Feeling bunged up lately? Constipation is a debilitating condition that many feel embarrassed to talk about even to health practitioners. A person is deemed constipated when he passes his bowels less than once a day.

There are various home remedies to rely upon like drinking lots of water or eating lots of fiber, and if they fail, over-the-counter medications are the last resort.

Consuming green vegetables and fruits has been shown to be more effective in relieving constipation than prescription drugs, which may have side effects. For those who prefer to consume whole vegetables or fruits, blending them into smoothies is a popular option, even for babies under one year old.

Explore these smoothie options that you can seamlessly include in your diet to alleviate constipation. (Courtesy: Healthline and Livestrong)

Banana-berry smoothie:

You will need:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup mixed berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries)
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup water or milk

Blend them until they become smooth.

Peachy fiber smoothie:

You will need:

  • 1 ripe peach
  • 1/2 cup spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes

Blend them in a mixer grinder until it reaches a creamy consistency.

Digestive smoothie:


  • 4 California dried plums
  • 2 tablespoon ginger root
  • 1 cup rice milk, original
  • 1/3 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds

Combine all the ingredients and blend until they become smooth.

Chia mango smoothie:

You will need:

  • 1 3/4 cups of mango cube
  • 1 cup Greek non-fat yogurt
  • 3/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp cardamom

Add all the ingredients into a blender jar and blend until they turn smooth.

Green power smoothie:


  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup coconut water or almond milk

Blend all the ingredients.

Kiwi banana smoothie:

You will need:

  • 2 ripe kiwis
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • Chia seeds (1 tbsp)
  • Almond milk (1 cup)
  • Honey or maple syrup (optional)

Creamy oatmeal smoothie:

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup cooked oatmeal
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon

Blend all the ingredients in a mixer jaw until a smooth consistency is formed.