Yogurt is one of my favorite breakfast choices. It’s easy to eat, requires no cooking, and I can take it with me if I’m running late. (Ahem.) Yogurt is also one of my go-to snacks, especially for my kids, who tend to have blood sugar issues in the afternoon. The problem with many yogurts, though, is the high sugar content. Often, the yogurt has as much sugar as a candy bar – or even more! I look for low sugar content and fruit as opposed to jelly, and I was delighted to discover Siggi’s, made by the Skyr company.
From their website:
“Skyr is the traditional yogurt of Iceland. It is made by incubating skim milk with live active cultures. The whey, the water naturally found in milk, is then strained away to make for a much thicker, creamier, concentrated yogurt. So to make just one cup of Skyr, with all that water going out, you need 3 – 4 times the amount of milk required to make a regular cup of yogurt. As a result of this process Skyr comes out with 2-3 times the protein count of standard yogurt.”
This yogurt was rich and tart, very similar in consistency and flavor to Greek yogurt. With both traditional flavors like plain, Blueberry and Vanilla, and non-traditional flavors including Orange & Ginger, Pomegranate & Passionfruit, and Grapefruit, this yogurt was definitely unlike most sold commercially. It had a deliciously different tangy mouth feel that was unlike most of the yogurt I’ve eaten. It was a taste that I wasn’t expecting, but it was enjoyable and kept me coming back for more. It’s amazingly thick and creamy, and the fact that it is sweetened with agave means I can avoid the dreaded spike and fall in the blood sugar department.
Siggi’s is a simple yogurt, made with skim milk, fruit, agave and yogurt cultures; nothing else. Sold at Whole Foods, it makes a wonderful addition to your breakfast choices and also is delicious paired with granola and fruit.
December 26th, 2010