After coming to Robeks for a 10-day juicing regimen, she discovered the joys of premium smoothies
Katrina Thompson was turned onto Robeks by a friend — Diana Nichols, also known as, “The Juicing Queen.” Nichols had seen the movie “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead,” and embarked on a 60-day juice fast.
“She’d been encouraging me to watch it, and I wanted to support her in her weight loss, and after hearing about all of the benefits, I decided ‘Why not?’” said Thompson, who visited the Atlanta Robeks to get her fresh juice. “A whole group of us tried it. I started my first 10-day juice fast on March 21.”
She started noticing the health benefits of juicing within three days.
“The first thing was weight loss,” she said. “The weight came off really fast just by adding fruit and veggies and getting rid of processed foods. I work out several times a week and I go to dance class, so I have muscle tone — but you couldn’t see it. A lot of fat that had been hiding the muscle started to melt off in the 10 days I did the juicing. By the end of the juice fast, I could see my six-pack. And before the juice fast, I was never able to do a real pushup. Now I can do military-style pushups. Overall, I just feel better.”
Something else changed during those 10 days: She became a Robeks devotee.
“Ever since then, I’ve been going to Robeks five times a week,” she said.
When the juice fast was over, she started trying the smoothies. She’s still working her way through the menu.
“I plan to taste all of them. I’m into the berry ones. So far, my favorites are the Awesome Açaí, the Raspberry Romance, Berry Brilliance and the Strawnana Berry.”
She especially likes the açaí smoothies. Açaí is a Brazilian superfruit and has five times as many antioxidants as blueberries, with a delicious, unique flavor and is low calorie.
She says she likes wheatgrass, too.
“I was always a fan of smoothies, but not to the point where I thought I’d have one every day,” she said. “But Robeks is great.”