For those who haven’t been paying attention, avocados are the new super food. Their creamy texture, healthy fat content, and versatility make them perfect for any recipe. Avocados can replace the creaminess of dairy when on a ketogenic diet, helping to kick the dairy habit.
People on the Ketogenic diet (keto) can expect to see a huge range of benefits. Weight loss, higher energy, and lower blood pressure are only some. The switch to keto, though, can be hard. Here are five awesome keto avocado recipes to make the transition that much creamier.
Keto Avocado Recipies
Avocados are low-carb and high-fat angels from the produce aisle. They are full of vitamin B6, vitamin E, potassium, fiber, antioxidants, and healthy fats. Eating avocados even aids in the digestion of other foods! Experts at my keto meal plan even eat half an avocado a day.
Explore their yummy benefits in the recipes below.
Keto Bacon Fries
A nutritionist once said, “healthy protein and fat with every meal and snack”. That nutritionist and just about everyone else will love these avocado bacon fries. To make them, gather a few ripe avocados and organic grass fed bacon. To ensure the fries don’t fall apart, look for an avocado that is a day or so from ripe.
The perfect avocado will have that dreamy green color, but be firmer than you’d put on a salad. Cut the avocado into strips that are thick enough to stay together. Then, use half a strip of bacon and wrap it around the avocado.
Bake the avocado fries at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes. Serve warm with a side of ranch dressing for a midday snack or a tailgate party hit!
Cucumber and Avocado Salad with Lime, Mint, and Feta
Looking lighter keto avocado recipes? This cold summer salad will do the trick. Pick up the following ingredients
- Two cucumbers (Persian if possible)
- Two ripe avocados
- 1 lime
- Fresh mint
- A small block of feta
- Extra virgin olive oil.
To begin, cut the Persian cucumbers long ways, then in 1/2 inch slices horizontally. Add some organic sea salt, sprinkle and let them sit.
While the cucumber is being salted, peel the avocado and cut into pieces roughly the same size as your cucumbers. Once the avocado is chopped, blot off your cucumbers. Add in coarsely chopped mint and a drizzle of olive oil.
Once the avocado is chopped, blot off your cucumbers. Add in coarsely chopped mint and a drizzle of olive oil. Finish the salad off with two tables spoons of lime juice and feta crumbles. Serve cold and enjoy the fresh keto avocado recipes of summer!
Chocolate Avocado Keto Pudding
Not everyone knows that avocados can be substituted in desserts. There are many keto avocado recipes for healthy desserts. This one is tasty and simple to make. Ingredients include:
- 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
- 1 Avocado
- 10 drops Stevia
- 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 tsp Pink Salt
Most of these things are already stocked in any kitchen. Half the avocado, de-pit and skin it. Then, place the avocado in the bowl and combine all other ingredients with a hand mixer. Place in the fridge and serve cold, with organic dark cocoa nibs.
Keto Avocado Smoothie
When combined with ginger and turmeric, avocado can be a great detoxifying agent. The fats in the avocado help the turmeric and ginger digest more fully. To make this smoothie without dairy, grab some full-fat coconut milk at the store.
Combine one cup coconut milk with half an avocado as well as 1 tsp of each spice. Add ice and lemon or lime juice to taste. Throw some chia seeds and grated coconut on top and you have the perfect nutritious snack!
Keto Pesto Hack
Craving zucchini noodles? Avocado comes to the rescue there too! Instead of making pesto with heavy cream, substitute an avocado. The creaminess of the avocado will make the pesto a beautiful green.
The keto experts know that any successful diet involves occasional indulgences. Eat the pudding above to quench cravings for sweets while staying on track!
The awesome avocado can be used in so many ways, and its fat will help squash the cravings of anyone on a ketogenic diet. For more ketogenic tips keep up with our blog. Which recipe looks the best?