I have a love for this double chocolate zucchini bread. In all the years that I've been making it, the kids have NEVER noticed that I sneak in their greens. I don't grate the zucchini though, THAT is the trick. Instead I puree it and put it into the zucchini bread mix. Score one for mom.
Remember that the chocolate is the most important ingredient in this recipe as it has a lot of health benefits.
Friday night I was able to go get a mini facial and participate in a new kind of anti aging treatment-- LED light therapy. I was told it could help with depression, anti aging, cellulite and the skin. I am a SUCKER for any new anti aging treatment and won't hesitate to try a new one. I'm deathly afraid of needles and knives and have yet to put one to my face so this one seemed pretty mild. Up to this point my anti aging regimen has been face washing, smearing strange anti aging creams on my face and chocolate. And the occasional facial. It was the BEST night to relax and I totally needed it because I'm not the brightest person in the world. (See below).
Saturday I decided to wake up early and run my long run--10 miles. And I pr'd several of those miles. I went home and rented a Rug Doctor to clean the carpets in the living room as some little girl decided to mix hot cocoa on the living room floor while I was away one day. I was only going to clean the living room, but thought...why stop there? ALL the rooms need to be cleaned. So I cleaned every room in the house. I was so sore by the time I got to return the machine back. And I still had to go to my sisters. I volunteered to help her with her son at a nighttime balloon glow festival. My nephew has a few learning delays and nighttime activities are rough. So since we lived "so close" to the activity from her house she wanted to bike. she told me it was easy. It was a four mile round trip!! And while she was right, it was mostly relaxing...except for the GIGANTIC hill we had to climb on the way back. I feel every muscle in my body today screaming at me.
So it's off to enjoy some of this bread. I love it for dessert in the summer topped with frozen raspberries. I know, weird, but good to me. You can use fresh unfrozen raspberries or any other kind of berry. If it's summer though, I need berries.
A special thank you to Become Nourished by Nature for providing the facials and LED Light Therapy session.