Cocktail Of The Week: Strawberry Daiquiri

My sister and I can't believe how warm it has been and we hope you have been enjoying the sun as much as we have. Summertime is not only about salads and ice cream, it is also about yummy summer cocktails. This frozen strawberry daiquiri is refreshing and delicious. So easy to make.

Ingredients

500g strawberries hulled

Juice of 1/2 a lime

Rum (we recommend a little)

Ice ( how much ice you use depends on how slushy you like it)

To make it a non alcoholic cocktail omit the rum.

Place all the ingredients in your blender and blend until lovely and slushy. Pour into two tall glasses like martini glasses. Garnish with a strawberry and mint leaf. Enjoy!

Recipe Of The Week: Strawberry Ice Lollies

With the summer weather still going strong my sister and I decided to make more ice lollies. These are yummy strawberry lollies sprinkled with dark chocolate. These are super easy to make. For this recipe we used Silkomart silcone moulds. You can purchase these from amazon. These are yummy, creamy and super easy to make.

Ingredients

1 punnet of strawberries

3 bananas

2 tablespoons of coyo coconut

Yoghurt.

Melted dark chocolate to sprinkle on top

Optional

Sweetener of your choice. We didn't use any but feel fee to taste and see if you would like the lolly mixture sweeter before you pour them into the moulds.

Wash the strawberries and remove the tops. Peel the bananas, chop them and place in the blender with the strawberries and coconut yoghurt. Blend until lovely and smooth. Since our moulds are open we place the lolly sticks in the moulds first, then we pour in the mixture. Once poured into the moulds place in the freezer. They should be ready in 5 hours. If you have normal moulds you do not need to insert the sticks in before pouring the mixture. After 30 minutes in the freezer you can insert the sticks. Once ready melt some dark chocolate and pour onto the lollies. Enjoy!

My Top Five Favourite Places To Brunch In London

I love brunching! It's my favourite part of the day, not too early and just before lunch time! Yes I'm the girl that goes gaga over an avo on toast, which can be totally underestimated to contrary belief. London is one of the coolest places to be as they really are brunching up their game! I could write an endless list of some of my favourite places and there are so many more I want to try out. But today to keep it fairly simple and short I thought I would share with you my favourite top five spots in London. Take my word, these are so damn good ;)

Hally's

Hally's is a Californian-inspired hangout that is all about innovative, fresh food, expertly-made coffee & a relaxed vibe. It's one of my favourite places to brunch in London. This cute hangout totally resembles a Californian beach house, complete with reclaimed wood floors, pastel dipped chairs, white clapboarding and neon signage. It is the perfect place to put you in a good mood, as its fresh light vibe is something that is much needed in grey London. You can see more interior images on a recent post I wrote here.

Hally's, Parsons Green, London
Hally's, Parsons Green, London

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

Located on the trendy King’s Road, The Ivy Chelsea Garden brings the familiar luxury of The Ivy to a relaxed yet sophisticated all-day dining restaurant in the heart of Chelsea. The Ivy Chelsea Garden offers tranquil al fresco dining all year in their beautiful rural garden. I highly recommend the avocado on toast!

Albion

The original Albion in Shoreditch opened in January 2009 and features a cafe, small shop, an in-house bakery and a cake counter. When the weather is good, the outside terrace is opened - a perfect location to relax and watch East London life go by. Forget healthy, the full english breakfast is a MUST!

Farmacy

Another newly opened café based in London’s Notting Hill, Farmacy is all about clean eating and indulgence, inspired by dishes from around the globe.  It supports both a vegan and vegetarian diet, free from dairy, refined sugars, additives and chemicals. Whats not to love, healthy eating but tastes so good, you'd be mistaken for feeling guilty. I highly recommend the pancakes, so yummy! 

Farm Girl

I recently discovered Farm Girl cafe and I haven't looked back! A holistic and healthy, yet comfortingly simple approach to Australian cafe culture in the heart of Notting Hill. Farm Girl values fresh, nutritionally nurturing ingredients and delivers them in a warm and welcoming environment. Oh and their outside pink table is an added bonus for all the fanatical instagramers out there, I feel ya!

Do let me know your favourite places as I always love trying out new cafés. There are so many more I want to share so I'll probably do another post very soon!