Banana, Chia, & Greens Smoothie (v, gf)

Can I be honest with you for a moment? I'm kind of thrilled it's the end of May. This past month I have had zero energy or desire to do anything but recover from the first four months of 2016. They were a doozy. But the last couple of days I've felt the familiar itch to get going, to take photos, be creative, explore, and generally live this life I'm so happy to live. I thought I didn't want anything to do with the blog, coaching, creativity, anything I've been doing for the last three years. But taking a break from it all for awhile, aside from my clients (you know who you are, and I love you all xx), I realized exactly what I needed. It feels good to be back harnessing the Great Vibes. 

I owe a lot of my feel good energy to drinking my daily smoothies again, so in two weeks, The Guide is launching a free 7-Day Smoothie Challenge on June 13th. You will be challenged to drink one smoothie each day for seven days. The weekend before it begins, you'll receive an eBook of the seven recipes in your inbox so you have time to go grocery shopping and ask any questions if you're not sure what to swap or add. Each day of the challenge, you'll get a personal email from me with tips and tricks to make your smoothie better as well as a challenge to up the health impact. Interested? Sign up below and then read on for a delicious smoothie recipe!  

Now without further ado, let's get to the real reason you popped over to The Guide. 

This delicious banana, chia, and greens smoothie is rich in protein, calcium, and omega-3s thanks to the chia seeds; has two servings of fruit; is rich and sweet in flavor; and is great for decreasing belly bloat and boosting energy. It's also super easy, filling, and a quick way to get necessary nutrients in your body when you're on the go. 

Banana, Chia, & Greens Smoothie
great for upping energy levels & decreasing bloat

+ 1 banana
+ 1 cup coconut milk
+ 1/2 cup frozen mango
+ 1/2 tbsp chia seed
+ 1 tsp Turmeric & Cinnamon

To make:
Throw all ingredients into a blender, send for a whirl until combined, pour into a glass, and enjoy! Want it thicker? Use a frozen banana or use less liquid. Want it thinner or can't get your blender to get going? Add more coconut milk or water.  

Make it more of a meal:
Add a scoop of vanilla protein powder, almond butter, or a small handful of almonds; top with bee pollen, sliced fruit, cacao nibs, flax seed, or nut butter. 

Are you signed up for the challenge? What are you hoping to get out of this challenge? 

Tag @yourfriend_em on Twitter or Instagram when you make this recipe. Share this with someone who could use some smoothie action in their lives. Hashtag #thegreatvibesguide to spread the Great Vibes! Xx

P.S. Have you checked out all of the
other places Emily's spreading the Great Vibes?