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Lemons are one of the best citrus fruits you can enjoy. They’re rich in nutrients and vitamins, and offer quite a range of interesting health benefits as well.
But due to their sharp tangy taste, they tend to be pushed aside a lot, compared to other fruits. That’s of course, until you get to desserts.
Lemon desserts are a whole other world of yummy. That rich and zesty taste makes them the perfect addition to your favorite desserts, and they just come out so good.
And while a lot of lemon desserts aren’t exactly the “healthiest”, due to other ingredients added, you can still enjoy delicious and healthy lemon desserts that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth, without pushing your waistline.
Here, I’ve gathered 20 of the best lemon desserts that are easy, healthy and super yummy too.
From delicious lemon cookies, to cakes, cupcakes, bars and more, you name it.
Get ready to drool.
20 Healthy Lemon Dessert Recipes
1) Healthy Lemon Bars
Welcome in the spring with these easy and yummy lemon bars. You’d have never guessed that these were healthy, and they deliver just 124 calories per wholesome serving.
With a nice whole-wheat crust, and a delicious but sugar-free filling, you can enjoy this without guilt. It’s the perfect spring treat.
2) Skinny Lemon-doodles
Everyone deserves a cookie every now and then. These skinny lemon cookies have all the yummy goodness, minus the extra calories or guilt.
It comes together with just a handful of ingredients, and a little bit of time. And each tasty serving packs well under 100 calories.
3) Gluten Free Healthy Lemon Tart
This is the perfect thing to treat yourself to after a long day. From its tasty almond flour crust, to its soul-lifting filling and toppings, this lemon tart is sure to become one of your favorites.
And making it couldn’t be any easier. It’s also gluten and dairy free as well.
4) Skinny Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
The thought of cheesecake alone is enough to get mouths drooling. This skinny cheesecake bars combine the yummy flavors of blueberry and lemon, on a nice graham cracker crust.
It’s one dessert you’ll want to have over and over again, and it comes together pretty easily too.
5) Easy Lemon Blueberry Cookies
You just can’t get enough of these lovelies. Regardless of the occasion, these easy and delicious lemon blueberry cookies are sure to leave mouths drooling.
6) Lemon Keto Fat Bombs
Not only are these lemon bars super tasty, they’re also low carb and sugar-free, which is great for people on keto diets.
You only need 4 simple ingredients to make them, and they’ll give your oven a rest, since they don’t require any baking. Just combine, chill a bit, and enjoy. It really doesn’t get any easier than this.
Net carbs per serving: 0g
7) Lemon Energy Balls
For when you need a quick, easy and delicious snack to enjoy, these healthy lemon balls are just the perfect thing.
Made with dates, almonds, desiccated coconut and of course the tasty juice of lemons, these energy balls are the perfect snack to enjoy anytime.
Plus, they come together in just 10 minutes from scratch. You can even make a batch of these ahead of time and simply grab and enjoy when those cravings hit.
8) Healthy Lemon Poppy Seed Bread
Say hello to your new spring special. Made with a mix of oat and almond flour, and naturally sweetened to perfection, this moist and oil-free lemon poppy seed bread is as nutritious as it is yummy.
9) Gluten-Free Lemon Cupcakes
For when you’re craving a tasty treat, try out these amazing lemon cupcakes with a nine buttery frosting. You’ll definitely be wanting seconds.
Soft, tender, delicious and super easy to whip up. There’s no way you could resist this.
10) Keto Lemon Mug Cake
Mug cakes are the ultimate instant dessert. They’re super easy to make, delicious, and are ready in literally an instant.
These healthy lemon mug cake with blueberries is also sugar-free, low carb and keto friendly, and is sure to satisfy your cravings. Each huge serving delivers only 7g net carbs.
11) Low-Carb Lemon Mousse with Strawberries
At just 4g net carbs per serving, this lemon mousse with strawberry sauce will get you hooked, even if you’re not on the keto diet.
This makes the perfect springtime or summertime treat to enjoy with the family.
12) Vegan Lemon Oat Ice Cream
Those summer days can be real long, and hot. And what better way to chill and fight the heat than with some good old delicious ice cream.
This lemon oat ice cream is 100% vegan-friendly, and is actually lighter than your regular ice cream, while being every bit as tasty. Just one scoop, and you’ll be having this all summer long.
13) Healthy Lemon Bundt Cake
This lightened up version of the classic delight is still every bit as tasty and yummy, thanks to a few healthier swaps. You’d be surprised at how quickly this’ll disappear once it’s ready.
Throw in your favorite fruits as an extra topping and enjoy.
14) Raw Vegan Lemon Cheesecake
No one says no to cheesecake, especially when it comes out as good as this. From its yummy and nutty-dates crust, to its perfect lemon cashew filling, you’ll certainly be wanting more and more of this.
And making this is as easy as it gets. It doesn’t even require any baking. Once it’s ready, top with your favorite fruits or nuts and enjoy.
15) Lemon Curd Thumbprint Cookies
Delicious and naturally sweetened almond flour cookies, with a nice tasty lemon curd in the middle. Yes, please.
16) Lemon Meringue Pie Parfait
With all the flavors of your favorite meringue pie, minus the extra calories. I don’t see why not.
17) Strawberry Lemon Bars
From its perfect coconut and almond flour crust, to its tasty strawberry filling and nutty toppings, these strawberry lemon bars will leave you drooling and coming back for more.
18) Baked Lemon Donuts
19) Gluten-Free Lemon-Raspberry Pavlova
Go ahead and dig in.
20) No-Bake Lemon Poppy Seed Donut Holes
Made with a mix of nuts, dates, coconut and almond flour, these donut holes already taste amazing, without any need for additional sweetening.
They’re the perfect snack or dessert to whip up in a jiffy, and taste so good.
Enjoy the delicious and tangy goodness of these healthy lemon desserts to satisfy your cravings.
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