Nearly every kind of fruit on the slimming world plan is syn free, allowing you to have frozen fruit as a snack or add fruit to any meal type to bulk it out.
Bananas are syn free and can be paired with daily meal ideas such as bananas on Weetabix or bananas on toast, however, when you mash or puree bananas they will count a 4 syns, the reasoning behind this that mashed bananas are easy to overeat and might spike your blood sugar quicker.
We will get into more detail about how many syns a banana might have on the slimming world diet below, along with some healthy recipes to use bananas in your slimming world diet.
Fruit as a whole on the slimming world plan can be enjoyed syn free, allowing you to use it top porridge or cereal or have it in a separate bowl in addition to your healthy evening meal.
Slimming world syns will need to be counted when you decide to blend or mash this fruit, such as banana in smoothies or recipes, this is because slimming world's plan states that blended, mashed or pureed fruit is much easier to overeat and is not as satisfying as it is whole, therefore counts as slimming world syns.
A banana in particular when mashed can set you back 4 slimming world syns, we have listed the other fruits and they're syns out below when mashed too.
You can still use banana in meal additions, but sliced rather than mashed to make healthier meals we have listed a few ideas of how to use banana in recipe ideas without mashing it below.
From banana baked oatmeal to banana bread, although this mashed ingredient might count as syns, it can still make cake recipes or a banana bread recipe much healthier as it adds sweetness to a delicious recipe without using regular sugar, making it perfect for a low-calorie diet.
We have listed out three of our favourite recipes below that are slimming world friendly and low in syns if you have some overripe bananas to use up in your kitchen.
Let's get baking!
If you are looking for a great way to start your morning full of energy, try a low syn banana baked oatmeal, this recipe is low in syn values and won't ruin your weight loss journey, it can also satisfy your sweet tooth naturally.
There's nothing better than pancakes on a Sunday morning, especially pancakes which are slimming world and weight watchers friendly!
If your craving cake or normal sugar, banana bread can be a satisfying alternative that you can even have for breakfast.
To conclude, bananas on the slimming world plan are syn free but will cost you a total of 4 syns once mashed, this is due to the fact slimming world classes mashed banana as easier to overeat once mashed or added to smoothies, however, you can still enjoy bananas sliced on top of your breakfast or in healthy low syn recipes such as the above.