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No one likes to talk about their digestion. At least, I’m pretty sure. I definitely don’t. But here I am, talking about it anyway. Not sure why I let that happen. Oh yeah, I thought this recipe was awesome and wanted to share it with anyone else who might want to help their digestion but not talk about it… ;)

Can I keep being honest? I’m not a big fan of the flavor of prunes. I think they taste like a dead piece of fruit (oh the irony). But do I use them a lot in my cooking? Yep. That’s only because I know they are good for me and they do add a natural sweetness if combined with other things. I usually try and mask the flavor though. So if you’re a lover of prunes, please forgive me for compromising their natural ‘goodness’. And if you don’t like the flavor of prunes, like me, you’ve come to the right place ;)

Prunes have a lot of health benefits, in addition to making you regular… But there are other sites that say it a lot better, like this one. So if you’re not on the prune bandwagon yet, think about it! It’s a healthy one.

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‘Cleaning House’ Dessert Smoothie


10 prunes, soaked
1 medium banana
2 TBS cocoa powder
2 tsp all natural peanut butter, optional (but I can’t imagine having chocolate without peanut butter… ;))
1 tsp vanilla – 3/4 cup water
5 drops NuNaturals Alcohol-free Liquid Stevia, optional (or can sub in honey)


Add the prunes and water to a high powered blender and turn on medium for about 30 seconds, just to get the prunes chopped up. Then add all your other ingredients and continue to blend until smooth.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

~Aubree Cherie

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This recipe is linked to Real Food Recipe RoundupGluten Free WednesdayReal Food WednesdayInspire Me Wednesday,  Allergy Free WednesdayFull Plate ThursdayGluten Free Friday, Friday Favorites, Catch a Glimpse Party, Friday Pin Fest, Foodie Friday, Fight Back Friday.


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8 Responses to ‘Cleaning House’ Dessert Smoothie (GF, DF, & SF)

  1. Chary says:

    Looks like pudding! I don’t have all the ingredients but I don’t mind prunes so I plan to try this.

  2. I have never really experimented with prunes… This sounds good though! I will probably give it a try, but I will replace the peanut butter with almond butter. I’ll let you know how it goes! :)

  3. Linda Warren says:

    I’m with Susan, I have never experimented with prunes either except when my Mom made me eat them for the obvious reasons. I tried some smoothies with dates last week and they were pretty good so I am up to trying this one with prunes too. Thanks for sharing on Gluten Free Wednesdays.

  4. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Aubree Cherie,
    I love Prunes and this looks like a great smoothie. I will just have to stay close to home when I drink it, oh yes. Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Jerri says:

    Thanks for linking up with me last week! Sounds like a great recipe. And I have to say, I love how the cat is looking on in the picture!

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