By Jessica Corwin MPH RDN — One of many Food blogs on SmartLivingNetwork.com
I've had this graham cracker pie crust sitting in our cupboard for several months now. I purchased it on a whim, surely after spotting something on Pinterest that I intended to make, yet never actually remembered to whip up. (Apparently, this lack of follow through is commonly referred to as “(New) Mommy Brain,” clearly a scientific diagnosis.)
Anyway, back to my pie crust. Again, after searching through Pinterest, I spotted this beautiful raspberry parfait made with granola and Greek yogurt, a sight which quickly had my mind running… Why not create a parfait in a pie? As I already had fresh blueberries and plain, non-fat Greek yogurt, I began to pie-ify my arsenal of ingredients.
*For those worried about the added sugar, consider the fact that had I used an already sweetened vanilla yogurt, I would be consuming triple that amount, as most sweetened yogurts contain at least 3 teaspoons of ADDED sugars PER cup.
While my first attempt did not result in a perfect pie (I’m more of a cook than a baker, even if this recipe doesn't actually require an oven), I will definitely be making this again. This recipe is easy, fast, and light, yet incredibly nutrient-rich, thanks to the powerhouse sources of protein, bone building minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.
How would you tweak this recipe? Diced pears with cinnamon? Dark cocoa with banana? The options are endless.
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