AMBOY — There’s been a revolution occurring on the town for a little bit greater than a yr now, one which most individuals need to be part of.
No, metropolis authorities isn’t being taken over. House owners Allison Hicks, a lifelong Amboy resident, and her fiancé, Demetri Lahman, opened Revolution Wellness in June of 2020 and just lately celebrated their one yr anniversary.
The quaint little store contains a mouth watering array of shakes, boosted teas and iced coffees. You’ll pressure your neck attempting to stare upon over 100 taste selections and rising, written on chalk boards that utterly devour the partitions as you step via the doorways. Your senses will come alive to not point out your style buds will explode sipping on a salted caramel iced espresso, or a Jolly Rancher boosted tea. This reporter couldn’t resist the temptation and succumbed to a 16 ounce Banana Break up Shake crammed with strawberry, pineapple, banana, and chocolate flavorings, all sugar free, and topped with colourful sprinkles.
They don’t use precise fruit, however you’d by no means understand it. You is perhaps asking your self by now; how can one thing that tastes so scrumptious be good for you and never loaded with energy? The entire objects are full of nutritional vitamins and protein because of the Natural Life Dietary dietary supplements that Hicks and Lahman use of their creations.
“Our iced coffees have 100 to 200 energy, teas 50 and shakes lower than 250,” defined Hicks. “Your thoughts will get tricked into considering that you’re truly consuming sweet or ice cream when in truth it’s wholesome substances as a substitute.”
After beginning out as a Natural Life distributor for a few years in Dixon, and getting a really feel for the enterprise, Hicks needed to convey it to her hometown and did with the help of the Amboy Chamber of Commerce, family and friends.
“I undoubtedly felt that our city wanted this sort of alternative,” mentioned Hicks. “There aren’t any espresso retailers or competitors in order that half was straightforward. We need to make an impression with folks’s dietary targets and general well being.”
There actually isn’t any coaching within the mixology course of, Hicks and Lahman mainly give you concepts by the tried and true style check technique. The ever evolving, inventive, and intensive menu, retains issues contemporary and thrilling for each the proprietor’s and prospects.
“One time we tried creating a shake and made it 15 occasions till we obtained it proper,” Hicks chuckled as she recalled. “We all know what flavors style good collectively now, so we’ve obtained it down.”
Lahman has that enthusiastic attraction and takes on that ‘Mad Professor’ look of focus as he mixes the concoctions behind the bar which isn’t misplaced on common buyer Wendy Legner. “He’s at all times is so pleasant and does a pleasant job each time I are available,” mentioned Legner. “My favourite is the strawberry kiwi Inexperienced Lantern. It has such a very good taste, it’s offers me vitality and retains me going all day.”
As a result of sturdy religion and a dedication to the group, Hicks and Lehman have constructed a profitable enterprise in a brief time frame and hope to proceed to construct on that for the long run.
“We have now quite a lot of children that are available right here on their very own,” mentioned Lahman. “We’ve established a trusted and secure place for everybody and our objective is that we wish them to really feel happier leaving than once they got here in.”
Revolution Wellness is situated at 205 E. Important St., in downtown Amboy. Hours are Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturdays, 7 a.m. – midday, and closed on Sundays.