Ketogenic diet is all about fat! A good part of the calories in your diet comes from fat. Fats’ average from total daily calories is 70-80%, while 10-20 % are attributed to protein. Carbohydrates intake is reduced to about 20-50 grams per day. It is about 5-10% of the total amount of calories. That is why most high-carb food, such as grains, fruits, and starchy vegetables, are avoided on a ketogenic diet.
However, there is a perfect fruit that you can eat following a keto diet – avocado. Rich texture, a velvety nutty taste will surprise anyone’s tastes.
I adore avocado and try always to have some in my fridge for any occasion. It is the ideal base for a keto diet since it is both low in carbohydrates and high in “good” fats. It contains 1.9g of protein, 1.9g of carbohydrates, and 19.7g of fat per 100g. This ratio makes avocados an excellent addition to your keto diet.
Avocados are also high in fiber and potassium. This is essential when following any diet when a lack of fiber leads to digestive difficulties. In addition to healthy anti-inflammatory fats, avocados contain about 20 vitamins and minerals. As well as a wide range of highly nutritious plant compounds.
High in fat and low in net carbohydrates, avocado is a super product you can enjoy even every day. Therefore, its neutral taste and buttery core make it usable both for desserts and main dishes. In addition, dishes that contain avocados are very nutritious, filling, and healthy. As a topping on a sandwich, in salads, sauces, and baked, avocado is always an excellent choice.
On Delicerecipes you can find a lot of delicate and balanced avocado recipes that will satisfy any cravings – vegan, vegetarian, keto, desserts, and versatile avocado salads:
- Vegan Tofu Avocado Salad
- Vegan Crispy Baked Avocado Fries
- Spinach Avocado Salad
- Chickpea Avocado Pasta Salad
- Avocado Salmon Sandwich
- Avocado Chickpea Sandwich
- Radish Avocado salad
- Baked Eggs In Avocado
- Shrimp Avocado Salad
- Creamy Avocado Dessert Mousse
How to choose ripe avocado?
The key to tasty avocado dish is perfect ripe avocado. Only if perfectly ripped it taste nutty, creamy and delicate.
It is simple way to choose the right fruit is to take it in hand. Avocado should have intact, shiny skin and seem harder to its size. Lightly press the skin with the finger. If you feel certain flexibility, then avocado is ripe enough. If not, then it is still unripe. Ripe avocado should peel off easily.
In case you grab too-firm avocado, do not through it away. You can accelerate its ripening process by putting it in a paper bag and store for1-2 days in a dark place (not in the refrigerator). Once ripped, avocado should be eaten within 1-2 days.