I don’t like lemon stuff, and I don’t like matcha tea. Or at least that’s what I thought. The truth is, I had never TRIED matcha tea. It just didn’t sound good to me. 😛
So when FatSnax came out with lemon cookies and “Fat Tea” (a new keto matcha with MCT) I didn’t think I’d be the best fit to review it or offer any feedback.
In usual fashion though, I got creative… and FELL IN LOVE. 😍
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THAT ^ is what I had for breakfast this morning, and it was AMAZING. 🙂
My housekeeper agreed lol, I had to send some home with her!
It was light, fluffy, rich, slightly sweet and the perfect flavor combination. ♥
And last night on a hot late summer evening on my back deck… iced Matcha Tea with raspberries. Something I never EVER thought I would drink, or even like.
When FatSnax first came out with their “Fat Tea” Matcha Tea packets they sent me some to review.
I loved the concept, but to be honest – I had no idea what to do with it. 😛 Like I said, drinking something green (or even the word “matcha”) didn’t appeal to me at all.
I’ve even heard other people say they don’t really like matcha tea, but drink it anyway – because it’s healthy. And when I told them MY fun new ways of enjoying it, they got *excited* about it again!
It wasn’t until I tried it ICED at the KetoCon event in June that I fell in LOVE with it, and started getting fun ideas for creative ways to use it. 🙂
🍋 That plus their brand new Lemony Lemon FatSnax Cookies they just came out with. I couldn’t stop eating the samples. 🙂
And I don’t even like lemon flavor usually!
They’re super excited about these two new products, and while I wasn’t at first that totally changed when I took the time to actually try them – in totally DIFFERENT ways. So when they offered to send me more to play around with at home, and offered to sponsor a post here for me to share my opinion & creative ideas with you, I said YES!
I know we all have different taste preferences, and tons of people have told me they LOVE lemon flavor and miss fruity flavors on a keto diet.
I’m not a “fruity flavor” person myself, but I have to admit… the cookies and tea are SO light & refreshing on a hot summer day!
Talk about a happy surprise. 🙂
Let’s start with their Fat Tea though, because a Keto Matcha is a really cool concept – and FatSnax really took that concept to the next level with this product.
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FatSnax “Fat Tea” – Keto Matcha Tea
Just reading the box, this appealed to me for all the right reasons.
Not because it was matcha or because it was green (lol, the two reasons I avoided it!), but because it has a solid serving of Medium Chain Triclycerides (MCT):
It’s only 1 net carb per packet, with 7 full grams of MCT.
You may remember that’s one of the ways to improve your ketone levels, which is something I’m working on at the moment.
I also LOVE the fact that they’re individually packaged single-serve packets, making them perfect to take with you on the go as a super compact hot or cold drink – anywhere! 🙂
Since I’ve discovered it has a nice, light refreshing flavor, these are perfect for tossing in my pack for hikes – or just keeping in my bag for road trips and long days on the go. 😉
Do You Like Matcha Tea?
Like I said, I had never tried it before. I expected it to taste like it looked: thick and gross. I was actually surprised that it has a very light and refreshing flavor.
The FatSnax Keto Matcha Fat Tea is already sweetened too, so it was PERFECT with just a drizzle of heavy cream in it:
All I did was add hot water and stir. Easy! 🙂
It’s the same if you want it cold – you can add it to a shaker bottle with water or coconut milk, or you can just stir it into a glass of water and then add ice.
It doesn’t require brewing like I assumed, which makes it super easy to enjoy.
Of course, being a coffee drinker it’s hard to sway me to a totally new hot drink. And like I said, it was the ICED matcha tea that really got me hooked, so that’s how I decided to enjoy it last night.
And I got creative and added raspberries to my Iced Matcha Fat Tea, which made it prettier (lol) and added a nice fruity bump to the light refreshing flavor.
THAT was delicious. 😍
It’s light and refreshing, already slightly sweetened, and WAY better than “iced tea” which has always had a bitter taste to it to me.
I can never get “unsweet tea” quite sweet enough – without ruining it. 😛
The FatSnax keto friendly matcha tea is good hot. I love the flavor, and add a little heavy cream & vanilla and it’s pretty heavenly to be honest. But drinking it iced with raspberries is what really tickled my tastebuds!
Matcha Frosting for Keto Treats
THIS is how I want to enjoy matcha tea! 🙂
You simply mix one packet of the FatSnax Fat Tea with 4 tablespoons (or 2 ounces) of cream cheese. I used Philadelphia 5 Simple Ingredients brand cream cheese, which is only half carb per ounce – making this “frosting” VERY low carb, and full of healthy fats. Including that all-important MCT for increasing your ketone levels!
Since I was going to put them on tart Lemony Lemon FatSnax Cookies, and the Fat Tea itself is not super sweet (just right!), I decided to add just HALF a TBSP (only a dab!) of sugar free vanilla syrup.
I used ChocZero Vanilla Syrup, but you could just add a little vanilla extract or any sugar free vanilla – if you want to sweeten it to taste.
It made for an AWESOME treat! 🙂
And the entire bowl of icing was only 2 net carbs – which was enough to ice four cookies, easily. Very liberally actually!
I wish you could taste that through your screen. 🙂
The brand new Lemony Lemon FatSnax Cookies have this amazing aroma the minute you open the package, and then a super light texture with the perfect lemon flavor.
They’re very soft, almost like a super moist shortbread. They don’t crumble all over or fall apart on you at all, and they’re not overly sweet – yet they’re packed with flavor.
I think “shortbread” is the closest description I can get to both the texture and flavor.
They aren’t overly sweet and they don’t have that bad aftertaste or weird tingling effect in your mouth like some other keto sweets.
It’s a very light snack full of healthy fats and GREAT flavor.
Refreshing is the word I keep coming back to. 😉
The new Lemony Lemon FatSnax Cookies are only 1 net carb each.
I love that!
They’re the perfect combination of tart & sweet. 🙂 🍋
They also offer a Variety Pack with all three flavors of their FatSnax Cookies: chocolate chip, lemony lemon and peanut butter.
I remember not really caring for the chocolate chip & peanut butter FatSnax cookies before. It wasn’t that I didn’t like them, I just didn’t LOVE them. They were good, but not something I just HAD to have.
I think that’s because I fell in love with their Ginger Turmeric flavor, which they no longer make. (Boo!) But to be honest, the new Lemony Lemon totally trumps even that one. 😉
Anyway, I was trying the chocolate chip & peanut butter cookies again recently and had to ask them if they changed the recipe?? Their answer: Nope, it’s the same!
I asked because all of a sudden they taste GREAT to me now.
In fact I shared this picture with you in my last food diary of the Chocolate Chip FatSnax cookies with almond butter, which was GREAT:
Color me impressed. I thought for sure they changed the recipe!
I love the quality of ingredients they use, I love the super soft light texture and perfectly sweetened flavor. And I especially love that they don’t have an icky aftertaste or weird tingling effect in your mouth.
Maybe THAT’s the reason I love them more now than I used to…
I’ve tried way too many products that were NOT as good, or left me wanting to brush my teeth four times to get the aftertaste out of my mouth. 😛 haha
These are GREAT. I can make a peanut butter & almond butter “cookie sandwich” and easily call it breakfast with my coffee, or have it as an afternoon snack, and still feel like I’m eating healthy – and high quality foods.
I love that. 🙂
This though, the Matcha Frosting idea… Brilliant!
I licked the bowl clean when I made it. 🙂
Which only took a few quick seconds, btw.
What I love most is that they are super compact, individually packaged single-serve packets. Now I have “MCT in my pocket!” on the go – without the mess. 🙂
That makes it super convenient to fuel my hikes by adding it to my bottled water or shaker bottle, pulling it out in a restaurant to add to my ice water, making a quick hot tea in a hotel room – you name it.
And you know how I always swipe the cream cheese off the condiment section of a hotel breakfast bar? 🙂 Now I can easily whip up something delicious to dip my berries & pecans in while traveling!
I still think the Fat Tea LOOKS gross, but I’m sold on the flavor…
It’s refreshing and delicious!
Especially in this late summer afternoon heat. 😉
Have you tried FatSnax Cookies or Fat Tea yet?
If you’ve tried any of the FatSnax products I would love to hear your thoughts, which flavors you liked best, and HOW you like to enjoy them!
If you haven’t, you can learn more about them here:
I can tell you firsthand the FatSnax team is AWESOME and fun. 🙂
I got to meet them in June at KetoCon (a Keto Conference). Here’s a photo of us goofing off together at their booth – which was a VERY popular spot thanks to those Lemony Lemon Keto Cookie samples!
I hope this post gave you some fresh ideas for different ways to try keto foods you thought you might not like, or at least to be more open-minded about how to get creative with them. 🙂
I still doubt I’ll drink the matcha tea hot, or that it will replace my coffee – but who knows! I really would LOVE to get away from my “fake creamer” and to a healthier alternative…
For now, I’m really enjoying the Fat Tea over ice in the late afternoon as a quick pick-me-up. Plus a good dose of MCT without the icky oily mess or feel!
I was totally wrong about not liking Matcha Tea. Or maybe it’s a good thing I tried this Fat Tea version first – because it’s VERY good.
Anyway, if you don’t like matcha tea (or haven’t tried it because you *think* you won’t) – I highly recommend you try it ICED. And definitely make frosting out of it too. You’ll be SOLD.
p.p.s. This breakfast… I could live on this combo for awhile! 🍋 😍
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