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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Super Food Saturday Golden Milk

I have been so busy training I have not always had time to keep up with my blog.  I did do a race today and I drank this milk as my recovery drink. I modified this from a recipe I saw on the web this week. It tastes so good that I am going to make it a regular part of my recovery routine.

Golden Milk

1 cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon apple pie spices ( or 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg)
1 teaspoon orange oil ( can use orange extract)
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon honey

Put all of the ingredients in a blender. Blend for 30 seconds. Be sure to scrape down the side of the blender to be sure all the ingredients are blended.  Pour over ice in a tall glass and enjoy.
Serves 1

Super Foods Featured

Turmeric: It is great for fighting inflammation. It is thought to prevent cancer. It is common in Indian cooking and they have some of the lowest cancer rates in the world.  Some studies have suggested it can be helpful to promote better sleep and better brain function.

Coconut Milk: It can aid in digestion by nourishing the stomach lining. It has natural electrolytes and healthy fats. It helps reduce inflammation and aid in weight loss.  MCT a fatty acid found in coconut mil allows you to build muscle and lose fat, both helpful for increasing performance.


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 represented Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015 and will represent the US at the World championship in Cozumel in 2016.

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.  She has won state championships in cycling and triathlon.

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 196 members in 37 states. We also have members in Australia, England,Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France, Poland 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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