Sleepy Basil Lime Mango Smoothies

Generally I wake up starving, but when it’s this hot all I want to do is lay under a fan, spraying myself with water every couple of seconds.

… don’t judge… I have done this before and it’s absolutely refreshing.

But there was none of that this morning, no, no.

I peeled myself out of bed knowing that there was a sleepy smoothie waiting for me in the fridge.

Cold, quick, light, and satisfying.

Sleepy Basil Lime Mango Smoothies

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

Sleepy smoothies make mornings so much easier. Throw ingredients in a jar, shake, leave overnight, sleep, blend, enjoy! The combination of basil and mango is so refreshing and light. 

Inspired by my growing collection of sleepy smoothies

Yield: 2.25 cups (1 serving)


  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 3/4 cup mango – fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1.5 tablespoon lime juice
  • 3 tablespoon gluten-free rolled oats
  • 2 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chia seed


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

  1. 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.
  2. In the morning, pour ingredients into blender and process until smooth.

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.

I thanked myself even more when I remembered I had made two batches last night – one for me to eat right away, the other to take pictures of and freeze for tomorrow.

Gotta love when you get ahead of yourself and then forget about it. It turns out to be such a nice surprise!

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  1. I think using the word “sleepy” makes these smoothies sound even more delicious. And the flavor sounds great too!

  2. I’ve been wondering lately if I can premake my smoothies the night before I need them, and if they’d separate or not, but this version makes more sense – a little less prep work the night before but no worries about separation!

  3. Ohmygoodness this looks wonderful! What a refreshing flavor!

  4. I love the idea of “sleepy smoothies”! You are absolutely brilliant…that would totally save me time in the morning and make for a good motivation to have a smoothie! Thanks my tall girlfriend!

  5. I love being able to prepare things at night so that they are ready in the mornings. I spend too much time in the morning commenting on blogs! The combo in this sounds awesome, love basil + lime!

  6. Basil has seriously become one of my favorite herbs and I love this recipe!! Sounds delicious and your pictures are wonderful! :)

  7. You are a savior! I’ve been finding that I’m really uninterested in breakfast nowadays because of the heat and my butt sitting in front of a computer for hours on end – this is incredibly uncommon for me in general as I’m usually thinking about breakfast before my eyes open. Can’t wait to try this tonight!!!

  8. What a great idea…to put together the ingredients before bed so in the morning all you have to do is blend. I’m definitely going to try this!

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