Monday, August 12, 2013
I drive past Robeks Juice on Freeport Boulevard fairly often, but never take the time to check it out. Desperately needing a new place to blog about, however, I finally stopped in over the weekend to see what vegan options were available.
Most of the smoothies at Robeks contain sherbet or yogurt, but I knew from looking at their online menu that it was possible to order a non-dairy, all-fruit smoothie. What I didn't realize until I got there was that it is also possible to substitute soy sorbet for the dairy products. I ordered a Pina Koolada, made with pineapple, coconut, and soy sorbet, and it was delicious. I never have boosts or nutritional supplements added to my smoothies, but for those of you who do, Robeks offers two different types of protein supplements. Make sure you ask for the soy protein, not the whey protein.
In addition to their smoothies, Robeks offers several different fresh squeezed juices made from a variety of fruits and vegetables, including kale, beets, apples, cucumbers, spinach, and lemons, to name a few.
Robeks also sells pre-packaged vegan cookies. I had a tough time deciding between the chocolate chip and the pumpkin, but finally settled on the chocolate chip. Good choice! Other cookie options include double chocolate, peanut butter, and oatmeal raisin.
Robeks is a national chain, but their only restaurant in the Sacramento area is located across the street from Land Park at 4400 Freeport Boulevard, Suite 140. Their telephone number is 916-454-4374, and their website address is http://www.robeks.com/. Robeks Juice is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.