Start the day with this refreshing lime and kiwi smoothie to beat constipation.

If you’re sick of the usual banana or berry smoothies, this one may actually surprise you.

This smoothie is surprisingly flavourful with just four simple ingredients.

Not only that, but it’s a great way to get your two kiwi fruit in a day to help ease constipation.

Time: 5 minutes

Serves: 1

Refreshing Lime and Kiwi Smoothie



  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 kiwi fruit, peeled and halved
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1/4 cup plant based vanilla protein powder

Almond milk brand recommendation: I recommend the Pureharvest brand which provides a good source of Calcium per serve and is free of thickeners making it more gut friendly.


  1. Add all of the ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Best enjoyed straight away.

Health Benefits

Eating two kiwi fruit a day has been clinically trialled to improve colonic transit time, easing constipation. (1)

It’s also been researched in a group of 54 patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Over 4 weeks, two kiwi fruits were eaten daily which reduced colonic transit time, improving bowel motion frequency and improving overall bowel function in those with IBS-C. (2)

If you needed an excuse to eat two kiwi fruits a day, here it is.

With this recipe it makes it even easier to consume two kiwi fruits daily to ease constipation.

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