This recipe was sponsored by Sunsweet.
Meet your soon-to-be NEW favorite energizing snack!
Prune energy bites – 3 ways! Made with simple, nutritious ingredients to keep you energized and feeling your best on the go.
I’m always looking for ways to sweeten recipes naturally and if you know me, you know I love using dates -and now prunes – to sweeten some of my favorite foods. Prunes can serve as a substitute for unhealthy fats or sugars to reduce calories without losing flavor. They work well in raw recipes because they don’t require soaking to get soft before adding to a food processor. Prunes have a low glycemic index, which means staying energized, longer, without the spikes and dips in blood sugar.
The recipes make for a great on-the-go snack and for those who are meal prepping, they can be made on Sunday and enjoyed all week long. These recipes use the convenient Sunsweet Fruit Packs, which make it easy to have the right portion, and they are California grown prunes. They are portable, travel-friendly and easy to make.
What makes prunes so good for you?
Bone health: Studies have linked prune consumption to bone health. Prunes contain potassium, which is an important mineral that helps increase bone mineral density and reduce bone breakdown. Magnesium and vitamin K are two other important bone-supporting nutrients that prunes contain.
Digestive health and weight management: Prunes are a fiber powerhouse. One serving contains 3 grams of dietary fiber. Fiber promotes digestive health by helping food pass through the digestive tract quickly and seamlessly.
Satiety: Prunes not only make a sweet and satisfying snack, but have also been shown to promote satiety and help with weight control. One serving of prunes (4-5 prunes) has 100 calories and is a great way to get one of your daily servings of fruit.
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|Prep Time||30 minutes|
- 1 cup Sunsweet prunes
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup coconut flakes, unsweetened
Chocolate Coconut Prune Bites:
- Make each energy bite separately by adding all ingredients except topping to a food processor and processing until you achieve a crumbly batter.
- Using your hands, roll about one tablespoon of batter into balls.
- Add topping to separate bowls and roll each ball in toppings. Place on a serving plate.
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