Apple Pie Muffins

I'm very excited about these muffins.  They are moist, fluffy, & delicious and soooooo easy to make.  It's basically a dump-it-all-in the blender kind of recipe, making it the easiest muffin recipe you've ever made.  With your left over time, enjoy relaxing with a muffin in one hand and a cup of tea in the next, or perhaps you'll just grab one as you head out the door in the morning.  

Since all the ingredients are plant-based and there's no raw egg to worry about,  you can taste the batter as you go and adjust to your personal sweetness. I used 6 medjool dates, feel free to add more dates or less dates to achieve your personal sweetness level. 

As all FastBeets recipes are, its foolproof.  Meaning that you won't mess it up even if you run short on an ingredient or are heavy handed with another.  

The Low Down

These muffins are loaded with fiber, protein, and healthy fats.  They will really keep you full and satisfied.  Plus they satisfy like a dessert so its a win-win. 


  • 1.5 cups oatbran
  • .5 cup raw almonds
  • .5 cup apple butter 
  • .5 cup almond butter
  • .5 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Acv
  • 1 tsp baking soda 
  • 1 apple cut into thin and small slices (or julienned) 
  • 1 -1.5 cups almond milk 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 6 dates (add more or less dates depending on your personal sweet tooth


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a high-powered blender add oatbran and almonds.  Blend until you get a flour.  
  3. Add all other ingredients to the blender except the apple slices, blend until a smooth batter is formed.  You may need to add a tad bit more milk if it's not blending smoothly. 
  4. Stir in apples. 
  5. Spoon batter onto muffin tins and bake for 20-30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. 

Nutritional Info Per Muffin:

Calories 129

  • Fat 6grams
  • Cholesterol 0
  • Sodium 22
  • Carbs 16g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Protein 4g
  • Sugar 8g

I'm so glad you're making a FastBeets recipe! Tag me in a pic of your FastBeets Apple Pie Muffins.  I can't wait to see your creation!

xx, SS


Most Filling Snack Ever

When you're on the hunt for a snack, it would be great if that thing you were hunting for was quick, healthy and filling.  Amirite?

These cute snacks are just that.  They are full of insanely good for you omega 3 fatty acids, and fiber which helps keep you full long after snack time is over.  I love this mid-afternoon to get me through till dinner. 

You can also make a tray of them as a super simple appetizer. They look cute, taste bomb, and your guests will thank you for making them healthy. 

Best part is its super easy to put together.  Otherwise it just wouldn't be FastBeets Approved!

The Low Down

Flackers are made almost entirely of raw, sprouted flax seeds.  Making them a nutritional super hero.  As you probably know I'm a huge fan of flax seeds.  They are one of the best sources of Omega 3 fatty acids that we all need to reduce inflammation and encourage optimal brain & heart health.  In addition flax seeds are a tremendous source of fiber, which the Standard American Diet is devoid of.  In my book, flax seeds are a superhero food we all need more of. 

Flax seeds by themselves are difficult for your body to digest because the outer shell is tough.  What that means is if you consume regular flax seeds your body wont be able to absorb all the amazing omega 3 that flax seeds are known for.  This is why normally I recommend flax seed oil or ground flax seeds, so the shell is broken down and you can digest the goodness in them. 

By soaking the flax seeds in Flackers, the seeds are more easily digestible.  So these crackers a real winner. 


  • Flackers brand flax seed crackers
  • Kite Hill brand chive cream cheese 
  • Pitted kalamata or green olives
  • Oil-free hummus (store bought or homemade)


  1. Add a dollop of either the cream cheese or the hummus on each Flacker.  Top with a kalamata olive.  

Serve. Eat. Enjoy!

xx, SS 


Brain Food Salad Dressing

Flaxseed oil is my jam. It’s one of my top recommendations to clients.  Its chock full of brain healthy, inflammation reducing omega 3 fatty acid. But the best part is its one of the cleanest sources of omega3s.  Although I love the taste, I get that some of my clients can’t stand it.  Here’s a simple and delicious salad dressing recipe that will give you your flax seed oil while also masking the flax seed oil taste.  

Its a simple dressing you can use liberally on any salad.  I love it with a good chopped salad. It tastes fresh and light.  I chop whatever raw veggies (or roasted) I have in my fridge and mix in this dressing.  Goes well with romaine, tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, black olives.  Or use whatever you've currently got going on.  Its as versatile as whatever you got in your fridge.  Its so simple and easy!  But the best part is you're lowering your body's inflammation and improving your brain health.  Its a win-win!


  • 4 Tablespoons flaxseed oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1.5 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 2-3 tablespoons red wine vinegar


Mix ingredients in a small bowl.  Mix dressing onto salad of choice.  Enjoy!

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

A real winner.  This is a new and improved recipe for this holiday season.  And the verdict came in with glowing reviews.  Probably the best bars we've made to date. It's healthy, delicious, and guilt-free.  Could you really ask for more?

Try it for dessert, a snack, or a healthy on-the-go breakfast.  It's all good and yummy. 


  • 1.5 cups oat bran blended to flour
  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1 cup almond or cashew milk 
  • 2 banana 
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates 
  • 1 tsp - 1.5 tsp pumpkin spice 
  • 1 tsp Ceylon cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp baking soda 
  • Generous handfuls of chocolate chips.  I use Lily's brand stevia sweetened vegan chocolate chips. 



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Blend oat bran in a blender till a flour forms. 
  3. Blend all other ingredients. 
  4. Mix in handfuls of chocolate chips and stir into batter. 
  5. Place batter in a parchment paper lined baking pan.
  6. Bake at 350 for 35 mins or until toothpick comes out clean