Food Review: Smari Organic Icelandic Yogurt


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So, when I shared my Tabouli recipe a few weeks ago, I made mention of my master grocery list. It’s evolved over time – I’ve learned more about my own personal nutrition goals, I’ve tasted a lot of different kinds of ice cream (frozen kefir! frozen kefir!), I’ve gotten into celery in a big way.

But another, much more crucial change occurred on my list about 9 months ago…Icelandic Yogurt, or Skyr.

Basically, Greek yogurt can go fuck itself these days for all I care. 1) because that’d be totally weird to watch and 2) because it doesn’t even hold a tart yogurty candle to skyr.

Skyr is a little smoother than Greek yogurt (ever had a Greek yogurt that just sorta tastes almost grainy? I have and I don’t want to talk about it), it’s always got 0g of fat, and a shitload of protein. Like woahmygod a lot of protein. Like 20g of protein per 100 calorie 6 ounce serving.

Molly like.

ah yes, the exact scene of all my skyr-y breakfasts except I usually eat mine in the middle of a meadow.

ah yes, the exact scene of all my skyr-y breakfasts
except I usually eat mine in the middle of a meadow rather than a blank void.

So, imagine my utter (udder? Folks? Hello.) joy when I received an email from Smari, a line of organic Icelandic yogurts, offering me a sampler pack. And I was all like, “DUH YES” because that’s how I talk in real life.

My hand-delivered sample pack of Smari featured their line of 4 flavors: Pure, Blueberry, Vanilla, and Strawberry. It didn’t even matter that I wasn’t hungry when they came. I inhaled the Pure like a wild animal if wild animals ate skyr with passion.

Verdict?

SO GOOD.

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what’s cuter than a mountain of skyr?
I don’t know. Ponies? Skyr ponies?
Probably.

In relation to the two pretty popular skyr brands that I’m familiar with, Skyr.is and Siggi’s, Smari tastes most similar to the former. It’s creamy and a little sour – in that perfect subtly sour skyr way.

I’m not much of a flavored yogurt girl myself – I flavor my own with peanut butter, jam, flax, and love – but Smari’s flavors are tasty without adding too many superfluous carbs or calories.

I hope I can find a place to buy Smari near me because I’d be all about making it my new go-to yogurt*. You can check if there’s a retailer in your area that carries Smari on their website and if there isn’t, maybe it’s time to making some threatening requests at your local grocery store.

*I love needing a “go-to yogurt.”

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MOLLY’S ERRRYDAY PROTEIN PACKED BREAKFAST BOWL
feeds 1 molly

ingredients:

  • 6 oz Smari Skyr – Pure
  • 2 oz lowfat cottage cheese
  • 1 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 tablespoon plum jam (or jam of your choice – but also, definitely plum)
  • 1/2 – 1 tablespoon ground flax (start small, work up to a tablespoon, I believe in you)

Mix it all together.

Eat it.

NUTRITION
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8 comments

  1. I’ve never heard of skyr before, but lo and behold I’ve got a retailer nearby! I may have to give it a try when I pick up coconut flakes to make coconut butter, mmmm,

    1. It’s so ridiculously good. I honestly can’t do Greek yogurt anymore now that skyr is in my life. That’s right. In my life.

  2. Oooh nice. I’ve been obsessed with yogurt in general lately so I definitely have to get my hands on this!

  3. You are funny and thank you, thank you for combining expletives and yogurt! (Rock on. I heart Smari’s yogurt, too!)

  4. Frozen kefir?!?! I want. I’m guessing you can buy this at Whole Foods? If not, where do you buy it? I tried some water kefir recently and looooved it. The dairy version kinda freaks me out, but if it tastes like ice cream, I’m down. Also, yay for protein-packed yogurt.

    1. Yup! Whole foods indeed.

      1. Thanks🙂

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