In a sea of coffee shops and caffeine junkies, a healthier alternative has arrived. Robeks is a juice and smoothie bar located on Farmington Avenue in West Hartford Center. The menu has an extensive mix of juices, smoothies, and shakes which are sure to please even the most finicky consumer. If you have visited a Jamba Juice and enjoyed their drinks, Robeks will feel very familiar and is sure to put a smile on your face.
Robeks makes fresh juices onsite, some of which you may have never tried before. Carrot-Apple juice is just one delicious example. Smoothies are Robeks most common offerings, which are a mixture of fruit and frozen yogurt. They can also add protein or other ingredients to your drink, such as Ginseng and Echinacea, to give you an extra boost. Robeks smoothies are medium consistency and drinkable through a straw. While they say their yogurt tastes “tart,” I would just call it really tasty. The Berry Brilliance® smoothie, which contains – juice, berries, bananas and frozen yogurt - is my favorite so far.
A large smoothie at Robeks costs around $5, which seems expensive, but is actually competitive with most gourmet coffee drinks today. Plus, with the addition of protein to the drink, a smoothie can almost pass as a meal. Although I haven’t tried it yet, Robeks even makes a heavier shake which claims to possess 50g of protein.
I definitely recommend Robeks to anyone who loves smoothies…but beware of brain freeze!
967 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06107