Lemon Protein Bars

These Lemon Protein Bars are not only easy to make, they’re also satisfying and delicious all while supporting your health!

Lemons have been shown to aid in digestion, detox the liver and the brain and have anti-inflammatory properties  (1).

They also contain a high amount of vitamin C, soluble fiber and plant compounds that give them a number of health benefits that include reducing your risk of heart disease (2), digestive issues (3), and cancer (4).

Having healthy foods like these protein bars that are ready to grab and go are the perfect way to keep your energy strong and support your active lifestyle.

Lemon Protein Bars

Yield: 12 bars
You will need: 8×8 baking dish, two mixing bowls, measuring cups, measuring spoons, whisk
Key: T = Tablespoon; tsp = teaspoon


  • 4 servings (120 g) I ❤ Vanilla Protein powder or protein powder of choice
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened dried coconut
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup freshly pressed lemon juice (including pulp)
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk (or non-dairy milk of choice)


  • Preheat oven to 350 F and grease and line a 8×8 inch square cake pan, put aside.
  • Combine protein powder, almond meal and dried coconut in a large bowl and whisk until well mixed. Put aside.
  • In another large bowl, beat eggs until well blended.
  • Add maple syrup, lemon juice and zest and continue to beat until all are incorporated.
  • Then mix in the dry ingredients and stir gently until just combined. Batter should be the texture of cake batter. If too dry, almond milk in 1 T increments until it reaches the correct texture
  • Pour into prepared baking dish
  • Bake for 30 min or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely, then remove from the pan and cut once horizontally and then cut each portion into 6 bars to make 12 bars total.

So delicious! Comment below and let me know if you make them and how they turn out.

I ❤ Vanilla Protein is a 100% ORGANIC, high protein (20g protein per serving), nutrient-dense whole food protein powder combining 4 plant-based protein sources into a delicious vanilla shake to support an active lifestyle!

You Can Mix It In Water, Blend It In A Smoothie Or Bake With It.
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  1. Abdel-Salam, Omar M E et al. “Citric acid effects on brain and liver oxidative stress in lipopolysaccharide-treated mice.” Journal of Medicinal Food.  May 2014. Web. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4026104/
  2. Joshipura, K J et al. “The effect of fruit and vegetable intake on risk for coronary heart disease.” Annals of Internal Medicine. June 2001. Web. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11412050/
  3. Suares, N. C., and Ford, A. C.”Systematic review: the effects of fibre in the management of chronic idiopathic constipation.” Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. April 2011. Web. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21332763/
  4. Kim, Jinhee et al. “Limonoids and their anti-proliferative and anti-aromatase properties in human breast cancer cells.” Food and Function. February 2013. Web. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23117440/

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