This wonderful methi and mushroom frittata supports your liver and gallbladder health!
The best thing about a frittata recipe is that it is creamy, cooked just right without denaturing the protein and tastes amazing! It has all the nutrients required for liver health. You might have come across frittata recipes that use the conventional oven. I neither have access to one, nor do I have the time or patience. Let’s be honest.
This frittata recipe has three main ingredients for liver health, which are free range eggs, methi and mushrooms. It works great on a cast iron or heavy bottomed stainless steel pan. The trick is to not overcook it until it gets stuck. You might find that it feels heavy for two people. I usually have this frittata recipe as an entire meal. It’s great if you want to make it into smaller portions and use it as a side.
One note on eggs. Even if you use free range eggs, if you have a food sensitivity to eggs, or if you suffer from inflammatory conditions of your skin or involving pain, do avoid them. If you have challenges with your liver and gallbladder, then it can be helpful. I find that whenever my liver feels heavy and burdened, eggs does the trick. This is because it contains choline. Choline is a nutrient for liver health.
Choline is required to support liver health. It also supports energy levels, and is used to produce acetylcholine, which supports learning. If you have methylation challenges, whenever you are low on methylfolate or methylcobalamin, then your body will use choline. Low choline puts you at risk for fatty liver and liver challenges. You can get choline in vegetarian sources like lentils, beets, asparagus, broccoli, spinach and mushrooms.
Help your liver health with the best methi mushroom frittata recipe!
Methi is a local Indian green. Greens are brilliant wonders. The caution with greens is always overdoing raw greens in smoothies, which can actually increase oxalate load. Methi packs such a punch of flavour, that a little goes a long way! It is super easy to grow in your own backyard. Simply take some fenugreek seeds and plant them in a pot or in the soil. You will see little leaves sprouting in just a few days. You can just trim them off at the top and use.
This frittata recipe contains methi greens for the nutrients of liver health as well as the punch of flavour! Mushrooms contain choline. Mushrooms are rich in nutrients including B vitamins which are liver supporting wonders.
Frittata recipes loaded with phytonutrients from vegetables and greens are a meal in themselves. They are fairly quick to make. You can also use a load of leftover bits of different vegetables. If you are trying to clean up your fridge before you buy some more vegetables, this is a great recipe to experiment with.
For an extra special frittata recipe for liver health, you can cook the frittata in organic grass fed herbal butter. It’s super simple to make. Just chop up coriander leaves and garlic and mix it with melted butter and salt. You can even mix in a rich seed pesto for flavour. I also use methi to make pesto!
As you keep seeing all my recipes, I have three stars of the show, in this case, it’s eggs, methi and mushroom. Remember my mantra, which is enjoy food from concept to creation to consumption! You really want to bring your awareness. Intention matters. If you think that you need to support liver health, try this methi and mushroom frittata recipe, loaded with brilliant nutrients.
Let’s breakdown the ingredients of this frittata recipe before going into it:
Eggs– The best thing about free range eggs is the rich B vitamins and choline, both of which support liver health. they are a high quality source of protein and vitamin D, both of which help blood sugar balance, nervous system function and brain health. Choline is great for memory as well!
Avoid over cooking eggs in this frittata recipe as it loses the nutritional value. Believe it or not, the egg yolks are rich in nutrients and the whites are what you might be sensitive to. It’s common to see people throwing away the yolk and this is just wrong.
Methi–Greens are brilliant wonders. The caution with greens is always overdoing raw greens in smoothies, which can actually increase oxalate load. Methi packs such a punch of flavour, that a little goes a long way!
Methi greens are rich in antioxidants. They also contain folate for liver health. They contain iron, vitamin C, A, B, copper and magnesium. Like all leafy greens, they are emerald petals of immense health.
Mushroom–Mushroom is so flavorful! Just sauteeing them with herbs and chillies is so tasty. Many of the B vitamins also support liver detox! They reduce cholesterol in the blood and liver. The natural form of sugar found in mushrooms help prevent fatty lover disease.
The best frittata is creamy with loads of vegetbles. This frittata combines healing ingredients such as free range eggs for choline, methi greens, mushrooms and coriander. This recipe is specifically targetted at supporting liver and gallbladder health. If you have sensitivity to eggs, then please avoid using this as a healing food for your liver.
- 5 large Free Range Eggs
- 1 bunch Methi Greens This is fenugreek greens. You can just grow them from seeds. One bunch should be around one cup chopped greens.
- 1 cup Mushrooms You can try a combination of shiitake and any other. I work with what I have on hand.
- 1 small Red Onion
- 2 Green Chillies
- 1 tsp Coriander Powder
- 1/4 cup Sun Dried Tomatoes Optional but avoid if you have sensitivity
- 1/2 cup Coconut Milk
- 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
Chop the onions and set aside. Rinse the methi greens and chop them fine. Chop the green chillies and set aside.
Slice the mushrooms into thin segments. Heat a little of the oil in a pan. Saute the mushrooms with the onions and the green chillies until they are brown. Remove and set aside.
Whisk the eggs lightly. Gently blend in the coconut milk, methi, coriander powder, sauteed mushrooms and onions, salt and sundried tomatoes.
Add the remaining oil in the cleaned pan. Heat lightly. Add the egg misture into the pan. Turn down the heat into low. Cover and cook for a few minutes. When the egg is lightly set, without looking watery, gently remover from the pan and slide it onto a plate. Immediately turn the frittata with the plate into the pan, to cook the other side. Cook on low heat for just a minute or two. Do not allow it to brown. Turn off the heat and leave it covered for a few minutes to cook within the heat of the pan. Slice it into wedges and serve hot with sauteed vegetables.
Always remind yourself that food is medicine! With so many ingredients that support liver health, I call this frittata recipe a wonder. Supporting your liver health with these nutrients from eggs and greens, are helpful to reducing anxiety. Whenever I have a peak of anxiety, this is my saviour. You can also read about anxiety.
If you try this out and love it as much as I do, share a picture on instagram and tag me @phytothrive_yogini! My recipes are all super simple, but all of them have an intention towards a system in the body. My intention is that you learn to use food as medicine, but in the simplest way possible.