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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Superfood Saturday-Marathon Bars

I like bars for breakfast, but many of the commerial ones are not all that healthy.  This recipe is loaded with superfoods. You can eat these for breakfast. You can also freeze them like I did and take one out for pre-workout nutrition.

Marathon Bars *


½ cup steel cut oats
½ cup dried apricots
½ cup dried tart cherries
½ cup dried goji berries
½ cup shredded coconut
½ cup shelled hemp seeds
½ cup almonds chopped
¼ cup non fat dry milk powder
½ cup toasted wheat germ
½ cup coco nibs
¼ cup agave syrup
¼ cup honey
½ cup almond or cashew butter
1 teaspoon orange extract/

Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Coat a  9 inch baking pan with cooking spray. Press ingredients into the pan.  Cover the top with plastic wrap and press down with your hands. Remove plastic wrap. Place in oven 1t 300 F for 45 minutes. Cover and cool in the refrigerator.  Cut into 1 x 2 inch bars.  Wrap each in foil and store for up to 4 weeks in the refrigerator.


* Adapted from Runner’s World Magazine

Superfoods Featured: oats, tart cherries, Gogi berries, hemp seeds, almonds, almond butter

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

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:
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 163 members in 32 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 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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