Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fit for a Rockstar

One of my talented friends, Tasha and her husband Justin, are together better known as Ellery.  The duo from Cincinnati was on the road to promote their new album and made a stop in Minneapolis.  Not only did I get to see them perform; which was absolutely amazing - but they crashed at my house!  It was so great to catch up, even for a short time.  

Both of them are amazing performers and gifted song writers. Tasha sings and plays piano, while Justin plays guitar and sings a little, too.  They were great to see live.  Onstage, between numbers, they have this cute playful banter between the two of them.  Really, it's entertaining!  If you go to a show, you'll smile for sure.  It's obvious that they're very much in love and very happy.  I love seeing people in love, anywhere! 

 It's so exciting to have friends do what they love and be so happy -- they're truly inspiring people.  Check out their webpage, Ellery Music for any information, music and tour dates.    

During their stay, I of course stuffed their bellies with delicious vegan treats!  Before they left, I woke up earlier to make some awesome Banana-Coconut Flax Muffins.  So worth it, especially knowing that I provided my rock-star friends with loads of tasty nutrition.  These puppies are so healthy and flavorful, you'll forget they're good for you!  

A perfect way to start off any morning - on the road or not!  

Banana-Coconut Flax Muffins
1/2 cup brown rice syrup or brown sugar
2 mashed bananas
1 cup almond milk 
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 cup flax meal
1/4 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup brown rice flour 
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 cup coconut

400 degrees about 18-20 minutes

Whisk together the almond milk and apple cider vinager- let sit while you mix the dry ingredients together and mash the bananas.  Mix the dry ingredients together and add the wet into the dry.  Mix in coconut last.  Pour batter into a greased muffin tin and bake for about 18-20 minutes.  Enjoy with a cup of tea or deacaf coffee!  Lil' T loves decaf! :) 

Soooo good!  

1 comment:

  1. Lisa! You rock! Such a sweet blog entry... *sigh*
    Omg. These muffins were so amazing... We were full & happy for hours. We even had a couple left for the next day... More fullness and happiness. Oh my.
    LOVING the blog... Please keep it coming...! We hope to see you again sometime soon--