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Mar 14, 2016

It's Pi Day! The Tastiest, Math-iest Holiday of the Year!

Celebrate Pi day!
Pi is a mathematical constant that ... wait ... are you telling you don't know what π is? Oh, ok, good. I was worried for a second. 

Pi is awesome! It's a number that never ends, whose digits never show a pattern. The digits of π are random, but they're related to all kinds of distinctively non-random stuff, like the circumference of a perfect circle. And more! Like this:

Pi equals four times the sum 1 – 1/3 + 1/5 – 1/7 + 1/9 – 1/11 + ... The appearance of this formula alone is cause for celebration. It connects all odd numbers to pi, thereby also linking number theory to circles and geometry.
Why Pi Matters, The New Yorker

 

We spent a little time researching everything that's amazing about π. You can click here to read all about it; don't worry, no need to be embarrassed, we won't tell any one. 

So, in honor of Pi day, we teamed up with Yoplait to turn some of their Yoplait Greek 100 yogurt cups into bonafide π-day-mini-pies. Read on to get the delicious recipes (oh, and if you missed our protein-packed yogurt snacks post earlier this year, check it out here).

 

Key Lime Pi

  • Yoplait Greek 100 Key Lime 

  • Graham cracker sticks, crushed

  • Lime zest

  • Sprinkle of raw sugar for crunch

Key Lime yogurt pie

Key lime pie with Yoplait Greek 100

 

Pecan Pi

  • Yoplait Greek 100 Vanilla (or Salted Caramel!)

  • Chopped pecans, toasted

  • Dulce de Leche (optional)
  • Granola

  • Tiny little splash of bourbon (¼ teaspoon), optional

  • Sprinkle of ground cinnamon

Pecan pie

Yoplait Pecan pie cup

 

πππππ

We now interrupt these yogurt pie recipes for a delicious announcement: to memorize Pi to 12 digits (and more), just remember this picture:

Memorize pi!

(That's Friedrich Zietzche, grouchy nihilist philosopher, in case you didn't recognize him)

So, using the Mnemonic Major System, that would be:  

Meter tulip Nietzche whale mailbox

  3.14    159         26          5        359

Simple, right!? Just remember "Meter tulip Nietzche whale mailbox", and you're set! Or you could keep going and memorize Pi to 100,000 digits like this guy. Your call. Ok, back to yogurt pies!

πππππ

 

Blueberry Pi

  • Yoplait Greek 100 Vanilla

  • Fresh blueberries

  • Lemon juice and lemon zest

  • Sugar

Blueberry pi

  Blueberry pie

 

New York Cheese Cake (Pi!)

  • Yoplait Greek 100 Vanilla

  • Cherries

  • Squirt of agave nectar

  • Orange zest

  • Chopped almonds

  • Pinch of salt

New York Cheese Cake pie cup  

Chocolate Coconut Creme Pie

  • Yoplait Greek 100 Coconut

  • Cocoa powder

  • Shaved dark chocolate

  • Shaved coconut

Chocolate coconut creme pie

 

So, now that you're well-fed, and can recite Pi to 12 digits (you can, right?), go forth and celebrate Pi Day!

 

 

This post was sponsored byYoplait. All opinions are mine alone. Thanks for supporting the brands that support ManMade!

 

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