Are Starbucks Frappuccinos High In Syns On Slimming World?
There's nothing quite like picking up a Starbuck frappuccino on a Sunday, but how many syns do these drinks have with all their added cream?
Starbucks frappuccino syns differ according to their flavour, on average however they have between 7-19 syns, this differs largely since the size, cream, type of milk and flavour makes a difference to the calories.
In our guide below, we will discuss why Starbucks frappuccinos are so high in syns, some syn values of their frappuccinos, low syn alternatives from other coffee brands and tips for choosing a healthier frappuccino.
Why Are Starbucks Frappuccino So High In Syns?
Starbucks frappuccinos can go all the way to 20 syns depending on the type of flavour you choose and size.
These frappuccinos are high in syns due to their high-fat content from the milk, whipped cream and flavourings, they are also high in sugar due to the syrups inside of them and drizzled on top.
For example, a regular Starbuck caramel frappuccino can have up to 54g of sugar and 16g of fat in it!
Starbucks Frappuccino Syn Values
Starbucks has a huge range of frappuccinos, with different sizes, milk, flavours and option for whip or no whip, we've listed a few below to help you choose the healthiest.
Starbucks Grande Caramel Frappuccino with Skimmed Milk & Whipped Cream - 19 syns.
If you are a lover of Starbucks frappuccino but are scared by the syns, not to worry, we've got some tips and tricks for choosing a healthier kind of frappe when the craving hits.
Ask for light - Most Starbucks now offer their frappes in light versions which can save you about 2 syns.
Sugar free syrup please - You can get sugar free syrup at most Starbucks saving you syns.
Avoid the whip - Whipped cream adds a high amount of fat and sugar to your drink, ask for no whip when possible.
Try plant-based - Plant-based milk like almond and coconut have fewer calories than regular milk.
Leave the toppings - Some frappuccinos have extra toppings such as crumbled cookies, adding even more calories and syns, we would suggest leaving these off your order.
To conclude, Starbucks frappuccinos are very high in syns, with some reaching up to 20 syns, we would suggest choosing lighter frappes avoiding syrups and whipped creams when possible to fit them into your daily allowance as a treat.
We also suggest choosing plant-based or skimmed milk since these have fewer calories than whole milk.
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.