Here's our take on Paula Wolfert's daily "gritty"--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 gingerroot), substitute 1/2 teaspoon dried turmeric.
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)
Est. added sugars 0g
How to Make It
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.