A common question among those following a ketogenic diet is “which fruits can I eat?” Fortunately, there are fruits that fit into the keto diet, which gives you a variety of tasty options!
This fruit, lowest in net carbs, isn’t always thought of as a fruit, but it is! One half of a medium-sized avocado has 8g total carbs with 6g fiber which brings it down to 2g net carbs per serving, this is a major reason why it is such a favorite for keto dieters. Enjoy them as they are, blend them up in smoothies, sauces, and guacamole, or use them to top a salad. They are extremely versatile!
Raspberries, Blackberries & Strawberries
A ¾ cup serving of these berries has between 5-6g of net carbs, thanks to these berries being high in fiber. Take note that blueberries have about 12g of net carb due to higher amounts of sugar and a lower amount of fiber, so they are not considered a keto-friendly fruit. You can add some berries to your favorite flavor of SlimFast Keto meal shake, throw them in a salad or even top some on full-fat plain Greek yogurt.
Rich in medium chain triglyceride fats and high in fiber, 1 cup of coconut meat has 6g of net carbs. When using shredded coconut, make sure to look for unsweetened varieties. Coconut is a tasty addition and can add tropical flair to many sweet and savory recipes!
Fruits to Avoid
Kiwis, plums, clementines, apples, and blueberries are all sweet and delicious but have higher carb counts and lower fiber counts, so their total net carb amounts range from 10-17g per serving. Compared to the fruits discussed above, these fruits aren’t the best options for those following a ketogenic diet. Their high carb amounts would not only take up a big chunk of your daily carb allowance, but could also potentially kick you out of or hinder you entering into ketosis.
These, of course, aren’t exhaustive lists so if you have questions about the carb count of any other fruit or food, there are numerous handy apps that make it easy to quickly look up this information. These apps also help you track what you are eating throughout the day, which is often a key to success when following a ketogenic diet!