This pie takes only a few minutes to put together, plus it’s delicious and nutritious.
Happy pi day! I am a pretty big math nerd, so pi day is an important day in my house. Plus I love any excuse to eat pie.
I’ve been experimenting with no-calorie sweeteners lately, and this pie is part of that experiment. The only trick with no-calorie sweeteners is that there’s so many different options out there, and the sweetness of each option varies widely. In this recipe, I used Pyure organic stevia, which is twice as sweet as sugar. This recipe should work well regardless of the sweetener that you use, you may just want to adjust the amount a bit.
Why have I been using no-carb sweeteners? Because I want to eat desserts that taste great, but that are also lower in calories and that have a smaller effect on blood sugar levels. Recently, I have been using Pyure stevia in some of my recipes and I have been very happy with the results.
Check out this article on whether stevia can help with weight loss: https://pyureorganic.com/sweet-talk/health/does-stevia-help-with-weight-loss/
Basically, the article explains that you need to eat fewer calories in order to lose weight. Because stevia is a no-calorie sweetener, you can reduce the calories in your favorite sweet recipes by swapping sugar for stevia. Research has shown that people who consume foods or drinks containing stevia end up consuming fewer calories, which is beneficial if you’re trying to lose weight. For more info, go here.
How to make the swap? When cooking, try replacing 1/2 of the sugar with the appropriate amount of stevia. I also like to sweeten my yogurt or oatmeal with stevia (leaving the sugar out altogether).
You may enjoy these other healthy dessert recipes:
Easy Peanut Butter Pie
2 C almond flour
1/4 C cocoa
1 Tbsp Pyure stevia (or about 2 T sugar)
6 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
2 C non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
1 1/2 C peanut butter
1 Tbsp Pyure stevia (or 2 Tbsp sugar)
1/4 C chocolate chips (optional)
1. For the crust, combine the almond flour, cocoa, and sweetener.
2. Add the melted coconut oil and mix until well combined.
3. Press the crust mixture in a pie dish and place in the freezer to allow it to harden while you prepare the filling.
4. For the filling, combine the yogurt, peanut butter, and sweetener. Mix until well combined. I find that a hand-mixer works well for this step.
5. Spoon the filling into the crust and smooth the top of the filling.
6. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top of the pie, if desired. Store leftovers in the fridge.
This recipe was adapted from here.