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Squeaky Clean Carne Asada (gluten free & paleo)

Carne asada is a HUGE staple with my soon to be family-in-laws. I LOVE CARNE ASADA! However, typical carne asada seasoning is loaded with junk like MSG, sugar, preservatives, and gluten. So it's been a challenge to find a recipe that holds a flame to the carne asada we were used to.


Seriously, I think this is even better than the other stuff and I hope you think so too! This recipe is enough for a large gathering, but feel free to cut the recipe in half for a smaller portion. 

This dish is nutrient dense, keto friendly, primal, paleo, gluten free, grain free, lower carb & Whole30 compliant!

What Makes this High-Vibing Food?

  • First and foremost, putting your own love, gratitude, time and energy into making foods at home will automatically raise the vibration of the foods/meal. This will also help to balance your sacral and heart chakras. Putting your love into the food you prepare will literally raise the vibrational frequency as love is the highest vibration out there!

  • You are what you eat and what your food eats. Using organic, GMO free, free/pasture raised, wild caught, minimally processed ingredients lead to an overall higher vibrational frequency. Basically, eating organic provides us extra energy currency!

  • This dish is rich in protein, which is grounding and protective. It also supports the root chakra.

  • Contains iron, which is supportive for your root chakra.

  • Contains zinc, which is needed for thousands of chemical reactions in your body involving protein, so it is also supportive to the root chakra.

  • This recipe is full of healthy fats and oils, which supports the sacral chakra.

  • Contains yellow/tan/golden colored foods, which help raise the body’s frequency to that of the solar plexus, helping to balance it.

  • This is an ethnic food recipe, which supports both the throat and root chakras as eating these foods helps one to connect with other cultures, opening up communication.

  • As a whole, spices in this recipe, work through the third eye chakra.

Equipment Needed to Create this Recipe:

  • meat mallet/tenderizer

  • dish towel

  • cutting board

  • large glass casserole dish (I used 9 x 13 for this amount of meat)

  • citrus press

  • a good knife

  • grill or grill pan

  • big tongs


Squeaky Clean Carne Asada

(gluten free & paleo)

Prep time: 5 min. & 2-24 hours Cook time: 15 minutes Yield: 12


  • 5 lbs. flank steak


  • Juice of 4 limes

  • Juice of 2 large oranges

  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil

  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

  • 4 tsp. paprika

  • 4 tsp. chili powder

  • 2 tsp. oregano

  • 2 tsp. cumin

  • 2 tsp. garlic granules

  • 1 ½ tsp. sea salt

  • 1 tsp. onion granules

How to Create this Recipe:

  1. First, Tenderize your meat! This really makes all the difference. To do this make sure your meat is pretty cold. You can stick it into the freezer for a but if you want to speed up this process. Next, place a kitchen towel down on your counter, this will absorb the shock from the mallet. Then, place a cutting board over the kitchen towel and place a piece of meat onto the cutting board. Using the pokey side of the meat mallet, pound down. If your meat is already cut thin, just pound it a few times over; if you've got a thicker cut of meat, pound it out until the meat has thinned to about ¼ inch or less. 

  2. In a large glass casserole dish (I used 9 x 13 for this amount of meat) mix all the ingredients for the marinade. Once the marinade is mixed thoroughly, submerge the flank steak into the marinade. Make sure the meat is covered and the marinade has gotten all over the meat and in between the pieces. Place this in the fridge for at least 2 hours (up to 24 hours).

  3. After the steak has marinated, heat your grill to very high heat. Remove the steak from the marinade, discarding the remaining marinade, and place the steaks directly on the grill. Grill for about 3-4 minutes per side. You may have to do this in rounds, depending on the size of your grill.

  4. Once the steaks are done cooking, remove them from the grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes before cutting. When you cut, cut against the grain.

  5. The carne asada is done! This serves well with slaw, salsa, guacamole, or even to top a salad! I hope you enjoy!



Servings: 1 (based off of 12 servings total)

Calories: 340

Fat: 18 grams

Carbohydrate: 4 grams

Protein: 40 grams

*All nutritional information are estimations and will vary.


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