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Icelanders are a resilient bunch. What with the long dark winters, sporadically erupting volcanoes and peak summer temperatures that barely scrape into double figures they need to be.  And yet they stride serenely about the planet with their rosy cheeks and skin as smooth as polished marble, making the rest of us feel like the trolls of their folklore.

So what gives them their glow? What’s the source of the immaculate complexions, higher life expectancy and general good health? The fresh air can’t hurt – there’s not much in the way of smog up there (unless Eyjafjallajökull pops its cork again) – but their diet works wonders too.

This is a land where oily fish are abundant along the coast, and a quick forage is likely to turn up more healthy food than you can fit in a Nutribullet. And the Icelandic-style Arla skyr yogurt is creamy but is fat free, high in protein and has a reduced sugar content.

And while we’re a little less sure about puffin jerky, Iceland’s national cuisine has been resolutely healthy since before Whole Foods Market was a slide in a PowerPoint business plan. Here, the lambs graze freely on mountains where the water’s so clean that it’s not uncommon to dip a cup in a river when you get thirsty.

So, get ready to chow down on some Nordic niceness.

MEET OUR LIFESTYLE EXPERTS

We asked five of social media’s biggest health and wellbeing influencers to clue us into their favourite superfood recipes – all inspired by Arla skyr. Prepare your tastebuds for inspiring takes on your next meal, including a twist on the classic morning porridge, and a few totally new breakfast ideas (yogurt on toast, anyone?). Get ready mouth, you have no idea what’s coming.

Anneli Bush

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Faya Nilsson

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Lydia Elise Millen

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Nichola
Whitehead

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Poppy Dinsey

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Anneli Bush

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A Scandinavian girl living in London, Anneli’s eponymous website is the life and style diary every one of us needs. She shares her passion and expertise across fashion, health, beauty, interior and travel, and is gorgeous to boot.

“Breakfast is definitely my favourite meal of the day. After a good night’s sleep, I´m always ready to kick-start my morning with something wholesome and nutritious. It helps trigger your metabolism, improves your concentration and lowers your cholesterol levels – what’s not to love? The Matcha breakfast bowl is one of my go-to morning meals when I need that extra boost of energy and vitamin kick. It’s low in fat and sugar, filled with lots of antioxidants, fibre, calcium and protein. In other words; a super bowl of goodness! Matcha is finely ground powder of specially grown green tea and its flavour is the perfect addition to this recipe. Mixed with the creamy Arla skyr, and topped off with sweet granola, sour berries and crunchy coconut flakes, it makes this a winning (and guilt-free) breakfast any day.”

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Faya Nilsson

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Take one half-Swedish personal trainer, put her on the internet, and you get Faya. Founder of inimitable blog, Fitness On Toast, she’s an award-winning proponent of healthy living, and gym fashion, to have you looking hot-fit while you get fit-fit.

“When I’m looking for inspiration to make breakfast that little bit more remarkable, I like to conjure up images of the hotel breakfast. I can’t be the only one who gets that tingly feeling of opportunity seeing an impeccable buffet spread, filled with a range of colourful and delicious choices. And getting excited about breakfast is important. My recipe combines the texture of chia (a super seed which is a great source of protein and fibre), the rich consistency of skyr yoghurt and the sharp sweetness of fresh blueberries – a great source of vitamin C and antioxidants. Sprinkle some nuts or seeds on top for extra crunch, and add some dark chocolate. I aim for 80% cocoa as it contains less sugar, and is another good source of antioxidants.”

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Lydia Elise Millen

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Lydia starting blogging about fashion and beauty in 2011 to – she says – distract herself from her uni dissertation. Fast forward five years and, lucky for us, she’s still very distracted, and has expanded her empire with health and fitness advice.

 

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Nichola Whitehead

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As a registered dietitian, Nichola’s been promoting her healthy eating message – with all its yummy charm – since January 2009. She’s all about ditching those faddy diets in favour of living well, and shares tips and advice on her Nic’s Nutrition blog.

“What’s your favourite breakfast recipe? Overnight oats is mine; it’s summer’s answer to porridge and tastes amazing with Arla skyr. The Arla skyr yoghurt is low in calories and high in protein. It’s reduced sugar and comes with extra calcium – essential for healthy teeth and bones. But most importantly, it tastes great; thick, creamy and delicious. Which is what makes it perfect for my overnight oats. As the name suggests, it needs to be prepared the night before, but it’s super easy. Try it on its own, or ideally, you can add one of the following toppings just before eating: chopped banana and cinnamon; blueberries and poppy seeds; chopped peach and honey, sliced strawberries and walnuts, or you could try one of my favourites, grated apple and flaked almonds. Sounds tempting, right? Here’s my step by step guide to making it.”

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Poppy Dinsey

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She’s the brains behind mega fashion blog What I Wore Today and poppyd.com, making her an expert in all things lifestyle. And as if that’s not impressive enough, she’s also – totally unfairly – absolutely hilarious.

“Since discovering Arla skyr a couple of months ago I have become utterly obsessed. I’ve found myself trying to work it into pretty much every meal – everything from curries to fajitas to veggie burgers. Lucky for me, it’s fat free, high in protein and has reduced sugar. And in the mornings, I have a new favourite way to enjoy Arla skyr: on toast. It may sound strange but trust me on this one (after all, I’m sure we’d have laughed at the idea of avocado on toast not too long ago – and now it’s an entire genre on Instagram). Arla skyr toasts are packed full of natural sustained energy and the flavour possibilities are endless. Use a substantial bread – I personally use sunflower seed rye bread – and it makes an impressive, filling brunch. Plus, they’re stupendously easy to make.”

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DELICIOUS RECIPES TO INSPIRE YOU

Healthy living has never been this easy – and it’s definitely never been so moreish. Here, Nichola, Anneli, Poppy, Faya and Lydia all share their favourite original, mouthwatering recipes. Plus, the team here at Stylist have another five that include everyone’s favourite yogurt, Arla skyr. Every recipe is super easy to make and will send you off to your busy life bursting with energy. You’re welcome.

Butternut and Black Bean Tacos

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Roasted tomato and rice soup

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Arla skyr berry bircher muesli

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Raw cauliflower salad

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Honey and orange polenta cake

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Matcha breakfast bowl

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Chia Arla skyr Breakfast Recipe

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Coconut and berry pancakes

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Overnight Oats

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Arla Skyr Toasts

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We’ve shown you ours, now it’s your turn. Upload a picture of your gorgeous creations using Arla skyr – whether it’s salmon on rye or a breakfast bowl – your fridge is the limit. Get involved and you could win an incredible four-night trip to Reykjavik for two people, including flights, four-star hotel and a chance to experience all the amazing food and sights Iceland has to offer.

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ARLA SKYR IS HERE

If you haven’t experienced the delicious Arla skyr range yet, you’ve got some catching up to do. It’s the Icelandic style take on yogurt: creamy, fat-free, reduced sugar and high in protein. It gives a natural, sustained energy boost and uses three times as much milk as regular yogurt – for an extra dose of calcium goodness. Arla skyr comes in a variety of flavours, including Simply Natural, Honey, Mixed Berries, Sour Cherry, Strawberry, Blueberry & Elderberry and Apple & Lingonberry. You can enjoy them just as they are or are great for cooking. However you indulge, it’s a fresh taste of Iceland with every spoonful.