How Many Syns In Skyr Icelandic Style Yogurt? And Some Nice Alternatives!

Updated on 
6 October, 2021

Do Skyr Yoghurts Have A Lot Of Syns?

Yoghurt is a great high protein snack for many of us slimmers, but just how many syns does the Skyr range of Icelandic yoghurts have?

Well, this comes down to the size of the yoghurt and flavour you choose from Arla Skyr, but on average they are around 1 1/2 syns for a small 140g pot and go up to 4 syns for the 190g pot of yoghurt.

In our small guide below, we will cover how many syns Skyr yoghurts have, which yoghurts are syn free and some low syn alternatives to snack on or have for breakfast.

Which Yoghurts Are Syn Free?

You might have noticed that some yoghurts on the slimming world diet are syn free, these are typically always fat-free Greek-style yoghurts as they have few calories and are higher in protein, they make a great syn free breakfast if you top them with fruits too.

Yoghurts that tend to have lots of flavours are higher in syns as they have more calories and fat, you should be cautious with yoghurt drinks too as they can often seem healthy but are packed full of sugar too which makes them taste better but can also increase syn value.

Many people assume you can have yoghurt as your healthy extra A as a protein source but this is not the case and you will still need to syn it if not syn free.

How Many Syns Do Skyr Yoghurts Have?

To work out how many syns Skyr Icelandic yoghurts have you can follow the 20 calories to one syn rule or use our online syn calculator, but to get you started with have listed a few of the popular types of Skyr yoghurts below with their different syns.

  • Arla Skyr Pear, Apple & Cinnamon Yogurt, Limited Edition (150g pot) – 1.5 syns.
  • Arla Skyr Peach & Raspberry Yogurt, Limited Edition (150g pot) – 1.5 syns.
  • Arla Skyr Sour Cherry Yogurt (150g pot) – 2 syns per pot.
  • Arla Skyr Mixed Berry Yogurt (150g pot) – 2 syns per pot.
  • Arla Skyr Fruit & Oats, Layered with Apricot (190g pot) – 3 syns per pot.
  • Arla Skyr Fruit & Oats, Layered with Blueberry (190g pot) – 4 syns per pot.

Low Syn Yoghurts For Slimming World

There is a huge range of low syn yoghurts to choose from on the slimming world diet, we've listed some of the most popular alternatives below which can be eaten daily on the SW plan.

  • Fage Total 0% Fat Natural Greek Yogurt (per 100g) - Syn free.
  • Fage Total 0% Fat-Free Greek Yogurt with Raspberry & Pomegranate (170g pot) – 2 syns per pot.
  • Danone Activia 0% Fat Yogurt Strawberry, No Added Sugar (per 100g) – 1/2 syn per serving.
  • Brooklea Light Fat-Free Yogurt. Mint & Dark Chocolate – 1 1/2 syns.
  • Alpro Soya Yogurt Cherry, No Added Sugars (400g pot) – 2 syns.
  • Weight Watchers Fat-Free Toffee Yogurt (110g pot) – 1/2 syn per pot.
  • Onken Light & Fruity Blueberry Yogurt, 0% Fat & 0% Added Sugar (450g pot) – 1 1/2 syns.
  • Muller light Fruitopolis Greek Style Yogurt, Red Cherry (130g pot) - 0.5 syn.
  • Asda Free From Plain Soy Yogurt, Unsweetened 500g pot (per 100g) – Syn free.
  • Muller light Dessert Chocolate Fix with Belgian Milk Chocolate, chilled (100g pot) - 5 syns.
  • Onken BioPot Yogurt Stirred Natural (450g pot) – 4 1/2 syns.

Final Words

Overall, Skyr yoghurts are pretty low in syns coming in under 5 syns for all flavours, even their Icelandic ones which are thicker, pick up the fat-free version if you want to save some syns or check out lower syn alternatives below from popular brands.

We recommend having Greek styles zero fat yoghurt with a serving of fruit as a low syn breakfast or snack.

Jennifer is a certified nutritionist and weight loss coach with a Master's in Nutrition from Cambridge. With over 10 years experience, she shares healthy recipes and science-backed slimming tips on SheCooksSheEats to help people reach their wellness goals. Jennifer stays up-to-date by regularly attending conferences and continuing her nutrition education. She aims to provide research-backed advice to inspire balanced, happy living.
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