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Green Machine Smoothie

Created by Red Mountain Resort Chef Chad Luethje

• 1 C spinach, packed
• 1/2 C black kale, rib removed
• 3/4 C water
• 1/4 C celery, rinsed and chopped
• 1 granny smith apple, cored
• Half of a banana
• ½ tsp. lemon juice
• 1 Tbsp. agave nectar
• 1 Tbsp. gelled chia seeds (see recipe below)

Chia Gel Recipe

Mix 1/4 cup of Chia seeds into 2 cups of water (8 parts water, 1 part chia). Mix well. Let stand and mix again in 5 minutes. Keep refrigerated in a sealed container for up to two weeks.

Blend all ingredients (Chef Chad uses a Vitamix), and enjoy.