Lemon Coconut Protein No-Bake Bites

Bursting with tart lemon and sweet coconut flavors, these no-bake bites from Hummusapien are the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. Naturally sweetened with dates and filled with fiber and protein, whip up a batch for a quick, energizing pre- or post-workout snack during the week.

Ingredients for servings

    Lemon Coconut Protein No-bake Bites

  • 8 Medjool dates pitted

  • 0.5 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • Zest and juice of 1 large lemon

  • 0.5 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 0.5 cup coconut flour

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder I used Vega Vanilla Protein + Greens

  • Pinch of salt

  • 0.25 cup almond milk plus more, if needed

  • Unsweetened shredded coconut, for rolling


  • Place dates, applesauce, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla in a large food processor. Process until dates look nearly pureed and mixture is very-well combined.

  • Add coconut flour, protein powder and salt. Process until mixture forms a smooth ball of “dough.” (If mixture looks too dry, add almond milk. If it looks too wet, add coconut flour.)

  • Roll into 12 balls. Place about 1/2 cup shredded coconut in a small bowl and roll balls in coconut, if desired. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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