Cookies & Scream Bakery + Expresso soyshake recipe

GOSH!

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I really don’t know why I’ve never been before as I’m living close to it. It was on my list of “Need to go to” but I’m glad I checked it and I will definitely go again.

Cookies & Scream Bakery

Cookies & Scream is a vegan bakery located in Camden Town, near the Camden Lock bridge. Everything is vegan and gluten free and seriously addictive.

Its’ in the stalls, so there is a lot of people but not that much queuing I think as it was a Saturday afternoon and I was expecting a lot more. Compared to other stands next to it, it was the most crowded (Of course it’s for vegan treats!). Don’t forget to bring cash as they don’t accept cards. There is a cash machine near the bakery but prepare yourself to queue a long time for this.

Anyway back to food. You have different choices of cakes, donuts and other desserts which change all the time. The most exiting are the milkshakes: I shared one with my boyfriend and it was delicious.

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We took the Espresso Shake as you can see above. As far as I can remember, there are also Peanut Butter, Brownie, Cookie Dough, etc..I want to try all of them now. A shake is £3,50 which isn’t really pricey considering you have a lot a places in London offering juices or smoothies for £4 to £5 (which is damn expensive).

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I’m such a bad blogger as I don’t remember the names of the cakes we had.

Mine was a chocolate one (ahem no surprise here) with crisped rice. Okay and for the first time in my life (okay maybe not) I couldn’t finish it and had to bring it home. I think it was £3 for the cake but I saw the donuts were at £2 for example.

Don’t go to London without visiting this place! It’s all you can ask for. For those who don’t have the chance to live in London, I tried to recreate the milkshake I had there. Mine is more liquid but you can add more ice cream if you’d like it more thick!

Espresso Soyshake

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Ingredients:

– 3 scoops of Vegan vanilla ice cream (I use Swedish Glace brand)

– one shot (75ml approx) of espresso (ambient temperature)

– 200 ml of vegan milk (fresh)

Method:

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Blend everything. Add one scoop of ice cream on the top to decorate.

DSCF7222 DSCF7225(This one was today – Peanut Butter & Chocolate cake and strawberry cake)

Spinach & Lemon smoothie and Chocolate Soyshake

Hey guys!

Just a quick note today to share my two favorite smoothies’ recipes. I know you don’t really need recipes to make smoothies but I just wanted to share these two, as I tried a lot with red berries before and was not a huge fan of those. (If you do have a recipe which you find fantastic with red berries, please send it to me though!)

The first one is more of a morning one, I mean, I mostly drink it on mornings than during the rest of the day. With lemon & spinach, I think it’s an excellent way to start the day! Here’s the first recipe for this green smoothie. Don’t be afraid of the spinach in it; you can’t really taste it.

Spinach & Lemon Smoothie

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Ingredients:

– one banana

– the juice of half a lemon

– One big handful of spinach

a piece of cucumber or a piece of ginger (optional)

– one cup of water

– one tsp of agave syrup (optional depending on how ripe is your banana)

Method:

Hum, I don’t think I need to explain. Put everything in your blender and blend and here you go!

I drink the second one when I want something a little more comforting. It makes me think of a chocolate milkshake but without all the badness.

Chocolate Soyshake

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Ingredients:

– one banana

– one cup of soy milk

– 1 tsp agave syrup

– 2 tbsp cacao powder

– a few cashew nuts or peanut butter (optional)

Method:

Blend and drink.

Those are the perfect breakfast options when you don’t really have time or don’t have that much left in your cupboard!

See you next time guys!