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Vegan afternoon tea at La Suite West

As a belated birthday treat, my lovely friend Maria surprised me with…

▹▸▹▸ VEGAN AFTERNOON TEA AT LA SUITE WEST

I have always absolutely loved afternoon tea. There’s just something about the tiny little sandwiches that make them taste so much better than regular sandwiches. And the scones, oh the scones. Then, no matter how full you are, there’s always room for delicious, bite-sized cakes because who doesn’t love cake?!

Since going vegan, this was the first time I’ve had an afternoon tea that wasn’t home-made, so to say I was excited would be an understatement and this afternoon tea definitely did not disappoint.

vegan afternoon tea at la suite west

▹▸▹▸ SANDWICHES

The selection of sandwiches was absolutely delicious. There was such a unique mix of flavours which made for a lovely twist on traditional afternoon tea sandwiches. My favourite was definitely the kimichi coleslaw with red pepper, whilst Maria unsurprisingly loved the summer herb pesto with tomatoes. I say unsurprisingly as she has a serious pesto addiction, we’re talking pesto pizza with pesto pasta for dinner on a pretty regular basis at uni (which I may or may not have participated in)!

vegan afternoon tea sandwiches

▹▸▹▸ SCONES

The scones were hands down the best scones I have ever eaten in my entire life, bar none! The combination of warm scones, coconut cream and strawberries was just heavenly!

scones at la suite west

▹▸▹▸ CAKES

Even though we were both completely stuffed by the time the cakes were served, we of course managed to squeeze them all in, because I mean, look how yummy!!!

vegan afternoon tea cakes

All three courses were absolute perfection and I will definitely be returning to La Suite West for more delicious afternoon tea ASAP.

Raw Vegan Chocolate and Banana Nicecream Recipe

After drooling over countless vegan ice-cream jars on instagram, I finally created my own nicecream recipe tonight, and guys, it is seriously delicious! Chocolate nicecream, where have you been all my life?! This recipe only requires 3 simple ingredients and is so much healthier (and in my opinion yummier) than dairy ice-cream. I absolutely love raw vegan desserts, as you experience all the deliciousness of a traditional dessert whilst also benefitting from lots of goodness, such as the protein and antioxidants in raw cacao and the mood-lifting properties of bananas. What more could you want in a delicious treat? So here it is, my raw vegan chocolate and banana nicecream, I think you all are going to love it!

vegan icecream

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3 frozen bananas
  • 1 and a half tablespoons of raw organic cacao powder (I use this one)
  • Optional: berries to use as a topping

vegan icecream

Instructions

  • Peel bananas, chop into small chunks & freeze for at least 2 hours
  • Place bananas in the blender with the cacao and almond milk
  • Blend for about 30 seconds or until smooth
  • Serve either on its own or topped with berries & enjoy!

vegan icecream