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Saturday, September 6, 2014
Super Food Saturday- Homemade Sports Drink
Homemade Sports Drink
My Selfie for the HNF Awareness Campaign
The first recipe is adapted from Runner’s World Magazine. Commercial
sports drinks are often full of sugar, artificial colors and additives. If you
are looking for a more natural option to fuel your long workouts, try one of
the listed options.
I’ve used when doing long distance training. The rule is you need to supplement with
nutrition for workouts longer than an hour.
When doing longer workouts especially in heat, you need to replace electrolytes.
Home Brew Sport Drink #1
2 cups filtered water, more to taste
2 fresh medjool dates, pitted.
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon lime juice (you can use lemon or orange)
¼ teaspoon sea salt
Place all items in a blender and blend on highest setting
for one minute. Strain mixture through a metal strainer lined with a paper
42 grams carbs
4 grams fiber
0 gram fat
485 mg sodium
Home Brew #2- Coconut Water
This one is really easy.
I buy coconut water in the can or box. Each box is about 12 ounces. Pour
the water into a bike bottle (which is what I carry when I run) add 1
tablespoon of honey. You can also use
maple syrup or agave nectar. That is
hit. I have heard of some runners adding chia seeds. I’ve not done that, but I
did use this recipe when I trained for the Boston Marathon.
a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three 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 and was eligible to compete in 2014 at the Age
Group World Duathlon Sprint Championship in Pontevedre Spain. She chose instead to represent the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American
Triathlon Championship in Dallas,
the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a
CMT affected athlete.
is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure
for CMT. We have 154 members in 30 states. We also have members in Australia, Scotland,
Canada, Vietnam, Turkey,
Finland and Iran. If you
wish to join us visit our web site; www.run4cmt.com
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.
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
foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.
tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold
hands and feet.
symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing
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