Brain Boosting Orange Mango Gritty With Turmeric And Walnut Recipe

Heading into the Winter season and my brain is working overtime with chores that need to be done. In today’s post, I share a few fun facts about Brain Boosting ingredients and an Orange Mango Gritty with Turmeric and Walnuts  Recipe you won’t want to miss.

Light Cooking Magazine _Smoothie Recipe

A Few Facts

As I flipped through the pages of Cooking Light Magazine I noticed Orange Mango Gritty with Turmeric and Walnuts which is totally brain-boosting food.  Did you know that your brain needs to be fed? What you put into your body is as just as important as the air you breathe.  I could feel a slight headache coming on. This recipe featuring turmeric, walnuts, and mango may be the cure.

Orange With Turmeric And Walnut Smoothie Recipe

Orange Mango Gritty with Turmeric and Walnuts

I would run to the grocery store for a few oranges and turmeric just so I could make this recipe again.  Don’t let the title in the magazine confuse you.  The smoothie doesn’t have a gritty texture.  They named the recipe after an article by Paula Wolfert on Alzheimer’s.

Orange Mango Gritty With Turmeric And Walnut Recipe



Orange Mango Gritty With Turmeric And Walnut Recipe


  • 1/2 cup plain whole milk yogurt
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 3/4 cup chopped peeled ripe mango (frozen)
  • 1/2 cup of fresh orange slices
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • 2 tsp. grated fresh turmeric
  • dash of kosher salt
  • fresh grated nutmeg (optional)


  1. Place flaxseed, walnuts, ice in blender. process 1 minute.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients in the blender and continue to process until smooth.
  3. Sprinkle fresh ground nutmeg onto of drink before serving.

A Few Favorites That Are Brain Boosting

I made a few tweaks to the recipe I found in a Cooking Light Magazine.

Starting out the recipe by blending the ice, flaxseed, nuts may have kept the smoothie from having a gritty texture.  I also washed the turmeric and used my cheese grater before I read the Twitter comments.  My fingers didn’t turn orange.  The scent of turmeric is fresh and energy-boosting.  I will totally use this ingredient again soon.

Ingredients for the smoothie

Brain Boosting Turmeric

Off to the closest grocery store and into the refrigerated produce section.  I had a falling the turmeric would be near ginger root. There were 2 unidentified produce next to the ginger root.  After stumping produce stock associate number 2 I wanted to hit myself in the head…GOOGLE IT!!!  

Brain-Boosting Food

Rush University Medical Center did research on Alzheimer’s that should be eating certain brain foods can help reduce the risk of developing this disease.  A few of the foods for the mind that caught my eye in the article shared in Cooking Light Magazine are listed below.

  1. Fish
  2. Blueberries
  3. Nuts
  4. Beans
  5. Dark Leafy Greens
  6. Wine
  7. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Let’s Connect

Do you have a go-to beverage or food that helps get your brain focusing again?  I knew there was something behind the handful of walnuts I usually grab when I’m too busy to make a meal and need as a snack.  I’d love to connect with you so please comment below.


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