Tracking PixelMy Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie is a healthy and filling way to start off the day!

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Healthy Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie recipe / Running in a Skirt

Hi everyone!

I know it’s super cold out, but the New Year always means smoothie season for me! It’s such a great way to pack in a bunch of nutrients in a fast and simple package.  A healthy breakfast has never looked or tasted as good.  And with my tips in this post, smoothies have never been cheaper to make.   So basically I’m solving two of your New Year’s Resolutions here… to eat better and save money.

This year, I’m rethinking the classic smoothie with my Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie.

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This baby is filling, healthy AND totally delish!  And just look at that super dreamy purple color.  You know when food is naturally this colorful, it’s got to be good for you.

Healthy Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie recipe / Running in a Skirt

The secret for this smoothie is putting actual oats and chia seeds in the smoothie.  It really bulks up the drink to keep you full longer, which I know is common complaint among smoothie non-believers.

Healthy Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie recipe / Running in a Skirt

To make the smoothie I used ingredients that I found at my local ALDI store.  I was really impressed by some of their store brands, including the SimplyNature line, which featured lots of organic products.

ALDI stores are a great place to shop to save big on your grocery bill.

Healthy Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie recipe / Running in a Skirt

I did my own Try and Tell experiment to see how a couple of the ALDI store brands compared to national brands.

Healthy Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie recipe / Running in a Skirt

The SimplyNature Organic blueberries were just as plump as the national brand.

Healthy Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie recipe / Running in a Skirt

And the SimplyNature chia seeds looked identical!

Healthy Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie recipe / Running in a Skirt

The difference really comes down to the price!  I bought all the ingredients for my Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie from ALDI for under $17* <—makes smoothies for a week or longer.  While the same products at another grocery store cost me around $23!  That savings really adds up over time.

*Price and availability may vary

ALDI stores are basic by design, but it’s a really nice, streamlined and pleasant grocery experience!   Sometimes less is more.  The products are easy to find and I am really impressed by some of their store brands like the SimplyNature line which features products with no artificial colors or flavors, the Fit & Active line which has products with less fat, sodium and calories and the Specially Selected line which includes gourmet products like fancy cheese! <—y’all know how much I love cheese! 

For those of you who are gluten free, look out for the liveGfree line, which is extensive including snacks, granola bars, baking mixes, breads, pastas and even frozen meals.

The stores consist of 90% of their own store brands to save you money!

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ALDI store brands are tested in the ALDI Test Kitchen several times a year to ensure high quality!  They even guarantee quality and freshness.

This Blueberry Oatmeal smoothie could not be better!

Healthy Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie recipe / Running in a Skirt

Check out this video to learn more about ALDI and a demonstration of how to make my Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie!

My Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie is bit unexpected because of the oats, but give it a try!  The smooth and filling consistency will win you over.  Plus you can’t go wrong with the natural protein punch from the oats, chia seeds and greek yogurt.

Healthy Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie recipe / Running in a Skirt

I hope you enjoy this great smoothie as much as I do!  I you try it share using the hashtag, #ILikeALDI.

Don’t forget to click over for the recipe, pin and more great smoothie ideas…

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