No-Bake Coconut Lemon Bars
By: Bulletproof Staff
No-Bake Coconut Lemon Bars recipe and content provided by Brent Totty
Finding a way to satisfy your sweet tooth can be a struggle when living the Bulletproof lifestyle. The very nature of the Bulletproof Diet is to cut down on sugar cravings and take control of your dietary choices. That doesn’t mean you can’t indulge intelligently, while maintaining the high level of personal performance that you’ve been building since you started living Bulletproof.
If you love cheesecake, these lemon bars are perfect for you. The combination of soaked cashews and coconut milk when blended creates a creamy texture that’ll scratch that cheesecake itch. Sweetened with a bit of raw honey, these paleo lemon bars will not send your insulin spiraling out of control. Raw honey, especially when combined with Brain Octane Oil, allows your body to maintain a balanced ketogenic state. We topped the lemon bars with a crumbled Vanilla Collagen Bar and lemon zest. The peel of the lemon contains 5-10 times the concentration of vitamins as well as a strong phytonutrient called tangeretin, which fights degenerative brain diseases.
Tip: When you are ready to eat your coconut lemon bars, remove them from the freezer and allow them to sit at room temperature for 4-5 minutes until they soften up.
No-Bake Coconut Lemon Bars
Start to Finish: 3 hours (30 mins active)
- 1 cup cashews
- 3/4 cup coconut cream
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 1 Vanilla Shortbread Collagen Protein Bar
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- Soak cashews in water for 3 hours before starting recipe.
- Add soaked cashews, coconut cream and lemon juice to a food processor and run for 2-3 minutes or until there are no more chunks in the mixture.
- Add honey to the food processor and run for another 30 seconds
- Pour mixture into a cupcake baking tin, dividing evenly between 6 cups.
- Top each bite with lemon zest and crumbled collagen bar.
- Put into the freezer for 3 hours
Nutritional Information (per 1 cup):
- Calories: 243
- Protein: 6.3g
- Carbs: 11.5g
- Fiber: 1.7g
- Sugar: 4.2g
- Fat: 19.3g
- Saturated Fat: 10.5g
- Polyunsaturated: 1g
- Monounsaturated: 4.6g
- Trans fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 56mg
- Sodium: 176mg
- Potassium: 910mg
- Vitamin A: 265mg
- Vitamin C: 145mg
- Calcium: 9mg
- Iron: 10mg
A note on nuts
Except for coconut, all nuts are considered “suspect” on the Bulletproof Diet to some extent. Nuts contain a high risk of mold contamination and have high levels of omega-6 fats that oxidize easily and can contribute to inflammation. Nuts also contain varying levels of lectins, nutrient-sapping compounds that can also be tough on your gut.
If you’re having trouble losing weight or suffer from headaches, joint pain, or other autoimmune symptoms, try removing nuts from your diet completely. You can try reintroducing them once symptoms subside.
For more about the spectrum of Bulletproof Foods, check out the Bulletproof Roadmap, a visual guide to help you navigate the most nutrient-dense foods to the most kryptonite!