A few years ago I was struck with food envy when reading US based blogs as many of the bloggers raved about the deliciousness of skyr yoghurt, which at the time, wasn’t available in the UK. If you’re not familiar with skyr (pronounced skee-er), it’s an Icelandic yoghurt which is fat free, high in protein and low in sugar. Think Greek yoghurt but creamier and with a slightly milder taste. Due to it’s high protein content it’s perfect for keeping you feeling full, balancing energy levels and supporting muscle development if you’re an active person.
It’s ideal for breakfast with fruit and granola or scattered with nuts and seeds and a little honey. It would also add a hit of protein and creaminess to a smoothie. Maybe try it in my popular Berry Baked Oats recipe in place of the greek yoghurt! For snacks, I think it would be lovely mixed with some nuts, seeds and dried fruit or just sweet berries.
You can get it in a variety of flavours including plain, honey, strawberry, sour cherry and nordic mixed berries.
Here’s a little video Arla have created about skyr and it’s Icelandic origins.
Check out the other videos linked to at the end, it’s reminded me that Iceland is on my travel bucket list!
You can find skyr yoghurt in Asda, Sainsburys, Morrison’s and Tesco stores. I noticed it a good few months ago and tried it and it really didn’t disappoint!
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Ah the humbe Skyr which I have pretty much most days but still didn’t know how to pronounce the blooming thing ;)
I never knew that was how it was pronounced!
I didn’t know how to say it and I had done when I was in Iceland!
Haha, it’s not how I would have thought it was pronounced!