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Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

I recently had a crazy craving for blueberry muffins. I really didn’t want to go to my kitchen and slave over a hot oven to make a batch, so I…

I recently had a crazy craving for blueberry muffins. I really didn’t want to go to my kitchen and slave over a hot oven to make a batch, so I opted to make a smoothie inspired by my craving! This smoothie is sweet, thick, and tastes just like a blueberry muffin. Yes please!

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 4 – 6oz vanilla Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ¼ cup raw oats
  • ¼ tsp. lemon zest
  • ½ cup ice cubes

Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until very smooth (or about 2 minutes). Then enjoy! This is way easier than making actual muffins. Plus, it is so much healthier!

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: http://iowagirleats.com/2014/07/09/blueberry-muffin-smoothie/

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Iced Coffee Protein Smoothie

I have been getting back into my fitness groove lately and have been working out pretty frequently. After my workouts I like to drink protein smoothies to fuel up my…

I have been getting back into my fitness groove lately and have been working out pretty frequently. After my workouts I like to drink protein smoothies to fuel up my body after I wear it out. I love coffee, so I figured why not create an iced coffee protein smoothie! Here is a high-protein way to put a little pep in your step!1d3250cb7e3675050172d403b4ee2d85

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup iced coffee almond milk
  • 1 frozen chopped banana
  • 2 scoops of your choice of protein powder

Blend all of these ingredients together and you are done! This smoothie makes a great breakfast and is the perfect little caffeine boost.

Enjoy!

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Post-Holiday Detox

After the major amounts of delicious food I devoured over Thanksgiving and now Christmas, I feel very much like frosty the snowman. Bloated and fluffy. It feels not-so-good. I would…

After the major amounts of delicious food I devoured over Thanksgiving and now Christmas, I feel very much like frosty the snowman. Bloated and fluffy. It feels not-so-good. I would MUCH rather feel tight and toned! I was looking for a way to detox all of the guck I ate over break out of my system and start of the year fresh and healthy, and that is when I found this yummy holiday detox!

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 1-2 cups of stem-less kale
  • 1 cup apple cider (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup of ice/water
  • Dash of cinnamon1425862737615

Blend all of these ingredients together until the mixture is smooth. If you want a juice-like texture, use water. If you want more of a smoothie-like drink, go for ice. If you want some extra healthy protein, toss in a handful of your favorite nuts before blending! Just an FIY, the drink will naturally separate as it sits, so there may be a layer of foam at the top of the drink after sitting a while. Just stir it up and drink it down!

I’m ready to detox and feel fresh again. Are you?

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe via: http://pinchofyum.com/holiday-detox-green-apple-smoothie

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Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

While this smoothie isn’t exactly like taking a big bite of pie, it is pretty darn close! And, it is way better for you, and is nice and filling to…

While this smoothie isn’t exactly like taking a big bite of pie, it is pretty darn close! And, it is way better for you, and is nice and filling to keep you fuller longer. So, do you want pumpkin pie for breakfast? Keep on reading.

Ingredients:pumpkin-pie-smoothie

  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 large banana
  • 6-8 ice cubes
  • 6 oz vanilla yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Scoop of vanilla protein powder

In a blender, combine all of the ingredients and blend until they are all smooth. Then you are done! What I love about this smoothie is how delicious AND nutritious it is. I can drink it after a workout or to start my day off with a pumpkin-y protein punch.

Eating healthy and fueling your body the right way can taste downright delicious!

XOXO, Chels

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Cleansing Green Smoothie

Getting to the gym on a cold winters day is a tough feat. All I want to do is go home and snuggle with my doggies, not sweat on the…

Getting to the gym on a cold winters day is a tough feat. All I want to do is go home and snuggle with my doggies, not sweat on the elyptical! So, for the days when a workout is looking like an impossibility, drink a smoothie for a meal to help give your body the nutrients it needs while avoiding unnecessary calories! Here is a recipe for a delicious detoxifying green smoothie.

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  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 2 apples
  • 1 cup of ice

Blend all of these babies together real good, then drink up! I love drinking smoothies for dinner because I don’t feel so full and sluggish, and I feel refreshed!

Enjoy!

XOXO, Chels

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

What is better than a slice of pumpkin pie? A pumpkin pie SMOOTHIE of course! When I think of fall I think of thanksgiving and with thanksgiving comes pumpkin pie!…

What is better than a slice of pumpkin pie? A pumpkin pie SMOOTHIE of course! When I think of fall I think of thanksgiving and with thanksgiving comes pumpkin pie! This smoothie is not only delicious, but it is also good for you! It is packed with fiber and protein. Much better for you than for than an actual slice of pie! Here is how to whip up one for yourself.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1 large ripe bananaPumpkin-Pie-Smoothie-31
  • 1 cup unsweetened soymilk or coconut milk beverage
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 5 ice cubes

Combine all of the ingredients into your blender and blend until it is smooth. This makes 2 servings, so share it with a friend! This would be a yummy afterschool snack or a delicious sleep over treat!

Eat up!

XOXO, Chels

Photos via: galonamission.com

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Oatmeal Cookie Dough Protein Smoothie

Lately I have been allll about protein smoothies/shakes. Since I have been stepping up my workout game I need to keep to give my muscles the goodies they need to…

Lately I have been allll about protein smoothies/shakes. Since I have been stepping up my workout game I need to keep to give my muscles the goodies they need to be strong and energized! I recently wrote about a thin mint smoothie, a cinnamon roll smoothie, and now I am writing about a oatmeal cookie dough smoothie! Read on if you want the 4-1-1 on this cookie filled combo!

Ingredients:Oatmeal-Cookie-Dough-Smoothie2

  • 1 small frozen banana
  • ¼ cup raw oats
  • ½ – 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla flavor
  • 1 Tbsp. almond butter (or peanut butter if you so desire)
  • ½ cup vanilla almond milk (regular milk works fine too if that is what you prefer)

All you have to do now is add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend them together! This protein smoothie is a great post-workout snack, breakfast smoothie, or just a yummy snack!

Would YOU make this smoothie? Comment below if it sounds totally delish!

XOXO, Chels

 

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The Benefits of Aloe Vera

When I think of aloe vera I usually think of the stuff that I put on my skin after a sunburn!  While that’s one of its main purposes, it’s good…

When I think of aloe vera I usually think of the stuff that I put on my skin after a sunburn!  While that’s one of its main purposes, it’s good for so much more than you would ever know!  Keep on reading to find out how you can incorporate aloe vera in your daily routine!

  • Did you know aloe vera can actually be a juice or water? It can be drank straight or added to your favorite smoothie! It is full of amino acids and minerals including A, C, E,Chelsea Crockett- aloe vera drink folic acid, choline, B1, B2, B3, and B6. If you have stomach problems it can aid in digestion by soothing and cleansing the digestion tract. It can also boost the immune system by stimulating white blood cells.
  • Aloe is a primary ingredient used in the cosmetic industry. It’s great for the skin! Not only can it get rid of a nasty sunburn, but it can also make skin more elastic when used as a cream or gel. This keeps skin youthful looking and flexible!

Next time you decide to make a strawberry banana smoothie or put lotion on your face, think about adding aloe vera to your lifestyle!

Love,

Chelsea

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Iced Coffee Protein Smoothie

After I work out, I know that it is so important to eat protein to build my muscles back up. Sometimes, protein smoothies can taste just about as good as…

After I work out, I know that it is so important to eat protein to build my muscles back up. Sometimes, protein smoothies can taste just about as good as cardboard. Have no fear, my java lovers. Here is the recipe for an iced coffee protein smoothie that will knock your socks off!

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  • 1 cup Iced Coffee Almond Milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 scoops protein powder of choice
  1. Blend together.
  2. Enjoy!

Next time you work out and you need me a pick-me-up, mix one of these babies up! It will fill your tummy so that you don’t feel like snacking 24/7. Wouldn’t that be nice?! I am SO looking forward to mixing one of these up next time I work out. Try this out and comment below!

XOXO, Chels

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Banana Avocado Smoothie

As some of you may know, I recently began living the vegan lifestyle. Vegan means no animal products and dairy products and things of that sort. I wanted to start…

As some of you may know, I recently began living the vegan lifestyle. Vegan means no animal products and dairy products and things of that sort. I wanted to start living a healthier lifestyle! One of my favorite vegan snacks is bananas. If you follow my Instagram then you have seen the picture of me surrounded by bananas! I have been using all kinds of recipes to work bananas into my diet, and this smoothie is one of my findings! It is so nutritious and delicious!

Ingredients:avocado-banana-smoothie

-1 avocado

– 2 frozen bananas

– 1 cup vanilla yogurt

– ½ cup orange juice

Now I know some of you went “EWWW” when you saw the word “avocado,” but you cannot even taste it. Plus, avocados are an amazingly awesome source of vitamins and healthy fats. All you have to do is combine all of your ingredients into a blender, blend them until it is all smooth and there are no lumps, and viola! You have a delicious, nutritious snack on your hands!

If you make this sweet treat comment below and let me know what you think!

XOXO, Chels

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PMS SOS Smoothie

Sometimes, being a girl can be rough. More specifically, PMS can be rough. Between the mood swings and killer cravings, what could be more uncomfortable? Chelsea to the rescue! I…

Sometimes, being a girl can be rough. More specifically, PMS can be rough. Between the mood swings and killer 'cravings, what could be more uncomfortable? Chelsea to the rescue! I have the recipe for a PMS SOS smoothie that will rescue you from your premenstrual blues. Read on, dear ones!

Ingredients:

–          6 ounces of fat free milk

–          1 tbs chocolate syrup

–          ½ banana

–          ½ cup strawberries

–          1 peeled kiwi

Add all of these ingredients together in your blender, add ice, and blend! This smoothie is super rich in calcium and vitamin C, which both work to combat your PMS symptoms. I know from experience that PMS is no walk in the park, so a girl needs all the help she can get! Whip one of these babies up next time you feel a little PMS despair coming on!

XOXO, Chels

 

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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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DIY Apple Pie Smoothie

Looking for a way to get a morning boost? Check out this yummy breakfast smoothie!  So I came across this recipe on Pinterest and fell in love with it! It…

Looking for a way to get a morning boost? Check out this yummy breakfast smoothie! 

So I came across this recipe on Pinterest and fell in love with it! It tastes just like apple pie in a cup! So here are the ingredients:

 

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–          5 almonds

–          1 red apple

–          1 banana                                                                    

–          ¾ cup Greek yogurt, nonfat

–          ½ tsp cinnamon         

–          ½ cup milk, nonfat

That’s it! Looks super simple, right? Combine all of the ingredients in your blender and blend them until they are a smooth consistency. Then viola! You now have apple pie in a cup. This smoothie is super healthy and will keep you full and focused until lunch time. If you like your smoothies cold like I do, freeze your bananas before you blend them. You can also toss a few ice cubes in with the mixture before you blend it.

 

Comment below if you try it and tell me what you think!

 

XOXO, Chels

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Green Coconut Smoothie

In my book, there is nothing more refreshing than a fruit smoothie. Smoothies are a great healthy snack! They are also the perfect breakfast food! This next smoothie I am…

chelsea crockett smoothieIn my book, there is nothing more refreshing than a fruit smoothie. Smoothies are a great healthy snack! They are also the perfect breakfast food! This next smoothie I am going to introduce to you is jam packed with foods that will give you energy and keep you full for hours on end!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 cup spinach
1 large banana, peeled
1 large green apple, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons shaved coconut
1 cup ice

Put the coconut milk, yogurt, spinach, banana, apple, coconut, and ice into your blender and blend the mixture until smooth. Viola! You now have a fruity, coconut-y, energy packed smoothie that will keep you full and focused all day long!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Healthy Summer Snacks

Hi Insiders 🙂                 Have you ever reached for that bag of chips after a day out by the pool, but decided not to eat them because they are bad…

Hi Insiders 🙂

                Have you ever reached for that bag of chips after a day out by the pool, but decided not to eat them because they are bad for you?  I do that all the time, except I usually eat a few…opps!  Summer is the best time to get your body in shape.  I’m going to give you a few healthy options for summer snacks to keep your body energized.  Your body will love you for it!  They are easy to prepare and tasty as well!ChelseaCrockett- Cucumber Sandwiches

                Crackers and cheese is always a quick option for a snack.  Crackers are full of carbs and really high in sodium.  A great alternative to crackers are cumber slices.  They are low carb and just as yummy!  Slice them thick or thin and enjoy with your favorite kind of cheese.

                Chelsea Crockett- Orange SmoothieAnother great snack or breakfast option is a smoothie.  Full of fresh fruit, juices, and yogurt, a smoothie will give your body all the nutrients it needs!  Adding a small handful of spinach will take your smoothie to a whole new level…and you can’t even taste it!  Click here for a handful of my favorite smoothie recipes!

                My last healthy option is whole wheat tortillas.  They can be used for a variety of snacks!  Spreading peanut butter and sliced bananas on a whole wheat tortilla and rolling it up makes for a sweet summer snack.  A great lunch option is adding your favorite deli meat and cheese to a whole wheat tortilla.  It’s much better for you than bread!  I hope you all can start snacking smart and being healthy!

    Xoxo,

                Chelsea

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