I’m calling these my Triple S (get it?) Sexy, Skinny and Silk Tropical Tacos. They bring together my favorite flavor profile of salty and sweet with less calories than you’d typically find in Mexican food with the addition of low calorie Silk Almond Milk. Que rico! todo el sabor sin las calorías que te hacen sentir culpable!
You’ll notice that I used unsweetened Almond milk instead of regular milk in the recipe. Here’s the thing, I’ve kind of always hated cow’s milk. As a kid I’d pour my cereal in a bowl and then add as little milk as possible so that I didn’t have any left to drink solo. My friends had no problem knocking back their extra milk, but I couldn’t stand the taste or the smell. Back then, we didn’t have any alternatives that I knew of, so I avoided drinking milk as much as I could and tolerated it only when it was hidden in comfort food like Mac & Cheese.
A few years ago, I discovered SIlk Almond milk and my world was full of YES again. I didn’t have to go around being the Milk Grinch anymore.I could finally drink milk on it’s own because it simply tasted great.
Silk Almond milk is creamier, nutty, smells better (in my humble opinion), and the unsweetened version only has 30 calories. I started using it in my smoothies, pancakes, pasta sauces, and soup bases. It was so incredibly versatile and I loved that I could pick it up in dark chocolate, vanilla, or original flavors (they even now have Coconut.)
Here’s the best part, Silk recently launched a page with 30 recipes created by FitFluential bloggers that you should definitely check out if you want some crazy delicious meal ideas http://www.facebook.com/SilkUS/app_574751085884802 . It’s updated frequently so keep going back to make sure you don’t miss any new additions. I’ve already found a lot of recipes to keep me busy this month and I cannot wait to try them all.
After you’re done drooling over there, come back and enjoy my latest creation using Silk Almond Milk and lighter versions of other ingredients. Did you notice the mango? It’s such a great contrast to the cilantro lime sauce and plus it’s a totally Latin ingredient and therefore awesome.Like me. Just kidding. Sort of. I apologize, the mango made me sassy.
Oh yeah and be warned! It’s a sexy taco people, so don’t be surprised if you start attracting attention a la Hardee’s burger commercials when you eat these. Not only do they look good, but they make your waist line look good by eliminating the cheese and full fat toppings you’d typically find in a restaurant.
- 4 Flour Tortillas
- 3 Chicken Breasts
- 1 mango
- 1/3 cup of cilantro (topping)
- 1/2 cup of fat free sour cream
- 1/2 cup light mayo
- 1/3 cup Silk unsweetened almond milk (Original)
- 1/3 cup of chopped red onions
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 2 tbsp chopped garlic
- 2 tbsp lime
- 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp pepper
- 1 tsp sea salt
- Add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk well until smooth.
- Tacos:Cook chicken breasts and chop into cubes or strips depending on your preference
- Dice mango by cutting into halves and then slice to create a small checkerboard.
- To do this, slice 4 tp 5 rows vertically up to the skin (do not cut completely through) and do the same thing horizontally. Press the mango skin forward until it is concave and slice off the perfectly cubed slices.
- Heat the tortillas on a skillet
- Add Chicken, top with mango, layer on some sauce, and finish with some cilantro leaves.
Mango Dicing Picture Reference:
Peace, Love, and Mangos!
Road JaneFitfluentiall LLC compensated me for this campaign. But every single opinion is my own and Silk is truly the only milk I keep stocked at home. I turn into a hideous milk grinch otherwise. And yes I love mangos.