When people think Keto, they get excited and tend to think of it as an all-you-can-eat buffet of bacon, cheese, and eggs. For practicing vegans, the Keto diet may seem close to impossible We’re here to tell you that it is absolutely possible to do a vegan Keto diet, and with careful planning, vegans can reap the benefits too!
In its simplest form, a vegan keto diet is a low-carb, high-fat, moderate-protein diet that excludes all animal-based foods. Instead of relying on butter, meats, and dairy to reach ketosis, vegans can reach ketosis by consuming high-fat, plant-based products like avocados, nuts, and almond butter. To get enough protein in your diet, look to products such as tofu and protein powder.
Foods to eat on a vegan keto diet include leafy greens, mushrooms, brussels sprouts, berries (in moderation), and tempeh. As with a traditional keto diet, meal planning will go a long way to help you stay on track – to help you out, here are a few meal suggestions to get you started!
Breakfast: Protein Shake - chocolate protein powder, chia seeds, avocado, a handful of blueberries, and almond milk.
Lunch: Creamy coconut and cauliflower soup.
Dinner: Cauliflower “mac and cheese” (with vegan cheese).
Snacks: Olives, Peanut Butter, Nuts
Dessert: Sweet Logic’s Mug Cake mixes with flax or vegan egg, and coconut oil!
For a more in-depth look at the vegan keto diet and more information on supplements and substitutions, visit https://www.onnit.com/academy/vegan-keto-diet/ or pick up the book, "Ketotarian Book" by author Will Cole.