Is Mayo Ok On Keto?

Is mayo keto friendly? It is very clear to all of us that under normal conditions, the human body needs carbohydrates to use them as a primary source of energy, but when we stop consuming them the body must find an alternative.

The brain cannot use free fatty acids as a fuel, but that's why there are ketone bodies that are formed by decomposing fats. Still, you will need good, high – protein food to help the body operate the normal, everyday processes. 

Why is mayo the perfect for your keto diet?

Mayonnaise is one of the best foods you can include in your ketogenic diet since it is low in carbs but rich in protein and fat. We all love mayo because of its specific taste and the ability to combine it with everything. You can find it anywhere and afford to eat it as much as you want to.

Just make sure to read the labels before you buy a jar mayo because there are some companies that add sugar so that it can have a stronger taste.

The best thing about it is that you can make it at your home using just a few simple ingredients. Here are a few mayonnaise recipes you can start using today:

Mayo with avocado oil


  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 2 Tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Lemon Juice
  • Salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Avocado oil


Put all the ingredients in a blender except for the avocado oil. Blend for about a few seconds or minutes until the texture gets creamy and until all the ingredients get mixed. Once that happens add the avocado oil and continue blending the mixture for another minute. You can store it in a jar and put it in the refrigerator. 

Healthy Keto Mayo


  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 5 Tbsp of olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp of Apple cider vinegar 
  • Salt (Himalayan)


Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend for 30 seconds – 1 minute until the mixture gets creamy. Turn the blender off and make sure to stir the mixture with a spoon and repeat the same process. Once you are done, put the mixture into a jar and let it cool for about 1 hour in the refrigerator. (This will give a better taste of the mayo because all the different tastes will mix together).

Keto Mayo with Mustard


  • 2 Tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp of Mustard (of your choice)
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • Salt
  • Lemon juice


Put the yolk and the mustard into a bowl and whisk until they mix together. Then start adding the olive oil but slowly. Make sure you do not stop mixing. Continue mixing for about 5 – 10 minutes until the mixture gets perfectly creamy. Then just add the lemon juice and the salt.


To avoid buying the wrong product from the store that might contain sugar, make sure to make your own keto mayo. It will only take you a few minutes and the biggest plus is that you get to add ingredients according to your taste and preferences. 

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