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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Super Food Saturday, Oatmeal Yogurt Breakfast Parfait

I am been lax about publishing recipes the last few weeks.  Summer is triathlon season so I have been keeping busy training, traveling and racing. When I am home there always seems to be a house or garden project that needs attention. When I get my work done there are lots of fun things to do in Milwaukee that keep me from writing.  Today I decide to make up for it with a great summer breakfast recipe.

These have to be made up the night before. I like them because they are great for transporting to where. I start work at 6 am to 6:30 meaning most mornings I eat breakfast at my desk.

1 pint fresh blueberries
1/4 cup old fashioned oatmeal
1 cup plain unsweetened Greek yogurt
2 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup pecan pieces
2 glass pint canning jars with lids

In a bowl mix the yogurt, oatmeal, chia seeds and honey.  Put layer of blueberries in the bottom of each jar. Use about a third of the blueberries. Sprinkle a third of the nuts on top.  Add about a quarter of the yogurt to each jar. Repeat with the blueberries, nuts and yogurt. Finish with blueberries and nuts on the top. Do not worry if the ratios are off a bit.  Cover each jar and refrigerate over night. It will be ready for breakfast in the morning.

Superfoods: blueberries, chia seeds, Greek yogurt

Author at USAT National Championship Sprint Triathlon

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 165 members in 32 states. We also have members in Australia, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, England 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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