Are you suffering from painful gallstones? Usually, gallstones are caused when the bile has high levels of cholesterol or bilirubin. Other reasons might be improper functioning of the gallbladder or a symptom of another medical condition affecting the liver.
While the gallstones themselves aren’t painful, the problem occurs when they flare up and block the movement of bile from the gallbladder. This results in sudden and intense pain in the upper right abdomen.
If you’ve previously developed gallstones, you should be cautious about your diet from thereon. While changing your diet won’t get rid of the gallstones already present (they need to be removed with a gallstone flush or surgically), it can help your condition in the future. It would be best to stick to a well-balanced diet and avoid foods with high levels of cholesterol and saturated fats.
But just because you are avoiding certain foods, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy delicious meals! Check out our scrumptious and equally nutritious recipes.
Berry Breakfast Bowl (Serves 2)
Our Berry Breakfast Bowl is the perfect, colourful way to start off your day. This recipe will keep you full and energised. And the best part? It’s so easy to make!
1 cup mixed berries (Blueberries, Blackberries & Strawberries)
2 cup unsweetened Almond Milk
2 cup frozen Banana
1 tbsp natural Almond Butter (Optional)
For the topping-
2 tbsp Coconut shavings
1 tbsp Chia Seeds
½ cup mixed berries
- Blend mixed berries, frozen bananas, honey, almond milk and almond butter in a blender until smooth.
- Pour the mixture in a bowl and top with coconut shavings, chia seeds and mixed berries.
- Serve chilled.
Chicken Buddha Bowl (Serves 4)
This Chicken Buddha Bowl makes the ultimate lunch that you will crave every afternoon. It’s packed with flavours and nutrients.
4 Chicken breast
1 cup Broccoli (chopped)
2 Bean sprouts cans
1 cup Red Cabbage (shredded)
1 Avocado (sliced)
1 Yellow Bell Pepper (chopped)
1 cup Quinoa
½ tsp Cumin
Salt & Pepper
For the sauce-
1cup Natural Peanut Butter
4 tsp Coconut Aminos
2 tsp Honey
4 tsp Lime juice
- Bring quinoa and ¾ cup water to a boil, reduce the heat and cook it on simmer for 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and set aside for 5 minutes. Remove the lid and fluff with a fork.
- Place a skillet on medium heat with a teaspoon of olive oil. Place chicken breasts and cook for about 10 minutes or until the edges are opaque. Flip to the other side, lower the heat and cook for another 10 minutes, covered. Take them out of the pan, season with salt and pepper and rest for 10 minutes. Cut into ½ inch slices.
- Put a teaspoon of olive oil in a skillet on medium heat and roast broccoli florets. Season with salt and pepper.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together peanut butter, coconut aminos, honey and lime juice. Add little water at a time to achieve a desirable sauce consistency.
- In a serving bowl, season quinoa with salt, pepper, cumin and paprika. Top with beans and all the veggies. Drizzle peanut sauce on top and enjoy!
Delightful Banana Ice-cream (Serves 2)
This Banana Ice-cream will hit all the right spots for dessert lovers. Indulge away without feeling guilty!
3 ripe & frozen Bananas
2 tbsp Coconut milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup pomegranate seeds
1 tbsp Chocolate chips (optional)
- In a blender, throw in bananas, coconut milk and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth.
- Top with pomegranate seeds and chocolate chips. Serve in a chilled bowl.
We hope these delicious recipes set you on the path of healthy eating. Bon Appétit!