Usually salad dressings are chock full of harsh ingredients and have a lot of added sugars, unhealthy fats, and loads of sodium. It’s hard to find many dressings these days where you can pronounce every ingredient, let alone make it yourself in under five minutes. This creamy keto avocado dressing is everything those other salad dressings are not.
Why are Avocados So Special:
Avocados are about 71 percent monounsaturated, 13 percent polyunsaturated, and 16 percent saturated fatty acids. With this fatty acid composition, avocados help balance blood lipids and promote heart health. On top of having a high amount of monounsaturated fats, which help prevent the development of arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), they also contain high levels of magnesium, potassium, and fiber [*].
Since avocados are high in fiber, they aid in the balancing of bacteria in the gut by increasing good bacteria and decreasing bad bacteria that can be causing digestive issues and discomfort. With their fatty acid complex, they are essential for digestion and nutrition absorption since they’re already nourishing the gut. This may also help people who are struggling with irritable bowel syndrome, which is a gastrointestinal disorder causing severe abdominal pain among other symptoms.
We all know that healthy fats keep us fuller for longer, but this is just the base. By eating these types of foods, you’re also reducing your chances of overeating during meal times and snacking later. With avocados being high in monounsaturated fats, they help with weight management and promote a healthier body mass index status [*].
Basically, avocados are the bomb and are the perfect food for those on a ketogenic diet. This salad dressing will pair well with most salads, like our Zesty Keto Taco Salad and will keep well for up to one week in the fridge.Print
5-Minute Keto Avocado Dressing
- Yield: 1 1/2 - 2 cups 1x
- Add everything to a high speed blender, blending until well combined.
- Serving Size: 1/3 cup
- Calories: 216
- Fat: 20.8g
- Carbohydrates: 8.1g
- Protein: 2.6g