You are looking at Chaco Canyon Cafe's 16-oz. Triple Berry Smoothie. It is actually my first time trying it, and it is delicious! It is smooth, sweet, and filled with texture--not like any watery or excruciatingly sweet smoothies you might find at other places. What is even more satisfying is what's written on the tin cup: "Warning! If consumed this beverage may cause: Dissatisfaction with processed & packaged foods, peace of mind, and a cascade of healthy lifestyle choices." This put an instant smile on my face.
It also reminded me of how good it really feels to be healthy, and to tell you the truth this fact only hit me recently.
During each of the last ten thousand attempts I made to be healthy, I kept telling myself that it was the right thing to do because...it was just the right thing to do. But, each of those attempts were not so successful--before I knew it, I found myself inhaling mountains of chips, cookies and bowls of ice cream. Well, I didn't eat all three in one sitting, and it wasn't literally mountains of chips...though it did feel that way.
Anyway, it led me to discover that if I really wanted to stick to healthy routines, it had to be for a specific reason that made sense to me. Part of this realization came when I read the chapter of Do Cool Sh*t by Miki Agrawal that talks about living a healthy lifestyle; she suggested that instead of thinking of doing healthy routines as doing things out of obligation such as chores (exercising, dieting), you can associate exercise with releasing and dieting with having willpower. This quickly made it much easier for me to make the choices I needed to! Since then, I smoothly made the decision to do aerobics in the mornings because I wanted to release any tension I had; I have also been able to quickly decide on a smoothie over a brownie--I tell myself I don't want to lose power over my decision-making, because it wouldn't mean well for me if I did.
So here I am, enjoying a smoothie with antioxidants and color and flavor and deliciousness! And I feel more at peace knowing that the choice I made has pushed me toward a better well being. :)