March 2, 2011

Blueberry Pie Greek Yogurt with Coffee Flavored "Crust"

Protein. It's important.

So is pie.

Let's eat pie everyday.

And do it responsibly. Yes, there is a way.

I like Greek yogurt because it's rich and can take me out to dinner. It's also got a great personality. Full of protein packed goodness.

You should buy a huge tub of plain Greek yogurt. It's easy to make your own flavors. Coffee's one of my favorite kinds of yogurt, so I choose it for this recipe. It also turns the yogurt a light brown color, which works out great for the "crust".

Blueberry Pie Greek Yogurt Parfait
(serves 1)

3/4 cup plain or vanilla flavored Greek yogurt (if using vanilla yogurt omit honey and vanilla)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1-3 heaping teaspoon(s) honey
1 teaspoon instant coffee(optional)
1/3 cup frozen blueberries
pinch of cinnamon
1/3 cup (Heart to Heart and Go-Lean Crunch)
2-3 walnuts chopped

Take out frozen blueberries. Add blueberries, cinnamon and just enough water to almost cover the bottom of the pan. Stir constantly on medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Decrease heat to low and let sit, stirring occasionally.

Measure out yogurt in a liquid measuring cup. Add honey, vanilla, and instant coffee. Mix throughly.

Cook mixture in coffee maker for five minutes.... 


Empty mixture into a bowl, smoothing down the yogurt in a circle, making a small crust on all sides.

Make sure the berry sauce is warm enough for your liking. Spoon blueberries onto the center of the yogurt. Pour remaining liquid around the edges. Sprinkle extra cinnamon on top.

Add cereal and nuts.

Enjoy while still warm.

1 comment:

B.S. said...

Eat pie responsibly. :D Good advice.