Strawberry Lemon Protein Bites

I love sugar. That’s the straight-up truth. I have an incurable sweet tooth. But in the name of good health, I do try to find a balance between yummy treats and healthy treats. Insert these totally fun and yet totally responsible vegan strawberry lemon protein bites.

When that afternoon sweet treat craving hits, one or two of these sprinkled bites of strawberry lemon goodness are just what I need to get through to dinner. Packed full of vegan protein and real whole food ingredients these bites will fill you up, hit the sweet spot, and bring some added fun.

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A small glass bowl full of protein balls with sprinkles

Let’s get started with my all-time favorite vegan protein. It’s called Nuzest and it’s my go-to protein for shakes, smoothies, baking, and all my other protein needs. My dairy-sensitive tummy appreciates that it is plant-based while my tastebuds go gaga over the smooth creamy taste. I will even put a scoop in my kids’ pancakes or oats to give them a protein boost in the morning.

Mix Mix Mix!

Grab a big mixing bowl and let’s start! First up, melt the coconut oil and combine it with the maple syrup (or agave if you prefer it) and mix together until it is well combined. Add in the almond flour, strawberry protein powder, fine sea salt, and lemon juice. Using a bit of elbow grease, mix together until a stiff dough forms.

a small glass bowl full of protein balls and the top one has a bite in it

Last, but never least, comes the sprinkles. You certainly don’t need sprinkles, but honestly, they add some fun and color, and what’s life without that?! I recommend adding jimmie-only type sprinkles or confetti ones as they won’t bleed their color into the protein bite.

Time to Ball ‘Em Up

Grab your 1 ½ tbsp cookie scoop and start scooping away. Make sure you give each protein bite a firm press and roll in the palm of your hand and allow them to cool and set in the fridge. Keep them stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.

There you have it! Fun, yummy, and healthy Strawberry Lemon Protein Bites that are ready to help curb that afternoon sweet tooth craving.

A hand holding a sprinkled protein ball with a bite out of it

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Strawberry Lemon Protein Bites

  • Author: Katie Stymiest
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: Approx 12 bites 1x


The easiest no-bake vegan strawberry lemon protein bites full of whole ingredients and fun sprinkles. The perfect afternoon snack to beat that sweet tooth craving.



Strawberry Lemon Protein Bites:

  • ⅓ cup maple syrup *see notes
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup vegan strawberry protein *I use Nuzest 
  • ½ tsp. fine sea salt
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup vegan sprinkles



Strawberry Lemon Protein Bites:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the maple syrup and melted and cooled coconut oil.
  2. Add in the almond flour, protein powder, salt, and lemon juice. Mix until combined and a stiff dough forms.
  3. Add in the sprinkles and mix until just combined.
  4. Using a cookie scoop, scoop out protein bite dough balls and roll firmly in your hand.
  5. Allow to cool and set in the fridge. Enjoy!


  • can sub agave syrup 
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 Minutes
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: no-bake recipe, vegan protein bites, vegan strawberry lemon protein bites, strawberry lemon protein bites, dairy-free protein bites

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