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!
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.
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 😉
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!)
- Dates, 80g
- Nuts*, 100g
- Coconut oil, 2 spoonfuls
- Greek yoghurt, 360g
- Gelatin, 1.5 sheet
- Juice and zest of half a lemon
- Honey to taste
- 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.
- Press this on the bottom of your quiche mould.
- Place the gelatin in a bowl of cold water for at least 5 minutes.
- Slowly heat up the yoghurt in a pan.
- Add the juice and zest to the yoghurt, and honey to taste. I used around 4-5 tablespoons.
- Once the yoghurt is warmed up, squeeze the water out of the gelatin and stir the gelatin through the yoghurt mixture.
- Add the yoghurt to the crust in the mould and let this set in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours.
- *: I used 40g cashew and 60 peanuts, but you can use any variety you like.