Who needs a creamy treat that isn’t full of sugar and actually has quality protein in it? Well, similar to greek yogurt but still different, is Siggi’s Icelandic Yogurt. It has only 100 calories for a 5.3ounce container. It’s full of flavor and thickness so it satisfies those tastebuds. But the best part is you get 15 grams of protein, 5 grams of carbohydrates, and only 4 grams of sugar.
Here is a little bit about the back story of this brand. Siggi grew up in Iceland loving this type of yogurt and missed it when he moved to the United States. He found the yogurts here were too sweet and full of sugar. (I totally agree with that too!) He really yearned for the thickness of skyr, the yogurt from Iceland. This type of yogurt is traditional as apple pie is her in the states.
Although it took Siggi several trial and errors he found a way to create this high protein yogurt treat. Skyr is strained yogurt made from cow’s milk. It has been a staple of Icelandic diet for more than 1,000 years. Traditionlly, skyr is made from skim milk after the cream has been floated off to make butter. So it is fat free. Like milk, regular yogurt is mostly water, but with skyr, that water is strained away. In other words, one cup of Siggis’ skyr requires three times more milk than a regular cup of yogurt. What remains is a protein-rich yogurt with live active cultures.
The plain skyr has no added sugar and the flavored varieties are primarily sweetened with organic agave nectar. Agave is a low-glycemic sweetener. There are no other artificial sweeteners like aspartame in this yogurt, Woohoo!
Thankfully, the milk source comes from family farms in New York Sate where the cows are not injected with any kind of growth hormone and graze freely when weather permits. There are no artificial preservatives or thickeners.
Try this delightful treat next time you are reaching for a high fat, high sugar, and high calorie bowl of ice-cream. There are several flavors like mixed berry, peach, grapefruit, vanilla, pomegranate passion fruit, and blueberry. Add a few extras like chia seeds and hemp seeds and its a satisfying night time snack you don’t have to feel guilty about. You can find this yogurt in most grocery stores like Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and other major super market chains. Enjoy!! 🙂
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