4 Keto-Approved Recipes You Can Eat While Cleansing

The ketogenic diet is one of the most popular fad diets in existence. People are attracted to the diet because of the fact that they can eat butter, bacon, and cheese and lose weight. Well, that’s the lazy way to adhere to the keto diet. Is it possible to remain in ketosis while solely eating plant-based foods? We have the answers and some great recipes in this article. 

What Is The Keto Diet?

The keto-diet is an extremely low-carb diet that focuses primarily on fats and protein. The typical breakdown is about 70% fat, 25% protein, and 5% carbohydrates. The point of eating on this model is to allow your body to enter into ketosis, whereby it begins burning ketones instead of glucose for energy. Many common benefits include decreased cravings, increased metabolism, improved blood pressure, and an increase in muscle mass.

How Does Eating Fat Help The Body Burn Fat?

Typically, people consume excess carbohydrates and sugars, which the body cannot burn fast enough. The ending result is that fat accumulates in the body, typically around the midsection. You’d think that eating a fat-rich diet would increase fat storage, but when you deprive the body of sugar and carbohydrates, the primary fuel sources, the body adapts and begins burning fat for energy. As the body burns fat, it creates ketones that help to naturally increase metabolism.

We often get asked if people can continue to eat keto on a raw vegan diet, which accompanies all of our cleanses. The majority of the fats have to come from olive oil, coconut oil, nuts, seeds, avocados, and MCT oil, but know that you’ll be eating more carbs than the typical keto-diet calls for. This is due to the fact that vegetables and fruits contain natural carbohydrates. The goal is to swap high-starch vegetables for low-carb options that are rich in fats and proteins. Ultimately, you should be focusing on nutrient dense low-carb foods like:

  • Leafy green vegetables (spinach, kale, collard greens, and chard)
  • Non-starchy vegetables (asparagus, carrot, onions, mushrooms, cauliflower, & peppers)
  • Healthy nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachios, and pecans)
  • Seeds (chia seeds, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, & flax seeds)
  • Healthy fats (coconut oil, MCT oil, & olive oil)

To get you going with keto-approved raw vegan recipes, try the recipes below and let us know how you like them.

Keto-Approved Chocolate Chia Pudding:

The great thing about using avocados as the base of chocolate pudding is that they are filled with healthy fats and nutrients. This dessert tastes like a rich dark chocolate bar!

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Keto-Approved Chocolate Avocado Smoothie:

Keep your body in ketosis by staying refreshed with this chocolate avocado smoothie. It’s truly the perfect low-carb breakfast smoothie.

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Keto Approved Hemp Seed Tabbouleh:

If you have a hankering for Mediterranean food, this recipe will satisfy that craving. Dressed in a tahini sauce, this tabbouleh is delish!

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Keto-Approved Walnut Meat Tacos:

After taking one bite of these 100% raw vegan, keto-approved tacos, you’re going to crave them forever. They’re the perfect filling entree!

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Sources:

https://health.clevelandclinic.org/what-is-the-keto-diet-and-should-you-try-it/
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/ketogenic-diet-101#weight-loss
https://rawgreen.com/blogs/inside-rgo/how-to-eat-a-keto-diet-while-youre-plant-based

2020-04-14T14:24:32-07:00