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Stacy + Stacy = Stacy's Juicebar A twenty-year veteran of the natural food industry, Stacy Madison got interested in juicing while serving on the board of Evolution Fresh Juice (which is now part of Starbucks). "I realized that juice was not limited to orange juice and was amazed by the amount of nutrition that juice can get into your system," Madison explains. Juice bars are popping up in urban areas across the US, Europe, and Asia and Madison wanted to make sure there was one in the Weston/ Wellesley/ Needham area. Madison envisioned a "guided juice bar" where the food and drinks offered were nutritionally sound and of the highest quality. Impressed with Kennedy's nutritional background, Madison reached out to recruit her as a business partner. With two Stacies at the helm, Stacy's Juicebar was born. Their company tagline: "Don't fear the green — we're a guided juicebar!" All of the juices, smoothies, sandwiches, soups, salads, and baked goods at Stacy's Juicebar are made with the freshest, "better–for- you" ingredients; there is nothing canned or artificial. Pulp from the juice is added to their soups and baked goods to enhance fiber and phytonutrients. Ingredients are thoughtfully combined to maximize nutrition — a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables is important as each contains different phytonutrients that support overall health — with great color and taste. "Mixing kale into a red berry-based drink will boost its nutritional value, but the green color will also turn a red drink to brown, which is not very appealing," Kennedy explains. Complementary workshops help customers learn more about nutri- tion and a Run Club keeps them active. How to Safely Juice Juice can be used as a healthy snack, the fruit and vegetable component of a meal, or as the basis for a cleanse. Scads of students stop by Stacy's Juicebar daily for a juice-based afternoon snack before or after sports. Parents bring their fruit- or vegetable-hating kids in for kid-tested flavors to ensure that they get the nutrition they need. Power juices and smoothies please the breakfast crowd; at lunchtime they are often combined with a sand- wich, salad, or quinoa-based dish for a complete a meal. A corporate catering program makes it easy for companies to offer healthy juice and food combination meals to employees that prevent the traditional post-lunch carb coma. People also come to Stacy's Juicebar to undertake guided one- to three-day juice-only cleanses and three- to five-day Juice n' Food Programs. Kennedy has safely and successfully lead thousands of peo- ple through cleanses to boost their immunity, support their body's natural detox potential, break unhealthy eating habits, lose weight, boost energy and mental clarity, improve sleep, manage food allergies and sensitivities, resolve digestion issues, or clear their skin. Cleanses are all-inclusive and include a 15-minute consultation with an on-site nutrition expert. What Happened to the Millers? Twenty years later Miller's son is thriving. A senior in college, he still tries to be mindful of his diet; the gluten in beer and pizza, the staples of college life, are not exactly conducive to his digestive happiness. Miller remains a proponent of healthy eating and undertakes an annual cleanse to "tune up" her system and keep her arthritis at bay. Looking radiant two decades later, she will tell you her secret: "There is an undeniable connection between what I eat and how my body looks and feels." fitness & health "juices and smoothies please the breakfast crowd" 148 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 5 STACY'S JUICEBAR TM 1257 Highland Avenue Needham, MA 02492 781.444.5842 (JUICE) www.stacysjuicebar.com STACY KENNEDY The Wellness Guides 11 Abbott Road Wellesley, MA 02481 www.wellnessguides.org "There is an undeniable connection between what I eat and how my body looks and feels." – G e n e M i l l e r

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