, green Lentils, red Lentils,
Mung beans, Split peas, Couscous, Rolled oats,
Chickpeas, Lima beans.

Extras:
Red palm oil, coconut oil, crushed almonds (for extra calcium), bee pollen,
boiled egg.

Seeds: Ground and whole flaxseeds, hemp seed, Chia seeds.

It all has to be very finely chopped in the nutribullet or they get upset at any larger chunks.
I also make them 'birdie' bread; it has about 2-3 tablespoons of chop in it along with their pellets ground to powder and coconut flour as the base.
Any feedback is greatly appreciated :)
 

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Sounds great! How do your birds like it? :)
 

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Sounds really good!

If you’re planning on freezing it, I would not have included zucchini - it will defrost rather mushy and add an unpleasant texture. That aside, no complaints here, lots of diverse veggies in there, both in color and in plant part (leaf, root, shoot). Bravo!
 
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Sounds great! How do your birds like it? :)
They all eat it enthusiastically, though it did take me nearly a year to get my budgies to eat it, all my other birds switched to it easily.
 
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Sounds really good!

If you’re planning on freezing it, I would not have included zucchini - it will defrost rather mushy and add an unpleasant texture. That aside, no complaints here, lots of diverse veggies in there, both in color and in plant part (leaf, root, shoot). Bravo!
Thanks! This is my first time to ever add zucchini but the uncooked rolled oats and couscous soak any extra juice up
 

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Doesn’t quite work like that unfortunately. The zucchini itself becomes mushy in addition to releasing extra moisture. So it’s the zucchini bits themselves that add to the mushiness.

In making chop also, do look to the absorbers to correct for a broken rule. They can mop up in the best of times, but when you intentionally add “unfreezeables” like fruit and zucchini, you’ve already crossed a line that that rice and pasta simply can’t compensate for.
 
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Doesn’t quite work like that unfortunately. The zucchini itself becomes mushy in addition to releasing extra moisture. So it’s the zucchini bits themselves that add to the mushiness.

In making chop also, do look to the absorbers to correct for a broken rule. They can mop up in the best of times, but when you intentionally add “unfreezeables” like fruit and zucchini, you’ve already crossed a line that that rice and pasta simply can’t compensate for.
Hmm, I see, I only added two 5in. long zucchini to this batch (which was large) and there doesn't seem to be a difference in consistency, so I guess I didn't over do it 😅
 

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