Juice Recipes for Constipation

10 Best Juice Recipes for Constipation Relief

Constipation is common, no matter your age or lifestyle. Up to one out of five people suffer from constipation in any given year. 

As a rule of thumb, if you have less than one bowel movement every two days, you’re likely constipated. 

For those of you in search of a natural approach, I got great news for you.

A little down below you’ll find my favorite juice recipes for constipation. I’ll also show you the best ingredients to use when juicing for constipation.

Alternative treatments like smoothies or fresh juices can be tried if you have mild symptoms. If your constipation persists or if you have more severe symptoms, consult your doctor.

Juice Recipes for Constipation and Fiber

One of the most common pieces of advice, when it comes to constipation, is to consume more fiber. 

Fiber is in fact very important to help you stay regular. It can add bulk to your stool, helping it to pass quickly through the colon. 

You probably heard that juicing removes fiber out of fruits and veggies. That’s only half the truth!

There are two types of fiber:

  • Insoluble fiber
  • Soluble fiber

Most fruits and veggies contain both insoluble and soluble fiber. Both types of fiber can be beneficial when it comes to constipation.

  • Insoluble fiber acts almost like a brush, sweeping through your bowels to get everything out.
  • Soluble fiber forms a gel-like substance helping your stool pass smoothly.

Unfortunately, juicing removes most of the insoluble fiber. If you’re deciding on making your juices with a juicer, you can add chia seeds or flaxseeds to further increase your fiber intake.

Soluble fiber isn’t as easily removed by juicing and may help your constipation issues. 

I added some juice recipes for constipation that are prepared in a blender instead of a juicer. This way you’ll benefit from both types of fiber. For more recipes for your blender, check out these smoothie recipes for constipation.

Things to Consider Before Juicing

For most people, juicing can be a great addition to a balanced diet. However, if you have a condition that requires you to limit certain foods, make sure to consult your physician before making dietary changes. 

If you have diabetes, for example, and you need to limit your sugar intake, juicing may not be the best choice for you. 

Juice might be a good option for adult people, but not for infants. It’s best to contact your baby’s doctor for advice on what you can give to your child if they’re having issues with constipation. 

Ingredients for Laxative Juicing Recipes

Ingredients for Laxative Juices

Some fruits and veggies are more favorable when it comes to juicing for constipation. Before I’ll get to my favorite juice recipes, let’s see which ingredients we can use to help relieve constipation. 

Prunes – might be just what you need if you’re suffering from constipation. According to this study, dried plums can help you get going again, even better than some over-the-counter laxatives. In addition to fiber, prunes contain sorbitol. This sugar alcohol isn’t absorbed well by your body and can have a laxative effect. 

Pears – are a good choice, because they contain high amounts of fiber. They’re especially high in pectin, a naturally occurring starch. Pears are also high in sorbitol and fructose. These can act as a natural laxative. 

Citrus Fruits – like limes, lemons, oranges, mandarins, and grapefruits are high in fiber. They’re loaded with pectin. You’ll find the highest amounts of this soluble fiber in the peel. So, if you’re juicing lemons, it’s best to choose organic lemons, and juice them with the peels on. In addition to fiber, citrus fruits also contain naringenin, which is believed to have laxative effects. 

Flaxseeds – have long been used as a natural remedy for constipation. They’re said to have laxative effects, as they’re rich in both insoluble and soluble fiber. Be cautious when you’re pregnant or lactating though. Flaxseeds may stimulate menstruation. 

Chia Seeds – you can’t go wrong with chia seeds if you’re suffering from constipation. Chia seeds are rich in fiber. Just one tablespoon contains more than 20% of your daily needs. When chia seeds come in contact with fluid, it forms a gel. This gel may help soften your stool and help relieve constipation. Just sprinkle a few chia seeds over your fresh juices to give them a nice fiber boost. 

Leafy Greens – spinach is on top of the list of the best leafy greens for constipation. Just one cup of spinach contains almost 20% of your daily fiber needs. Collard greens, Swiss chard, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli are also rich in fiber. These leafy greens also good sources of vitamins and minerals that may help relieve constipation. If you’re not used to drinking green juice, start slow. Mix greens with sweet fruits to hide the strong flavor in your juices. 

Kiwifruitsaccording to this study, kiwifruits can improve bowel function and help to relieve constipation. They’re rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber, which work together perfectly. 

Apples – contain a multitude of compounds that may help improve digestion. Fiber, fructose, and sorbitol are the main components that may help relieve symptoms. To get the most benefits out of apples and other fruits, leave the skin on when juicing them. Always make sure to give your fruits and veggies a thorough cleaning before juicing. Here’s a great guide on how to wash fruits and veggies to remove pesticides. 

10 Juice Recipes for Constipation

If you try to remedy constipation with juices, one juice a day may be all you need. Monitor your bowel movements to see if juicing is helping you. If you don’t notice a difference, it’s best not to increase your intake. 

If your body isn’t used to drinking fresh juice, drinking more juice might lead to discomfort and diarrhea. If your constipation symptoms persist, consult your doctor if you haven’t done it already. 

1. Simple Prune Juice for Constipation

Prune Juice for Constipation

For a detailed explanation for the difference between plums and prunes, read this article. Long answer short, prunes are dried plums. This is an easy prune juice recipe for constipation. Prune juice is the most popular juice to relieve constipation. Prunes are loaded with fiber and sorbitol, both can act as natural laxatives. This study confirms that prunes and prune juice can indeed help with constipation. Snacking on dried plums may also help control diabetes, and prevent obesity. Prunes, although sweet in taste, won’t raise your blood sugar much. 

What You’ll Need:

  • 7 Dried Prunes
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 1 cup of filtered water

How to Prepare:

For this prune juice recipe, we’ll use a blender. Anything from a small personal blender to a full-size countertop blender will get the job done.

  1. First, soak the dried prunes in hot water for 45 minutes until soft.
  2. Put the soaked prunes into your blender cup and add 1 cup of cold water.
  3. Blend for up to 60 seconds until smooth.
  4. Use a strainer to strain the blended juice.
  5. You can use a spoon to press the juice through the strainer into a glass.  

2. Healthy Juice Recipe for Constipation

Healthy Juice Recipe for Constipation

Here we combine healthy greens with sweet fruits. It’s a green juice, but because of the fruits, it doesn’t taste too green. This juice recipe is bursting with fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Add one tablespoon of chia seeds or flaxseeds for an extra boost of fiber. 

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 apple, cut into pieces
  • 1 pear, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds or flaxseeds

How to Prepare:

  1. Roughly chop the apple and pear
  2. Put everything into your juicer
  3. Add one tablespoon of chia seeds or flaxseeds for an extra fiber boost

3. Fresh Citrus Fruit Juice 

Citrus Fruit Juice Recipe

Citrus fruits are rich in pectin. It’s a soluble fiber that won’t get removed by juicing. Soluble fiber can help allow more water to remain in your stool. Making it softer and easier to pass through. Most pectin is actually contained in the peels. I wouldn’t juice orange, mandarin, and grapefruit peels, though. Juicing them can make your juice way too bitter. You can (and should) juice lemon peels. Please make sure to buy organic lemons and wash them thoroughly before juicing. 

What You’ll Need:

  • 5 mandarins
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 small grapefruit
  • ½ lemon

How to Prepare:

  1. Simply remove the peels from the mandarins, oranges, and grapefruit. 
  2. You can juice the lemon with the peel if it’s organic.
  3. Place everything in your juice and start juicing
  4. If you find this juice too bitter or sour, adjust by adding more mandarins and less lemon and grapefruit

4. Easy Fruit Juice for Constipation

Fruit Juice for Constipation

For those of you fruit juice lovers, here’s a simple fruit juice recipe for constipation. I added some citrus fruit for the extra boost of soluble fiber. You can juice limes with the peel on if you’re using organic limes. Otherwise, it’s best to remove the peel before juicing. 

What You’ll Need:

  • 3 apples, cut into pieces
  • 2 pears, cut into pieces
  • 1 tbsp of fresh lime juice

How to Prepare:

  1. Roughly chop the apples and pears 
  2. Juice the apples and pears in your juicer
  3. Squeeze half a lime and stir well

5. Prune Juice Cocktail Recipe 

Prune Juice Cocktail Recipe

I got this recipe from Erin Palinski and I love it! I added some cherry juice to make it even more delicious. Prune juice is my favorite ingredient for battling constipation. Prune juice may help you to meet your daily fiber needs easily. 

What You’ll Need:

  • 4 oz prune juice
  • 4 oz sparkling water
  • 1 pinch grated ginger
  • 2 oz cherry juice (optional)

How to Prepare:

This prune juice cocktail recipe is very easy to make. You won’t even need a juicer or blender! Simply combine all ingredients and stir well Serve chilled. You could add some ice cubes to make it even more refreshing. 

6. Natural Juice Recipe for Constipation

Natural Juice Recipe for Constipation

Here’s a delicious, natural juice recipe. All you need is a small beet, two apples, and half a lemon. If you’ve never tried beets in juices, you should! It’s so delicious! Beets’ taste in smoothies and juices is actually quite sweet. The sweetness of the apples and beet combines perfectly with the sourness of the lemon. For more juice recipes with beets, check out my 10 juice recipes with beets. If you’re wondering how to use beets in smoothies and juices, here’s a guide on how to prepare beets for smoothies.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 small beetroot
  • 2 apples, cut into pieces 
  • ½ lemon

How to Prepare:

  1. Peel the beet and core the apples. Peel the lemon, if it’s not organic.
  2. Place everything into your juicer and juice them.

7. Pear Juice With Spinach

Pear Juice with Spinach

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 pears
  • 1 cup spinach 
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • ½ cup of ice cubes

How to Prepare:

Here’s another juice recipe for your blender. It contains a good amount of both soluble and insoluble fiber that may help you relieve constipation. 

  1. Roughly chop the pears
  2. Add everything to your blender jar
  3. Blend for up to 1 minute until smooth

8. Green Juice Recipe for Constipation

Green Juice for Constipation

For all of you green juice lovers, here’s a delicious juice recipe. The apples and lemon give it a nice pleasant taste. Leafy greens like kale are some of the best foods for battling constipation. They’re rich in fiber and are bursting with vitamins and minerals. 

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup of kale, roughly chopped
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 2 apples, cut into chunks
  • 2 celery stalks
  • a small handful of parsley
  • ½ lemon 

How to Prepare:

  1. Roughly chop the kale leaves
  2. Core the apples and cut them into chunks
  3. Peel the lemon, if it’s not organic. I prefer juicing organic lemons with the peels on. 
  4. You won’t need to peel the cucumber if it’s organic.
  5. Cut the celery stalks into smaller chunks, if you’re using a slow juicer.
  6. Start juicing!

9. Fiber-Rich Juice Recipe

Fiber-Rich Juice Recipe

Here’s another fiber-rich juice recipe. It’s a green juice once again. Green juices give your body all the nutrients it needs to heal from within. I added flaxseeds and chia seeds for the extra fiber boost your body needs. If you want an even sweeter taste, you can add some grapes or pears.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 apples
  • 1 cup kale, roughly chopped
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds

How to Prepare:

  1. Peel the lemon and cucumber, if it’s not organic
  2. Roughly chop the kale leaves
  3. Chop the apple into chunks
  4. Juice everything
  5. Add the seeds on top

10. Celery Juice for Constipation

Celery Stalks

According to Medical Medium celery juice may help break down food and get your system moving again. I drink pure celery juice in the morning and my digestion has improved significantly. Here is a super easy celery juice recipe for you. 

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 bunch celery, preferably organic

How to Prepare: 

Nothing is easier to make than this simple one-ingredient juice recipe. Simply feed the celery stalks to your juicer and drink immediately.

To make this in your blender, chop the celery stalks into small 1-inch pieces and place them in your blender jar. Add ¼ – ½ cup of filtered water and blend for up to 1 minute. It’s best to strain the celery juice through a very fine strainer or nut milk bag before drinking. 

Tips for Preventing Constipation

There can be a wide variety of reasons why you’re constipated. The most common are:

  • extensive traveling
  • dehydration
  • eating a diet low in fiber (too much junk food; processed food)
  • consuming too much dairy products
  • certain medications
  • pregnancy
  • medical conditions like certain neurological disorders or irritable bowel syndrome

A more active lifestyle, drinking more water, and juicing may help to combat constipation. You should also consider fiber supplements and high-fiber foods when you’re feeling constipated.

Smoothies can be a great way to incorporate more fiber into your diet. Make sure to check out these smoothies for constipation and the other hundreds of delicious smoothies and juicing recipes I offer on this site. 

I hope juicing for constipation can help you reduce your symptoms. I’ve designed these juice recipes not only to help you combat constipation but I hope they’ll help kick-start your life in a whole new direction. Let this be your starting point to live a more vibrant, happier, and healthier life. I’ll be happy to hear from you in the comments section below. To your health! 

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