Raw Prune Energy Balls

October 15, 2012

These raw prune energy balls with pecans, goji berries, cacao, cinnamon, and cayenne are easy, and super delicious for a quick dessert or snack.

Raw Prune Energy Balls

These raw prune energy balls with pecans, goji berries, cacao, cinnamon, and cayenne are super delicious and really easy to throw together in your food processor for a quick dessert or brilliant mid-afternoon snack.

Most energy balls contain dates. But prunes have a lower GI, and so are better for weight loss. Plus, adding the pecans  decreases the insulin spike from the sugar hit.

These raw prune energy balls come from Lola Berry, nutritionist and author of The 20/20 Diet.

Lola Berry

Lola Berry is one of Australia’s go-to nutritionists. She makes healthy living fun, and will stop at nothing to get the world excited about whole foods. She convinced a TV host to swallow raw wasabi on live TV; she’s dived into dumpsters on the streets of New York and eaten from one; she’s run madly in search of water after daring to eat one of the world’s hottest chillies; and has handed out black-eyed peas to celebs at a ‘Black Eyed Peas’ red carpet event.

The 20/20 Diet

Lola has devised a simple, effective, easy-to-follow diet plan based on her years of struggle with weight issues and dieting, and her wealth of experience as a nutritionist. After making some simple adjustments to her diet, Lola lost 20 kilos in 20 weeks, and you can too!

The 20/20 Diet is based on eating unprocessed foods and steering clear of the grains, dairy and refined sugar that are also common allergens.

This book offers a simple, practical, flexible weight-loss and healthy living regime delivered in an informal, friend-next-door kind of style that makes the book fun and interesting to read.

Lola shares scientific information about the reasons behind weight loss, but shares it in a laid-back, digestible way that is accessible. She strikes a great balance between science, nutritional knowledge, intuition, personal experience, and pure entertainment. At times, the book reads like a chick-lit story.

This book has a ton of tried-and-tested ways to lose weight. Features include: Metabolism-Boosters such as coconut oil, green tea and chile, that will actually help you lose weight at your desk; The Benefits of Sleep and what those zzzzs are doing for your body and mind; Stress-busters to halt that tummy fat; Exercise, Stretching, and Meditation Suggestions; Whole Foods Ingredient and Kitchenware Glossary; Eating Plans; and Delicious Simple and Tasty Recipes that will help you stick with the program and leave you feeling satisfied and nourished.

Get your copy of The 20/20 Diet and let me know what you think of these prune energy balls.

Other Energy Ball Recipes

Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Balls
Mango Coconut Balls
Vegan Maca Energy Balls 
Cranberry Walnut Energy Balls

Let me know what you think of this recipe in the comments!

Your feedback is important, and it helps me decide which recipes to post next for you.


Raw Prune Energy Balls

These raw prune energy balls with pecans, goji berries, cacao, cinnamon, and cayenne are super delicious and easy to make for a great dessert or snack.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 20 balls
Author Tess Masters



  1. Throw the pecans, prunes, goji berries, cacao powder, cinnamon, cayenne, and salt in a food processor fitted with the s blade, and pulse until the ingredients are rustically chopped and well combined.

  2. With a tablespoon measurer, scoop the mixture out, and roll into balls. Place the 1/2 cup shredded coconut on a plate or cutting board, and roll the balls in the coconut until evenly coated. 
  3. Store the balls in a sealed container in the fridge. 

Recipe Notes

Recipe from The 20/20 Diet © 2012 by Lola BerryPan Macmillan Australia
Photo by Trent Lanz and styling by Alicia Buszczak


Comments 9

  1. Looks delicious! Looks like a good
    Idea for X-Mas gifts! Thank you,Tess
    for your wonderful site….full of
    Interesting recipes!!!

    1. Yes! These make FANTASTIC presents. They have a spicy kick too 🙂
      Thankyou for your lovely comments. I really appreciate the support.

  2. I am making this now…… they are beyond yummy!!!! Love every ingredient and now they are deliciously combined together- HEAVAN!

  3. ooo, I LOVE the idea of doing these with prunes!! Every other recipe I see uses dates, but I love the flavor of prunes and have a big bag at home – going to make this when I’m back for sure!!

    1. Oh YUM! LOVE your blend of Lola’s recipe. The beauty of this simple powerballs is that you can really make them your own by adding in different dried fruits and nuts. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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