Our Sponsor

Aldi are delighted to sponsor the first ever Barnardos Big Active and to be part of this exciting new campaign for children and teens across Ireland. It is part of Aldi’s commitment to raise €1 million for Barnardos over a two year programme of staff events, in-store activities and customer and community fundraising initiatives.  

All funds raised from the Barnardos Big Active will make a direct impact to the lives of thousands of vulnerable children through Barnardos’ Early Years and Family Support Services — giving children and families the brighter future they deserve.

Barnardos Big Active supported by Aldi is a great opportunity to focus on your health and wellbeing as a class or school, a group or family unit, all while helping others.

Fuelling your Body

When physically active, your body will use up more energy so it needs fuel to get the most out of those activities. The best place to start is with the basics of a healthy and varied diet and keeping well hydrated.

Aldi want to encourage Big Active participants to live well and have a varied and balanced diet, full of all the nutrients their body needs. You will find a wide selection of healthy and nutritionally balanced recipes for meals and snacks here and what’s more, all the ingredients you need for every recipe are available at your local Aldi store.

Smoothies are a great way to get fruits and vegetables into your diet, or protein to build a healthy body. Whatever combination you prefer, the best smoothies are always smooth and cool.

This Big Active Smart Smoothie recipe is one we recommend you try first. It’s nutritious, delicious and so easy to prepare.

Big Active Smart Smoothie Ingredients

150g frozen or fresh Berries

60g Natural Yogurt

6 tbsp Milk of your choice

Large handful of Ice Cubes


Put your berries in a blender or liquidiser. If using frozen berries, FSAI (Food Safety Authority of Ireland) recommends to boil them first in a saucepan of boiling water for 1 minute before draining and using. Add the yoghurt, milk and the ice and blend in bursts until smooth and berry beautiful.

Pour into a tall glass to serve.