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.

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Credit: Iain Bagwell

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


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.


Nutrition Facts

245 calories; fat 13.1g; saturated fat 2.3g; mono fat 1.7g; poly fat 8g; protein 11g; carbohydrates 25g; fiber 4g; cholesterol 6mg; iron 1mg; sodium 91mg; calcium 109mg; sugars 19g.