Meet Your New Favorite Cleanse, the Taco Cleanse

We're not making this up.

Guys, guys, guys: There is a cleanse called the Taco Cleanse, and it is not a figment of your imagination. According to the Los Angeles Times, the cleanse, created by three ladies who call themselves taco scientists (really), is anywhere from one to 30 days — your choice — of tacos, tacos and more tacos for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Oh! And it’s vegan.

Yes, I know, it sounds like a joke. And the cleanse, which is outlined in the book “The Taco Cleanse”, definitely pokes fun at the whole cleansing culture. For instance, instead of the Master Cleanse — remember that gross-sounding lemonade drink made with cayenne and maple syrup drink Beyoncé consumed for weeks in order to slim down for Dreamgirls? — they have the Minor Cleanse, a drink made with tequila and cayenne.

And maybe it’s not the most practical cleanse, what with all the waffle tortillas (Mmmm) and the beer-battered portobello taco fillings, if you’re looking to lose weight or reboot your complexion or whatever else it is that encourages one to cleanse. That said, if you just survived your first week of Veganuary (when tons of folks around the world ditch all animal products for the month of January, in case you didn’t know), and you’re not sure you’re going to make it to the finish line, adopting the Taco Cleanse could be your ticket to success. After all, the book for the cleanse comes complete with 75 vegan recipes and you get to eat tacos day in and day out. What more could you ask for?

I personally think I will kick my weekend off with my own little mini taco cleanse at El Rey’s $1-taco happy hour. FYI: Their (usually) vegan veggie taco is the bomb dot com. Cleansing has never been so fun.

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