A Day of ‘Non-Workouts’

Smart Food

The zucchini and cucumbers in my garden are coming up like weeds! And I mean that in the best way possible. 😀

I can only eat so much roasted zucchini, so I decided to turn some into Zucchini Banana Bread yesterday. So moist and delicious! I used 1/2 c. sugar, and while I loved it, it may be too sweet for some. Reduce the amount to 1/4 or 1/3 c as desired!

Zucchini Banana Bread

Zucchini Banana Bread

1 3/4 c. shredded zucchini (3 small zucchinis)

2 medium, ripe bananas

1/2 c. sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

1 c. whole wheat flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp. allspice

Preheat oven to 350*F. Grate the zucchini. When they get too small to grate without scraping your hands, cut into small chunks and include in the mix!

In a stand mixer, blend all ingredients.

Pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake 45-50 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool and slice.

Zucchini Banana

Smart Fitness

It finally cooled down outside, so we spent a lot of time in the sunshine this weekend.

On Saturday, we rode our bikes to run errands (for a total of 8 miles), then explored Buttermilk Falls. The falls are so gorgeous, and consist of 5 little falls joining together into one big one. We hiked 3/4 of a mile to the top so that we could see all of the little waterfalls, and had a lot of fun taking pictures!


I loved getting in some physical activity without doing a “traditional” workout! I call it our day of ‘non-workouts.’ 😀


On Sunday, we embarked on my longest ride yet for the year. We drove over to Owasco Lake, and biked all the way around it, for a total of 39.3 miles! Some of the roads were in rough shape, but the lake views totally made up for it.


Smart Life

How do you fit in physical activity in the form of ‘non-workouts’?


  1. says

    I love days like that! For me, they usually happen on vacation or when I have visitors. I need to remember to just get out and see the world, even if it’s right next door!

  2. says

    Ride em, lady! Look at you, with views like that no wonder you could go on for miles. Nice work. Always wanted to try Zucchini Banana Bread, but right now all I have are cucumbers, lol.

  3. says

    This post makes me think of home – we had a Buttermilk Falls in Erie, PA that I used to visit during the summers when I was out “exploring” with my brother and sister! (Zucchini Banana Bread also brings back summer memories from my childhood…sad to say I haven’t had any in years. It’s the best with a schmear of cream cheese on it if you ask me!)
    My non-traditional workouts are like yours – riding our bikes while running errands, easy hikes while sight seeing & even walking around amusement parks (amazing how many miles you can get in during 1 day at Disney World!)

  4. says

    Your zucchini bread looks great! I made some zucchini muffins yesterday!

    You should go swimming at 6 Mile Creek! At the various dams along the creek you swim! It’s really fun and a great way to cool off. My friend and I go for a run then end there for a nice post run swim!

  5. says

    made your bread yesterday and it is awesome!!! i love the natural sweetness of the bananas instead of adding so much regular sugar like in normal zucchini bread! just sweet enough, and i only used a 1/4c of brown sugar!

  6. says

    this was very informative many thanks. i’ve got a short dilemma. there’s a workout program many others are now doing. I have been going through a lot of reading on this routine to find out whether it’s any good. people point out it does. i’ve also been using it for about 3 weeks now and it really is doing the job I noticed. would someone let me know what do you presume? right here is a review with it. workout-reviews.net should i keep using it as it’s doing really good.

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