Recipe

Zesty raw lemon slice (dairy-free and nut-free)

When life gives you lemons… you make yummy healthy treats! This zesty raw lemon slice recipe is nut-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free, making it perfect for almost everyone!

By Natalie Brady
  • 10 mins preparation
  • 30 mins marinating
  • Makes 16 slice
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Ingredients

Base
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup rolled oats (or buckwheat for gluten-free)
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 6 pitted medjool dates (or ½ cup regular dates)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • pinch of sea salt
Topping
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • juice from 2 lemons
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup brown rice syrup (or maple syrup)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

Method

  • 1
    For the base, place desiccated coconut and oats in a food processor and pulse to a flour like consistency. Add remaining base ingredients and process together until sticky. If it's not becoming sticky add an extra date or two.
  • 2
    With a spatula or back of a spoon press mixture into a square dish that's been greased in coconut oil (or line dish with baking paper).
  • 3
    Add all topping ingredients to the food processor and blend until well combined. Pour over the base and set in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.
  • 4
    Remove from fridge, slice into squares and serve.

Notes

  • Yields approx. 16 slices. - Lemons are well known for being rich in vitamin C, a crucial nutrient which helps support our immune system. - This slice also contains lots of healthy fats from the coconut, which is important to keep us satiated between meals, making it the perfect mid-morning or afternoon snack. It's also a yummy healthy treat to enjoy for dessert!