A rainbow of taste

Try any of these four smoothie flavors, including a seasonal favorite with new flavors.

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Jehn Kubiak, Writer

Satisfy your cravings for a cold drink and gain nutrients from delicious fruits and vegetables by trying these four different types of smoothie recipes. The Emerald, a fruit and vegetable smoothie, features a tart blend of kale and green fruits. The Watermelon Kiwi Twist, a fruit blend, has a unique spin — the taste of red pear. The Tropical M.P. Tango, a fruit and yogurt smoothie, pairs the tropical tastes of mango and coconut with peach. The Autumn Monkey, a creamy treat smoothie, is a pumpkin smoothie jazzed-up with the tastes of banana and honey.

Blend all drinks on high speed until smooth. For a thicker consistency, use frozen fruit or add more ice. You can also upgrade your smoothie by using a scoop of flavored sherbet or vanilla ice cream. Each recipe yields 8 to 10 ounces of smoothie.

1.The Emerald — fruit and vegetable

-¼ cup kale leaves

-¼ cup green grapes

-⅓ cup sliced green apple

-½ cup ice

-½ cup coconut water

2. Watermelon kiwi twist — fruit blend

-⅓ cup sliced watermelon

-¼ cup sliced kiwi

-¼ cup sliced red pear

-½ cup ice

-½ cup coconut water

3. Tropical M.P. Tango — fruit and yogurt

-⅓ cup mango (sliced fresh or canned — drain syrup if using canned)

-3 oz. (half a container) peach greek yogurt (Chobani brand recommended)

-1 cup coconut water

-1 tsp honey (for a sweeter taste, add another tsp)

4.  Autumn Monkey — creamy treat

-1 whole banana

-⅓ cup canned pumpkin (Libby’s brand recommended)

-½ cup almond milk

-½ cup ice

-1 tsp cinnamon

-¼ tsp vanilla extract

-2 tsp honey

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