A few years ago, I discovered the secret to Track and Field success! Well, to be more accurate, my grandma told me about it. I've talked about it before, but when Mom went to the grocery store this week, she brought back a ton of berries. And of course, that got me thinking about smoothies...
And that reminded me about my conversation with Grandma a few years back.
We'd just finished a heart-to-heart, where I'd told her I was cutting out sweets, and all fats. She seemed okay with it, until I suggested (carefully) that she use less canola oil.
Whoops! My bad.
I know now that canola oil is one of the healthiest oils out there. It’s low in saturated fat and has NO trans fat or cholesterol. I know, I should have known this—my grandparents are canola farmers.
And then, Grandma told me that adding just two teaspoons of canola oil to something as simple as a breakfast smoothie can boost its vitamin E and omega-3 fat content—the stuff I need to run faster, like Superman. Grandma found a recipe from a former Olympic champion – Janet Evans – for a Berry Smoothie that is OUT OF THIS WORLD. I dug it out again, and starting today, it's back to smoothies for me.
Grandmas are so smart, aren't they?
Gotta jet! I’m slamming my smoothie and then heading out for my morning run—even if the rain is trickling down. It's supposed to be a gorgeous weekend!
~ Chase Superman Duffy
P.S. I’ve included that recipe I was talking about below. If you’re Gordon “Lightening” Smith, or any of my other competitors, close your eyes!
BERRY DELICIOUS SMOOTHIE
1 medium banana
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup strawberries
1/2 cup green tea, cooled
1/2 cup cranberry juice,
4 ice cubes
2 teaspoons canola oil
Blend it all until it's smooth.