When I was a kid, my mom used to make prune whip for a treat or as a natural solution to relieve constipation whenever my brother and I were a little "backed up", but secretly, I LOVED it! I make it now that I'm a mama too!
Recently, Vienna had a 24-hour stomach flu and then she got constipated from being a little dehydrated. I made this for her and BOOM - happy pooping ensued, ha!
This is a safe and natural alternative to laxatives and stool softeners which I do not recommend as your digestive system can become reliant on them to function.
I have serious concerns about ingredients in some laxatives such as aluminum and petrochemical based dyes like FD&C Blue. Of course, manufacturers of these laxatives never intended for people to be using them daily, but that's exactly what happens to many people. You can read a more in-depth review on laxatives that my good friend Meghan did on her blog.
This prune whip isn't just for happy pooping though– it actually tastes really good! Seriously, what's not to like? It's sweet, pudding-like and makes a wonderful topping for yogurt or you can enjoy it just on its own.
Walker got a little snap-happy with these photos and I have waaaaay too many photos of me smiling and eating this prune pudding haha! I feel like this photo above could be a funny meme. Like.... "Hmmmm, you're gonna go down and come out the other end exactly how you look right now". Okay, was that too much?
I like to mix it with coconut yogurt, granola and garnish it with coconut flakes or just keep it simple and sprinkle it with coconut flakes.
Make sure you buy really good quality prunes. I love these California prunes by Mornin' Glory. They are soft and always fresh. Once you soak them, they will get nice and plump so even if you're using prunes that are much more dry, that's okay.
Like many recipes on Joyous Health, this one is easy peasy. Only two ingredients (prunes and water!) because they are just so tasty on their own.
Here's the recipe for Prune Whip for Joyous Pooping!
Makes 2-4 servings
Mmmmm, I love this recipe and so does my daughter Vienna. If you've got constipation issues, I've got many articles on Joyous Health to help you poop joyously. Give them a read!
Even if you're not constipated, you don't need an excuse to eat this prune whip, it will help keep your digestive system healthy along with my other suggestions in those links above.
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Have a joyous day!