Drinking healthy smoothies is a great way to rebalance your digestive system. If your digestive system is in order, your elimination will be in order. Instead of reaching for over the counter aids when things go wrong, try a healthy, safer alternative.
If you don’t move your bowels everyday, chances are you’re constipated. They may be hard, small and difficult to pass causing discomfort and hemorrhoids. Constipation occurs when the colon absorbs too much water or if the muscle contractions in the colon are weak. It can be due to dehydration, lack of fiber, inactivity, medications or diseases like irritable bowel syndrome.
Next time things go wrong “down under”, give this smoothie a try and be sure to use organic ingredients when possible to reduce exposure to pesticides and toxins.
Yogurt Prune Smoothie
6 pitted prunes (look for brands without added preservatives)
1 cup organic apple juice (preferably fresh squeezed)
1 cup ice
1 cup organic Kefir or organic plain yogurt
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
pinch of nutmeg
Put ice in the blender first, followed by the other ingredients and blend well. Drink and enjoy the benefits!