The Taco Cleanse Review
The Taco Cleanse is a tongue-in-cheek tortilla-based diet outlined in a recently-released book. Here’s our review of this seemingly-crazy diet. Find out why they say this taco-based diet will change your life.
What is The Taco Cleanse?
The Taco Cleanse is a tortilla-based diet that was created by a group of “dedicated Taco Scientists in Austin, Texas”, according to the book’s description.
The complete details of the diet can be found in an online eBook ($7.16 on your Kindle) or through a paperback ($11.60 on Amazon).
The book is currently the number one best selling book in “Cooking Humor” on Amazon.com. It was released on December 1, 2015.
The book is far from serious: it’s a genuine recipe book if you like tacos, and yes, there are healthy tacos in mind. But no, you’re not going to actually cleanse your body by eating tacos for every meal. Sorry.
The Taco Cleanse originally started out as an online blog. Eventually, the creators of the blog decided to release their collection of recipes as a book.
How Does The Taco Cleanse Work?
The Taco Cleanse claims that by eating vegan tacos for 30 straight days, you can cleanse and detoxify your body and enjoy all of the health benefits that come with that cleanse.
To help you with that goal, the book includes 75 vegan-friendly taco recipes that help you eat healthy tacos for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All of these tacos put a healthy twist on a favorite Mexican dish.
The Taco Cleanse is a humorous take on cleanse diets, but it contains real information about making and eating tacos. Some of the core lessons included in the book are:
— How to make everything from the tortilla, including flour, corn, and waffles
— How to make and drink the “thirst-quenching supplements” like margaritas and other beverages “that best complement your tacos”
— What to put in your tortilla, like beer-battered Portobello mushrooms, mac and cheese, or even tater tots
— How to remake popular taco staples like picadillo, tacos al pastor, carne guisada, and fish tacos using plants instead of animals
The ultimate goal of the diet is to eat one or more tacos at every meal, “adding margaritas as necessary”. The tacos use vegan-friendly ingredients instead of meat.
Is The Taco Cleanse Real?
The Taco Cleanse is a humorous take on dieting and cleansing, but it’s not a totally fictitious book.
Tacos and tortillas are versatile ingredients. You can make them in many different ways to support different dietary goals. Plus, the tortilla itself is relatively low in calories, which means most of the health benefits come from what’s inside the taco.
Some people even swap out the traditional tortilla for a lettuce leaf or a corn tortilla, which basically just turns the tortilla or taco into a delivery system for nutritional benefits.
Ultimately, the book is meant to provide you with plenty of tasty, healthy recipes while also poking fun at our diet-obsessed culture. Yes, you can lose weight and cleanse your body by eating tacos with every meal – but you need to eat the right tacos.
To give you an idea of the type of nutritional lessons espoused in The Taco Cleanse, here’s what their food pyramid looks like:
Sample Taco Cleanse Recipes
Here are some of the recipes you can expect to find in The Taco Cleanse book:
— Fancy Guacamole
— Jack White’s Guacamole
— Mexican Smashed Potatoes
— Mighty Migas
— Nooch Encrusted Sweet Potato Tacos with Black Beans, Kale, and Avocado
— Perfect Potato Recipe Hack
The Taco Cleanse Pricing
The Taco Cleanse is available on Amazon.com, where it’s priced at the following rates for the Kindle eBook and paperback:
— Kindle eBook: $7.16
— Paperback: $11.60
The book clocks in at 224 pages.
Who Wrote The Taco Cleanse?
The Taco Cleanse was created by four Austin-based “taco researchers” named Wes Allison, Stephanie Bogdanich, Molly R. Frisinger, and Jessica Morris.
The book was published by The Experiment. Today, it ranks as the number one bestseller on Amazon in Books > Cooking as well as on Books > Cookbooks > Mexican, and the number two bestseller on Books > Humor > Parodies.
The Taco Cleanse may seem like a parody: but it’s a serious collection of vegan-friendly recipes anyone can use to become healthier. I mean, how many people can legitimately say that they ate tacos all day for their cleansing diet?