Welcome to 2016! Everyone have their New Years resolutions in place? Or did you already break them? Haaaa!
I know one resolution that almost everyone is to lose weight. You want to but you want a diet that will be good tasting and healthy. No weird cleanses or periods of just drinking certain juices and such. Well rejoice! This cleanse may be the answer for you! (And if you aren’t a taco fan? I’m sorry…)
I love tacos! (just ask my family) I would be willing to give this a shot. Who is with me?!
Jalapeno popper tacos from “The Taco Cleanse”
Taco-lovers, prepare to add a new diet trend to your list of New Year’s resolutions: the Taco Cleanse (no, you read that right) allows you to completely indulge in tacos for 30 days straight. A group of “vegan taco scientists” teamed up to author The Taco Cleanse, a cookbook that outlines how to live a tortilla-based diet for mood improvement (rather than weight loss).
“The Taco Cleanse” is a new book by Wes Allison, Stephanie Bogdanich, Molly R. Frisinger and Jessica Morris. They are the self-proclaimed taco scientists behind what they call “the tortilla-based diet proven to change your life.” While the typical cleanse works by depriving you of your favorite foods, the plant-based Taco Cleanse rewards your body with what it naturally craves: tortillas, refried beans, guacamole!”
Mighty migas tacos from “The Taco Cleanse”
According to the book, eating a breakfast taco (within three hours of waking up) is “proven to erase the ill effects of the previous night’s toxic indulgences.” A midday taco produces more physical results, including an “uplifting sensation” and “increased glow.” Finally, consuming a spicy taco before sleep is said to “stimulate nocturnal imagination.”
The cleanse is designed to help you replace every meal for a day, month or however long you choose, with a taco. So in place of a juice fast, an “inspiring” churro-waffle taco. Instead of the Master Cleanse, which involves lemon juice and cayenne pepper, try the “minor cleanse,” made with tequila and cayenne pepper. See what they did there?
This hilarious taco pyramid even breaks down what a balanced taco diet looks like, which includes supplementing with tequila as necessary.
Ready to get started? Before attempting the taco cleanse, the book offers a taco quiz, in which you answer a series of questions to discover your taco-eater personality. You can be a taco purist, taco sentimentalist, taco adventurist or taco contortionist. Yes, it’s just like those Cosmopolitan magazine quizzes.
Once that’s settled, design a meal plan — this will be easy because every meal is a taco — and then start making tacos.
The Taco Cleanse teaches you how to make your own tortillas (they even have waffle tortilla recipes), how to make the tasty fillings (beer-battered Portobello mushrooms) and how you can give your margaritas a healthy twist.
Beer battered Portobello mushroom tacos from “The Taco Cleanse”
Some of the recipe highlights from the book include jackfruit brisket, tempeh picadillo and ion-charged refried beans. To drink: variations on a “Mexican” martini, an avocado margarita and an agave margarita.
Agave margarita from “The Taco Cleanse'”
Who knew tacos were so good for the soul? Well, just about anyone who has ever eaten at a really good taco truck.
“The Taco Cleanse” is out now, and is available on Amazon.com.