Strawberry-Infused Yogurt + Homemade Pistachio Crumble

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I went out to treat myself to a frozen yogurt today at a new place near my work.  This place boasted over 300 different toppings and they were definitely telling the truth!  One of the areas of the topping bar was dedicated to a variety of flavored streusel toppings that looked delightful.  Needless to say, I helped myself to a couple of spoonfuls. I liked it so much that I got to thinking… what if I want to recreate this texture when I’m at home enjoying some Chobani or something?  

Streusel is a crumb-like topping that typically goes on coffee cakes, muffins, crisps and a variety of other baked goods.  In its most basic form, its made by combining flour, sugar, cinnamon and butter.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I don’t always want to be topping my healthy yogurt with butter and sugar.  Wouldn’t that defeat the purpose a bit?

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Then I remembered when I made this little gem;  strawberry-infused yogurt with a pistachio crumble topping.  How perfect!  One is pretty much a direct substitute for the other as far as the taste goes, but with my version you get healthy from the pistachios and you can skip the butter.  This is a great post-workout snack because you’ve got protein, natural sugars, fats and a bit of carbohydrates to replenish what you lost while you were sweatin’ it out.

What will you need?

1 cup plain or vanilla greek yogurt

6 medium strawberries, finely chopped (save 1 for a garnish!)

1/4 cup raw pistachios

1/2 tsp dark brown sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

pinch of nutmeg

How do you make it?

In a small food processor, blend the pistachios, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar until it becomes a fine, powdery consistency.  Set on the side.

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In a small bowl, combine the chopped strawberries and yogurt.  Mix well.

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Serve everything in a cute bowl and garnish with some sliced strawberries.  This is exactly why I never listen to people who say you can’t have the best of both worlds!

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