Chelsea Crockett

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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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Mint Kiwi Lemonade

There is nothing better than a tall glass of lemonade on a warm spring day. I love light, fruity drinks during the warm months! Here is a tantalizing recipe for…

There is nothing better than a tall glass of lemonade on a warm spring day. I love light, fruity drinks during the warm months! Here is a tantalizing recipe for sweet, refreshing kiwi mint lemonade that will have your taste buds singing your praises!

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  • 2 cups of white sugar
  • 2 cups of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 gallon of water
  • ⅓ cup kiwi flavor syrup
  • 3 – 4 mint leaves
  • sliced lemons and kiwi
  • ice

Mix together the sugar, 2 cups lemon juice and gallon of water in a large pitcher. Add the kiwi syrup and mint leaves to the mixture and then stir. Fill up your glass with lots and lots of ice, and then pour yourself a nice large glass! Add in a slice of lemon and kiwi, and then toss on a sprig of mint.

Totes delish!

XOXO, Chels

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Lime Summer Foot Scrub

Over the cold weather months, I don’t give my feet very much attention. But, in spring and summer, I break them out of hiding! Because they have been hibernating for…

Over the cold weather months, I don’t give my feet very much attention. But, in spring and summer, I break them out of hiding! Because they have been hibernating for quite a few months, my feet are not in the best shape. They could use a little TLC. Here is a recipe for a rejuvenating foot scrub that will get your piggies in pristine shape!

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  • Epsom salt
  • Baking soda
  • Lime
  • Peppermint

Combine 2 cups of Epsom salts, which soften up rough skin and eliminate smells, with ½ cup baking soda, which is great for exfoliating and eliminating odors as well. Then, add in 3-4 drops of lime essential oil, which is used to energize and freshen, and 3-4 drops of peppermint essential oil, which is an uplifting and fresh scent. Stir the mixture with a spoon and mix thoroughly.  Store your mixture in a jar until you are ready to prep your feet for summer!

This fresh scrub screams summer!

XOXO, Chels

 

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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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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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Spring 2014 Face Masks

Summer is almost here, which means less face makeup! I like to wear less foundation and cover up in the warmer months because I will just sweat it off anyway,…

Summer is almost here, which means less face makeup! I like to wear less foundation and cover up in the warmer months because I will just sweat it off anyway, and I am in the water a lot! This means that my bare skin is exposed, which means any acne or irritations I may have are exposed too! By regularly applying face masks, you can prepare your skin for the warm months and get it ready to be shown off!

 Avocado Egg White Face Mask Recipe: this mask combines the oil fighting powers of avocado and the pore tightening moisturizing properties. The reason that oily skin gets so oily is because the skin is dehydrated beneath the surface, so it tries to compensate by becoming oily. Combine half of an avocado and the whites of one egg to create this mask.properties of egg whites. It does wonders for oily skin! Avocado is well-known for being beneficial to dry skin due to its

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Heavenly Honey Citrus Mask: Want beautiful, healthy, glowing skin? Combine 3 tablespoons of orange juice with half a cup of honey. Apply this mixture to your face and leave it on for a half an hour. After the time has passed, rinse it off with lukewarm water, then cool water, then moisturize! Sounds good enough to eat!

I can’t wait to try these! Can you?

XOXO, Chels

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Diy Watermelon Sorbet

It’s summer vacation! Just saying it makes me so happy J. I don’t know about you, but where I live it gets reaaally hot and humid during the summer. I…

It’s summer vacation! Just saying it makes me so happy J. I don’t know about you, but where I live it gets reaaally hot and humid during the summer. I saw this recipe the other day and decided to try it, and I was instantly in love! Today I am going to teach you how to make a super cool, refreshing, and healthy treat for those days when you can’t seem to cool down!

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What is this treat I am describing? Watermelon sorbet of course! This is how you make it:

 You will need:

                        3 cups of watermelon
                        ¼ cup lemon or lime juice  

                        ½ cup water

                        ¼ cup sugar

                        A blender

 

What you do:

A couple hours (I recommend 3 or 4) before you plan to make the sorbet, cut up your watermelon into chunks. Put them in a large Ziploc bag and then put the bag in your freezer. Try and lay the bag flat and spread the watermelon evenly so they freeze faster. Next, after your watermelon has been freezing for 3 or 4 hours, boil the water, sugar, and lemon or lime juice until the sugar has dissolved. Then let this mixture cool to room temperature. Next, put your frozen watermelon and water mixture into your blender and blend it up! Make sure you blend it until it is a smooth consistency and there are no chunks. After that, pour your mixture into the bowl or container you will be serving or storing it in. Put this container in the freezer for another 2 hours, just to make sure your mixture is nice and firm before you serve it. Viola! Delicious, healthy relief from the summer heat. You can eat this sweet treat without feeling guilty because it has barely any sugar and it is all fruit!

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     Just a quick tip for serving: if you are having a hard time scooping the sorbet, run your         spoon under warm water before scooping it out.

 

Comment and tell me how yours turns out!

XOXO, Chels

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Green Tea Popsicles

After I work out I want to do 2 things: 1. Cool down and 2. EAT! I am so glad I found this recipe for green tea popsicles! They have…

After I work out I want to do 2 things: 1. Cool down and 2. EAT! I am so glad I found this recipe for green tea popsicles! They have a wee bit of caffeine so they help replenish your energy, and they are super refreshing so they satisfy your appetite! They also have fiber so they are a great post-workout snack! Here is how you make them:

 Ingredients:

1 ripe avocado
1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurtchelsea crockett popsicles
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon matcha powder
2 tablespoons honey 

  1. Cut avocado in half lengthwise. Remove pit, and then score flesh into cubes.
  2. Blend together cubed avocado, nonfat Greek yogurt, almond milk, and two tablespoons of water.
  3. Once blended evenly, add vanilla extract, matcha powder, and honey. Feel free to add more honey to taste.
  4. Pour mixture popsicle mold, and freeze overnight.
  5. Once you’re ready to enjoy, run the mold under hot water so the popsicles come out easily, and enjoy.

I found this recipe on fitsugar.com. Try these babies out and tell me what you think!

XOXO, Chels

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