Vita-Mix Sponsors Two Runners’ Record-Breaking Attempt Across the U.S.
Those Vita-Mix people (makers of very spanky blending equipment) announced the sponsorship of a great event and feature documentary, Running America. This follow up to Running the Sahara is being filmed September and October of 2008 and will raise awareness of childhood obesity. It will chronicle ultra distance marathon runners Charlie Engle and Marshall Ulrich as they run from San Francisco to New York City in an attempt to break the world record.
It began September 13th, and over a forty-five-day period, runners will simultaneously attempt to run about seventy miles per day. Throughout the grueling 3,200-mile marathon, Vita-Mix will provide the runners with super-nutritious smoothies to keep them at peak performance and welcome them at the finish line in New York City—pretty cool stuff! For more information, visit Running America 08  if you want to do a bit of blending. While you’re at it, here’s a recipe …
Banana Apple Oatmeal Smoothie
1 cup soy milk or low-fat milk
1 cup oats
1 apple, quartered
Cup dried cranberries
Cup vanilla yogurt
3 cups ice
Yield: Two (3-cup) servings
Per Serving: 505 Cal (26 percent from Fat, 13 percent from Protein, 60 percent from Carb); 18 g Protein; 16 g Tot Fat; 2 g Sat Fat; 81 g Carb; 11 g Fiber; 44 g Sugar; 172 mg Calcium; 3 mg Iron; 70 mg Sodium; 3 mg Cholesterol