Everyone knows about the benefits of maintaining a well-balanced gut flora ecosystem, but it can be hard to find those little bugs in forms that are both healthy and delicious. Luckily, B’more Organic has come to save the day with its Skyr Smoothies.
If you aren’t familiar with skyr, it is an Icelandic dairy product made by fermenting milk, better known as strained yogurt. I like to think of it as the vikings’ version of kefir, although it would be a disservice to say that it isn’t a truly unique product of its own.
Oft touted as a super healthy beverage by Whole Foods and the like, you may be disappointed to discover that popular brands such as Siggi’s are loaded with added sugar, as much as 10g per serving. B’more Organic manages to make, in my opinion, an even better tasting drink with only fruit and stevia as sweeteners.
If you’re like me and are super conscious about eating food without fillers, preservatives, and other BS, then I think you will find that B’more is right up your alley. Here is the list of ingredients for the plain variety:
- Pasteurized Organic Skim Milk
- Live Active Yogurt Cultures (L. Bulgaricus, S. Thermopilus)
And that’s it. The fruit flavored varieties also add in fruit puree, fruit extract, and stevia.
The process of making skyr involves straining the yogurt several times, resulting in a product extremely high in protein. Skyr often contains four times the amount of protein as normal yogurt.
The plain, vanilla, and caffe latte flavors contain 40g of protein per 16oz bottle. Thats 80% of the FDA’s recommended daily allowance. It also contains a respectable amount of calcium.
And of course, it’s also a great source of probiotic bacteria which consume most of the lactose, making it a great treat for us sensitive folk.
And did I mention it’s made with milk from grass-fed cows?
I haven’t had a chance to try every flavor, but all the ones I have tried have been amazing. Even coconut, which I’m normally not a huge fan of, has a rich, creamy texture, despite being fat-free, and goes down as smooth as velvet. All of you coffee lovers can get your caffeine hit with the caffe latte flavor, which I haven’t tried but assume is fantastic. Personally I’m a little bit partial to the mango banana.
Each of the flavors, even plain, seem to have perfected the amount of sourness by giving you that distinct fermented flavor without making you want to scrunch up your cheeks.
As a long time lover of fermented dairy products, I’m absolutely thrilled to find one that not only tastes amazing, but is also incredibly good for me. As much as I love yogurt drinks like Siggi’s and Chobani, I just can’t bring myself to consume that much sugar on a regular basis. But with B’more Organic I can be sure that I’m giving my body not just what it wants, but what it needs.
If you’re interested in trying them out for yourself, you can get them from their online store or probably from your local grocery store (I found them at Publix).