This is a recipe for an all natural fruit based laxative that I make for Devlin, my youngest son who has severe constipation issues.
This Lax works like a charm, I give him one tablespoon in the morning and another at night and it keeps things moving regular. Once in a while, due to an increase in fat in his diet or a lack of liquids, his constipation steps it up a notch and I have to increase the amount he’s eating.
Because you make this laxative yourself you can change the consistency, it can be thick like a bread pudding, which is the way Dev eats it. It can be made into a runny syrup that can be poured on top of ice cream, which is a great way to sneak it into a child’s diet if they are resistant, or it can be any where in between.
pitted dates 125 mL (1/2 cup)
prune nectar 310 mL (1 1/4 cups)
figs 125 mL (1/2 cup)
raisins 200 mL (3/4 cup)
pitted prunes 125 mL (1/2 cup)
Simmer dates and prune nectar until dates are very soft, add the rest of the fruit (adding more nectar if needed) and simmer for a few more minutes.
Put mixture in a food processor and blend to a smooth paste. Store in the refrigerator.
Use on toast, crackers, ice cream etc.
Yield = 2 cups
1 tbsp = 45 calories & 1.0 grams of fibre
*If a thinner product is desired, more prune nectar can be added.