Looking for a healthy snack? You’re at the right page to get inspired! Isey Skyr builds on the heritage of their Islandian ancestors and shares their secret.
The story of Isey Skyr
Once upon a time, 1,100 years ago in fact, Nordic settlers began arriving in Iceland. They brought with them the skills and knowledge for producing skyr. As time passed, the know-how and recipe for this nutritious food slowly faded out elsewhere in the Nordic region. Luckily, the Icelandic skyr-making tradition continued.
For centuries, Icelandic skyr formed a cornerstone of the national diet, helping to keep people strong in living conditions that were often harsh. On family farms countrywide, it was the women who nurtured this dairy and passing on both the recipe and the original Icelandic skyr cultures from mother to daughter.
Ísey Skyr builds on this remarkable legacy. It was some of those very same women, the recipients of their mothers’ expertise, who, around 90 years ago, taught Icelandic dairy scientists the art of skyr-making. The production process is more hightech these days, and the quality standards more rigorous. However, the basic recipe and the use of original cultures to ferment the skimmed milk remain the same. Protein rich, fat-free, creamy and delicious – Ísey Skyr is as relevant to consumers now as it was all those centuries ago.
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A range of flavours
Ísey Skyr is high in protein, naturally fat free and rich in calcium. They have different flavours and various options. There’s the natural one, which is the highest in protein and has no added flavours or sugar.
Then there are the trendy, fresh flavours like strawberry, blueberry, vanilla, … The vanilla flavour is low-carb as well.
High in protein, low in fat
Ísey Skyr is high in protein, naturally fat-free and with a smooth texture. Perfect for a balanced, healthy lifestyle. How come it’s so high in protein? Well, Ísey Skyr is made with 3-4 times more milk than the typical yoghurt and with the original Icelandic skyr cultures, via the innovative MS Iceland Dairies production process.
I’m not a fan of yoghurt in its plain form, similar for Isey Skyr. Luckily, there are healthy ways to use Isey Skyr in delicious recipes. I enjoyed a chicken and avocado salad with the natural skyr and used some flavours in a smoothie!
I do have to mention that my dad and Mr. Boyfriend are loving these yoghurts. They just eat it as a snack during the day. The cups are the perfect sizing for one person and they come with a plastic spoon in the lid. Perfect for on-the-go!
They are for sale at Cora, Delfood, Delhaize, Match and Smatch!
Have you tried Isey Skyr yet?