Up your protein game with this 10-minute spicy vegan taco recipe. As a vegan, Coscarelli isn’t about to fill her taco with chicken or steak—she has another go-to on hand for protein: One of her favorite ingredients is tofu, the OG vegan staple. Some people get intimidated by making cream sauces with nuts, but tofu is really easy to work with,” she says. Scroll down for Chloe Coscarelli’s favorite tofu taco recipe—that only takes 10 minutes to make. Pin It Chloe Coscarelli’s Spicy Chipotle Mango Tacos Yields 4 servings Ingredients Spicy tofu 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 package Nasoya extra-firm tofu, drained and crumbled 1 1/2 Tbsp pure maple syrup 1 1/2 Tbsp Sriracha 1 tsp smoked paprika 1/4 tsp chipotle powder 3/4 tsp sea salt Mango salsa 1 mango, finely diced 2 Tbsp finely diced red onion 1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro 2 tsp fresh lime juice Chipotle crema 1 cup Nasoya silken tofu 2 Tbsp Sriracha 1 Tbsp agave 1 Tbsp lime juice 1 tsp sea salt 1/4 tsp chipotle powder 8 small corn tortillas Toppings Sliced avocado or guacamole, fresh cilantro, lime wedges 1. Add maple syrup, Sriracha, smoked paprika, chipotle, and salt, and stir until tofu is coated. To assemble the tacos, heat a tortilla in a pan over medium-high heat or by placing it directly on the burner for about a minute, using tongs to flip. Layer on the tofu, mango salsa, and a drizzle of chipotle crema. For the chipotle crema 1. Complete your health fiesta with some avocado margaritas and vegan nachos.
Unless you’re living on a pure Himalayan mountaintop and meditating as a part-time job, there’s a high likelihood that your adrenals are overtaxed. Adrenal fatigue is less of a concrete illness and more of a sliding scale, with many people outside the optimal ranges.
Most of us live in concrete jungles replete with noise pollution, nasty chemicals in consumer products, overbooked schedules, and even pharmaceutical compounds in our drinking water. These and plenty of other health saboteurs make it that much more difficult to keep our biomarkers in check.
The following tips will benefit your health regardless, but it’d be wise to get tested to check the status of your adrenals, inflammation, and other biomarkers through a functional medicine or licensed health care provider.
No need to become Bubble Boy (or Gal). Let’s just take some practical measures and add a bit of diligence to your daily routine to reclaim your health, energy, libido, mood, and overall livelihood.
Ditch these foods like your health depends on it.
Aside from getting adequate sleep, adrenal healing mostly requires nourishing your body with the right foods and eliminating the rest. Ditch the top three inflammatory foods: wheat/gluten, dairy, and sugar (isolated/refined). If you’re even a moderate consumer of these foods, you’ll likely notice a big reduction in pain, increased weight loss, and mood improvements upon elimination.
Look next at your average carb intake. Slowly reduce your carbs to about 85 to 95 grams/day. Everyone has their own carb-intake threshold, particularly if you’re an active fitness machine, so play around with what works best for you. The worst carbs are from wheat, rye, barley, sourdough (all contain gluten and gliadin), sugar, alcohol, potatoes, and other grains like corn and rice.
The third step is to limit your coffee and caffeine intake, as caffeine is yet another adrenal stressor.
Try replacing it with something much easier on your adrenal glands like matcha tea. The…