It’s Pi Day! The Tastiest, Mathiest Holiday of the Year!
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 nonrandom 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 πdayminipies. Read on to get the delicious recipes (oh, and if you missed our proteinpacked 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
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
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We now interrupt these yogurt pie recipes for a delicious announcement: to memorize Pi to 12 digits (and more), just remember this picture:
(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!
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Blueberry Pi

Yoplait Greek 100 Vanilla

Fresh blueberries

Lemon juice and lemon zest
 Sugar
New York Cheese Cake (Pi!)

Yoplait Greek 100 Vanilla

Cherries

Squirt of agave nectar

Orange zest

Chopped almonds
 Pinch of salt
Chocolate Coconut Creme Pie

Yoplait Greek 100 Coconut

Cocoa powder

Shaved dark chocolate
 Shaved coconut
So, now that you’re wellfed, 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!