Chelsea Crockett

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Newest Additions to the Starbucks Secret Menu

Starbucks is almost every girl’s go-to happy place.  Whether you’re a coffee drinker or just like a good atmosphere to work on homework, most of us can find ourselves going…

Starbucks is almost every girl’s go-to happy place.  Whether you’re a coffee drinker or just like a good atmosphere to work on homework, most of us can find ourselves going to Starbucks on a regular basis!  If you’ve heard of the Starbucks secret menu, then you know their drinks can get even better than what’s offered on the actual menu.  Here are some new, fun additions you should know about!

  • Strawberry Acai Refresher with Coconut Milk. Chelsea Crockett - Starbucks Drink These are so yummy and they make for a great Instagram, too!  They taste kind of like a smoothie and are perfect for a warm day outside.  Starbucks even adds some strawberries to your drink!
  • Dragon Frappuccino.  Similar to the new Unicorn Frappuccino, this drink is said to be created through a mixture of a green tea Frappuccino, vanilla bean powder, and a berry swirl.  It looks and tastes great!
  • Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher with Soy Milk.  This is along the same lines as the first drink I mentioned, but it’s purple instead like the picture on the right.  It’s refreshing and delicious!
  • Butter Beer Frappuccino.  If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you’re probably thinking, “WHAAAT!?”  This actually exists!  All you have to ask for is a Crème Frappuccino with three pumps of caramel syrup, three pumps of toffee nut syrup, and some caramel drizzle on top to finish it off.

Do you know any secret drinks I’m missing out on?  Let me know and I’ll try them out for myself!

XO – Chelsea

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Clean Eating: What Is It?

I hear the phrase “clean eating” all the time. What exactly IS clean eating? I always knew it had to do with eating healthy and weight loss, but I never…

I hear the phrase “clean eating” all the time. What exactly IS clean eating? I always knew it had to do with eating healthy and weight loss, but I never really knew exactly what it entailed.  Clean eating is simple. It is the concept of eating healthy, whole, unprocessed foods.  Here is a little more info on what clean eating is. Who knows, maybe you will want to try it out for yourself!

  1. Choose foods that are unrefined: This means that you eat more whole grains like quinoa and beans as well. Clean sugars are sugars like honey, agave, and maple syrup.clean-eating-meme
  2. Be aware of salt, sugar, and fat: When you cut out processed foods, it makes it a lot easier to do this! These are responsible for a lot of the extra calories we take in every day. Clean foods are naturally low in these three things.
  3. Don’t drink your calories: High calorie drinks like flavored coffee and soft drinks add an extra four to five hundred calories a day. Yikes! Choose water or green tea instead.
  4. Include carbs, fat, and protein in every meal: We usually get enough carbs and fat in our diet, but a lot of times we lack protein. Protein is important when you are trying to build muscle and can also keep you fuller longer.
  5. Minimize processed food: Try and focus on eating natural foods, not foods that are out of a box or can.

I strive to eat clean, and if you want to live a healthy lifestyle, then you will too!

XOXO, Chels

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The Truth about Juicing

Do you own a juicer?  The ultimate fad of juicing has rapidly expanded all across our nation with juice bars popping up everywhere and a juicer in almost every household. …

Do you own a juicer?  The ultimate fad of juicing has rapidly expanded all across our nation with juice bars popping up everywhere and a juicer in almost every household.  Many claim that it’s the easiest way to lose weight or gain nutrients; but unfortunately, this is false!  It’s time to get our facts straight about the juicing phenomenon.Chelsea Crockett- juicer

  • When you juice, you actually lose out on most of the nutrients and benefits that whole fruits and vegetables have to offer. For example, when you juice an apple you lose most of that fiber inside of the apple. You only get the juice.
  • Juices are less filling than whole fruits and vegetables. You’ll actually end up consuming more when you juice or be left feeling hungry.
  • Juice cleanses can be dangerous for some people! During one of these cleanses, the body lacks fats and proteins to fuel your body. Many people may lack energy and find themselves uneasy.
  • Doing a juice cleanse will make you lose weight initially, but it will not keep it off in the long run. As soon as you start eating solid foods again, your body will store extra fat to make up for what it lost.

The moral to this story: eat your fruits and vegetables whole, don’t drink them!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Summertime Water!

I can’t believe how hot it is outside!  Which means summertime is in full force here in the U.S.  Our summers are pretty hot here in the Midwest.  I’m always…

I can’t believe how hot it is outside!  Which means summertime is in full force here in the U.S.  Our summers are pretty hot here in the Midwest.  I’m always looking for a refreshing healthy drink that helps to beautify my skin and body. I’ve recently started experimenting with ice water and different fruits.  You should give it a try!

You can buy strawberries, blueberries, cherries, oranges, limes, grapes…..the list is endless. First, wash your fruit. Then cut it up and squeeze the juice into the glass. Drop the fresh fruit into the glass and fill it with water and ice.  Have fun experimenting with which fruits taste best together for your taste buds! One of my favorites is cherries, strawberries, and oranges. It gives my water a sweet taste with healthy vitamins and no useless calories! Chelsea Crockett - Fruit Drink

Another option is to add cucumbers, watermelon, and mint herb. It’s a refreshing drink with a different twist. No matter what you add in your bottle, it’s guaranteed to be 100% healthy for you and your body. Another tip is to freeze your grapes before you add them in your water. When they’re frozen, they act as ice cubes to keep your drink ice cold! The possibilities really are endless. Give it a try, let me know your favorite concoction, and I’ll have to try it out for myself! Enjoy!

Cheers! – Chelsea

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Smoothie Fever!

Staying healthy and fit is always on my goal list for the summer. My family and I have recently jumped on a smoothie kick. They are packed with nutrition and…

Staying healthy and fit is always on my goal list for the summer. My family and I have recently jumped on a smoothie kick. They are packed with nutrition and taste heavenly!  You can blend together fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, spinach (yes!), and even kale for some extra vitamins.  At first we started following online recipes by measuring and adding low fat yogurt, apple juice, etc.  Some recipes even call for oatmeal, cereal, peanut butter, or nuts.  After you master your smoothie skills, you can let your imaginations run and whip up your own smoothie recipe! I love smoothies especially in the summer. They’re super healthy and are perfect after a nice run or work out.

If you want to get started, Chelsea Crockett - NutriBulletthen be sure to buy a good blender. At Target, you can buy a small blender called a NutriBullet which is easy to use and fast to whip up. It’s small and comes with some cups to make your smoothies in and drink right from the cup itself.  Although this is just a suggestion, any blender can work!  Next, get online and find a couple good recipes that you think you’d like to try and shop for the ingredients.  After you get used to making some to-die-for smoothies, then you can start to get creative with your own concoctions!  Be sure to tweet me your favorites!  I might want to give them a try!

Happy blending! –Chels 🙂

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Negative Calorie Foods

Hey Insiders, did you know that some foods have negative calories? It is true! When a food has negative calories it means that it has zero calories or fat! These…

Hey Insiders, did you know that some foods have negative calories? It is true! When a food has negative calories it means that it has zero calories or fat! These foods are great to snack on because they don’t count towards your calories and you can eat as much of them as you want! They are super healthy snacks to fill up on instead of high calorie foods. Heres a list of a few:

-Asparagus                   – Carrots

-Celery                           – Cucumberfruits_and_vegetables-other

-Lettuce                          – Apples

-Blueberries                   – Tomato

-Broccoli                           – Watermelon

All of these yummy foods have zero calories and are super good for you! Reach for these instead of a pop tart or bag of Cheetos! You can do it ladies, make those healthy choices! Who knew there was such a thing as zero calorie foods?! You learn something new every day!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

 

 

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Superfoods

Have you ever heard of a superfood? A superfood is a food high in nutrients and low in saturated fats and additives. They are super for you! If you want…

RaspberriesHave you ever heard of a superfood? A superfood is a food high in nutrients and low in saturated fats and additives. They are super for you! If you want to kick start a healthy new year, then reach for these superfoods:

  1. Almond Milk: I talked about this product in my fitness video! Almond milk is low in calories and is heart healthy. It is also a lower calorie alternative to regular cow’s milk, and it tasted awesome!
  2. Spinach: This food is super high in nutrients but also super low in calories. It can also help prevent cancer and cardiovascular diseases! A spinach salad sounds super yummy right about now!
  3. Raspberries: These red babies are high in ellagic acid which helps fight cancer and inflammation! I love raspberries.

If you are looking for a super snack, reach for a superfood! Your body will thank you!

XOXO, Chels

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Brighten, Tone, & Soothe With Homemade Face Scrubs

Hi girls! Store-bought face masks and scrubs can sometimes be expensive and threatening to your skin.  You have to be careful with what you pick and choose to try on…

Hi girls!

Store-bought face masks and scrubs can sometimes be expensive and threatening to your skin.  You have to be careful with what you pick and choose to try on your face.  Luckily, there are several household ingredients you can mix together to create your perfect face scrub to give off a brighter, smoother feel!

Brightening and toning our faces is something we could all use every once and a while.  A simple recipe for this includes strawberries, almond oil, and sugar.  There are no exact measurements for each ingredient, so you can make as much as you want and however thick you want it!  I suggest using a small dish and filling it about halfway with sugar.  Then, add a little bit of almond oil.  Smash up about four or five strawberries and add them to your paste.  The end product should be a perfect brightening scrub!

Chelsea Crockett - Cucumber ScrubTo soothe sensitive skin, we can make an easy scrub using cucumbers, avocado oil, and brown sugar.  Once again, there are no set measurements, so you can make it to your desired thickness.  For a small amount that works for about one use, take a small dish and fill it, once again, halfway with brown sugar.  Smash up your cucumbers and mix that, and the avocado oil, in with your brown sugar.  And you’re done!  Wash your face and rinse with warm water!

Let me know how your beautiful, new skin turns out!

XO – Chels

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Nature Beauty Secrets

Nature is a girl’s most important beauty asset. Nature has so much to offer when it comes to our beauty regimen! Here are three of nature’s best beauty secrets: 1….

Nature is a girl’s most important beauty asset. Nature has so much to offer when it comes to our beauty regimen! Here are three of nature’s best beauty secrets:

1. Strawberries: Did you know strawberries can be used to whiten your teeth? How cool is that! They are also great for decreasing the appearance of large pores. Who knew strawberries could do all that?Strawberries

2. Lemons: When you drink some lemon in your water, it actually helps cleanse your body! They can also help with digestion. Lemons are also great to use on your skin as a cleanser, toner, and lightener!

3. Brown sugar: Brown sugar is actually a pretty great exfoliant! It is perfect to use on those with sensitive skin. And, it smells totally delish!

Nature is your best friend when it comes to everything beauty related! The more natural ingredients you can use on your body the better, because when you go all natural you know what is in the product and you know there are no nasty chemicals or additives!

 

Get your nature on!

XOXO, Chels

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Healthy Chip Alternatives

Summer is all about staying fit and eating right.  This is a hard thing to do when your pantry is filled with lots of salty snacks!  What you might not…

Summer is all about staying fit and eating right.  This is a hard thing to do when your pantry is filled with lots of salty snacks!  What you might not know is that there are many healthy alternatives to substitute for chips and other treats that taste just as good and benefit your body!

Chelsea Crockett - Sweet Potato Chips  Although chips are very delicious, they definitely aren’t the best thing for you.  Instead of potato chips, try sweet potato chips.  They are a high source of vitamin A and are much better for you than potato chips.  Along with their reduced fat, they are surprisingly very tasty! Another route to go would be rice cakes.  They contain less fat and less calories.

Most people find popcorn as a fattening and unhealthy snack.  But it’s not the popcorn that’s full of calories, it’s the toppings.  Toppings such as salt, butter, or cheese are full of fat and sodium.  As long as you stick with just the popcorn, or at least a small amount of toppings, it’s pretty much an all-around healthy snack.

Now anyone could have guessed these, fruits and vegetables.  Although they’re very different from chips, everyone needs their daily dose of nutrients and vitamins.  These are, of course, some of the healthiest foods you could eat.  Remember, an apple a day keeps the doctor away!

-Chelsea

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5 Unknown Beauty Foods

We’ve all learned about how healthy fruits and vegetables benefit your body in numerous ways.  But did you know some foods can benefit your body in different ways such as…

We’ve all learned about how healthy fruits and vegetables benefit your body in numerous ways.  But did you know some foods can benefit your body in different ways such as a brighter smile and healthier hair?  I like to call these “beauty foods”Wink.  Here are five of my favorites!Chelsea Crockett - Beauty Foods

  1. Apples and carrots are not only good for your body, but for your teeth, too!  The hardness of these foods causes you to chew longer and harder which helps remove the stains and bacteria on your teeth.  Nuts are also a good snack to help make your teeth shine.  They have certain minerals in them which are essential for teeth growth.
  2. For healthy hair, you need your vitamins!  Foods rich in vitamins such as blueberries, spinach, sweet potatoes, and chicken are all good for strengthening the strands of your hair in addition to making it look shinier and healthier!
  3. If you’re a fish eater, you’ve already got many benefits going for you!  Fish such as salmon is great for your skin and hair.  It makes skin look younger and healthier.  Who wouldn’t want that?
  4. If you wonder why your nailsChelsea Crockett - Dairy Products get dry and brittle, it’s probably because you’re not getting enough Vitamin B and calcium.  Foods rich in these include meat, eggs, cheese, and definitely milk!
  5. Does anybody else have those dark, puffy circles under your eyes?  Besides more sleep, a healthy diet can reduce those unwanted rings below your eyes.  Leafy green vegetables are the best way to do so.

 

            Stick to a healthy diet and start eating your “beauty foods!”

                                                Love, Chels

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Acne Prevention 101: Paging Dr. Chelsea

Don’t you wish you had an acne fairy godmother that could “bibbity bobbity boo” your pimples away? Well, I’m no fairy godmother, but I am pretty Beautylicious, so I think…

Don’t you wish you had an acne fairy godmother that could “bibbity bobbity boo” your pimples away? Well, I’m no fairy godmother, but I am pretty Beautylicious, so I think that that should count for something! I have some tips on how to help make a real difference in your skin. These little pieces of advice can make a HUGE difference!

 1. Gently clean and moisturize. Limit your shower time and use warm water rather than hot! Hot water can dry out your skin. Avoid strong soaps that strip your skin of it’s natural oils. When you are drying your face, pat it dry, don’t rub it! Also, never forget to moisturize.

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 2. Eat a healthy diet. Believe it or not, what you eat can impact your skin! Be sure to eat fruits, veggies, whole grains, and lean proteins!

 4. Watch your makeup usage! Choose powder cosmetics over heavy cream products. Always remove your makeup before you go to bed, and be sure to throw away your old makeup and clean your brushes often! 3. Watch what touches your face. Keep your hair clean and off your face. Don’t rest your hands or objects like cell phones on your face because you are rubbing bacteria all over it! Yuck!

 

Like I said, I’m no super acne genius, but these tips really DO work! Give them a try!

XOXO, Chels

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