When I was a kid, I wasn’t a huge fan of yogurt. The overly sweet, artificial tasting yogurt my Mom would serve was always too runny for my taste. Even as an adult, it had never really been my go-to meal or snack.
That is, until I went to Europe and was introduced to skyr. A traditional Icelandic recipe (it’s been used for over 1,000 years!) that kiddos in the region grow up on, it’s rich, creamy, not overly sweet, and full of protein. I fell in LOVE with it! It’s made by warming skim milk, adding active cultures, and after several hours, straining the mixture to separate the yogurt from the whey (the water that is in milk). They then serve it with any number of great toppings.
The first time I tried it, I knew I had found what I had been looking for. I couldn’t get enough of it! The idea of coming back to the States without it was truly sad. In Europe, I ate skyr everyday with all kinds of fruit and muesli, an all-natural, whole grain cereal–kind of like granola–that is popular in Europe.
Like all good things, my trip had to come to an end. I came home and mourned the loss of my favorite breakfast food and snack. I looked forever to find something that was even close to what I had eaten in Europe. After a while, I nearly gave up, and accepted the fact that I was stuck with traditional U.S. yogurt.
Then a few years ago I was introduced to siggi’s yogurt and gave it a try. I thought the name and packaging were really fun, and when I tried the yogurt I was whisked back to my European travels in an instant. I could tell that it was made with natural, high-quality ingredients and not a lot of sugar (they use agave nectar, natural sugar, and no artificial flavors or preservatives). siggi’s was that beautiful, protein-packed skyr that I had been looking for, and I could finally start having my European breakfast power bowls again!
There are even more benefits to eating siggi’s, and you can go check out their site to learn more.
Here’s my favorite way to eat siggi’s these days…
My Favorite (And Simple!) Breakfast Power Bowl
⅓ cup of granola
(1) 4.4 oz. container of Siggi’s 4% strained whole milk yogurt
½ cup mixed berries
1 teaspoon local honey
⅛ teaspoon chia seeds
It’s incredibly simple! You layer each ingredient on top of one another, starting with the granola.
Pour ½ of the granola into the bottom of your bowl.
I top that with my favorite fruits: fresh blackberries and raspberries and add my siggi’s.
I love that they let me select how much fat I can have when eating siggi’s. I typically prefer the 4% milkfat, whole milk varieties. Not all fat is bad.
Look at how rich and creamy that looks! I top that with the rest of my granola, a little local honey and, if I’m in the mood, some chia seeds.
That, my friends, is how I LOVE to eat my siggi’s!
Special thanks to siggi’s dairy for partnering with me for this special blog post!5