Guilt-free yoghurt lemon pie

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I always thought that eating those “healthier pies” was only for people who were really good at dieting and living healthy and stuff. I mean, if I’m at a restaurant I’m going to order a dessert, and it better have loads of butter and sugar in it! However, I’ve gotta admit that I was wrong. Oh, so wrong! I made a guilt free pie today, and it’s delicious!

I really thought I’d rather not eat pie than have a healthier one. Yes, I seriously am that stubborn. Pie is supposed to be sweet and tasty and delicious… Not healthy and, well, not tasty you know? Oh how I wish I had tried this one sooner. The nuts and dates in the crust taste almost like cookies, and the yoghurt topping is so nice and creamy thanks to the honey and lemon…. Healthy pies, you’ve won me over!

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Being healthy

I’ve gotta admit, even though I keep saying that I never could nor ever want to be a “fitgirl” I sometimes envy them.  Admit it or not we’re all paying attention to the way we look! When I was younger I was a bit chubby, and I still can’t get that image out of my head when I look at myself. Silly, right? I’m not the skinniest but I’m healthy the way I am.

It’s a struggle me and many other girls live with daily. It’s not always a bad thing: it motivates to go to the gym instead of watch movies all day! (We all know what we’d prefer doing on a rainy day… Or any day for that matter) However, it shouldn’t turn into an unhealthy obsession. To keep myself happy while still eating delicious food, I try many different things. This recipe for “zoodles” for example: you swap out the noodles for zucchini and you’ve got a delicious yet healthier dish.

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And now I’ve found a recipe for a healthier dessert which I actually enjoy a lot. I couldn’t be happier! I mean dessert is the best part of the day, which I will never voluntarily skip.

Yoghurt lemon pie

Woohoo, onto the actual recipe! I’m sure you will love this yoghurt lemon pie as much as I did: the nuts & dates make such a great crust! And the yoghurt is nice and fresh.

Even though the boyfriend gave me “the look” when I told him about this healthy pie: he absolutely loved it! It has won him over, too. That sure says something πŸ˜‰

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For this yoghurt lemon pie I used a quiche mould of 20 cm. If you’d like to make a larger one I would advise doubling the recipe. (don’t worry: the crust is so nice you can easily make it a bit thicker. Or eat the leftover bits!)

Guilt-free yoghurt lemon pie
Serves 6
A healthier yet delicious way to eat pie! The crust is made with nuts and dates. This recipe is for a quiche mould of 20 cm.
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Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
For the crust:
  1. Dates, 80g
  2. Nuts*, 100g
  3. Coconut oil, 2 spoonfuls
For the yogurt topping:
  1. Greek yoghurt, 360g
  2. Gelatin, 1.5 sheet
  3. Juice and zest of half a lemon
  4. Honey to taste
Instructions
  1. Start by measuring the dates, nuts and coconut oil and mix this together in a food processor or with a hand blender. I like the nuts to still be a bit chunky but any consistency is fine.
  2. Press this on the bottom of your quiche mould.
  3. Place the gelatin in a bowl of cold water for at least 5 minutes.
  4. Slowly heat up the yoghurt in a pan.
  5. Add the juice and zest to the yoghurt, and honey to taste. I used around 4-5 tablespoons.
  6. Once the yoghurt is warmed up, squeeze the water out of the gelatin and stir the gelatin through the yoghurt mixture.
  7. Add the yoghurt to the crust in the mould and let this set in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours.
Notes
  1. *: I used 40g cashew and 60 peanuts, but you can use any variety you like.
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Easy, right?! Now, I actually would like to ask your help. I’m not on a diet but I find myself enjoying these healthier recipes, and I would like to try some more! But I need an assurance that they’re actually nice. So! I would like to ask you to leave a comment below or send me a message with some of your favourite healthy recipes. This can be one of your own or one of another blogger, I don’t mind! It doesn’t even have to be a recipe: I’d be happy to hear the name of the dish or anything else. Thanks in advance!

Vivian

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16 Replies to “Guilt-free yoghurt lemon pie”

    1. Aww thank you! I have to say I was quite surprised. A healthy pie?! And it’s tasty?! Woaaah!
      Lol! You totally get it. You definitely get to eat two pieces πŸ˜‰

    1. Awww thank you so much! I was so curious how it would turn out, so I’m really glad you like it. I know right! You could totally have this for breakfast: it’s just yoghurt and nuts and dates!

  1. I am very into eating healthy, but not to the point of being obsessive! I’m with you, healthy, yet happy is the way to be and a bit of indulging every now and then is necessary… I mean life IS made to be enjoyed! πŸ˜‰ Love this pie, my dear! Nothing beats a guilt free dessert! Totally means I can have a BIG ole slice instead of a sliver! πŸ˜‰ Love the nuts and dates in the crust! Cheers!
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    1. I sooo agree with you Cheyanne, sometimes there’s those people in the gym talking about not eating bread anymore and it makes me want to eat an entire cake!
      I mean, eating healthy is totally okay but I love food way to much to live a life of only low carb and no sugar food, right?

      Yes! You can even eat half of the pie if you like πŸ˜‰

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