Three Perfect Recipes for People with Digestive Problems

September 8, 2018
Below we present 3 perfect recipes for people with digestive problems that will help you enjoy a range of meals and nutrients.

People with digestive problems have a hard time trying to find a diet that’s healthy, nutritious, and painless. This is all down to the way that the body breaks down certain food groups.

By this, we mean how the body digests different types of food at the same time: fruits containing sugars (processed or not) in combination with seeds, or grains alongside meat (any type). Adding legumes or vegetables could push your body’s limits for digesting and absorbing nutrients. This causes a number of symptoms such as bloating and abdominal inflammation.

People with digestive problems need to separate and choose the types of food they eat. This way, they can reduce discomfort and be able to enjoy their food without any problems.

Although it might seem difficult to find meals that don’t mix a whole manner of food groups, it is possible. In fact, it’s not as hard as you might think. For this reason, we want to share three recipes that will help you continue to eat healthily.

Delicious Recipes for People with Digestive Problems

1. Papaya Juice

A woman clutching her stomach as she's one of the people with digestive problems

One thing you should bear in mind are enzymes. People with digestive problems find it difficult to process food. Therefore, consuming foods with a high enzyme index is a great thing to do.

Papaya, as well as other fruits, help to get the nutrients you need and make your digestive process more pleasant.


  • 1 lemon (45 g)
  • 1 apple (50 g)
  • 2 oranges (75 g)
  • 2 carrots (80 g)
  • 6 slices of papaya (400 g)
  • 2 leaves of fresh mint (10 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of ground vanilla (25 g)

How to Make It

  • Cut the oranges in half and squeeze them to get all the juice.
  • Peel the papayas and cut them into slices. Make sure you remove all the seeds. You only want to use the pulp.
  • Peel the carrots well.
  • Peel the apple and remove the core so that you’re just left with the flesh.
  • Put all the ingredients except the orange juice into a blender and process for 1 minute.
  • Finally, pour the orange juice and the papaya mixture into a jar. Add the ground vanilla and a little grated lemon peel.
  • Decorate with the mint leaves.

2. Cucumber and Tomato Salad

A photo of a cucumber and tomato salad

All you know, there’s an exception to every rule, and this applies to this salad. Tomato is a fruit and cucumber is a vegetable, but both are very light ingredients.


  • 1 avocado (600 g)
  • 1 large onion (120 g)
  • 10 red tomatoes (700 g)
  • 4 tablespoons of ground parsley (200 g)
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil (150 ml)
  • 2 cucumbers cut into slices (400 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of ground black pepper (25 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar (60 ml)

How to Make It

  • Wash all the ingredients well.
  • Grab a clean salad bowl and keep it nearby for the final mix.
  • On a chopping board, chop the onion into slices, then the tomato, and finally the cucumber and the avocado.
  • It’s best to have all the ingredients ready before you get to the condiments.
  • Add the tablespoon of parsley, the olive oil, and the red wine vinegar. Stir well until everything is well mixed.
  • Finally, add the black pepper. Add some more olive oil if it’s to your taste.

3. Banana, Pineapple, and Apple Fruit SaladA bowl of chopped banana

Another common thing with people with digestive problems is flatulence. And this has nothing to do with their culture or bad habits. It’s a consequence of the food they eat. This recipe will change this radically.


  • 1 apple (80 g)
  • 4 leaves of mint (15 g)
  • 1 ripe banana (200 g)
  • 2 1/2 cups of pineapple (250 g)
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar (100 g)
  • 1/2 cup of lemon juice (60 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon of nutmeg (25 g)
  • 2 cups of natural coconut, without husk (200 g)

How to Make It

  • Put a frying pan on the heat and mix the sugar with the lemon juice and 1/2 cup of water. The resulting mixture will have a syrup-like texture.
  • Peel all the fruits and put them in a large bowl. Mix them so that you can easily pour in the citrus syrup that you’ve just made.
  • Finally, sprinkle the nutmeg over the top and put the mixture in the fridge for 1 hour. 
  • Serve in a glass with fresh mint leaves.
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