These prune power balls rolled in coconut have a bit of history. Back in the hippy days, they were the famous ‘Bliss Balls’ that we all made very frequently. We made them with what we now call healthy superfoods.
Often power balls are made with dates and have a high GI. So prunes that have a lower GI are actually better for weight loss and health.
The prunes are full of many amazing health benefits from helping with constipation to lowering blood pressure to even helping with weight loss. Also, the walnuts provide a nice crunch and are also highly nutritious. They are filled with good protein and a rich source of minerals (manganese, copper, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium). The almond butter is packed with protein and adds many nutrients coming from the almonds giving this easy to eat treat even more protein power.
These are a very healthy sweet snack without all that added sugar. ‘Prune Power Balls’ are raw and of course, they are very tasty too. Here is a take-off on those which are fun and very easy to make.
Prune Power Balls
- 1 cup prunes
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup walnuts coarsely chopped
- 3 tbsp coconut plus extra for rolling them in
- Cut the prunes into very small pieces. I do this instead of putting them in a food processor, but either way will work. Do it the way you enjoy.
- Now put the cut-up prunes into a bowl and then mix in the almond butter and vanilla extract.
- Then mix in the walnuts and coconut.
- Place some more coconut in a small bowl on the side. Take about 1 tablespoon of the mixture and with your hands roll into a ball.
- Then roll each ball into the coconut.
- Now put them into a covered container and refrigerate them for 2 to 3 hours.
- These prune balls can be stored in the refrigerator for a few weeks.
Here Are a Few of My Favourite Prune Recipes:
Sweet Prune Fruit Pudding with Custard is Delicious – This prune fruit pudding made with the fruit compote is so delicious. What makes this pudding so special is being topped with the vegan custard. Also, what I really like about it is that there is no sugar added.
Yummy Prune Jam is Sugar-Free with Apples and Cinnamon– This prune jam was so easy to make. Adding the cinnamon made it extra delicious. I did add a little stevia to make it taste more like a jam. This recipe makes two small jars.
Fruit Compote – very easy to make and delicious too.
And Here Are Some Plum Recipes For You
Sweet Plum Cake – Vegan Gluten-Free – I love this healthy gluten-free, dairy-free and egg free cake. For me it is also important that there are no unhealthy sugars and any healthy sugars be in small quantities. Being vegan is important to me. This is why I create recipes like this one.
If you enjoy bliss balls here are a few more delicious balls to make:
Peanut Butter Bliss Balls: This is one of those recipes that originated in my hippy days in the Kootenays of British Columbia, Canada. We had a variety of flavors of ‘Bliss Balls’; this was a favorite. It did have lots of honey in it though which I reduced the quantity. You can replace it with rice syrup. Also, it had wheat germ in it which I replaced to make it gluten-free.
Sweet Hazelnut Balls: These hazelnut balls are sweetly delicious made with healthy ingredients making them full of nutrients. Nutritious hazelnuts are uniquely delicious nuts often found in baking and chocolate giving an exotic sweet crunchiness. This superfood has health benefits too from being helpful for the heart to lowering diabetes risk to even helping with weight loss.