Vitamin Dee: Recipes for Life & Lifting – Slow Cooker Tacos Al Pastor


-4.4 lbs. (2kg) pork shoulder, boneless, fat trimmed off
-2 tsp. salt
-1 tsp. black pepper 

-1 cup (240ml) chicken broth
-3 chipotle chilis in adobo sauce 1 tsp. adobo sauce
-1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, roughly chopped
-1⁄2 medium red onion
-2 1⁄2 tbsp. chili powder
-1⁄2 tsp. ground cumin
-2 tbsp. lime juice
-2 tbsp. white wine vinegar
-2 cloves garlic
-16 corn tortillas
-Optional toppings (not included in nutritional breakdown): pineapple, finely chopped
red onion, diced cilantro


1.) Rub the pork with salt and black pepper.

2.) Set the slow cooker to “sauté” and brown the pork on all sides. Alternatively, you can do this in a skillet on the stove.

3.) In a food processor or high-speed blender, combine the chicken broth, chipotle chilis, sauce, pineapple, red onion, chili powder, cumin, lime juice, white wine vinegar and garlic. Blitz until smooth. 

4.) Place the pork into the slow cooker and cover with the marinade, cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. 

5.) Once the pork has cooked, remove from the slow cooker and shred using two forks. Return the shredded pork to the pot and stir through the marinade until well combined. 

6.) Serve the pork with warm corn tortillas and additional diced pineapple, red onion, and cilantro. 

Danielle D. Trainer at Prime Intensity Training


Personal Trainer/Nutritionist

Bachelor’s of Science–Nutrition and DieteticsIndiana University of Pennsylvania–2008
Associate’s in Applied Science–Health and FitnessMontgomery County Community College–2013

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Why you love fitness/PIT:

Danielle has been a Personal Trainer and Nutritionist since 2013. She started working at a YMCA in Pittsburgh, Pa, until she moved back to the Philadelphia area in 2014 (Philly is home!) Since then, she has taught a variety of different fitness classes and absorbed numerous hours of personal training experience since then. She has completed numerous 5ks, 10ks and the Tough Mudder in 2013. She has also been coaching and teaching nutrition clients for the past five years, teaching them the “why’ food is important, how food works, and how to properly prepare meals to keep accountable during the busy week.

Nutrition has always been an important part of her fitness goals, as well as for her clients. She believes ‘sustainable’ nutrition for the long run will continue to push your fitness goals forward for years to come–there is no quick fix to achieve goals. It is about consistency and hard work; no matter how much you work in the gym, it is impossible to get to where you want to be without proper nutrition to accompany the gym. You can still enjoy what you like, just everything in moderation! There are no ‘diets’ with Danielle. Just consistent meals paired with a badass fitness routine.