Is Cacao Powder Slimming World Friendly? Can I Use It On The SW Plan?
If you are looking to do some healthy slimming world baking while losing weight, or maybe you are craving hot chocolate, you might be curious as to how many syns cacao powder has on the slimming world plan.
Cacao powder has on average around 2.5 syns a tablespoon making it low in syns on the plan, you could have up to six tablespoons before using all of your 15 syn daily allowance.
In our syn guide below, we will discuss in further detail if cacao powder is good for weight loss, some syn values of different cacao powder brands and some low syn alternatives if you love chocolate!
Is Cacao Powder Good For Weight Loss?
If you've been looking into healthier baking options then cacao powder could be a great option and is typically the raw less processed form of your standard cocoa powder.
Cacao powder could be great for weight loss, at just 2.5 syns a tablespoon, this is because it has caffeine in and no added sugar, allowing you to keep syns low when making a hot chocolate
For example, combining cacao powder, sweetener, water and some milk as your healthy extra A could make a very low-syn hot chocolate in comparison to store-bought brands (see our syn list here).
Cacao Powder Syn Values
Cacao powder has similar syn values no matter the brand you choose, so as you can compare syns we've listed some options below.
Green & Black's Organic Hot Chocolate 300g - 9.5 syns.
Clipper Fairtrade Instant Hot Chocolate 350g - 5 syns.
Aero Instant Hot Chocolate Powder Jar 288g - 5 syns.
Twinings Swiss Hot Chocolate 350g - 9 syns.
Overall, Cacao powder is fairly low in syns, having 2.5 syns a tablespoon meaning you can have up to 6 on the slimming world plan. Cacao powder is a great baking ingredient to use on the plan or for making hot chocolates since it is naturally low in sugar, allowing you to add sweetener to cancel out the bitterness instead.
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.