Besides the unique taste of which few people resist dry plums or prunes, are best known for the healing properties. They act as a laxative, and aid in constipation. Doctors recommend prunes as an anti-osteoporosis ingredient since they can strengthen the bones and make them less fragile.
Prunes contain among 150 and 230 calories in 100 grams and 35 % natural glucose and fructose sugars. Additionally, prunes contain a major quantity of vegetable fiber which is around 10 to 16 grams. These fibers make prunes so valuable because they promote good digestion and ease the symptoms of chronic constipation.
Prunes contain potassium as well. That’s why they are good for your bones, heart and blood pressure.
Because prunes contain glucose and fructose they can quickly make you feel full. For this reason, prunes are great for people who want to lose weight and when you are on a strict diet.
Because of the all of the amazing properties of prunes today we bring you a recipe that is equally healthy as it’s tasty. This recipe contains no added sugar and is very easy to make.
The Healing Prune-Coconut Bombs
This is one of those recipes when you need a quick dessert. Are the guests already in front of the door? Even then it’s not too late for these delicious bombs.
You will need the following ingredients:
- One cup of chopped walnuts
- One cup of chopped softer and pitted dried plums
- A quarter cup of dry cranberries (or raisins)
- One cup of coconut flakes
- A quarter cup of cocoa powder
First, chop the dry plums and walnuts. Put all ingredients in a food processor or multipractic blender. Then, blend the ingredients to get a mixture from which you can easily mold small balls. If the mixture is too dry, add some water – just enough so it’s easy to work with it.
Scoop a little bit of the mixture and shape the balls with your hands. Afterward, you need to roll them into cocoa powder and coconut flakes. Arrange them in a pan lined with baking sheet. In the end, store them in the fridge so they can harden a little bit. Serve them immediately.
Be careful and don’t eat too much of these prune bombs because they can cause a laxative effect. Two or three is the right amount for you to consume.