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.
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.
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.”
MOLLY’S ERRRYDAY PROTEIN PACKED BREAKFAST BOWL
feeds 1 molly
- 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.