Summer Games Inspired Sports Juice – Recipe Of The Week

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

The Summer Olympics are inspiring people around the world to get up and get active! Even the most novice athletes could benefit from a nutrient rich, refreshing juice to fuel their workout. Many electrolyte enhancement drinks are full of sugar and artificial colors and other processed ingredients. This juice is 100% naturally packed with electrolytes potassium, magnesium and sodium, plus antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti bacterial compounds to help keep your muscles and immune system healthy and strong.

A study conducted in the UK, site of the 2012 Summer Olympics, found that that drinking beet juice can help to lower blood pressure and improve oxygen utilization during exercise, attributed to its natural source of nitrates. This week’s veggie-heavy juice also packs more natural nitrates with Swiss chard.

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  • 2 beets (beetroot)
  • 2 carrots
  • 3 stalks celery
  • ¼ lemon (peeled)
  • 1 orange (peeled)
  • 1 handful basil leaves
  • 6 leaves Swiss chard


  1. Wash all produce well.
  2. Peel lemon and orange.
  3. Cut ends off beets.
  4. Stuff basil into orange.
  5. Juice ingredients.
  6. Pour over ice and enjoy.


  • Beets – golden beets, red/purple cabbage, radish, grapefruit, tomato, blackberries
  • Carrots – sweet potato, cantaloupe
  • Celery – cucumber, zucchini (courgette), fennel
  • Lemon – lime, ginger
  • Orange- kiwifruit, Clementine, grapefruit
  • Basil – mint, cilantro, parsley

Servings: 1

  • 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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