Ease Your Joints with this Carrot & Turmeric Smoothie

By: Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN; Reboot Nutritionist

Spring has finally sprung!  This sunny afternoon we’re rejoicing with a not-so-sweet but super potent smoothie.  Turmeric has many amazing health promoting properties like anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds, even linked to helping ease symptoms of colitis and reducing the risk for certain cancers. Adding fresh ground black pepper can help increase the absorption of some of turmeric’s naturally occurring phytonutrient compounds, like curcumin, by as much as 1,000 times.  While black pepper certainly isn’t your average smoothie ingredient, in a small amount it’s not noticeable in this smoothie.  Even my 5 year old liked it! Read more on the amazing benefits of eating more turmeric.


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  • 1 cup (250 ml) carrot juice, made fresh in your juicer
  • 1 cup (150 g) frozen mango
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 in (5 cm) piece of fresh turmeric root, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp honey (optional)
  • 1 in (2.5 cm) piece of ginger (optional)
  • 1 pinch fresh ground black pepper (optional)


  1. Wash all produce well.
  2. Juice carrots (as an alternative, you can chop and blend)
  3. Peel and chop turmeric.
  4. Add carrot juice, frozen mango, banana, turmeric, chia, cinnamon, honey, ginger and pepper to blender.
  5. Blend for 45 – 60 seconds until smooth.
  6. Garnish with chia, pepper, cinnamon if desired.
  • Nutrition per serving:

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN; Reboot Nutritionist

Stacy is a Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition and an Integrative Nutritionist. She consults for various companies, focusing on health, wellness and innovative strategies to help increase individual’s fruit and vegetable intake. Stacy is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Health Fitness Specialist; she holds a BS degree in Dietetics from Indiana University, completed her dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital, and earned a Masters in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a Senior Clinical Nutritionist at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School teaching affiliates, in Boston, MA, with more than 20 years of experience. Stacy created and now serves as project manager and lead writer for nutrition services content on the Dana Farber website and the affiliated, nationally recognized nutrition app. Stacy is regularly featured on TV, radio, print and social media on behalf of Dana Farber and other organizations. Together with her husband, Dr. Russell Kennedy PsyD, they have a private practice, Wellness Guides, LLC. Stacy is an adjunct professor in Wellness and Health Coaching at William James College, currently teaching a graduate course in Health Coaching. Stacy is featured in the award winning documentary films, “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” and “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2,” and serves on the Reboot with Joe Medical Advisory Board. Stacy lives in Wellesley with her husband, two sons and three dogs. She enjoys cooking, yoga, hiking and spending time with friends and family. Stacy is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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