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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Super Food Saturday Pumpkin Blueberry Pancakes



Today's recipe is gluten free and low in sugar.  Even if you are not gluten intolerant, it can still be a good idea to reduce the gluten in your diet. Gluten can cause inflamation, leading to a host of physical symptoms such as fatigue, pain, digestive issues, weight issues, red or itchy skin and even autoimmune conditions.

I got today's recipe from the Dr. Axe web site. He has lots of great recipes and information on nutrition.

Blueberry Pumpkin Pancakes

1 cup gluten free baking mix (I got mine on Amazon)
2 eggs
1/2 cup coconut milk.
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons coconut oil

Combine the eggs, coconut milk and extract in a bowl.
Add together the baking mix, flour and blueberries.
Whisk together. Thin with a little coconut milk if the batter seems too thick. I thinned mine with a couple of tablespoons of coconut milk.
Heat one tablespoon of coconut oil in a pan over medium heat.
Pour 1/3 cup batter to form pancakes on the pan.
Cook until bubbles form on top of the batter and begin to pop. Flip and repeat.
Add the 2nd tablespoon to the pan if needed to finish the pancakes.
Serve warm with a bit of maple syrup.

Makes 6 small pancakes

Super Foods Featured:

  • Pumpkin
  • Blueberries
  • Maple syrup
  • Gluten free baking mix
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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 Para-triathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Para-triathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship and at the Aqua bike National Championship in 2016. 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 para-triathlete 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:
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 207 members in 38 states. We also have members in Australia, England,Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France, Poland,Iran and Sweden. 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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