Does Soya Milk Have Syns On The Slimming World Plan? - Our Syn Guide
If you are lactose intolerant or simply prefer the taste of plant-based kinds of milk like soya milk to regular milk, you might be wondering if you have to count syns by using this milk as an alternative on the plan.
Soya milk is syn free up to 400ml on the plan as long as you are using it as your healthy extra A dairy allowance, making it a great option for coffees and smoothies when you need extra protein, above this allowance, you will then have to syn it at 1 syn for 40ml or 0.5 syns for the unsweetened types.
To find out more about the syns in this plant-based milk, we've made a short syn guide below taking you through how much soya milk you can have on SW, syn values, which milks count as your healthy extra A and some low syn alternatives.
How Much Soya Milk Can I Drink On Slimming World?
At 1 syns or 0.5 syns for 40 ml, you could have up to around two and a half cups of sweetened soya milk on the plan before using all your daily syn allowance or around double this for their unsweetened version, making it a great low syn drink choice.
However, as we mentioned above, you can also have up to 400ml of soya milk syn free on the plan when using it as your healthy extra A dairy allowance thanks to the protein, anything over this you will then have to syn it on the plan.
Soya Milk Syn Values
If you are not using soya milk as your healthy extra A, you will then have to syn it, we've listed some varying syn values of soya milk down below to help you out.
Aldi Acti Leaf Unsweetened Soya Milk 1 Litre - 4 syns a cup.
Lidl Just Free Soya Unsweetened Milk Alternative 1 litre - 4 syns.
Sainsbury's Unsweetened Soya 1L - 1.5 syns for 100ml.
Sainsbury's Sweetened Soya 1L - 2 syns for 100ml.
Asda Smart Price Unsweetened Soya 1 Litre - 1 syn for 100ml.
Which Milks Count As Your Healthy Extra A?
Since 400ml of soya milk counts as your healthy extra A, you might be wondering if any other plant-based milks can also count towards this dairy allowance on the plan, we've listed some options down below.
Soya Milk (400ml)
UHT Semi-Skimmed Milk (250ml)
Whole goats milk (200ml)
Almond Milk, Unsweetened (400ml)
Whole Oat Drink (200ml)
UHT Whole Milk (200ml)
Skimmed Milk (350ml)
Skinny Oat Drink (350ml)
Semi Skimmed Oat Drink (275ml)
Rice milk (225ml)
Coconut Drink (400ml)
Whole Milk (200ml)
Semi-skimmed milk (250ml)
Skimmed goats milk (400ml)
1% fat milk (300ml)
Low Syn Alternatives To Soya Milk
If you find soya milk to be too high in syns, or maybe you are not keen on it in your coffee or cereal, we've got a list of alternative low-syn plant-based milks for you to check out down below.
Oatly Oat Drink Whole 1 Litre - 3 syns.
Oatly Organic Longlife Drink Alternative 1L - 4 syns.
Overall, soya milk is a very low syn plant based drink, at just 1 syn for 40 ml or 0.5 syns for an unsweetened version, you could also have up to 400ml of it as your healthy extra dairy allowance on the plan.
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.