Dried Fig Smoothie For Constipation

Struggling with constipation? This 4-ingredient dried fig smoothie for constipation is the ultimate remedy!

Drink first thing in the morning and relieve constipation almost instantly.

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A Fig Smoothie For Constipation

Dried Fig Smoothie For Constipation

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Soothe constipation with my dried fig smoothie. A fiber-rich blend crafted to promote digestive health, naturally easing discomfort.

  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 6 dried figs
  • 1 tbsp of flaxseeds (or oats)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup of oat milk (unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. Remove the stems from the figs.
  2. Soak the figs in the oat milk for 5 minutes. (This step is only needed if the figs are really hard and need softening)
  3. Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until completely smooth.
  4. It should take 2-3 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy.

Notes

I recommend that you drink this smoothie on an empty stomach for the best results.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 235
  • Sugar: 37.5g
  • Fat: 3.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.2g
  • Fiber: 9.9g
  • Protein: 2.2g

What To Add To A Smoothies To Help With Constipation:

A Fig Smoothie For Constipation

When making smoothies to relieve constipation, one of the best things you can add is fiber.

Making a high-fiber smoothie for constipation is easy.

All you need to do is add ingredients that are high in fiber.

Some of my favorite smoothie ingredients high in fiber include:

  1. Seeds (Flaxseeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds).
  2. Dried Fruit (Figs, dates, and prunes).
  3. Nuts (Almonds, hazelnuts, and walnuts).
  4. Leafy Greens (Spinach, kale, and swiss chard).
  5. Veggies (Broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, and carrots).
  6. Berries (Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries).
  7. Avocado

And many others too. But these 7 are my favorites.

A brown smoothie served in a tall glass, surrounded by almonds and dried figs

How Does This Dried Fig Smoothie Help With Constipation?

This fig smoothie helps relieve constipation in the following ways:

  1. It softens your stools.
  2. Creates ‘bulk’ in your stools, allowing them to pass.
  3. The presence of fiber in the smoothie (both soluble and insoluble). Soluble fiber absorbs water and forms a gel-like substance, while insoluble fiber adds bulk to the stool. Both mechanisms aid in moving waste through the digestive system more effectively.
  4. Natural laxative effect, figs contain natural compounds that act as gentle laxatives, aiding bowel movements.
  5. Hydration support, the liquid content in smoothies, combined with figs, helps prevent dehydration, a common factor in constipation.

Possible Effects of The Smoothie

Although this is not a weight loss fig smoothie, you may notice a slight weight loss based on your scale.

Once the smoothie does its job and you manage to poop, the lost ‘weight’ is mostly water weight and waste.

On some rare occasions, you may also experience tummy aches and diarrhea.

I have only ever experienced diarrhea once after consuming this smoothie.

Always consult with your doctor if you are worried.

Fig Smoothie For Constipation recipe

Recipe Variations

I kept this colon cleansing smoothie simple and only used 4 ingredients.

However, I have also tested different variations of this smoothie, where I either added more ingredients or swapped some.

If you are in a mood to experiment, try the following variations: 

  1. Substitute the dates for prunes. The quantity should be the same – 6 prunes.
  2. Add an apple. Adding an apple to the smoothie will increase the fiber content of the smoothie. I used 1 small green apple when I tested this variation.
  3. Incorporate leafy greens. While leafy greens don’t necessarily work very well in this smoothie in terms of ingredient combos and taste, I found that adding a handful of spinach to the smoothie helped me run to the toilet faster to poop.
  4. Berry bliss variation, incorporate a mix of berries like raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries for a burst of antioxidants and extra fiber.
  5. Citrus zing: Squeeze half a lemon into the smoothie for a refreshing citrus kick that may aid digestion and add a zesty flavor.

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Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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