Robeks 800-lb. Gorilla is the perfect fuel for road worker’s daily 8-hour workout
Benjamin Nieves wanted a meal that was healthy, robust, filling and absolutely packed with protein, so when he discovered Robeks and its 800-lb. Gorilla Protein Shake, he fell in love.
Nieves, who lives in Norwalk, CT, grades asphalt for a living — making sure that road surfaces are nice and even before concrete is poured. It’s heavy duty work performed under the hot sun — so his job is like an 8-hour workout, every single day. To help his muscles recover, he likes to drink the large 800 lb. Gorilla, which packs 80 grams of protein into a 32-oz. drink — the equivalent of 13 eggs worth of protein.
“It’s quick and it’s convenient, and it tastes great,” Nieves says. “Every time I get a break I go to Robeks.”
Nieves has been a fan of Robeks for several years. He and friends used to take road trips down from Bridgeport to go to the first Connecticut Robeks location on Summer Street in Stamford.
He doesn’t have to drive far these days to enjoy Robeks. There are currently 12 Robeks locations in Connecticut, mostly clustered along the I-95 corridor between Bridgeport and Stamford.
“These places started popping up everywhere,” he said.
In addition to the 800-lb. Gorilla, Nieves is a fan of wheatgrass, which is an energy booster that packs the nutritional equivalent of 2½ pounds of garden vegetables into a 1-oz. shot of juice. He also sometimes gets the Açaí Especial Bowl, one of the Smoothie Bowls that are new to the Robeks menu.
“It’s a healthy place,” Nieves says, explaining why he stops by whenever he has time. “I’d rather get this than go to McDonald’s and get a milkshake or something. I’d rather get this than a burger.”
Robeks’ menu is carefully designed to provide a variety of healthy, nutritious choices that deliver the right fuel to customers — whether they are trying to power through a workout (or a day of road construction), lose weight, build up their immune system, sharpen their mind or just enjoy a meal or a treat that is good for their body. Robeks uses naturally ripened fruit and vegetables to make smoothies and juices — and we don’t add processed sugar to anything we serve. Click here to find the Robeks location closest to you.