Sleepy Cookie Dough Cheesecake Verrines

I shared this recipe with Stefanie’s readers a little under a month ago.

Since then, I’ve had so many clients rant and rave about how much they love the sleepy smoothie. So, I figured it was time to share the recipe will all of you!

You know that feeling you get when you wake up and you’re not really sure what day it is or what you’re supposed to be doing? Just as our mind needs a couple of moments to wake up, our tummies do too. That’s why the best breakfast you can give yourself is a liquid one.

But who has the time to make themselves a nice wholesome breakfast?

Enter the sleepy smoothie.


  • Can replace a meal
  • Are ready in under 1 minute
  • Pack a strong nutritious punch
  • Are inexpensive
  • Are a fantastic delivery system. In today’s smoothies we have:
    • chia seed – the wonder seed for supporting a regular + healthy digestive system
    • oats – beneficial B vitamins + helps to lower cholesterol + high in manganese
    • strawberries – high in fiber + antioxidants
    • cacao – supports brain health + muscle relaxation
  • Are easily digested

First up; strawberry cheesecake.

Sleepy Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Vegan, Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar free, Yeast free, Corn free

Strawberries, lemon juice, chia, and oats, soaked overnight to thicken before blending and enjoying in a bowl.


  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk – I used unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tablespoon uncontaminated oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seed
  • 1 tablespoon cashews
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch stevia


To be made the night before you plan on eating it, or at least 4 hours in advance.

Combine all ingredients in a glass container [I like to use mason jars and give it a quick shake] and place in the fridge overnight.

In the morning, pour ingredients into blender and process until smooth.

Top with cashews + strawberries

Sleepy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Smoothie

Vegan, Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar free, Yeast free, Corn free

Chocolate oat goodness served up in a bowl with almond butter, chia seeds, and cacao nibs


  • 1 cup non-dairy milk + 1/4 cup for blending – I used unsweetened almond milk
  • 6 tablespoon uncontaminated oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


To be made the night before you plan on eating it, or at least 4 hours in advance.

Combine all ingredients in a glass container [I like to use mason jars and give it a quick shake] and place in the fridge overnight.

In the morning, pour ingredients into blender, add additional 1/4 cup milk, and process until smooth.

Top with cacao nibs + coconut

If you can’t decide which one you want, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.

Sleepy Cookie Dough Cheesecake Verrines

  • 1 Sleepy Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie
  • 1 Sleepy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Smoothie

Prepare smoothies as directed above, then layer in 2 tall glasses.

Makes 2 servings. These babies are great the next day too.

I’ve had people tell me they blend all of the ingredients the night before, then let it sit overnight [say if you have a roommate that doesn't like the sound of a blender waking them up at 4am].

If you need added protein, don’t be afraid to add protein powder to the mix before letting it sit overnight.

What do you usually have for breakfast?

Strawberry, or chocolate?

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  1. Hello, aren’t you smart! I am totally trying the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough this week, any excuse to have chocolate in the morning!

  2. I recently tried my first cookie dough smoothie and loved it! I used cherries and chocolate to make it an AM cherry bomb. Love the verrine idea – they are so pretty. Pretty breakfasts make me happy. :)

  3. oomg those smoothies look amazing, cookie dough is more my thing but the combination sounds delicious as well!!

  4. I just want to say thank you so much for providing us with some delicious and amazing recipes that are easy to prepare. It shows that you are passionate about your work and food. Looking forward to more. Your fan.

  5. I just posted about breakfast! Normally not a big breakfast person other than coffee but I am a midnight snacker, big time. Maybe that’s why im not as into breakfast. lol

    I love this recipe…oh, it looks sooooo good!

    I hope you guys have a great weekend :)

  6. Hi,
    I’ve just recently stumbled on your blog and I think its great!! I also think its great that you are from Canada (yay me too!!). These smoothies look so amazing!! I love smoothies for breakfast, especially in the summer! Will defs have to try some of these out. The strawberry one looks amazing! Well they ALL look amazing!!

  7. Yay! Oh my goodness, those look so good. I just can’t get enough smoothies lately. I’m ALL about them. I can’t wait to try these out! So, what would happen if I didn’t make them the night before or at least four hours before eating them? Is that totally an essential part of the process?

    • It’s not essential, I just like soaking them so that the chia gets really gelly. It’s good for your digestion to have the chia in a gel-like form. As long as you let the smoothie sit for a couple minutes before eating, you should be okay.

  8. This is such a good idea!! I definitely have to try these because they look so easy and absolutely delicious. Now that it’s starting to warm up I’m thinking smoothies will make the perfect breakfast. Thanks for the idea :)

    • So filling! Just a bit of oats and it turns into a complete breakfast.

  9. This sounds wonderful. I’ll have to remember to look for chia seeds so I can make one of these for breakfast. I am on a new (crazy) schedule so my body would love something like this.

  10. I just added all of this (blueberries instead of strawberries) to a mason jar and can’t wait for breakfast to come!

  11. I have been loving on these sleepy smoothies for a couple of weeks now (and the blueberry one too). So. Dang. Good. I vote for more sleepy smoothie recipes!!

  12. I’ve been making the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough smoothie every day for almost a week! It is FANTASTIC! I give mine a shot of honey (about a teaspoon) for some added sweetness, and then blend it right in the mason jar with the immersion blender! This smoothie and a yogurt cup and 1 hardboiled egg for me is a perfect breakfast! Thanks so much!

    • Immersion blender, brilliant! I love the idea of adding honey, I’ll have to give that a try.

  13. I stumbled upon your website. The recipes look delicious, except I don’t like making anything with nuts because my son is allergic to them. I want to find healthier stuff for him to eat, because he’s overweight, but he’s also autistic and allergic to nuts and peanuts. He doesn’t like new things, and most of the time when you cut out regular meat, you put nuts in it! Argh! So I try to stick to chicken and turkey. What would you do? * and he has sensory issues, like he doesn’t like and won’t eat oatmeal because of it’s mushy and very sticky nature….

    • Have you tried seeds instead? Sunflower, pumpkin may be good options. Best of luck :)

  14. A tip i came along some time ago is that MOST standard blenders fit standard (not wide-mouth) Mason jars. The blade and screw-cap screw snugly right onto the jar. You just need to leave a little space for the mixing, and hold the jar as it’s not as heavy as a big pitcher. The pint size is perfect for single serving — you save dishes and can throw a lid on it and go if you’re on the run.
    Great too for blended soups destined for the freezer. Just cool the soup first as there is no lid for venting of the steam!!!!

    • Brilliant! Thanks for sharing, I’ll have to give that a try :)

  15. I really want to try this recipe, but I have a problem. I’m allergic to Dairy and Chocolate. Has anyone tried substituting the chocolate with I don’t know, Peanutbutter or bananas or something?

  16. I know this post is way old, but I made the strawberry smoothie about a week ago and MAN was it tasty! You always have such great ideas!

    And Carole, have you tried carob powder/chips?

  17. I bought some chia seeds for the first time today and just put the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Smoothie in the fridge… can’t wait to have it in the morning! Thanks for all of your awesome recipes – I absolutely love your No-Bake Fudge Drop recipe and I’m looking forward to trying out a lot more of your recipes!

  18. I wanted to love this… I made the choc chip cookie dough one. The texture was great and I love how the chia seeds gel overnight and blend well. But this just wasn’t nearly sweet enough for me, like not at all sweet. I ended up throwing in some vegan chocolate chips and blending that in. Maybe honey or a pinch of stevia next time? I’m definitely trying the strawberry one next.

    • Interesting, Kim… I’ve never heard that from anyone but great feedback. I’m sorry that you didn’t like it as much as I would have liked you to! I remember really enjoying the strawberry one. Have you seen my banana sleepy smoothie? It’s my all-time favorite!

  19. these look great, i’m really keen to try these and your other recipes for vegan cheese and sunflower seed milk, but was wondering is it possible to get a good result mashing instead of blending? i don’t have a blender or juicer, but if it’s not possible without one do you know if there are any battery powered hand held ones around? i suppose not but hoping someone can help!

    • Hi Molly… if you have a magic bullet or a food processor I’ve heard that smoothies work in those! Hope that helps :)

      • thankyou! ive never heard of a magic bullet but it sounds cool so i’m going to investigate that :)

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