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Cool treats are also healthful

By Hawaiian Electric Co.

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The hot summer months are here, but you can stay cool with these frozen recipe treats bursting with the ripe flavors of summer fruit. And since the recipes require no cooking, you generate less heat in the kitchen, which keeps your home cooler and saves energy.

For more tips on managing electricity use during summer, pick up Hawaiian Electric Co.'s free guide "Cool Tips for Home and Work," available at all City Mill locations on Oahu starting Friday, or visit www.heco.com to download a copy.

VERY BERRY SMOOTHIE

2 cups frozen berries

1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced

1 cup milk

1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt

1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

3 tablespoons honey

In blender, add all ingredients and process until smooth.

Pour into glasses and serve. Serves 2.

Note: Soy milk and soy yogurt may be substituted.

Approximate nutritional information, per serving: 450 calories, 5 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 15 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium, 97 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 81 g sugar, 9 g protein

GOOD MORNING SMOOTHIE

2 cups orange or guava juice

2 bananas or other fresh fruit

2 cups ice

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 (6 ounce) container yogurt (optional)

In blender, add all ingredients and process until smooth.

Pour into glasses and serve. Serves 4.

Approximate nutritional information, per serving (using banana and without optional yogurt): 110 calories, 0.5 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, no cholesterol or sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g sugar, 2 g protein

PINEAPPLE SHERBET

2 cups milk

3/4 cup sugar

1-1/4 cups crushed pineapple

1/3 cup orange juice

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Combine milk and sugar; stir until sugar is dissolved. Add pineapple and juices.

Pour into plastic tub container, cover and freeze until firm. Stir once during freezing. Serves 6.

Approximate nutritional information, per serving: 180 calories, 2.5 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 10 mg cholesterol, 35 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 34 g sugar, 3 g protein

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For more Hawaiian Electric Co. recipes: www.heco.com.






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