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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Superfood Saturday- Super Mom Oatmeal

Super Mom Oatmeal

2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
½ cup chopped walnuts
2/3 cup non fat dry milk
1/3 cup oat bran
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon flaxseed
2 tablespoons chia seeds.
2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup dried fruit (cherries, apricots, blueberries, cranberries, your choice)

Spread oats and nuts in a shallow baking pan. Bake uncovered in a 350 F oven for 15 minutes until oats are lightly browned. Cool in pan. Once cool, add fruit and the rest of the ingredients. Store mix in a jar or canister with a tight fitting lid.

For one serving combine ¾ cup water and 1/3 cup of the oatmeal mixture.  Microwave on 50% power for 8 minutes or until the cereal reaches the desired consistency.  Cereal will thicken a bit as it cools.  Let stand 4 minutes before eating.  Stir in honey or additional brown sugar to sweeten.

This will be my Boston Marathon race day breakfast. A little superfood to have a super race!  The picture does not look great because I made this in my hotel room microwave this morning. It tasted great!

Superfoods: Oatmeal, Chia seeds, dried cherries

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Author at Cap Tex Tri 2013

Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT
www.run4cmt.com

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a two time participant of the Boston Marathon.  She was the 2012 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division. In 2013 she qualified as a member of the Team USA Duathlon Team. She will compete in 2014 at the Age Group World Duathlon Sprint Championship in Pontevedre Spain.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:
http://www.amazon.com/Christine-Wodke/e/B00IJ02HX6


Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 149 members in 27 states. We also have members in Australia, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; www.run4cmt.com or www.hnf-cure.org


CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

Additional Link
Follow CMT affected Paratriathlete Timmy Dixon
http://cmtamputee.wordpress.com/

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