Chelsea Crockett

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Sweet Summer Fruit Salsa

Fruit salsa is one of my favorite summer snacks. The tangy and sweet combo is such a refreshing treat! I made this for my mom for Mother’s Day and she…

Fruit salsa is one of my favorite summer snacks. The tangy and sweet combo is such a refreshing treat! I made this for my mom for Mother’s Day and she loved it. Here is the recipe so you can surprise YOUR mom with a tasty and (kind of) healthy dessert.

Ingredients for cinnamon chips:

  • 10 flour tortillas
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Ingredients for salsa:

  • 2 apples
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup chopped kiwi
  • 1 pound strawberries
  • ½ pound raspberries
  • 4 tablespoons raspberry preserves

For the cinnamon chips, spray each tortilla with cooking spray on both sides, then sprinkle the cinnamon/sugar mixture over both sides. Cut the tortillas into slices with a pizza cutter, then place them on a baking sheet for 8 minutes at 350 degrees. For the fruit salsa, first, finely chop the apple and add the lemon juice to it. Mix. Finely chop the strawberries and kiwi, then the raspberries. Add all ingredients to the apples and combine. Then add in the raspberry preserves and mix. Refrigerate for about 10 minutes, then serve!

The cinnamon chips give this recipe a delicious sugary addition! It is a time-consuming process to make this salsa and the chips to eat it with, but it is so worth it in the end.

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe via: http://www.spendwithpennies.com/fruit-salsa-with-cinnamon-crisps/?crlt.pid=camp.V9IuitTxJOlJ

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DIY Summertime Vitamin Water

During the summer, I am a fruit snacker. I love having fresh fruit around! If you want to work fresh fruits into your daily summer diet, try making this delicious,…

During the summer, I am a fruit snacker. I love having fresh fruit around! If you want to work fresh fruits into your daily summer diet, try making this delicious, nourishing, homemade vitamin water! Unlike store-bought vitamin water, it has no added sugar or artificial sweeteners.

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  • 2 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 sliced lime
  • 1 sliced lemon
  • ½ sliced and quartered red grape fruit
  • 1 sliced medium cucumber
  • 12 mint leaves
  • 2 quarts water
  • ice

Combine the fruit, cucumber, mint and water in a large pitcher. Stick the pitcher in the fridge and let it infuse overnight. The next day, pour yourself a large glass over ice and enjoy! This simple and easy vitamin water is great to make just for you, or for a summertime party! It has a tons of nutrients and vitamins in it, so you can feel great while you treat yourself to this tasty drink.

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe via: http://soupaddict.com/2013/08/vitamin-water/

 

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Sweet Summer Treats: Cake Batter Popsicles

In Illinois, where I live, summers are H.O.T. The best and most enjoyable way to cool yourself down and beat the heat is to grab a cold treat! Here is…

In Illinois, where I live, summers are H.O.T. The best and most enjoyable way to cool yourself down and beat the heat is to grab a cold treat! Here is one of my favorite sweet summer indulgences that cools me down when the Illinois inferno gets the best of me…Popsicles that taste like cake!FunfettiCakeBatterPopsicles_2

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of vanilla ice cream
  • 3/4 cup yellow cake mix
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles

In a blender, combine the ice cream, vanilla extract, cake mix, and milk. Blend on medium until it is smooth. Pour the mixture into a bowl and mix in the sprinkles. Next, pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze for four hours or more. When you are ready to gobble these sweet treats, run the mold under warm water for about 30 seconds to loosen the popsicles out of the molds.

Eat up!

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: http://just-add-sprinkles.com/2015/07/27/cake-batter-popsicles/

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Popsicles Featuring Funfetti

Is there a food more fun than Funfetti? Doubtful. Is there a food more fun than cake batter Funfetti Popsicles? WAY doubtful. If you are in the summer snack spirit,…

Is there a food more fun than Funfetti? Doubtful. Is there a food more fun than cake batter Funfetti Popsicles? WAY doubtful. If you are in the summer snack spirit, take a swing at these sweet treats!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup heavy creamFunfettiCakeBatterPopsicles_2
  • ½ cup, plus 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp powdered milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups whole milk.
  • ¼ cup sprinkles

In the bowl of your mixer, add in the heavy cream and powdered sugar. Whip until light and fluffy, which should take about 2 minutes. Next, add in the milk powder and vanilla and beat for another minute. Pour in the milk and mix it in until it is all well combined. Grab a popsicle mold and fill each compartment up about ¼ of the way full. Add some sprinkles to each, then fill up the molds ½ way, add sprinkles, and repeat the process until the molds are full. Insert the popsicle sticks into each, then stick them in the freezer until frozen completely. After they are frozen solid (about 6 hours), remove them from the molds and gobble them up!

On a warm spring/summer day, these hit the spot!

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe and photos via: http://acozykitchen.com/funfetti-cake-batter-popsicles/

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Banana Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt

Where I live, in the Midwest, summers are sweltering. Cool treats are always good to have on hand, but yummy frozen snacks are usually packed with sugar. Having heathy cold…

Where I live, in the Midwest, summers are sweltering. Cool treats are always good to have on hand, but yummy frozen snacks are usually packed with sugar. Having heathy cold snacks on hand is a must. Here is one that I absolutely adore!

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  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 4 oz vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup semi sweet miniature chocolate chips

Place bananas, yogurt, peanut butter, and milk in a blender and blend until there are no chunks. Scoop the mixture into a plastic container and stir in the chocolate chips. Cover and freeze for 30-45 minutes for a froyo consistency. I like making this either as an afternoon cool-down treat or a midnight snack! Either will do 😉

XOXO, Chels

 

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Chocolate Dipped Frozen Bananas

I LOVE bananas. I also, like most girls, love me some chocolate. Luckily, my next recipe combines the two! Here is a sweet summertime snack that is sure to cool…

I LOVE bananas. I also, like most girls, love me some chocolate. Luckily, my next recipe combines the two! Here is a sweet summertime snack that is sure to cool you down and tame your sweet tooth.

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  • 5 large bananas
  • 10 wooden sticks
  • 24 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • Fun toppings like nuts or sprinkles

Peel the bananas and cut them in half so you have 10 banana slices. Skewer the cut end of each banana with a wooden stick and place them on a lined baking sheet. Freeze them for about an hour. While they are freezing, place your chopped chocolate chips in a bowl and microwave them for 30 seconds, then stir, then melt them again for 30 seconds and do this process until they are smooth. Place the banana toppings into bowls. Once your bananas are frozen, take one at a time and hold them over the chocolate bowl, using a large spoon to cover the bananas. Act quickly when covering them and dipping them in toppings, because the chocolate hardens fast! After they are covered, lay them back on the baking sheet.

Now you are ready to enjoy! This is a fun warm weather treat to make with your friends, and it is even more fun to devour them!

XOXO, Chels

Pictures and recipe via: www.sugarhero.com/chocolate-dipped-frozen-bananas/

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DIY Frosted Lemonade

One of my favorite warm weather drinks is lemonade. I love to lay out in the sun and sip it. So relaxing! Although fast food places make really awesome frozen…

One of my favorite warm weather drinks is lemonade. I love to lay out in the sun and sip it. So relaxing! Although fast food places make really awesome frozen lemonade, I think the best kind is the homemade kind! Here is how to make the best frozen lemonade around. You will knock the socks off of your friends when you make them this tantalizing treat!

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  • 1 cup Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups Water
  • Slow Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

The first step is to add the lemon juice and sugar to a pitcher. Stir the mixture until the sugar is dissolved. Add in the water and stir until it is all mixed together. Refrigerate the liquid for an hour or more to let it chill. In your blender, add 1 cup of the chilled mixture and 2 cups of ice cream. Blend it all together really well, and then pour yourself a tall glass! When life gives you lemons, make frosted lemonade.

Yummo!

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Summer Slurpee

Slurpees are such a fun summer treat. They are tangy frosty goodness! Instead of grabbing one at the gas station when you are out and about, how about making your…

Slurpees are such a fun summer treat. They are tangy frosty goodness! Instead of grabbing one at the gas station when you are out and about, how about making your own! This is a fun diy you can do with your friends or just for you!chelsea crockett

  1. Take a 2 liter bottle of soda and shake shake shake it up! Shake it for about 15 seconds to increase the pressure in the bottle.
  2. Place the bottle in the freezer for 3 and a half to 4 hours. You want the soda to get as cold as possible, but NOT freeze. Check your soda regularly between 3 ½ and 4 hours to make sure it is not freezing.
  3. Remove your soda from the freezer. In one movement, unscrew the bottle cap just enough to release some of the pressure, quickly tighten it back up, and turn the bottle upside down. Return it to the upright position and you should magically see slushie ice crystals begin to form immediately. Science!!

Who knew science could be frosty and delicious!? Try this sweet trick out and enjoy a yummy homemade slurpee this summer!

XOXO Chels

 

 

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