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Quinoa Oatmeal

Quinoa Oatmeal
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My former colleague, Shannon just started her own cooking show My Sister’s Kitchen on YouTube.  One of her first videos was this Quinoa Oatmeal. I like the quinoa better because it doesn’t get too thick and gluey the way that oatmeal can. Since I have difficulty swallowing thick foods, this is much easier to get down.

For this recipe, I didn’t have the chia seeds so I’m not sure how it would affect the texture. I understand chia seeds make a good, healthy pudding so that is something I will try in the future. You can use this recipe to get creative and add your own flavours. Mix in your favourite blended fruit, brown sugar & cinnamon, maple syrup, Nutella… The possibilities are endless!


  • 1 1/2 cups of cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 2 tbsp of soaked chia seeds (optional) 
  • 1 tbsp of hemp seeds (optional)
  • 5-8 strawberries (or fruit of your choice)


  1. Cook your quinoa according to the directions on the package. 
  2. Blend your strawberries (Or the fruit of your choice) to your desired consistency.
  3. Add the cooked quinoa, soaked chia seeds and milk to a microwave safe bowl. 
  4. Mix the ingredients. 
  5. Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes.
  6. Top with blended strawberries and sprinkle with hemp seeds for some added nutrition. 
  7. Enjoy! 

Watch the video for the original, non-blended recipe here:

Did you try this recipe? What flavours did you make? Let me know in the comments section below!

* NOTE: These recipes are what works for me. If you have swallowing difficulties, please consult a speech language pathologist before trying these recipes. 

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