Digestive Issues: Smoothies To The Rescue

Digestive Issues Smoothies To The RescueSmoothies made with ingredients that aid digestion can improve nutritional absorption and the health of the digestive system. For people with digestive disorders or inflammatory bowel diseases, digestion-friendly smoothies can be a godsend. The key is avoiding digestion-unfriendly foods and including digestion-friendly foods in your smoothies.

Did you know that more people take pharmaceutical drugs for digestive problems and diseases than any other health issue? Digestive issues are an epidemic, and come in many different forms such as constipation, indigestion, acid reflux, ulcers, Crohn’s, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), GERD, and Celiac disease. If you don’t like the idea of taking a drug (that usually comes with negative side effects) to alleviate your digestive problems, then smoothies may be the answer.

Below you’ll find tips and ideas for making digestion-friendly smoothies and three smoothie recipes crafted for optimal digestion.

Smoothies are the prefect solution to digestive issues because they allow you to get the vitamins and minerals your body desires in an assimilable form that doesn’t overly tax your digestive system. Health gurus often recommend one smoothie or liquid meal a day simply to give your digestive system a break.

Digestive Friendly Smoothie Tips

Eat smaller and more frequent meals. Smoothies are the perfect solution for digestion issues, because you can enjoy a nutritious and tasty “snack” that provides the foods and liquids that improve digestion and boost nutrition.

Use apple cider, not apple juice. Fresh organic cider is made from pressed apples and is usually pasteurized. It does not contain added sugar or other ingredients. Apple juice sold in the U.S. often comes from other countries and contains additional sugar and other additives – and sometimes harmful ingredients such as arsenic-based pesticide residue.

Watch out for protein powders. Many protein powders, especially those that are heavily whey-based, can disrupt digestion and irritate the stomach lining and intestines. Better sources of protein include kefir and yogurt, which are fermented dairy products containing live bacteria and the “food” the bacteria needs to grow and thrive.

Include kefir and yogurt. These are both dairy products made from cultured milk, but each contains different types of useful bacteria. Yogurt, especially acidophilus yogurt, includes bacteria that improve digestion and feed the friendly bacteria that live in the intestines. Kefir, though, is enzyme-rich and includes other strains of friendly bacteria that are not typically found in yogurt. These bacteria can actually colonize the intestines, and kefir includes yeast strains that can eliminate or control pathogenic yeasts in the digestive system. For many people, kefir is also easier to digest than yogurt.

Eat your avocados. Just one medium-size avocado contains about 15 grams of fiber, and avocados are easily digested. Many sources of “good fats” and oils are not easily digested, but avocados prove the exception.

Easy on the fresh fruits and vegetables. High-fiber foods, especially fresh vegetables and fruits, are the foundation of a healthy diet for most people. But these are the items – along with greasy foods and certain other triggers – that can disrupt digestion and exacerbate symptoms for people with digestive disorders and inflammatory bowel disease. Cooked or canned fruit is far easier to digest. Focusing on the “safe” fruits and vegetables will provide nutrition – and flavor – without causing digestion difficulties.

Focus on digestion-friendly ingredients. Nutritious foods that improve digestion include avocados, cucumbers, peppermint, ginger, lemon, and fennel.

  • Fennel seed is particularly helpful with digestion; crush a spoonful of the seeds and pour a cup of hot water over them. Let this steep till it’s cool, then strain it through a coffee filter. Stir in lemon or honey if you prefer, then add the fennel tea to a smoothie. It’s especially tasty with avocado or cucumber.
  • Fruits that are good for digestion include bananas, pears, melons, and berries. Pears and apples are both rich in pectin, which is soothing for the digestive system. Bananas are a nutritious addition to many smoothies, and they are easily digestible.
  • Red beets are loaded with potassium and magnesium – and good fiber. For maximum flavor and nutrition, buy small fresh red beets and steam them, unpeeled, with several inches of the tops left on. Remove the roots and tops and slip the peels off while the beets are still warm.

Consider acacia powder. Heather’s acacia powder is available at helpforibs.com and provides a safe, soluble fiber supplement that improves digestion and reduces symptoms for persons with IBS and inflammatory bowel disease.

Smoothie Recipes for Good Digestion

Chilled Green Smoothie

  • 1 cup cubed honeydew melon
  • 3/4 cup peeled, seeded, and cubed fresh cucumber
  • 1/2 cup plain acidophilus yogurt
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice and/or a dash of ground cloves (optional)

Pectin-Rich Fruit Smoothie

  • 1 cup fresh organic apple cider
  • 1 fresh pear, peeled and cored and cubed
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon raw organic honey
  • A dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, or ground mace (optional)

Mineral-Rich Red Beet Smoothie

  • 1 cup plain kefir
  • 1 cup steamed and peeled red beets, chilled
  • 1 tablespoon raw organic honey
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • A dash of cinnamon

For each smoothie recipe above, add the ingredients into your high speed blender and blend until nice and smooth.

Additional Information on Digestion

One of the oldest and time tested remedies for treating digestive problems is the consumption of stocks and broths. Check out my in-depth article: Bone Broth – Traditional and Superior Superfood.

Many people have healed their gut and associated ailments by following the GAPS diet. Click here to learn about the GAPS diet.

Another excellent resource for healing your gut is Konstantin Monastyrsky’s site gutsense.org.

Fermented foods are great for digestion. Kefir and yogurt were mentioned above. Here’s a few others to consider: sauerkraut, kombucha, miso, tempeh, and pickled vegetables.

For those who suffer from heartburn or GERD, this article offers some great advice on alleviating the symptoms: Get rid of heartburn and GERD forever in three simple step.

Please leave a comment below if you have experience or advice dealing with digestive issues, or a good smoothie recipe for digestion.


105 Responses to Digestive Issues: Smoothies To The Rescue

  1. Jeanie #

    May I get the free smoothie recipe book? Thanking you in advance!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Sure, Jeanie, check your email :)

      • Hi Ryan..I have Adhesions and bowel obstruction, after having a hysterectomy 5 years ago, due to Endometriosis..Will any of your smoothies help me??..Thanking you in advance..

        • Ryan Carmody #

          Hi Nicole, I wish I could answer “yes, my smoothies will help”, but I really don’t know and am not qualified to answer that question. Have you been given direction on what to eat from a qualified medical professional? You’re certainly free to try these smoothies to see if they’ll help. I also recommend exploring the GAPS diet – a gut healing diet.

          • Hi Ryan..My Doctor suggested a low fiber diet, which i’m on presently..I am now at 173lbs, having eaten white bread, etc, for months and really want to lose about 40lbs..I’ve also signed up with the GAPS diet plan..Hoping it helps..Will start your smoothie soon..Thanking you so much for your for your advice and suggestions. Nicole

          • Cynthia #

            I have been having trouble from the scar tissue & adhesions. Hemoriods too. I read something a few weeks ago, looking of a way to help, wondered if smoothies would. I ran across this lady’s blog, fantastic! She was having years of trouble too. After her smoothie, her most valuable thing she said & WORKED was to use a squaty potty. Lol. A what!? Anyway I rigged on, it’s just a stool for ur feet, about 6.2″ from ground. Have a seat, feet up & just hang out. DON NOT PUSH OR STRAIN. Mine just came out,sometimes not even knowing it. I’d been using miralax, nothing. I mentioned to my cousin an out the potty thing, she doesn’t have big problems, but, she got herself one,(u can just use a chap plastic step stool as used by kids to reach say sink) don’t go get one from bed bath & beyond. She txt, said she tried it…& WOW!! She was so impressed. So, get those smoothies, a stool, prob a good book, as the lady said sit for 15 mins, tho I’ve never had to sit that long. Good luck. I’d just been in the hospital for a BP med that caused an infection in my bowels, felt like an obstructive bowel. Was there for 5 days. This is the first thing of all I’ve tried, that has actually worked. I still have a few days, not so much, but PLEASE, I’m so understanding of your problem as mine is from the same type problems, I’d try the two things. Good luck!!

      • Sharon Gardner #

        Hey Ryan, I have Gerd, FMS, Diabetes, controlled by diet NOT meds. Allergies to: MSG, Milk, Soy, Tofu, Yogurt & Silk….Phew! :-) 62 yrs young but need a pick me up energy, low iron & potassium…..

    • Barbara page #

      I need this for swallowing have ms thank you

  2. Debbie #

    Hi Ryan,

    I could not get the link to work. I even tried copying to the browser. I would love a smoothie recipe book, please. I read that Mango is a good fruit to include and also Papaya for digestive issues. Is this true? Thanks for your help.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Debbie,

      I sent you an email containing my smoothie eBook. Papaya promotes digestive health and intestinal cleansing and mango also supports healthy digestion, for most people. If your digestive track is severely compromised you may have to take it easy on these fruits.


      • chantelle #

        Hi. My husband has ibs. I bought a blender today. Do you have recipes that I can use to help him. He bloats terribly. Thanks

    • Elyse Farnum #

      Hi Ryan
      Reading some of this and it very much interests me…. how do I get some recipes also. My e-mail is elysef517@yahoo.com.
      Thank you, Elyse

      • Ryan Carmody #

        Just signed you up for my free newsletter, Elyse. You’ll get an email to confirm and receive by e-book. My site contains over 200 recipes.

  3. jennifer mckee #

    Hi Ryan. My dad is having a gastoscopy tomorrow at 3pm. His surgeon said he could have a smoothie at 9am, as he is diabetic and quite ill at the moment with cancer. What is a good smoothie for him to drink that will digest quickly so that his stomach will essentionally be empty in time for the gastoscopy? He had an esophoagectomy 4 years ago (just to complicate things) so his stomach is not in the usual spot, and he has to be careful with fibre. If you can help with a suggestion, that would be great.

    Also, could I get your smoothie recipe book? I drink them all the time.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Jennifer,

      Fortunately, most smoothies digest and pass through your system pretty quickly. Here’s a basic recipe for your dad:

      1 cup water
      1/2 fresh or frozen banana or 1/2 avocado (for even less sugar)
      1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
      1 tablespoon coconut oil
      A dash of cinnamon

      Feel free to increase the amount of each ingredient if he’d like a larger serving.

      I just sent you an email to confirm your subscription to my free email newsletter and get instant access to my recipe eBook.

      A recent post of mine might be of interest:


      Good luck to you and your Dad.


  4. Linda Donaldson #

    I have a quick question – I am allergic to bananas, what would be a good substitute in these recipes calling for bananas?? Thanks!!


    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Linda, that’s an easy one – avocado. Cheers, Ryan.

    • Marie #

      Hi Ryan! Could you kindly send me the free smoothie recipe book to my email?
      Thank you in advance.
      Bless you.

      • Ryan Carmody #

        It’s on its way, Marie.

  5. Jacque Downing #

    I’ve been told that adding yogurt to a fruit smoothie impedes to effectiveness of the enzymes of the fruit, Is this really a factor that I need to consider?

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Jacque,

      In some food combining circles consuming yogurt with sour fruit is advised against. I would only avoid this if you personally notice sluggish digestion. Listen to your body.


  6. sara #

    I have been suffering from gerd for almost a year now and on medication
    what kind of smoothie would be good for my condition?

    thank you

  7. Sherry #

    Hi Ryan, I am excited to try your recipes. I was recently diagnosed with Gastroparesis, and fiber is a problem. I have found that some recommendations for IBS and other disorders are not appropriate for my condition.

    Will the acacia powder be okay for me?
    Are there any other modifications that I should make to your stomach-soothing smoothies?

    Also, please send the free recipe book. The link did not work for me.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Sherry,

      It’s hard to say how you’d fare on the acacia powder. It’s dietary soluble fiber; not insoluble fiber, therefore it might not be appropriate for your condition. You could always reach out to helpforibs.com and ask them.

      I would try the Stomach Soothing Smoothie as is and see how you do. After that I would look at incorporating additional demulcents into your diet. The biggest thing is to listen to your body – it knows best.

      eBook on its way.


  8. Div #

    Thanks Ryan, I experienced some really bad heart burn and digestive issues for last 3 weeks and this article is really helpful… Although I already started my day with the black berries, banana smoothie today with a small addition of 1 tsp organic flaxseeds..will see how the day goes by without hopefully any stomach issues….fingers crossed…any other suggestions are welcome

    Can you also please email me the free recipe book, I registered but could not get through the link

    • Ryan Carmody #

      You’re welcome, Div. I hope your day was free of any digestive discomfort. There is one thing I failed to mention in this blog post, which I’ll add shortly, the GAPS diet. Its helped many people heal digestive issues. For info on GAPS:


      Free smoothie recipe eBook will arrive in your inbox shortly :)


  9. patricia #

    I would like to have the free receipts book. Working at a hospital patients with its.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Patricia,

      I just signed you up for my newsletter to receive my recipes eBook.


  10. Nancy #

    Just wondering I have bad burning in my tummy and my throat is so bad. I have tried many prescribed meds, but nothing is helping. Is there any type of smoothie or natural fruit or vegetables that could help me out. I am so desperate to eliviate this burning. It has been going on for about 20 now my tongue went numb and now that the feeling is back it feels like it has been burnt with some hot liquid. I have had this for several months with the tongue. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Nancy,

      I’m really sorry to hear about your situation. Unfortunately, it sounds like this is beyond the scope of my knowledge. A couple things do come to mind though, aloe vera and raw honey. Both can aid is soothing damaged or burnt skin. This article may be helpful too:


      It sounds like you should work with a qualified medical professional.


    • Twila #


      I used to suffer from a burning tongue, esophagus, and abdominal pain until I began taking a compounded powder form of Nystatin. My doctor has me mix the Nystatin with a small amount of water, then swish and swollow. My MD had me do this for 2 to 3 months, and all the burning sensations are gone. My MD did not recommend the sugary premixed liquid Nystatin whereas a different MD did, and it did not treat the symptoms like the powdered compounded Nystatin. The compounded form is a special order medication at Walgreens. Best health to you!!

  11. Myrna Knight #

    Hello Ryan I would like to try your drinks however I am concern because I have a problem with abdominal gas. I do not drink or eat dairy products.
    Could you please send me some recipe that would help my digestive system but would not give me gas and that I can include ginger. I was told ginger is very good for the digestion.
    Looking forward to hear from you.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Myrna,

      I would start with the recipes above, although remove any dairy if that’s problematic. You could use a coconut water kefir or coconut based yogurt. See my post on stomach soothing smoothies for additional ideas:


      Ginger is great for digestion and can be incorporated into most smoothies. You’ll have to experiment with the ingredients above until you find a combination that works for you.


  12. sarah #

    wow just want to say thanks great help!!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      You’re welcome, Sarah :)

  13. claudia vazquez #

    Hello. I have a question. I was told I have multiple stones in my gallbladder and also kidney. I am waiting for a surgery and want to take care of myself as much as I can. What smoothies could benefit me and also can I add coconut oil, coconut water and or coconut milk to my smoothies? Thank you in advance. I appreciate your answer.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Claudia,

      I’m really not in a position to give medical advice. However, if I was you I would consult an alternative health practitioner such as a homeopath or naturopath and try to avoid surgery. Check out my Detox smoothies, those may provide some relief. You may want to use coconut oil sparingly if your gallbladder is bothering you. Coconut water and milk are fair game.


  14. Penny #

    Hi Ryan – I am in a Crohns flare and on massive amounts of steroids. I am surviving on smoothies that have kale, spinach, frozen fruit, milk, avocado and lots of water. I try solid food once a day – usually a home-made really thin flatbread with olive oil, spinach and cheese on top. Some yogurt every day. I pass gas, but only really soft stool about once every 8 days – on that day I am often in the washroom. Can you give me some smoothie advice please as well as the recipe book? I am on week two of not wanting to eat other than my smoothies…… Many thanks, Penny

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Penny,

      I just emailed my smoothie recipe eBook to you. In addition to the information in this post please see my article on stomach soothing smoothies:


      The ingredients you listed are all good. If you’re subsisting on smoothies make sure to get enough healthy fats – avocado and coconut oil. Gelatin is another ingredient you might consider for your digestive system and to ensure you get ample protein:



    • Twila #

      Hi Penny,

      I’m not sure if you’ve ever tried psyllium husk or not. If not, I’d like for you to know that I began taking two teaspoons one to two times daily, and I feel so much better and healthier since taking it. Now I have normal daily bowel movements! Good luck and take great care!!

  15. Mari Beckstrom #

    Hi, I had a resection of my terminal ileum along with with proximal right colon, would your recipes for digestion work for me? and can any of them aid me in losing weight? Thank you! Mari

  16. Summer Meredith #

    Hello, my mom has a lot of stomach and digestive problems. Is there a specific smoothie recipe that could help out with that? Thank you!

  17. sharlecia pugshely #


    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Sharlecia,

      While smoothies can offer some relief I highly recommend the GAPS diet for healing any digestive issues. I recently reread the book and am convinced the GAPS diet is the best way to resolve digestive issues.



  18. archie #

    I’m in trouble with u c ulcerative colitis can u please help me please please is been around 12years nou please help I ve tried cinamon honey fennel seed now I’m using beetroot I don’t know what to do

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Archie,

      While smoothies can offer some relief I highly recommend the GAPS diet for healing any digestive issues. I recently reread the book and am convinced the GAPS diet is the best way to resolve digestive issues.



      • archie #

        Hi Ryan Carmody, I feel much better while I am using herbs like ginger, cinnamon, fennel seed, turmeric, curcumin, cayenne pepper, coriander, and moringa for this ulcerative colitis.

  19. Tequilla #

    Hello, Ive been suffering with ulcers and lost a lot of weight , I have to use smoothies as my meal provider. Please send me a copy of the smoothie book so can know how to begin. Thank you so much

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Check your email, Tequilla. Good luck!

  20. Mary #

    Hi, my husband recently had open heart surgery and was on antibiotics and long story short, developed c-diff infection. He is now on a second round of vancomycin. He tried one type of strong probiotic to try to repopulate with good yeast but he can’t tolerate it. Any suggestions? Don’t want to see him on antibiotics forever and he needs a low sodium heart friendly diet. Thanks.

  21. Susan #

    I recently was diagnosed with gastroparesis and am wondering if there are any smoothie recipes that I may try, I have been told no raw fruits or veggies and am having a hard time tolerating yogurt.
    Thank you!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Susan,

      It sounds like most or all smoothies don’t work well for you right now. I highly recommend the GAPS diet for healing any issues like this.


  22. Pam #

    I think I have mold poisoning from all the flooding and my house has flooded as well. What are some good smoothies to kill the bad bacteria in my body???

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Pam,

      I’m not sure what ingredients you should consume to specifically address mold toxins in your body. I recommend checking out this new documentary and resources on this site:



  23. Mar #

    I would like to let this forum know about 3 things:

    1) I am not a doctor and I am not giving anyone advice on what to do or how to treat any disease process or health issue. Just sharing information and experiences in my own health journey.

    2) Kefir has changed my husband’s and my gut health. My husband had terrible GERD and was taking up to 2 Nexium a day. I bought milk kefir grains and have been growing MK grains, making kefir w/ 2% milk and drinking kefir smoothies every day. My husband no longer has GERD or heartburn problems. I no longer have sugar/carb cravings at night.

    3) My mother is very allergic to kefir. After about a month of making kefir, my mom came to visit. I had made a kefir smoothie with strawberries. I let her take the first sip. She immediately started sneezing and coughing. We thought maybe it was the strawberries. Then, I asked her to taste just the straight kefir liquid. She took a tiny taste from a baby spoon dipped in the kefir. Again, she started coughing and she said the outside of her throat was itching. I immediately gave her liquid Benadryl and she was OK after about 10 minutes. YIKES! No more kefir for mom!

    I posted this on a kefir grains group on Facebook and I received many responses and possible reasons why she reacted. My mom has been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and someone said there may be some kind of link there. She is also highly allergic to peanuts and just acquired the peanut allergy about 3 years ago. A couple of other people on Facebook said they themselves or someone they knew was also allergic to kefir and had different reactions.

    Again, I posted this for informational purposes only. This is a great article and I’m going to try the smoothie recipes. Thank you!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Mar,

      I really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with kefir. This information will certainly benefit others. I haven’t heard of anyone being allergic to kefir, but I’m not surprised. Every food or drink causes an allergic reaction with at least one person. You should try making kefir from raw milk – it’s that much more potent and delicious :)


  24. Hello, Ryan,

    I just downloaded your book; your article seems great. Eating is a struggle for me, not because I do not like to (smile). Only because I am Gluten free, I would say lactose free and certain foods irritate my system.
    Would you say smoothies are good for me? I would think they are.
    I drink at least 90 ounces of water a day-been doing this for 20 years.
    The problem I have is, I tend to snack on things I should not have when I’m stress and sometimes I increase the size of my meals which of course makes me fill sick.


    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Carlene,

      Yes, I think smoothies with the right ingredients would be good for you. Pretty much every one of my recipes is gluten free. Nutrient dense smoothies keep me satiated and less likely to reach for snacks. Let me know if you have specific questions about ingredients or smoothies.


  25. Angela Iannone #

    Hi Ryan, I need to make a smoothie and the only ingredients I have are apples, carrots, avocado, berries, lemons and coconut oil.. Is there any good mix of these ingredients that would help with digestive issues? I appreciate any help!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Angela, try this:

      1/2 cup water
      1 apple
      1/2 cup berries
      1/3 avocado
      1/2 lemon
      1 teaspoon coconut oil

  26. ONWARD AND UPWARD! Smoothies have done wonders to help heal digestive issues including hemmroids. About 5 weeks duration incorporating smoothies in my diet.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Fantastic, Arthur!

  27. Della #

    Hi I was wondering if there was any good suggestions for diverticulitis ? My husband suffers from it terribly and were searching for anything to help

  28. Tia Kaif #

    Hey Ryan,I would really appreciate it if you could send me a smoothie recipe to ease and/or get rid of uncontrollable flatulence.Almost everything I consume gives me gas.Please help.Also please for a copy of your smoothies recipe book.
    Thank you

    • Ryan Carmody #

      That’s a tricky one, especially with limited info, Tia. Besides the recipes above I recommend you incorporate bone broth into your diet:


      • Actually I have a history of stomach disorders.But it all happened due to the flatulence problem.I couldn’t function well meaning I couldn’t eat,sleep or work properly.My social life was and is still quite difficult and humiliating to cope with.I have been to several docs about the flatulence but they all make fun of me.I’ve been to another doc but he says I have three kinds of ulcers so his main focus is getting rid of the ulcers and mine is to get rid of the flatulence.I’m on a strict vegetarian diet so I’m unable to try the broth.

        • Ryan Carmody #

          Sorry to hear that. I’m not sure what to recommend if you’re a vegetarian. Bone broth and the GAPS diet (gut healing) are what I recommend for any and all digestive tract issues.

          • Well can I consume herbal teas or incorporate the teas in the smoothies.I have access to aloe vera,basil,holy basil,fennel,chia seeds and anise seeds. I really don’t know how to use these herbs at their best.I’m extremely desperate to get some relief because all most whole day every day I am faced with this flatulence.I would really like to use something on the go so when I’m at work I would be a bit comfortable.I also have some ginger.

  29. mona friolet #

    Hi Ryan,Ive had crohn’s disease for the past 7 years .I refuse to take cortizone so my gatro dr put me on Humira to start with ,that din’t work and i am now on Remicade injection every month for the past 3 years and nothing has change .I still have constant pain ,cramps ,constipation or diahrea at times .I use the bathroom about 10 times a day a very small stool ,and sometimes nothing comes out .just don’t know what to eat anymore What would you suggest as recipes to help my condition
    Thanks for your help .

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Mona,

      I highly recommend you explore the GAPS diet – a gut healing diet. If I was in your situation that’s precisely what I would do.


  30. Sherry #

    Hi Ryan! My BIGGEST problem is constipation. I see you have smoothie for constipation out on your website. Which smoothie will be the best for that and also would the weight loss smoothie help with constipation because I’m trying to loose some weight also. Any help with be helpful.

    Could you kindly send me the free smoothie recipe book to my email?

    • Ryan Carmody #

      By and large all smoothies promote regular bowel movements. The weight loss smoothies and the recipes above should help with constipation. However, stay away from bananas.

      For relief from constipation, try taking 1 tablespoon of yogurt (preferably organic) hourly.

      Look for a confirmation email to receive my recipe e-book and free newsletter.

  31. Clara #

    I’d love the ebook! thank you :)

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Check your email to confirm subscription to my free newsletter and get access to the e-book.

  32. khalid din #

    Looking forward to the smootie book

    • Ryan Carmody #

      I hope you enjoy, Khalid.

  33. Dhal #

    Hello Ryan, hope you’re well. My question is for my Dad who’s 74 yrs old. He’s been suffering from diffrent illnesses like on heart, lungs,skin problem(red patches)and currently in the hospital with swelling arms with puss due to infection, he and the Dr.’s are biw studying if they would do an operation to clean all the puss out from the very inner part of his. Because of being sick, his digestion is not as good as normal, my mom is now giving him mixed of veggies with broccoli smoothie. Im just wondering if you could give me more smoothies that you would think make him strong again, and could help for the inflammation and infection please.. hope to hear from you.. Thank you very much in advance.. More power.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Dhal,

      Sorry to hear about your dad. My number one recommendation for your dad is bone broth, which can be blended into smoothies. Here’s my in-depth article on bone broth:



  34. Michal Jane Becker #

    I could not get the smoothie recipe book link to respond, and it would not let me cut and paste either! Your site is the best I have seen so far for recipes and just plain common sense suggestions. Thank you.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Sorry about that, I just emailed my smoothie e-book to you. Thanks for the kind words about my site :)

  35. Lorna #

    hello, may i get your smoothie recipe? thanks!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Look for an email to confirm subscription to my free newsletter to get my recipes e-book, Lorna.

  36. Janice #

    I am curious! I have been dealing with IBS from certain food combinations such as a butger and potato chips and or a dairy product like icecream. I can not have on the same day- yes i know.. bad habits!) anyway, i take omeprasole 40mg twice a day and afraid to stop taking them for fear of reflux and hearburn with stomach pain that occurs when i miss a dose. Do i have to stop this medication to try these smoothies? Or is it unsafe with the seeds you suggest? Thanks

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Janice,

      I’m not qualified to answer those questions – it’s best to consult a medical professional.

      If you haven’t already, please read my article on bone broth:



  37. Ian #

    Hi Ryan

    My wife has Ankylosing Spondylitis which is a type of arthritis that affects the spine.

    She takes medication for this which results in severe constipation so which smoothie would be best for that ?

    Could you please email me your smoothie recipe book and regular smoothie newsletter ?

    Many Thanks


  38. Leianna #

    Hi Ryan,

    Can you please tell me which ingredients if any I shouldn’t include in a smoothie I am making ahead to take to work the next day.

    Thank you in advance.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      There aren’t any ingredients that absolutely shouldn’t be included, Leianna. Just know that a smoothie’s consistency will change after freezing or refrigerating. Play around with the ingredients to find those that work nutritionally and consistency wise.


  39. Lou #

    Hello Ryan,

    I have acid re flux due to bad diet choices. I appreciate your article on Digestive smoothies. I would like to start by replacing my breakfast with a smoothly. I have a blender and a cold press juice machine. Do you have any recipes that include mixing juice from both. For the life of me I can not make a a drink with the cold press machine that tastes good.



    • Ryan Carmody #

      Try replacing the liquid (usually water or milk) a smoothie calls for with cold pressed juice, Lou.

  40. Jessica coen #

    Hello, any recipes and or diet recommendations for a cancer patient who has obstruction also had 2” of intestines taken due to the cancer and I’ll on chemo. Thank you

  41. Anne-Marie Daggett #

    Hi Ryan,
    My daughter is 16 and was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease last year. She is now on a liquid diet until July 20th when she will have surgery to remove scar tissue that is causing blockage. She can’t have any grains (rice, etc.), dairy, soy, etc. as her gut is raw and inflamed. Do you have some suggestions for her? I need to get her the nutrients she needs and it concerns me. Thank you.

  42. marisa #

    Any recipes with no yogurt in them? I have rosacea and yogurt inflames it.

  43. Kevin Weldon #

    I am looking for smoothies to make that are fast, easy and will not cause stomach problems or headaches.

    Thank you in advance

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