Yogurt for breakfast, milk in coffee or cheese as a small snack – most of us eat dairy products every day. They give us energy, provide our bodies with calcium, important proteins and vitamins and are simply part of a healthy and balanced diet. With a large selection in the freezer section, everyone gets their money’s worth in terms of taste. However, there is a new milk product that has been gaining popularity in the market for several years. Beautifully creamy, refreshing and very versatile – skyr is an Icelandic staple and very popular in this country too. Sour, sweet or savory – you can use it to prepare many types of desserts. For example, how about a soft sky cake for dessert? Sometimes with berries, apples or juicy chocolate cake – our recipe is guaranteed to provide a treat!
What is Skyr and is Skyr healthy?
Skyr is an Icelandic dairy product and is becoming popular with Germans too – and for good reason. High in protein, low in calories and rich in minerals and vitamins, Skyr is healthy and a perfect addition to any diet. But is it low-fat quark? Or is it yogurt? Both – Although it tastes like a mixture of both, skyr is legitimately a cream cheese. To kill bacteria, fresh milk is pasteurized and heated to 70 degrees. Then it cools down to 40 degrees and is rich in good bacteria. After 24 hours, the wick is filtered and what remains is cream cheese.
Skyr is healthy and high in protein, putting dairy products like quark and yogurt in the shade. 100 grams of skyr provides 11 grams of protein and contains only 0.2 grams of fat. Proteins ensure a long-lasting feeling of satisfaction, maintain muscle mass and thus support the success of the diet. So it is not surprising that you can lose weight with Skyr. Here’s an overview of the calories and nutritional values per 100 grams of Skye to convince you.
- Calories – 63
- Proteins – 11 grams
- Fat – 0.2 grams
- Carbohydrates – 4 grams
- Calcium – 150 mg
Low-carb sky cake
Are you watching your diet and want to lose a few pounds? This does not mean that you cannot treat yourself to sweets. Beautifully creamy, fluffy and full of flavor – this scone cake is low carb without a base and also tastes great for breakfast. You can use different types of fruit according to your choice. With strawberries, black currant or blueberry skyr cake – a real dream.
- 600 grams of skyr
- 3 eggs
- 100 grams of erythritol
- 60 grams of semolina
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 250 grams of blueberries or other fruit of your choice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites in a large bowl with a hand mixer for 3-4 minutes.
- In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks with erythritol and vanilla extract for 2-3 minutes.
- Add the skimmer to the egg yolk mixture and beat until smooth.
- Add semolina and stir.
- Gradually fold in the beaten egg whites and mix into a smooth mixture.
- Pour the batter into a pan and spread the blueberries on top.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes and cool completely.
- And your baseless low carb skyr cake is ready.
Strawberry cheesecake without baking
Light, super refreshing and irresistibly sweet – this no-bake skyr cake tastes great especially in the summer heat and is always handy. Here you can also experiment with the ingredients and make a cake with raspberries or blueberries, for example.
For the basic ingredients:
- 160 grams of whole biscuits
- 60 grams of butter, melted
- 30 grams of ground almonds or hazelnuts
filling the skyr;
- 700 grams of skyr
- 100 ml of cream
- 100 grams of strawberries
- 50 grams of sugar
- 6 sheets of gelatin
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- Line a 23cm springform pan with baking paper.
- Put the biscuits in a bowl and boil.
- Then mix the biscuits, butter and almonds in a bowl and spread well on the base.
- Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
- Soak gelatin in cold water for 5-6 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a blender, extract the puree, strawberries, sugar and vanilla.
- Take out the gelatin leaves and melt it in a small pan over low heat.
- Add 3-4 tablespoons of skyer mixture and mix well.
- Add the mixture to the rest of the skyer mixture and whisk until smooth.
- Beat the cream with a hand mixer for 3-4 minutes until stiff and fold carefully.
- Spread the sour cream on the base and put it in the refrigerator for 4 hours or preferably overnight.
- Top the no-bake strawberry shortcake with fresh berries and enjoy!
Apple Sky Cake Recipe
Vegan, sugar-free or low carb – juicy apple pie always tastes good. Of course we love the classic, but for a change we wanted to make a delicious and fluffy apple pie.
- 6 medium apples
- 300 grams of skyr
- 100 grams of spelled flour or wholemeal flour
- 80 grams of brown sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 package of vanilla pudding powder
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line a round springform pan with baking paper.
- Peel the apples, cut 4 apples into slices and finely chop the rest. Mix with lemon juice.
- Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites in a bowl with a little salt for 4-5 minutes.
- In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar with a hand mixer for 2-3 minutes.
- Add the caster sugar, flour, pudding powder, cinnamon and baking powder to the egg yolk mixture and mix for 1 minute.
- Fold in the chopped apples and mix carefully.
- Gradually add the beaten egg white and make a smooth batter.
- Pour the mixture into a springform pan and fill it with apple slices.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes and cool completely.
- And your apple pie with skyr is ready!
Low calorie chocolate cake with skyr
Healthy and low-calorie brownies for only 170 calories each? Yes, this is indeed possible with our Skyr Cake recipe! Like smooth and chocolatey – perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth!
- 30 grams of ground oatmeal
- 25 grams of cocoa powder
- 150 grams of skyr
- 2 eggs
- 100 grams of brown sugar
- 20 grams of coconut oil, melted
- 80 grams of dark chocolate
- 50 grams of walnuts, chopped
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line a rectangular baking sheet with baking paper.
- Mix together the ground oats and cocoa powder in a small bowl.
- Melt the dark chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave.
- Add the sugar, cream and vanilla and mix well.
- Beat in eggs one at a time and mix until smooth.
- Add dry ingredients and mix.
- Finally, fold the cut fruits and pour the mixture into the baking pan.
- Bake low-calorie brownies for 20-25 minutes and cool completely.