We really enjoy tofu for breakfast. This vegan tofu taco recipe hit the spot. Filled with tofu, avocado, bell pepper, tomatoes, chives and hemp hearts. A quick, easy, and super healthy way to start the mornings.
The most important part of these breakfast tacos is of course, the tofu. Tofu is actually incredibly versatile. We used the tofu texture to mimic the texture of a scrambled texture.
The best way to go about getting the tofu into a crumbly texture, is by smashing the tofu with a fork. For other recipes we like to press tofu to get rid of excess moisture but for this recipe there’s no need to press the tofu. Scrambled eggs have moisture in them and that’s part of the reason we used to like them, it’s hard to make dry eggs.
First, drain the water from the tofu package. Slice the tofu and place the sliced in a medium sized bowl.
Finally, press the back end of a fork into the tofu until it turns into a crumble. Yes, this is the part where the tofu is smashed.
The type of tofu used is up to your preference. We have used soft silken tofu in the past, but for this recipe we used firm. Any type of tofu can work though. Soft silken tofu will break apart easier than the firm tofu. If you want to customize your scramble, changing the tofu will change the texture. For example:
- soft tofu=soft scramble
- medium tofu=medium scramble
- firm tofu=hard scramble
Tortillas used for the tacos
We generally do our best to eat really colorful foods. It’s a natural instinct we both have. Looking further into the research here is some cool information on blue corn.
Overall, corn tortillas are healthier than flour tortillas, because they have more whole grains. In addition, purple corn phenolic compounds have been shown to have potent antioxidant, anti‐inflammatory, antimutagenic, anticarcinogenic, and anti‐angiogenesis properties.
Corn tortillas are also a wonderful gluten-free option.
Plant based morning tacos
The best way to wake up and refuel the body, is with a nutritious, low-stress meal.
After doing further research, we found how the digestion of tofu has a really low impact compared to animal based proteins.
Adding hemp to your tacos
Hemp hearts are a must have pantry item in our household. They’re perfect for garnish on virtually anything and everything.
So obviously, we added hemp hearts to these easy breakfast tacos.
In comparison to tuna, hemp hearts have 6.2 times more Omega 3. In addition, they are also high in fiber and rich with trace minerals.
Conclusion: hemp hearts are a natural, easy to digest source of fatty acids, amino acids and protein. (AKA why we put them on everything)
This vegan tofu taco recipe is as delicious as it is nutritious!
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Luna & Nate