Zighy Bay date and cof­fee smoothie

(serves 4)

Friday - - Leisure -

Prep time: 5 mins In­gre­di­ents 240ml pre­pared cof­fee (Vi­valto Lungo rec­om­mended) 20g de­mer­ara sugar 500g dates, pit­ted and toughly chopped 250ml full-fat milk 1 vanilla pod (Tahi­tian or Bour­bon), seeds re­moved and re­tained 300g ba­nana 500ml Greek yo­gurt Method 1. Mix cof­fee with sugar and place in fridge to cool. 2. Place dates in a blender with milk and vanilla seeds and blitz un­til smooth. 3. Add ba­nana, blitz again, then add cool cof­fee and mix well. 4. Add yo­gurt slowly un­til smoothie reaches de­sired con­sis­tency. All recipes courtesy of Steven Wil­son, ex­ec­u­tive chef at the Six Senses Zighy Bay, who at­tended Ne­spresso’s first-ever Mid­dle East Chef Acad­emy – an ex­clu­sive pro­gramme de­signed by Ne­spresso to in­form the world’s top chefs and som­me­liers about the link be­tween cof­fee and food.

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