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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Super Food Saturday- Baked Bananas

  I often get asked if I make the recipes I post. The answer is that every recipe posted is one that I've made and not every recipe makes the cut to be in the blog.

I make the recipe and take a picture. The exception is today's recipe.  I borrowed a picture from the internet because I could not find the pictures I took of today's dish.

With no bananas in the house I had no way to take a picture and not time to search for the ones I took. I am off to indoor bike class in a few minutes and then on to my shift for ski patrol.

I got this recipe from one of the members in one of my facebook groups.

I seem to crave sweets plenty at this time of year. This recipe satisfies my sweet tooth and is still pretty healthy.  I like this recipe because I can satify my sweet tooth without eating those cookies and candies that are all over at this time of year.

1firm banana
Brown sugar or honey optional

Peel one banana lengthwise or cut into chunks
Line a cookie sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Place the banana on the sheet and sprinkle with a little bit of brown sugar or just the cinnamon.  Bake in a 350 F oven for 10 minutes. If you did not use the brown sugar you can drizzle with honey or choclate syrup.

Serves 1

Superfood : banana

Chris Wodke at Aquathon National Championship 2014

Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She has qualified to represent Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015.  

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

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 159 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; 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.

Additional Link
Follow CMT affected Paratriathlete Timmy Dixon

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