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

This post is sponsored by ALDI.  Thank you for supporting posts like this that allow me to publish Running in a Skirt daily.  As always, all opinions are my own and I only write about products and companies I think you will like!

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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.

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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.

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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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By | 2018-02-11T19:00:57+00:00 January 9th, 2017|All Vegetarian, Food, Recipes, Smoothies & Drinks|84 Comments

84 Comments

  1. […] Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie […]

  2. Kimmythevegan January 19, 2017 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    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!

  3. Miz Helen January 17, 2017 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    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!
    Miz Helen

  4. Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day January 13, 2017 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    This smoothie looks amazing! I don’t have Aldi near me, but I’m always hearing about it.

  5. Kristy from Southern In Law January 12, 2017 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    Oooh, the oats in this would make it so thick and filling! Yum!

  6. Alicia January 12, 2017 at 2:40 am - Reply

    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.

  7. Joyce @ The Hungry Caterpillar January 11, 2017 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    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!

    • JulieWunder January 29, 2017 at 7:14 pm - Reply

      AW bummer! Maybe you’ll get it soon. Such good prices!

  8. Tiffany VanSickle January 11, 2017 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    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

    • JulieWunder January 29, 2017 at 7:12 pm - Reply

      Oh I know! Such good prices it makes it really hard NOT to shop there.

  9. Meg @ With Salt and Wit January 11, 2017 at 11:18 am - Reply

    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!

  10. Elizabeth O January 11, 2017 at 11:04 am - Reply

    That looks deliciously divine! I can almost taste it from those gorgeous photos. Yum!

  11. Choclette January 11, 2017 at 3:45 am - Reply

    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!

  12. Jessica @ Nutritioulicious January 10, 2017 at 10:20 pm - Reply

    ALDI has so many great healthy finds! I love adding oatmeal to smoothies for staying power. Yum!

  13. Alisa @ Go Dairy Free January 10, 2017 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    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!

  14. Emily January 10, 2017 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    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 ?

  15. Tara @ A Daily Dose of Fit January 10, 2017 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    I almost always throw blueberries in my smoothies. ALWAYS!

  16. Blane Sherer January 10, 2017 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    Enjoy the smoothies !

  17. Tami Qualls January 10, 2017 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    I don’t like to drink my meals. Yet this smoothie has me rethinking my decision. Yum!

  18. Mikki January 10, 2017 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    This looks absolutely delicious! I love that Aldi is carrying so many organic options. Just wish we had one closer by.

  19. Kim and Kalee January 10, 2017 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    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.

  20. Jenn January 10, 2017 at 10:32 am - Reply

    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….

  21. dixya @food, pleasure, and health January 10, 2017 at 7:44 am - Reply

    im absolutely digging the bright colors from this smoothie!

  22. Angela @marathonsandmotivation.com January 10, 2017 at 7:10 am - Reply

    This Smoothie looks so fabulous! Can’t wait to try it out, Pinned! We don’t have an Aldi’s here in Maine 🙁

  23. jill conyers January 10, 2017 at 3:22 am - Reply

    I’m definitely adding this to my smoothie recipe collection. It looks delicious Julie!

  24. Adriana Lopez January 10, 2017 at 2:26 am - Reply

    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.

    • JulieWunder January 29, 2017 at 6:42 pm - Reply

      Haha! Yes it is! I try to keep one in the car just in case.

  25. Kat January 10, 2017 at 12:17 am - Reply

    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!

    • JulieWunder January 29, 2017 at 6:41 pm - Reply

      haha! Oh my strawberry ones sometimes take on that funny hue!

  26. Chrissy January 9, 2017 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    I’m a regular Aldi shopper and a big fan of their brands. I also love blueberries, oats and smoothies. Great recipe!

    • JulieWunder January 29, 2017 at 6:41 pm - Reply

      Thanks Chrissy! They really do have good stuff!

  27. Taylor Kiser January 9, 2017 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    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!

    • JulieWunder January 29, 2017 at 6:40 pm - Reply

      Thanks Taylor! Hope you get a chance to try it!

  28. Aliah January 9, 2017 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    YUM! I love a great smoothie and this blueberry oatmeal smoothie looks divine! Chia seeds is a great addition.

    • JulieWunder January 29, 2017 at 6:39 pm - Reply

      Thanks Aliah! I think so too! 🙂 Great to see you here!

  29. Maria January 9, 2017 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    This is a morning classic for me!

  30. Ashley @ Sweetpea Lifestyle January 9, 2017 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Yum!!! I just got hooked on Aldi! Thanks for this great recipe — can’t wait to try it!

  31. Rachel January 9, 2017 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    Blueberry smoothies are my all-time fave. Thanks for linking up for MM! And Aldi FTW. GREAT prices.

  32. Kerri McGrail January 9, 2017 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    Blueberry and oatmeal goes together like peanut butter and jelly! I love blueberries in my oatmeal, so why not blend the two up?? Yum!

  33. Neely Moldovan January 9, 2017 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    Smoothies with blueberries are my absolute favorite! Im totally trying this recipe!

  34. Sonali- The Foodie Physician January 9, 2017 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    This looks so pretty, nutritious and delicious! Who wouldn’t want to start their day off with this beauty?!

  35. Liz Mays January 9, 2017 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Ooh this smoothie rocks. I’d love to check out those ALDI brands. I want to start using chia seeds more often too!

  36. abbey sharp January 9, 2017 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    YUM! This looks so good I love blueberry smoothies 🙂 I need to try this!

  37. Annmarie January 9, 2017 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Blueberry smoothies are seriously my fav! I love the addition of the oatmeal 🙂

  38. Sarah- A Whisk and Two Wands January 9, 2017 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    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!

  39. [email protected] January 9, 2017 at 11:48 am - Reply

    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.

  40. Kayla @ Blondes Have More Run January 9, 2017 at 11:18 am - Reply

    I love blueberry smoothies! Yum!

  41. Emily January 9, 2017 at 10:42 am - Reply

    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.

  42. [email protected] January 9, 2017 at 9:53 am - Reply

    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!

  43. Sus January 9, 2017 at 9:44 am - Reply

    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.

  44. Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog. January 9, 2017 at 9:30 am - Reply

    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!

    • JulieWunder January 29, 2017 at 11:23 am - Reply

      Oh I know! I love them year round for some reason!

  45. valmg @ Mom Knows It All January 9, 2017 at 9:06 am - Reply

    I enjoy a good smoothie. I’ve never had a blueberry oatmeal one, the color is fantastic.

  46. Pat B. January 9, 2017 at 8:24 am - Reply

    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!

    • JulieWunder January 9, 2017 at 8:37 am - Reply

      Hi Pat! What a fun idea!!! I bet it tasted amazing. Thanks for letting me know that the warm version worked too.

  47. We dont’ have Aldi stores around here but I am intrigued by the idea of oatmeal in a smoothie! thanks for linking up today

  48. Liz @ I Heart Vegetables January 9, 2017 at 7:57 am - Reply

    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!

  49. Susie @ SuzLyfe January 9, 2017 at 6:52 am - Reply

    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.

    • JulieWunder January 9, 2017 at 8:49 am - Reply

      I’ve been really impressed with their organic finds! Great prices!

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