Raw Prune Power Balls

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Raw
  • Dairy Free
    Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
    Gluten Free
  • Egg Free
    Egg Free
  • Soy Free
    Soy Free
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These raw vegan prune powerballs come from one of the darlings of the Aussie food world, the gorgeous Lola Berry -- Celebrity Nutritionist, Media Personality, Brand Spokesperson, Host of the popular Web Series, Fruits and Roots, and author of The 20/20 Diet. I fell in love with Lola several years ago, and simply had to include her in this event. She is amazing!

With an infectious, down-to-earth nature, Lola Berry has established herself as one of Australia’s most high-profile and entertaining nutritionists. Lola is well- known and loved in the Aussie media, and appears regularly on popular television shows such as The Circle, The 7pm Project and A Current Affair; and is a spokesperson in print and on radio. It is not hard to see why. She makes healthy living fun, and will stop at nothing to get the world excited about whole foods. For example, she’s convinced a TV host to swallow raw wasabi on live, national television; 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 actual black-eyed peas to celebrities at an official ‘Black Eyed Peas’ red carpet event!

Lola is colorful and spunky, to say the least. But more importantly. she is passionate about spreading the whole foods message, and extremely knowledgeable. With a Bachelor of Health Science and a thriving Melbourne consultancy practice, Lola knows what she’s talking about, and shares her expertise in an accessible and friendly way, making anybody feel like they can change their life and get healthy! If you need to lose weight, this lovely lady can help!

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! Guaranteed to help you lose weight and boost energy levels, The 20/20 Diet is based firmly on eating unprocessed foods and steering clear of the grains, dairy and refined sugar that are also common allergens. 

This fabulous, easy-to-read book, (I read the whole thing on a plane ride from L.A to NYC) 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 really accessible. She strikes a lovely balance between science, nutritional knowledge, intuition, personal experience, and pure entertainment. At times the book reads like a witty, charming, chick-lit story.

However, do not be fooled. This book has tremendous value, and is absolutely loaded with valuable information, tips, tricks, and tried-and-tested ways to lose weight quickly and permanently. 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.

These Raw Prune Powerballs that she is sharing today are featured in the book. Lola says about her recipe, “This makes a quick dessert or brilliant mid-afternoon snack. Some people prefer them with dates, but prunes have a lower GI, so are better for weight loss. Plus, by adding nuts we’re decreasing the insulin spike from the sugar hit. They’re fun to make, so if you have a family, get your kids involved.” I say, “These are super easy to make and scrummalicious!”

Lola's website is also a fantastic resource for healthy recipes. Be sure to check out Lola's fabulous YouTube videos too. She is so natural and fun, and her videos are very honest and relatable.

Trust me, check out her website, and fall in love with the intoxicating Lola Berry.
Lola, thanks for taking part in this event and generously sharing your fab recipe. Can’t wait to hang in Melbourne when I come home for Christmas. You rock!

Learn more about Lola Berry

Raw Prune Power Balls

Raw Prune Power Balls

Makes 20 balls10 MINS
  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 from The 20/20 Diet © 2012 by Lola Berry, Pan Macmillan Australia
Photo by Trent Lanz and styling by Alicia Buszczak




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