Skyr

I have eaten yogurt almost every day for breakfast for the past twenty odd months. Along with pomegranate, walnuts, almonds, chia seeds, flaxseeds and pumpkin seeds it makes for an amazing breakfast.  The yogurt is packed with probiotics, good protein and carbohydrates and the pomegranate has resveratrol. The nuts and seeds come loaded with protein, fibre and a host of minerals including zinc, potassium etc. From a history of eating a heavy breakfast (eat like a king anyone?) this is an amazingly small breakfast in quantity terms. However, you might be shocked to learn that this adds up to almost 450 calories and the nutrients would make even my mother happy.

Traditionally, it was greek yogurt that was considered the high priestess of yogurts, accounting for almost half of all yogurt sold in the US for example. Skyr (pronounced skeer) which is yogurt made in Iceland is now sweeping the prizes, figuratively speaking. Skyr is made from skimmed milk and has an even higher concentration of protein than greek yogurt.  Skyr has been around for over a 1000 years and was the favoured food of the Vikings. The magic is all in the culture that is used to make the yogurt. The skyr culture creates a thick consistent dense yogurt that beats most other yogurts in blind taste tests. It also has amazingly low fat and sugar content because of the manner in which it is prepared.

Yogurt has been shown to have wonderful benefits for your health. Yogurt improves the quality of bacteria in your gut by introducing good bacteria. It also boosts your immune system, provides you with good quality protein and is believed to reduce the risk of heart diseases. Even if I was Harry Potter, I would probably eat yogurt every single day and so should you.

 

2 thoughts on “Skyr

  • November 28, 2016 at 4:50 am
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    I absolutely love this particular brand. Remember having a full pack every day on all my visits to Norway!

    • November 28, 2016 at 9:34 am
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      I have heard very good things as well. In any case yogurt is the elixir of life at least for me. Thanks for reading!!

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