Festive Fourth of July skyr parfaits in red, white and blue. ~Blueberries, strawberries, coconut chips, cacao nibs, chia seeds~
All right you guys, I’m having a bit of a moment with skyr. Ever heard of it? It’s Icelandic-style yogurt, very similar to strained (Greek) yogurt in texture, taste, and nutritional value. Now, I’m not about to try to convince you to quit Greek yogurt cold turkey and convert to skyr, because honestly, they’re both excellent choices in terms of nutritional value (high protein, low sugar, simple ingredients). What I hope to do is expose you to yet another healthy option in your yogurt repertoire. Trying something new every once in a while is good for ya 😉 In terms of the skyr parfaits, though, don’t worry if you don’t have access to skyr in your local grocery stores. Greek yogurt will work beautifully!
So, skyr. I learned about skyr from a coworker about a year ago, and I decided to go out and try some myself. The brand she turned me on to is Siggi’s, and I love it to this day; however, I’m sure there are other wonderful brands out there that I have yet to try. Remember what I always say about choosing brands — carefully consider the list of ingredients more than anything else. If you see additives and artificial sweeteners, avoid that brand like the plague. But if the ingredients are clean, go for it!