Our Story

As parents of a son with Autism, Jackie and Wilson Rueda recognized the positive effects that a nutritional diet with natural high-quality ingredients had on his physical and behavioral health.

Their son, Santi was diagnosed with autism at the age of two, which they found reasoned for his lack of speech development from birth. Santi had undergone countless hours in therapy but still remained silent.

After two years of minimal progress made through therapy, the Rueda’s decided to start Santi on a preservative-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free diet they’d read about. Just two weeks after beginning the diet, Santi said his very first word.

Experiencing how the consumption of certain foods can change a life first-hand, the Rueda’s discovered their passion for creating wholesome, healthy meals, and providing this for the community.


Green Vida Company is a wellness cafe and juice bar dedicated to serving real food made with love and transparency.

We provide you with access to clean organic food and beverage options so you can feel empowered in knowing exactly what you’re putting in your body.

Transparency filters into every aspect of our company, from being concise on what ingredients are used in all of our menu items, to our open-concept kitchen, designed for you to see your order being prepared in a fresh and clean environment.

Now more than ever we need to be mindful of what we put in our bodies, which is why our menu was carefully crafted to include only the highest quality, fresh, whole, organic, non-GMO, and minimally processed ingredients.

We value our customers and aspire to provide you with excellent customer service, quality food, clean facilities, and a friendly, inviting atmosphere.

We value our employees and foster an honest, friendly, socially responsible, and non-discriminatory work environment.

Green Vida Co. was created for you and our community.

Meet Santi, the inspiration behind Green Vida Co.