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Katja Glieson’s Vegan Summer Night Caramel Green Smoothie

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This vegan green smoothie was SO TASTY when I first tested it, that I knew we had to include it in one of our free superfood smoothie challenges!

The almond butter and dates add the perfect caramel flavor, it’s hard to tell it’s a kale green smoothie!

Katja enjoys this delicious high protein green smoothie post-workout.

Blender Babes found Katja Glieson first on the live streaming app Periscope.

We not only watched her make several vegan green smoothie recipes, but we also watched the trials and tribulations that young women face as they follow their dreams.

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We felt a need to share Katja’s favorite vegan recipes as well as her inspirational story with our community. In the meantime, we highly recommend watching her as Frozen’s Elsa in the viral music video, Princess Rap Battle.

A high powered blender, such as a Blendtec or Vitamix, will easily pulverize sticky dates and kale.

If you don’t have a power blender yet don’t worry, you can also make this green smoothie recipe in a “regular” blender using these tips!

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Vegan Caramel Green Smoothie Recipes by Katja Glieson via @BlenderBabes

Katja Glieson's Vegan Summer Night Caramel Smoothie

4.5 from 2 votes
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Course: Green Smoothie, Post-Workout Smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes
3 cups
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Katja Glieson


  • 1 cup water or raw coconut water
  • ½ mango
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon raw almond butter
  • 4 pitted soaked dates
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 cup kale
  • ½ cup Ice more if using frozen fruit


  • Place all ingredients into the blender in the order listed, secure lid and blend until smooth.
  • For Blendtec: Press the SMOOTHIE setting OR blend on Low speed for 10 seconds, then a Medium to Medium-Low speed for 10 seconds, then Medium to Medium-High speed for 40 seconds.
  • For Vitamix: Start on VARIABLE speed 1. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to VARIABLE speed 10/HIGH and blend until smooth 45 seconds) OR use the SMOOTHIE setting.
  • All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments to enter our weekly photo contest! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes


Serving: 1g | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.1g | Protein: 3.5g | Fat: 5.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.8g | Sodium: 74.5mg | Fiber: 2.9g | Sugar: 21g
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This vegan smoothie is perfect anytime, as well as post-workout and its nutritious ingredients offer an array of health benefits. Here are just a few plus links to recipes using these ingredients:

1. Coconut Water

Aids in weight loss: low in fat content so drink plenty while it suppresses appetite and makes you feel full because of its rich nature
Clears skin: drink it to moisturize skin from within or apply topically to clear acne and blemishes

Hangovers: settles stomachs and replaces essential electrolytes

Tarashaun Hausner
Tarashaun Hausner
Tarashaun Hausner is the founder of Blender Babes®. She credits using a blender daily for helping her heal an unhealthy relationship with food. A passionate advocate for self-care, she is committed to helping others pursue optimal wellness by balancing and healing their bodies and minds. She offers several opportunities to help people improve their health including free challenges and downloads, a gentle whole foods 7 Day Blender Cleanse™ and her holistic mind, body and spirit Slim Down Solution™ Womens Coaching Programs.

9 thoughts on “Katja Glieson’s Vegan Summer Night Caramel Green Smoothie”

  1. Hi, BlenderBabes!

    Quick question: is it okay to use diced FROZEN mango instead of fresh? Sometimes I cut up my bananas and other fruit and freeze them in ziploc baggies or in containers, and just grab what I need from the freezer and throw it into my smoothie. Does that work for this particular recipe, or do I need fresh mango for the proper consistency?

    Thanks! It sounds yummy!

    1. Yes absolutely! Frozen fruit such as the mango and/or banana will make the smoothie thicker. You definitely can then omit the ice. HAPPY BLENDING! 🙂

  2. jodi Armstrong

    5 stars
    We’ve been making frozen fruit pops by just blending whatever fruit and spinach we have and freezing in popsicle shape. Great on a hot night.

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