If you are a lover of Ovaltine on a cold winter's day, or maybe it's your essential hot drink to help you relax in the evenings, you need to make sure you are synning it on the slimming world plan in order to stay on track with your syns.
Ovaltine original has around 10 syns a serving for one drink made up with milk, making it very high in syns, Ovaltine light on the other hand has 5 syns a serving, making it much more syn friendly.
Down below, we've discussed in more detail why Ovaltine is so high in syns, syn values of Ovaltine and some other hot drink alternatives for a low syn treat.
At 10 syns a serving for their original Ovaltine with 200ml of milk, this drink is very high in syns, taking the majority of your 15 syn daily allowance in just one drink.
This hot drink gets its high syn value from the milk and sugar content from the glucose syrup inside of the hot drink, having up to 22g of sugar in just one serving.
If you find the regular Ovaltine with milk to be too high in syns, you might be wondering about the alternative Ovaltine light, is it any better? Well, Ovaltine light only has 5 syns a serving but part of this is because you simply add water instead of milk, other than that it does have reduced sugar to 10g which is ideal if you are keeping an eye on your sugar consumption.
Ovaltine has different syn values according to whether you choose their light version or different flavours, to help you stay on track, we've listed all of their syn values down below.
If you find Ovaltine to be too high in syns, you might be looking for a new hot drink alternative, we've listed some great low syn options to help you out down below.
To conclude, Ovaltine is very high in syns, having 10 syns a portion when made up with 200ml of milk, to reduce syns we suggest switching to a low syn alternative or Ovaltine light which only has 5 syns and is made up with water instead, this option also has less sugar.