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Orange-Mango Gritty with Turmeric and Walnuts

Photo: Iain Bagwell
Active time 10 mins
Total time 10 mins

Serves 2 (serving size: about 1 1/4 cups)

Our take on Paula Wolfert’s daily “gritty” (see page TK)—the opposite of a smoothie thanks to all the nuts, seeds, and spices. The walnut-flaxseed combination adds 2,000mg omega-3s to this satisfying sip, along with a pleasantly nutty balance to the sweet mango and bright citrus. Yogurt lends tangy good-for-the-gut probiotics, and fresh turmeric adds a bright, peppery zing. Some researchers say the curcumin in fresh turmeric is more bioavailable than dried, as some essential oils and pungency are lost in the drying process. We love it for its brighter, livelier flavor. If you can’t find fresh root (a close relative to ginger root), substitute 1⁄2 teaspoon dried turmeric instead.


  • 3/4 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 3/4 cup chopped peeled ripe mango, frozen
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange slices
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh turmeric
  • Dash of kosher salt
  • Freshly grated nutmeg (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 245
  • fat 13.1 g
  • satfat 2.3 g
  • monofat 1.7 g
  • polyfat 8 g
  • protein 11 g
  • carbohydrate 25 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 6 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 91 mg
  • calcium 109 mg
  • sugars 19 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 0 g

How to Make It

  1. Place first 9 ingredients in a blender; process 1 minute or until almost smooth. Divide mixture evenly between 2 glasses. Sprinkle with nutmeg, if desired.