The Journey To a Healthy Lifestyle
The story about a dream
Devia is not just a Juice Bar. It’s a journey that started when someone decided to change their life and follow their true call.
Devia is owned by two siblings who devote their lives to pour their wellness and nutrition knowledge into a cup.
It all came together to create a juice bar that would let them share their lifestyle with everyone who is craving juice.
Like everything, Devia has a story, and we think it is such an inspiring story that you might want to know about it.
Eat, Pray, Juice?
Everything started when Diana felt that her job wasn’t doing it for her anymore.
Having accomplished everything that she set her mind to and more, she realized that sometimes life is more than just the goals you set for yourself.
After some pondering, she took a trip to India that moved her so much that she quit her job and came back for another trip to clear her mind and figure out what she really wanted.
Eat, Pray, Love, right? But better because we get to enjoy the outcome.
Think about it as a pause, “Back to basics.” What is it that really moves me?
Diana spent 3 months in India. Between yoga and self-discovery, she learned more about nutrition and healthy habits, and it deepened her wish to share it with everyone who would listen.
It made her realize that all she really wanted was to open her own business and help others.
You can actually taste most of her knowledge at Devia. Have you heard about superfoods?
A superfood diet is filled with food that is particularly dense in vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and healthy fats. Some superfood available at Devia are:
- Raw Cacao
- Plant-based protein
You can find these and more in our menu, as add-ons, or as a part of our juices, smoothies, and bowls.
Fruits are healthy, but why stop there?
If the purpose is to nourish our bodies, why not add food that will make a difference?
One of the most important beliefs we have at Devia is that you don’t need to make sacrifices or have a bad time to carry a healthy lifestyle.
That’s why our menu is packed with all you need for your body, and it’s also tasty, for the soul.
But let’s go back to the story. It gets better.
The Bare Necessities
As Diana says, “What you do with your life is important. You only get one shot”.
She found that she needed a purpose. Money wasn’t enough motivation for her. She wanted more. Something that would impact the community, and would make a change.
She reflected on the life she was living and all the complaining that goes around daily.
Do we really need this much? The material stuff, all this food that makes us feel bad, the running around, and the incessant feeling of not having enough.
Maybe all we really need is right in front of us.
Diana got inspired thinking about the basics, the vital aspects of life that we need to work on to feel good. Food, nature, exercise, good relationships, ourselves.
What can we do to live our lives the best possible way?
In India, she learned about preventive medicine, and how nature could actually spare us from diseases.
What if we put all this knowledge in a juice? And so she did.
Devia started with a fruit kart that she bought after coming back from India, while working at her dream job.
Then a second kart came to be, and she was fired from her “dream job” for coming in late (she had to stock the karts).
Maybe it was the universe. Perhaps it was faith. Sometimes it’s easier when life makes the decision for you. We’re all a bit scared, right?
That’s when Juan Diego, her brother, came in, and everything finally fell into place.
The Final Piece
Being a professional golfer, He originally had other plans, but they ended up opening the storefront together (Upper Buena Vista), and Devia as we know it came to life.
He brought with him his athletic lifestyle. Eating clean is great, but moving and keeping your body active is the whole package.
Being fit is not about being skinny, it’s about your well-being and giving your body what it needs.
You could say both of their lifestyles came together for something great.
They balance each other out, he’s always trying to innovate, and she keeps him grounded, but he also keeps her curious, and they both think Devia is made with half of each.
Isn’t that what we all want? To leave a part of us in everything, to do good and give back. And to do everything knowing that it is meaningful to us.
At Devia we believe in wellness. Which is not only feeling good, but it’s an “active pursuit” that involves many aspects of our lives:
- Mental (nourish your mind)
- Physical (train and nourish your body)
- Emotional (accept and express your emotions)
- Spiritual (find purpose)
- Environmental (be good with nature)
It has to do with making choices every day to feel your best while doing your best.
When you come to Devia you can be sure you’re not just drinking juice. The sole purpose of the minds behind the recipes is to help you carry a happy life.
It’s an invitation to learn about nutrition, be more conscious about your daily choices, and get inspired.
Do you feel like you waste time and energy on things that don’t make you feel good?
Our goal is to think like Diana did when this journey started. What is it that actually matters? Could it be just juice?
For us, it is. It’s a juice, and all it represents, all it has to offer.
And this isn’t where the story ends. It’s where it starts, for you and everyone who comes to Devia for the first time.
You don’t have to go to India to change your life (unless that’s your heart’s desire). All you have to do is try to make yourself happier every day, follow your heart and your gut.
Our Doors Are Open
You can come and meet every location we mention here (you won’t regret it), But if you don’t have the time, you can always order online.