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How to have gluten and dairy free afternoon tea

afternoon tea

For anyone who has a gluten or dairy intolerance or allergy diet and nutrition can be tricky, especially when you’re out and about. It also seems like a rather cruel twist of fate to miss out on a simple pleasure as enjoyable as afternoon tea. So the good people at Lifehouse Spa and Hotel have come up with a solution - THIS is how to do afternoon tea the gluten and dairy free way…

The Western diet is full of wheat (toast and cereal for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch and pasta for dinner) as well as cow dairy, both of which create an acid ash in the body. For many niggling health issues such as joint pain, bloating, eczema, feeling tired all the time and headaches can diminish if wheat and dairy are pulled out of the diet, so here’s what’s on the menu at Lifehouse.

Gluten free scones

These guys come complete with sunflower spread which is nutrient rich and high in unsaturated fats, magnesium, zinc, iron and vitamin E, topped with Tiptree Jam (nothing to dislike there), and cashew cream with passionfruit or mango puree. The cashew cream is high in proteins as well as fiber and healthy monounsaturated fats, and while we hardly need to tell you that fruit is a good part of any day, passionfruit and mango puree taste simply perfect.

Mini Sandwiches

Made with Genius gluten free bread, sunflower spread and topped with a selection of fillings as well as that all important sunflower spread, Genius bread has been selected by the team at Lifehouse because what it lacks in gluten it hasn’t lost in taste.

Sweets and treats

Afternoon tea wouldn’t be complete with gluten free pastries (also made with sunflower spread), gluten and dairy free cake, dark chocolate (because it’s healthier obviously) gluten and dairy free brownies, and dark chocolate truffles. Think that just about covers everything and more for the perfect afternoon tea!

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