No Sugar! Vanilla Protein Bark (nut-free, dairy-free, vegan, low-carb + keto)

No Sugar! Vanilla Protein Bark #sugarfree #nutfree #dairyfree #lowcarb #keto #veganA sugar-free, nut-free, dairy-free, keto vanilla bark recipe with a perfect combination of fats, fermented proteins and fiber to put a stop to endless hunger.

This post is not about overdoing the protein. Even though I’m using protein powder in today’s recipe, it’s not in large quantities.

Today’s protein powder-based keto recipe includes just enough protein powder to do what protein does best: help us reach satiety, while balancing our satiation with taste, texture and a healthy dose of fats.

Fats + protein = the key to stopping endless hunger.

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You’ve told me that you needed a high-quality, low-carb, keto, soy-free protein powder option. I was on the lookout for nearly 6 months before I found low-carb and keto-approved Genuine Health’s fermented Vegan proteins+. Sorry for the delay.

If you’re open to using grass-fed collagen as your protein source, it’s fabulous in this sugar-free, dairy-free, keto bark recipe.

I had initially ruled out Genuine Health fermented Vegan proteins+ during the search because it contains grains (brown rice and quinoa), but came back to it when I learned that fermentation positively affects the digestibility and amplifies the absorbability of protein powders – specifically if you’re sensitive to grains, like me!

(While quinoa is not “technically” a grain, it shares many of the same characteristics. So, I put it in the same pile for simplicity sake.)

No Sugar! Vanilla Protein Bark #sugarfree #nutfree #dairyfree #lowcarb #keto #vegan

This vegan, low-carb, keto protein powder is the only of its kind – a fully fermented protein powder that eliminates the digestive complications that other plant-based protein powders introduce.

Because Genuine Health’s fermented Vegan proteins+ powder is keto and low in carbohydrates, it’s also low in fiber, meaning it isn’t gritty… making it a fabulous addition to recipes where a smooth texture is your end goal!

Case in point, with today’s keto recipe, we don’t want a fibrous bark! We want it smooth, with a luxurious texture for this keto bark. The amount of net carbohydrates in one serving of fermented Vegan proteins+  is only 1g in the unsweetened, and 2g in the vanilla flavor.

Vegan White Chocolate Bark-7263Quick facts and other things you may want to know about this low-carb and keto-approve protein powder so you can decide if it’s right for you…

  • Gluten-free (Health Canada compliant, with less than <20ppm of gluten, I haven’t reacted to it)
  • Available in Canada and the USA
  • Non-allergenic and soy-free, with no lecithin either
  • It’s the only 100% fermented vegan protein powder on the market
  • Has fermented rice and quinoa. I’m sensitive to both but haven’t reacted to this protein

Practicing intermittent fasting? This keto-friendly bark recipe is great to snack on while you’re becoming fat adapted. Enjoyed any time of the day, it can train your body to rely on fats as energy instead of sugars! Watch: What To Expect When You Go High-Fat or Keto.

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No Sugar! Keto Vanilla Protein Bark
Recipe type: Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Nut-free (option), Egg-free, Low-carb, Keto
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Serves: 10
A sugar-free, nut-free, dairy-free, keto vanilla bark recipe with a perfect combination of fats, fermented proteins and fiber to put a stop to never-ending hunger.
  1. Place cacao butter and extract in a small saucepan. Melt over low temperature.
  2. Once fully melted, remove from heat and add in protein powder, nut or seed butter and stevia. Whisk to combine.
  3. Pour into a 13x9 glass pan (no need to line the pan); or one of your choice, and top with a sprinkle of cacao nibs. If you want to make this recipe more portable, you could use a silicon mold like this animal silicon mold.
  4. Transfer to the freezer for 30 minutes to harden. Once hardened, break with a knife into 20 pieces and enjoy! Serving size = 2 pieces.
  5. To store, place in an air-tight container and place in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Cacao Butter: Could be replaced with coconut oil, however the end-product wouldn't be as solid.
To make Paleo or Grain-free: replace protein powder with an equal amount of grass-fed collagen.

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No Sugar! Vanilla Protein Bark #sugarfree #nutfree #dairyfree #lowcarb #keto #vegan

What I love about using keto-tastic cacao butter wafers is that I don’t have to melt the cacao butter before using it in a recipe. What’s cacao butter? It’s the (caffeine-free) fat from chocolate. If you’re going to give this keto ingredient a whirl, look for “cacao” not “cocoa”.

Now for the good part – add the low-carb, keto vanilla Genuine Health fermented Vegan proteins+ along with all of your other keto ingredients.

If you decide to make this keto recipe with anything but Genuine Health fermented Vegan proteins+, make sure to look for a protein source that’s low in fiber so that it mixes well. Grass-fed collagen would work. However, this option is not vegan.

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You can use any pan you have handy. I recommended a 13×9 glass pan to make your life easier! I ended up splitting this recipe into two 6×6 pans because I didn’t think to use my 13×9.

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Top with cacao nibs and place in the freezer. The great thing about using cacao butter for this keto recipe is that the end product will actually be hard, and stay hard, even at room temperature.

No Sugar! Vanilla Protein Bark #sugarfree #nutfree #dairyfree #lowcarb #keto #veganHave you been searching for a low-carb, keto, vegan, high-quality, digestive-supporting protein powder? Do you think Genuine Health fermented Vegan proteins+ could meet your needs?

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below…

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  1. I’m so excited to make this recipe with my cacao butter (I’d been wondering what to do with this healthy fat when I ordered it to try), Bulletproof beef collagen protein powder, and stevia drops. Do you think powdered stevia would work, and if so, how much? Alternatively, I’m considering a few drops of flavored liquid stevia (English toffee flavor).

    Does stevia have any impact on fat adaptation?


    • Wonderful! I’m excited for you ;) 2-4 drops of stevia is equal to about a pinch of stevia powder or 1/16th tsp. I’m sure English toffee stevia would be delicious, too.

  2. Hi Leanne!
    I just wanted to say Thanks for all the yummy recipes you post! I try to feed my kids very healthy, and one issue I have always struggled with is healthy lunch snacks. But thanks to you, there lunchboxes and little tummies are now loaded with healthy options. Thanks so much for all you do! It is appreciated. :-)

  3. Have you tried Vega ( protein powders?
    They are vegan and most, if not all, are soy-free. I buy them online, but they’re available at GNC in the U.S.

  4. Question: would plain ol’ grass-fed gelatin powder work? I already have a canister of that, and not the collagen powder. Sadly, they don’t sell the collagen powder in smaller quantities (such as for use in 1 solitary recipe).

  5. This recipe looks delish! Do you think it would work with a whey isolate protein powder like jay robb?

    • You bet, any protein powder will work as long as it’s smooth

  6. YUMMY!! We have made something similar but with coconut oil ;)

    • It’s so much better with cacao butter! I’m in love with this stuff!

  7. thank u for recipes which seem to be quick and easy! Ideal for me who hates cooking…..

  8. Please give a substitute when you use protein powders in your recipes for those of us that don’t use them.Also ,what is the best substitute for fats(butter) that can be used when baking?(coconut oil,cocoa butter, organic shortenings)?
    Thanks so much!