Chelsea Crockett

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Fruity Poolside Drinks

Since most of us don’t have the time or money to go to Starbucks every day, it’s time to learn some DIY fruity drink recipes we can make right in…

Since most of us don’t have the time or money to go to Starbucks every day, it’s time to learn some DIY fruity drink recipes we can make right in our homes!  There’s nothing better than hitting up the pool with some refreshing drinks at hand.  Here are 3 drink recipes that are healthy, hydrating, and delicious!

  • Watermelon Agua Fresca.Chelsea Crockett - Fruity Drink  For this recipe, you’ll need 3 cups of cubed watermelon, ¼ cup of lime juice, 4 mint leaves, 2 cups of water, and ice!  Add all of the ingredients except the mint leaves in a blender and mix them together until it is well blended.  Refrigerate the mixture for a few hours if you want it to be cooler, or else simply add a few mint leaves and ice cubes and enjoy!
  • Fizzy Pineapple Punch.  For this delicious punch, you’ll need a 6 oz. can of limeade, a 12 oz. can of pineapple juice, 4 ½ cups of cold water, 1 liter of club soda, assorted fruits, and mint leaves.  In a large pitcher, mix together the juices, water, and club soda.  Put the fruits and ice cubes in different glasses and pour the punch in.  Finish it off with some mint leaves for decoration like the picture on the right! 🙂
  • Lemon Pineapple Kiwi Sparkling Mocktail.  You’ll need 1 kiwi, 3 teaspoons of pineapple juice, 1 teaspoon of honey, and 1 can of La Croix sparkling lemon water.  Blend together the unpeeled kiwi, pineapple juice, and honey.  Split the mixture into glasses and fill the rest the glass the rest of the way with the sparkling water.  And lastly, enjoy!

Which one are you going to try out?  I’ve tried all three and they’re so, so good! 🙂

XOXO – Chelsea

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Coconut Watermelon Fruit Ice Cubes

Experts say that we should drink 6-8 cups of water every day. I don’t know about you, but that is pretty tough for me. Here is a sweet summer recipe…

Experts say that we should drink 6-8 cups of water every day. I don’t know about you, but that is pretty tough for me. Here is a sweet summer recipe to spruce up your water and make it more inviting: Watermelon coconut infused ice cubes! Your water will seem so much more fancy, and delicious, when you add in a few of these cubes. Plus, they add extra vitamins and minerals to your H2O! Here is the refreshing recipe.4a969f400f9a5b605af7fc6189ea4ee4

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup seedless watermelon, pureed
  • 1/8 cup coconut water
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

Combine these ingredients together and pour them into an ice tray. Freeze them until they are solid, possibly overnight, and then serve! These are sure to be a hit at any summer party, or just at home in a glass of water! Next time you reach for a sugary drink, pop a few of these in a glass of water instead.

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe via: http://raisingwhasians.com/2016/05/watermelon-coconut-fruit-ice-cubes.html

 

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Blackberry Lemonade Detox

Who knew a detox could taste so GOOD! Blackberries are a great remedy for a sore throat and are also packed with antioxidants that detox your kidneys! Cleanse your body…

Who knew a detox could taste so GOOD! Blackberries are a great remedy for a sore throat and are also packed with antioxidants that detox your kidneys! Cleanse your body and please your taste buds all at the same time with this chilly concoction! It is super simple to make and is the perfect fruity beverage for a warm summer day.

Ingredients:

  • 10oz blackberriesdownload
  • 2 juiced lemons
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup

Place the blackberries in a food processor or blender and grind them to a pulp. Pour the lemon juice and blended blackberry juice into a pitcher. Then add the maple syrup and stir well. Serve this sweet treat over ice to your friends and family and see the pleased looks on their faces! They won’t believe they are cleansing their body all while enjoying a cool beverage.

XOXO, Chels

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Watermelon Coconut Water

Watermelon + coconut water = the most refreshing combination ever! This summer I have been seeking out all kinds of refreshing beverages because of the sweltering heat in Illinois. Luckily…

Watermelon + coconut water = the most refreshing combination ever! This summer I have been seeking out all kinds of refreshing beverages because of the sweltering heat in Illinois. Luckily I stumbled across an article on Lauren Conrad’s website that clued me in on watermelon coconut water! Not only is it mega refreshing, it is also good for you! Here is how you can whip yourself up a batch.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cubed chilled watermelon
  • 1 cup coconut water400834_390257437749600_1431811470_n
  • 1 large lemon
  • Ice cubes

Add all the ingredients together in a blender. If your watermelon is really sweet, adding a generous amount of freshly squeezed lemon boosts the flavor! If you like taste of coconut, add more coconut water to this. Blend all of the ingredients until smooth. Take a sip and see what you think! I adjusted the recipe a bit to fit the sweetness of my watermelon, and you may need to as well.

 

This drink has a beachy flare to it, so if you are craving a day at the beach but live nowhere near one, then this delicious delicacy will make you think you are somewhere with your toes in the sand. 😉

XOXO, Chels

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Coffee, A Girl’s Best Friend: Pros and Cons

If your city is like mine, then there is a Starbuck’s on every corner!  It’s quite tempting and pretty hard to say “no” to a hot coffee or icy frappe…

If your city is like mine, then there is a Starbuck’s on every corner!  It’s quite tempting and pretty hard to say “no” to a hot coffee or icy frappe when it’s right there!  It’s also hard not to make when you’ve got a coffee maker and creamers in your own kitchen.  Nevertheless, coffee is almost unavoidable!  So is this girly drink good or bad for you?  Let’s break down the truth!

Surprisingly enough, coffee has a handful of health benefits!  Coffee contains an abundance of antioxidants that actually prevent brain cell damage.  It helps fight diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.  Even the risk of brain cancer and diabetes drops!  Coffee is also heart healthy!  It keep arteries from becoming inflamed, which lowers the risk of stroke; but be careful, too much coffee can have the opposite effect! Chelsea Crockett- coffee pros and cons

While coffee has a lot of pros, it can also hinder your health.  If you get stressed easily or can’t sleep at night, then lay off the coffee.  Coffee is high in caffeine, which can make certain people very jittery and/or anxious.  If you’re one of these people, but love coffee, just drink one cup a day!  It’s also not a great idea to add a large amount of heavy creamers and sugar to each glass.  All in all, coffee isn’t too bad for you (unless you’re having 5 cups a day)!

Drink up Insiders:)

Chelsea

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Watermelon Sweet Tea

Summers in the Midwest, where I live, are sweltering. Spring can be quite warm, too! My favorite way to cool down in the summer is with a big glass of…

Summers in the Midwest, where I live, are sweltering. Spring can be quite warm, too! My favorite way to cool down in the summer is with a big glass of ice cold sweet tea. Another refreshing summer snack is watermelon. Combine the two and you have the ultimate summer cool-down treat. Here is how to make this minty magical concoction!

Ingredients:

1 cup water

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Watermelon Sweet Tea

1 cup sugar

3-4 nice leafy stems of mint

1 family sized tea bag

7 cups boiling water

A few more leafy mint stems

3 pound piece of fresh watermelon

First, we make the syrup. Place 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves then bring to a boil. Boil the mixture for 3 minutes, then remove from the heat. Drop in the mint leaves and push them down into the syrup and then allow it to cool. When it is cool, pour it into an airtight jar and refrigerate.

Now we make the tea. Place the tea bag and mint stems in a large pitcher. Pour over the boiling water and leave to steep for 8 – 10 minutes until the tea is a dark amber color. Remove and throw away the tea bag and the mint. Leave to cool.

Cut the watermelon into cubes and puree it in a blender until smooth. Pour your puree into a strainer and gently push the pulp so you can get the juice from it. You should have about 3 cups of juice after you do this. Refrigerate the juice until the tea is cooled.

In a pitcher mix the tea and the watermelon juice and stir well, then add in the mint simple syrup to taste.

Sounds delightfully refreshing!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

 

Photo and recipe via therunawayspoon.com

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Blueberry Lemonade

How incredibly refreshing does blueberry mint lemonade sound? I say it sounds crazy good. To me, there is nothing more refreshing than a tall glass of lemonade. Here is the…

How incredibly refreshing does blueberry mint lemonade sound? I say it sounds crazy good. To me, there is nothing more refreshing than a tall glass of lemonade. Here is the recipe for this dapper drink!chelsea crockett blueberry lemonade

Ingredients:

–          1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

–          ¾ cup superfine sugar

–          4 cups water

–          1 cup fresh blueberries

–          1/3 cup fresh mint

Juice your lemons into a large pitcher. Add your sugar and water, and then stir to dissolve. Add the blueberries and mint, then let the mixture sit in the refrigerator overnight before you serve. The longer you let the mixture stand, the more the flavors will mingle. I personally have a pitcher of this stuff sitting in my fridge right now! You can bet your bottom dollar it will all be gone in a jiff!

Enjoy!

XOXO, Chels

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Fruit Water

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to give up soda or sweet drinks? Or, do you get tired of dull old water? Well fear not, because I have the…

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to give up soda or sweet drinks? Or, do you get tired of dull old water? Well fear not, because I have the perfect savory drink to satisfy your sweet tooth. I introduce to you, naturally flavored water! This drink is great to take with you on the go or just to sip on at home! It basically has zero calories, but a boatload of flavor! Here are a few of my favorite recipes:

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– Raspberry Lime Flavored Water: Cut 2 limes into 4 pieces each. Squeeze the juice from the limes into the jar, and then throw the squeezed limes into the jar. Add raspberries. Take a wooden spoon and press on the fruit to release some of the juices, but don’t totally pulverize the fruit. Fill the jar with ice and then fill water to the top. Stir the mixture, cover, and refrigerate.

– Watermelon Rosemary Flavored Water: Add a sprig of rosemary to the jar and press it with a wooden spoon to release some of its flavor. Cube a watermelon and add the cubes. Press gently on the cubes with a wooden spoon to release the juices. Fill your jar with ice cubes, add water to the top and stir. Cover the mixture and refrigerate.

Let your mixtures sit in the fridge for about 24 hours to let the flavors mix into the water. Then, enjoy! The mixture in the picture is blackberries and lime! Yummy!

XOXO, Chels

 

Photos by theyummylife.com

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The Benefits of Tea

 Tea is one of the most beneficial drinks there is.  Not only is it tasty and refreshing, but it can do wonders for your body.  Tea comes in so many…

 Tea is one of the most beneficial drinks there is.  Not only is it tasty and refreshing, but it can do wonders for your body.  Tea comes in so many amazing flavors and each type of tea has a special benefit.  If you’re not much of a tea drinker, try a flavored tea to make it sweeter; but try not to add sugar!  Check out all of these amazing health benefits and drink up!burn

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  • Tea is full of antioxidants that can reduce cancer risks and other diseases.
  • It can improve exercise endurance.  The antioxidants found in tea can help burn fat and aid to muscle improvement, thus improving your overall workout.
  • Try a green tea mask.  Your skin will feel hydrated and more vibrant.  It will make your skin glow!
  • Puffy eyes?  No problem!  Soak 2 tea bags in warm water and place them over your closed eyes for 20 minutes.  This will reduce the look of tired eyes.
  • If you have a minor sun burn, place ice cold wet tea bags over the affected area.  This will reduce the burn without the sting. 
  • Rinse your hair with a quart of warm, unsweetened tea (freshly brewed or instant) after shampooing for instant hair shine.

Experiment with different teas and find your favorite.  There are so many amazing benefits from such a simple drink.  Love your body! 

XOXO,     

    Chelsea

 

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Christmas Day Cranberry Punch

Christmas is just days away!! Hooray! Are you all planning on feasting with family? Are you looking for the perfect drink to go along with your Christmas feast? Well I…

Christmas is just days away!! Hooray! Are you all planning on feasting with family? Are you looking for the perfect drink to go along with your Christmas feast? Well I have just the thing! Introducing Christmas Day Cranberry Punch!

 Ingredients:

–          32 oz. cranberry juice

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–           1 cup orange juice

–          1 cup pineapple juice 2

–           cups ginger ale/sprite

Add all of the ingredients together in a large punch bowl and voila, you have a perfect fruity, fizzy drink! If you know that you are having a lot of people over, then you can easily double the recipe to feed more people. Because the drink is a reddish color, it is totally festive! You may want to add some ice to the mixture to keep it cool. I hope you all have an awesome Christmas!! Comment below and tell me what your favorite Christmas dish is.

XOXO,

Chels

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