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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Superfood Saturday- Chocolate Banana Smoothee

1 Cup Chocolate Almond milk
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1 banana
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 tablespoon ground flax seed

Place almond milk in the blender, then add fruit, yogurt and flax seed.  Blend until smooth.

This is really easy to put together for breakfast. I use really ripe bananas because I hate using them for anything else. If you want to boost the protein content then add a bit of protein or whey powder.

Today's Superfoods:

Almond Milk: 100 calories per serviing, 50% more calcium than dairy milk and has zero saturated fat or colesterol.  This is a great alterative for vegans or those that are lactose intolerant.  I love the chocolate flavor. I drink it post workout or when I want a sweet treat. It is like desert in a glass!!

Ground Flaxseed: They are high in fiber. Two tablespoons have 4 grams of fiber or as much as 1 1/2 cups of cooked oatmeal.  They have high levels of anti-oxidants called lignans. Flaxseed has 75% more than any other source. They promote healthy cell activity.  Flaxseed is a good source of omega-3's.


Chris Wodke at 2014 Boston Marathon

Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

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:

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; or

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.

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