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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Super Food Saturday- Greek Yogurt


Greek Yogurt

It is really easy to make homemade yogurt.  I used organic milk from grass fed cows to make this a super food.

5 cups whole milk
1/2 cup plain yogurt

Let yogurt warm to room temperature.  Put the milk in a double boiler over a pan of boiling water.  Heat until the milk reaches 185 F. Do not boil the milk.  Let the milk cool to 100 to 110 F. Do not let it cool below 90 F before adding the plain yogurt which will serve as the culture starter.

Stir well until smooth with no lumps remaining.  Place in a yogurt maker for 8 to 9 hours and desired consistency is achieved.  I used the Dash yogurt maker.


To get Greek yogurt, strain the yogurt mixture.  Place four layers of cheese cloth in a strainer over a bowl.  Pour the yogurt into the cloth lined strainer.  Place plastic wrap over the top. Place the bowl in the refrigerator.

Allow to drain for at least 2 hour.  The longer the straining time the thicker the finished product.
Remove from the refrigerator and squeeze out the excess liquid by pushing on the top.

The liquid is whey and can be discarded or used in smoothies, or at add extra protein when cooking or baking.

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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 and at the Aqua bike National Championship in 2016. She represented Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015 and 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 as a senior Olympian.

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 210 members in 38 states. We also have members in Australia, England, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France, Poland, Iran, Norway 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/

Follow CMT Author Chris Steinke
https://cmtandmesite.wordpress.com/2017/01/30/what-is-charcot-marie-tooth-disease/


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