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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Green Smoothie Going In... and Out

Caution: If you don’t like reading about poop, don’t read this article!

Ok, with that introduction…

As I mentioned yesterday, I am starting my green smoothie diet this week. I am excited to do it because of the multitude of positive results I know are coming my way, including greater health, less illness, more energy, weight loss and greater happiness.

I guess with all the positives, I should have known there would be negatives.

As my title states: green smoothie going in and green smoothie coming out.

I am sharing this with you mostly so you can know what you to expect if/when you start any kind of diet or change in eating, but also because it is kind of funny, at least to me. And hopefully by sharing this I am not turning you off drinking green smoothies, because the benefits do greatly outweigh any negatives you may experience.

So, what happened?

Well, after my first full day of drinking green smoothies for my meals, I had the wonderful experience the next morning of having green smoothie diarrhea. What’s funny about it is what came out my back end looked a lot like the smoothie I drank 12 hours earlier (ok, I just re-read that and it sounds really nasty… but I’ll leave it in anyway).

However, the smell was definitely a lot different between the two. And, obviously, I didn’t test to see if there was a difference in taste.

Grossed out yet?

Actually, this has been a good thing. Green smoothies can actually help cleanse your insides, since the smoothie is made up of good, healthy foods with plenty of fiber. But because of that increase in fiber, you may experience diarrhea or constipation as the smoothie helps push through all the crud you have gathered in your intestines and colon from the pizzas, burgers, snack foods and greasy nastiness you’ve been eating your whole life. At least that is what has happened to me. Make sure when you increase your fiber intake to drink plenty of water.

Read more about why green smoothies may cause constipation here. And remember, it is good for your body when you poop at least 1-2 times a day. That means your digestive system is working properly.

Today, I feel great! I really feel like my insides are clean, and it makes me feel lighter and happier. I hope this feeling continues as I continue drinking my green smoothies. And I’ll be sure to let you know about any other experiences I have.

As I look over this blog post, I realize it is a good thing I don’t get easily embarrassed, because I just shared with the world, very graphically, what happens when I’m on the porcelain throne.

Oh well.

For those of you who would like to read more about poop, whether for fun or healthy interest, you should definitely check out SmellyPoop.com

As always, I would love any comments or questions you may have.


  1. What are some of your favorite green smoothie recipes?

  2. I tried spinach,blueberry,frozen bananas,ginger smoothie and my stomach has alot of gas and frequent visits to the toilet. I cant eat anything immediately my stomach feels funny.

  3. Red Swiss chard, spinach, dandelion, ginger and fresh pineapple. Pooping a lot but not discolored lol no tummy issues such as gas but I drink tons of water which I think helps with that.

  4. I just started having a pineapple, celery, and nopal (prickly pear cactus pads) smoothie. A cup of each. I'm really quite enjoying it. Having the poop effect pretty much immediately *after* drinking it in the morning, which I think is odd but funny.