High-Protein Lemon Squares – That Vegan Babe

Sugar-free, dairy-free, and plant-based, these protein-rich lemon squares are proof that desserts don’t always have to be guilty pleasures. Say goodbye to dairy and hello to nutritious whole grains, complete proteins and tangy lemon notes. A nutrient-rich oatmeal crust forms the base for a velvety lemon filling enriched with vegan vanilla protein powder. Topped with a layer of desiccated coconut, these low-calorie lemon bars are perfect for a stimulating breakfast.

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Why You’ll Love These Protein-Rich Lemon Squares

Powered by plants and filled with fiber – These squares have a nutrient-rich crust. Oat flour, maple syrup and almond butter combine to create a harmonious blend of fiber, healthy fats and natural sweetness. Whether you’re a fitness fanatic looking for a healthy post-workout snack or want to increase your protein intake, these lemon squares are the best solution.

Healthy ingredients – These squares are not only a treat for your taste buds, but also a wise choice for those who want to nourish their body with whole food ingredients. The oatmeal crust, enriched with almond butter, maple syrup, and a hint of salt, lays an elegant foundation that doesn’t compromise your commitment to wellness.

Perfect for breakfast or dessert – These lemon bars are so good you could have them for dessert. However, they are made with nourishing ingredients, so you can also have them in the morning as a starter snack!

Citrus happiness in every bite – Fresh lemon juice, cornstarch, vegan vanilla protein powder, soy milk, and lemon zest work together to create a citrusy, protein-rich topping. You’ll love the burst of citrus goodness and refreshing flavor in every bite that make these healthy lemon bars a winning dessert for your summer get-togethers.

Perfect for sharing (or not!) – These lemon protein squares are a delicious addition to your get-togethers or potlucks. Their irresistible allure might also tempt you to keep them all to yourself for some guilt-free solo fun – and who could blame you?

How to Make Protein-Rich Lemon Squares

Mix and bake the crust

Start by mixing your crust ingredients, then press it into a greased pan. Bake at 350f for 20 minutes until lightly browned.

Make a Protein-Rich Lemon Topping

Meanwhile, prepare your lemon filling by whisking all ingredients until smooth. Cook over medium heat, stirring continuously until the mixture becomes very thick – about 5-10 minutes!

Assemble lemon squares!

Pour your lemon filling onto your baked crust and flatten it with a spatula. Next, press your coconut into the filling while it’s still warm so it sticks to the filling.

Relax and enjoy

Place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours to chill and enjoy!

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Recipe Tips for Protein-Rich Lemon Squares

Try different flavors of protein powder: Experiment with different flavors of vegan protein powder to add a unique twist to the topping. You can even use unflavored protein powder.

Make it soy-free: Replace the soy milk with the plant-based milk of your choice.

Storage advice: Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days

Substitute almond butter with peanut butter or any nut butter of your choice.

Make it nut-free: Substitute sunbutter for almond butter if you have nut allergies.

Substitute lemon garnish with this high-protein glaze that does not require cooking. You can even add this cashew glaze to add a tasty touch to your recipe.

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Lemon squares recipe

Protein-Rich Lemon Squares

Sugar-free, dairy-free, and plant-based, these protein-rich lemon squares are proof that desserts don’t always have to be guilty pleasures. A nutrient-rich oatmeal crust forms the base for a velvety lemon filling enriched with vegan vanilla protein powder. Crowned with a layer of unsweetened desiccated coconut, these low-calorie, high-protein lemon bars are perfect for a breakfast starter or to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Preparation time ten minutes

Cooking time 25 minutes

Total time 35 minutes

Course Breakfast, Desserts

Servings 8 squares

Calories 200 kilocalories

For the filling

  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1.5 tablespoons of vegan vanilla protein powder
  • 400 ml soy milk
  • Zest of 2 lemons

For garnish

  • ¼ cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • Start by mixing your crust ingredients, then press it into a greased pan.

  • Bake at 350f for 20 minutes until lightly browned.

  • Meanwhile, prepare your lemon filling by whisking all ingredients until smooth. Cook over medium heat, stirring continuously until the mixture becomes very thick – about 5-10 minutes!

  • Pour your lemon filling over your crust and flatten it with a spatula, then press your coconut into the filling while it’s still warm so it sticks to the filling.

  • Place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours to chill and enjoy!

Portion: 1squareCalories: 200kilocaloriesCarbohydrates: 27.6gProtein: tengFat: 6.1gSaturated fat: 2.6gPolyunsaturated fats: 1.33gMonounsaturated fat: 1.31gSodium: 92mgPotassium: 229.4mgFiber: 3.3gSugar: 7.2gVitamin A: 30:15UIVitamin C: 7.88mgCalcium: 85.2mgIron: 2.1mg

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