It’s basically pure protein (at least the fat-free unflavored kind), so if you do any strength training it’s pretty great. I get mix in some cocoa powder and sucralose with mine and it’s like chocolate pudding
It’s low or no fat, high protein, and it’s incredibly filling for the low calorie count.
I don’t think of it as filling a big nutritional need (it’s high protein but nothing like a protein shake, for example). But let’s say I’m about to go to bed and feel a bit hungry - a couple of spoonfuls will make me feel really full for hardly any calories.
I also add it to smoothies and juices to make them smoother and creamier, again for little calorie cost.
It’s not high in protein.
No real difference to other 100% natural yoghurts.
Make sure you choose something with no added sugar and preferably organic.
Eat no more than 500ml per week.
It’s not particularly natural for humans., but ok in moderation, like other dairy products.
Marketing is what has boosted its image.
Welcome to one of my favorite foods, I always buy the plain! I usually eat it with a banana and 2.5 tbsp of hemp seeds.
Since it is thicker it may taste richer. And because it’s concentrated, it’s higher in protein than regular yogurt. If you want even more proteins, you can even mix it with protein powder. Not a big fan myself, but a friend of mine like such kind of shakes.
upd: another delicious thing just came to my mind. For a smoothie that replaces a meal I’ll mix one scoop (vanilla or cookies and cream) with plain non-fat greek yogurt, a half-cup of oatmeal, some raspberries, and a little non-fat milk. Calories, calcium and protein. Yum!
I make it in 2 gallon stockpot, strain down to a gallon using percolator coffee filter and it is some seriously dense high protein good quality food for very little cost and lasts for a couple weeks easily. Don’t understand why people worry about some carbs to go along with a ton of fat free protein when cycling. Seems like a near perfect post ride recovery food - it’s the classic chocolate milk case made even better!
You don’t even need to mix it with a protein “shake”, just drop a scoop of whey in and mix it up dry as it where. cookies and cream flavour I’m using at the moment with Skyr. Add in some dried fruit for texture and bobs your uncle. There’s like 60g of protein minimum in around 300 calories using a full tub.
Yup–this is what I do for my post-workout recovery. It also has a lot of BCAAs. At home, post-workout or ride, I have non-fat plain greek yogurt with honey. When traveling (e.g. after a race or group ride that I drove to), I typically just have a cup of fruit-flavored non-fat greek yogurt. Non-fat is important as a recovery food because the fat apparently can interfere with the protein/BCAA absorption.