So, what is a vegan ketogenic diet ?
A vegan ketogenic diet needs to prioritize fatty plant foods and exclude those that are too starchy or sugary. This isn’t as straightforward as it seems.
There are two main reasons. First, there are fewer commercially available fatty plants than starchy or sugary ones.
This really restricts your selection of foods. Second, you’re already at a disadvantage trying to get enough quality protein on standard vegan fare, let alone on a vegan ketogenic diet.
Many of the best plant sources of protein will not be available to you due to their high starch content.
Given these constraints, what fatty plants would you want to include in your vegan ketogenic diet? And what are the plants to avoid or minimize? What sources of plant protein can you chose whilst staying within ketogenic ratios?
Focus on getting fatty plant foods
We’re all thinking it, avocados. They’re about 77% fat, 19% carbs and 4% protein .
Avocados are the darling peace-seeking diplomats of the food world. They’re one of the few foods accepted along most of the dietary spectrum, enabling fruitarians to low-carb high-fat dieters to get behind eating avocados.
Then we’ve got all sorts of nuts. For example, macadamia nuts are on the high-end of fatty, coming in at about 88% fat, 8% carbs and 4% protein.