My Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie is a healthy and filling way to start off the day!
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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.
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.
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.
I did my own Try and Tell experiment to see how a couple of the ALDI store brands compared to national brands.
The SimplyNature Organic blueberries were just as plump as the national brand.
And the SimplyNature chia seeds looked identical!
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!
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!
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.
I hope you enjoy this great smoothie as much as I do! I you try it share using the hashtag, #ILikeALDI.
Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie
- ¼ cup rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- ½ cup almond milk
- ¾ cup frozen blueberries
- ½ frozen banana
- ½ cup vanilla greek yogurt
- Soak the oats and chia seeds in the almond milk for 10-20 minutes.
- Put the almond milk mixture, plus all the other ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.
- Serve immediatly.
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Want more healthy smoothie ideas?
Try some of my 15 Fun & Fabulous Healthy Smoothies
Don't forget to find these great products at your local ALDI store!
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This really does help with the budget & healthier eating! I loooooove blueberries. Although it's getting colder, I still enjoy a few smoothies a week. Especially after a long run!
I like the idea adding bulk with the oats to keep fuller longer too!
Thanks so much for sharing this at Healthy Vegan Fridays - I'm pinning & sharing. I hope you are having a wonderful week, Julie!
Thanks Kimmy! I love the oats too.
Miz Helen says
Great video and great recipe, this looks awesome! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. We look forward to seeing you again real soon!
Thanks so much! Hope you enjoy it.
Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day says
This smoothie looks amazing! I don't have Aldi near me, but I'm always hearing about it.
Aw bummer! Maybe they will build one soon!
Kristy from Southern In Law says
Oooh, the oats in this would make it so thick and filling! Yum!
It is! Thanks so much Kristy!
I just added Chia seeds to the shopping list. It's the only thing I'm missing to try this. We have a bunch of blueberries in the freezer from our crop this year.
Ohhh homegrown sounds lovely!!
Joyce @ The Hungry Caterpillar says
We don't have an Aldi where I live in Fort Collins, and when I was visiting my family in Lawrence I got super-spoiled. I'll have to save this smoothie for the summer months--it'd be perfect for when it gets really hot out!
AW bummer! Maybe you'll get it soon. Such good prices!
Tiffany VanSickle says
We've shopped at Aldi for years! We sometimes get shocked by the prices at other places now. lol Definitely going to try this smoothie! We have everything (from Aldi even!) except the bananas...I just used the last ones in my smoothies I made for lunch! ha
Oh I know! Such good prices it makes it really hard NOT to shop there.
Meg @ With Salt and Wit says
I cannot think of a better way to start my morning than with this smoothie! I love what amazing products you can find at Aldis!
Thanks Meg! Hope you get a chance to try it.
Elizabeth O says
That looks deliciously divine! I can almost taste it from those gorgeous photos. Yum!
Yay! What a compliment. Thank you!
Wow, just look at that colour. Something to liven mornings up no end. I've only been able to find organic onions at Aldi, which is rather disappointing. I'll keep looking!
Jessica @ Nutritioulicious says
ALDI has so many great healthy finds! I love adding oatmeal to smoothies for staying power. Yum!
Alisa @ Go Dairy Free says
I'm so envious! I've heard such amazing things about ALDI but have never lived anywhere near one. Great pick on the recipe, too, blueberries make every smoothie so beautiful!
The ALDIs by my house just got remodeled and it is beautiful!! I too love their products and agree that they help to make healthy eating very affordable. I will be picking up the ingredients for this smoothie the next time I'm there ?
Tara @ A Daily Dose of Fit says
I almost always throw blueberries in my smoothies. ALWAYS!
Blane Sherer says
Enjoy the smoothies !
Tami Qualls says
I don't like to drink my meals. Yet this smoothie has me rethinking my decision. Yum!
This looks absolutely delicious! I love that Aldi is carrying so many organic options. Just wish we had one closer by.
Kim and Kalee says
I love a smoothie in the morning too! It's so quick and easy. I also just picked up organic chia seeds yesterday too to start mixing into my oatmeal and smoothies.
LOVE oatmeal in smoothies! It makes it so much more filling. In fact, I have a blueberry oatmeal smoothie on my blog too! Great minds....
dixya @food, pleasure, and health says
im absolutely digging the bright colors from this smoothie!
Thanks Dixya! I love colorful food!
Angela @marathonsandmotivation.com says
This Smoothie looks so fabulous! Can't wait to try it out, Pinned! We don't have an Aldi's here in Maine 🙁
Thanks so much Angela! Hope you enjoy it!
jill conyers says
I'm definitely adding this to my smoothie recipe collection. It looks delicious Julie!
Thanks so much Jill!
Adriana Lopez says
Smoothies are a great way to start the day, and I love blueberries so this option is right on my ally. I have shopped at Aldi before they have good stuff and products however you need to pay to use the cart and that is an issue when you do not have a quarter handy =) I guess I would shop there more often.
Haha! Yes it is! I try to keep one in the car just in case.
LOve the color! Mine often come greenish-brown-dark grey colored hence not posting too many photos of them anymore in social media 🙂 But I am an absolute smoothie lover!
haha! Oh my strawberry ones sometimes take on that funny hue!
I'm a regular Aldi shopper and a big fan of their brands. I also love blueberries, oats and smoothies. Great recipe!
Thanks Chrissy! They really do have good stuff!
Taylor Kiser says
What a gorgeous color in this smoothie! I'm loving the idea of kick-starting my day in such a healthy way as this blueberry oatmeal smoothie! Loved your video too!
Thanks Taylor! Hope you get a chance to try it!
YUM! I love a great smoothie and this blueberry oatmeal smoothie looks divine! Chia seeds is a great addition.
Thanks Aliah! I think so too! 🙂 Great to see you here!
This is a morning classic for me!
Ashley @ Sweetpea Lifestyle says
Yum!!! I just got hooked on Aldi! Thanks for this great recipe --- can't wait to try it!
Thanks Ashley! Hope you enjoy it!
Blueberry smoothies are my all-time fave. Thanks for linking up for MM! And Aldi FTW. GREAT prices.
Thanks Rachel! I totally agree!
Kerri McGrail says
Blueberry and oatmeal goes together like peanut butter and jelly! I love blueberries in my oatmeal, so why not blend the two up?? Yum!
Neely Moldovan says
Smoothies with blueberries are my absolute favorite! Im totally trying this recipe!
Sonali- The Foodie Physician says
This looks so pretty, nutritious and delicious! Who wouldn't want to start their day off with this beauty?!
Liz Mays says
Ooh this smoothie rocks. I'd love to check out those ALDI brands. I want to start using chia seeds more often too!
They are so good! Thanks Liz!
abbey sharp says
YUM! This looks so good I love blueberry smoothies 🙂 I need to try this!
Hope you get a chance to! Thanks Abbey!
Blueberry smoothies are seriously my fav! I love the addition of the oatmeal 🙂
Me too! Thanks Annmarie!
Sarah- A Whisk and Two Wands says
Such a delicious healthy smoothie to start the day with and keep you full! I love everything you have packed into this smoothie, blueberries, chia seeds, and oats are favs!
Thanks Sarah! Lots of yummy stuff!
This sounds delicious. I like a thick smoothie. We do not have an Aldi's where I live though:( I am sure I can find the same ingredients at my local grocery store.
Yes! This one is really thick and creamy!
Kayla @ Blondes Have More Run says
I love blueberry smoothies! Yum!
Me too! Thanks so much Kayla!
I've heard that Aldi is the BEST! I don't think we have any in Colorado yet, but I would love to try it some time.
Hopefully they will come to your town soon!
Loved the video, Julie! Great idea to add oatmeal and chia seeds to the smoothie. I keep hearing great things about Aldi. Will give them a try!
Yay! Such good stuff. Thanks Debbie!
I never knew Aldi did so many good organic products! And even chia seeds woop! This looks like a great way to start the day.
I know! So cool!
Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog. says
What a great and filling way to start the day! I need to break out my blender - it's been a while since I've made a smoothie! Probably cause it's so cold out!
Oh I know! I love them year round for some reason!
valmg @ Mom Knows It All says
I enjoy a good smoothie. I've never had a blueberry oatmeal one, the color is fantastic.
Thank you! I hoe you get a chance to try it!
Pat B. says
Hi Julie - Great recipe! I made it this morning with some tweaks so it was even more delicious/appealing on a cold, cold AVL morning. (1) I warmed up the milk, oatmeal, chia seed combo and let it simmer for about a minute. (2) also thawed & warmed the frozen blueberries. (2) Used un-frozen banana (3) added cinnamon. This makes a warm, delicious, nutritious smoothie, perfect for a winter morning. Thank you!
Hi Pat! What a fun idea!!! I bet it tasted amazing. Thanks for letting me know that the warm version worked too.
Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner says
We dont' have Aldi stores around here but I am intrigued by the idea of oatmeal in a smoothie! thanks for linking up today
Yes! Try it! You'll love it!
Liz @ I Heart Vegetables says
That looks so good!!! I love blueberries and this smoothie combo sounds awesome! We actually just recently got Aldi's here in Richmond and I was literally JUST talking to a friend on Saturday, saying I needed to go check it out! This is clearly a sign that I need to go!
Yes! They have some really great deals.
Susie @ SuzLyfe says
I'm really not sure how I still haven't shopped at Aldi. There is one that is right by the gym. I think we just are too comfortable in our routine, but I shop during the week all the time, there is no reason that I shouldn't go.
I've been really impressed with their organic finds! Great prices!