I Used To Hate, But Now I Love…

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on May 18, 2010

Good morning!

I got up this morning around 5:45 because I have a few big orders to get out by noon today. I started my morning with an energizing fresh lemon juice. It is simply a juiced lemon and water. I have had this drink several times now and I think my taste buds are already adapting to the sour taste. Funny how that works! This ‘taste-bud adaptation’ has happened to me with other foods too!


I worked for a couple hours and I was strangely not very hungry this morning. When my hunger decided to show itself, I composed my Banana Soft Serve Vegan Overnight Oats!

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Recipe is found here. I had it with a hidden layer of cacao nibs in the middle and then I sprinkled the top with a few chocolate covered raisins.


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It occurred to me that this Thursday Eric and I are donating blood. I am going to amp up my green monsters over the next couple days! I’ll probably have a big one for an afternoon snack today.


  • Last week I meant to mention that the Read page is now up-to-date based on the emails you sent me! I think I have over 300-400 blogs on there now! I can’t promise when I will be updating it again because it was hugely time consuming and I spent many hours on it. Should I be placing another call for blogs, I will post about it on OSG!
  • Eric’s Kick-the Pop habit update: STILL POP FREE! He told me he almost cracked yesterday because a coworker almost ‘slipped’ him one when they were working and he was super thirsty. He said he almost just opened the can and gulped it down without even thinking about what it was. But he caught himself just in time. GO ERIC (and all of you who are doing the same!!!). He now drinks juice when he wants something sweet and he is drinking more tea lately too.
  • Don’t forget Thursday is the last day you can send in your Shop 4 A Cause 2 submissions! I am still looking for A LOT more so please take a look and see if there are any books, fitness gadgets, clothing, services, etc you can part with for a great cause! Thank you!


Today’s question- Have you ever experienced ‘taste-bud adaptation’ with certain foods? Foods/drinks that you used to hate but grew to love over time? or used to love but now hate?

A few that stand out for me:

I used to hate, but now I love…

  • Tea without sweetener– I used to be the queen of putting artificial sweetener in my tea from green tea to black tea and any herbal tea in between. Now I love tea without sweetener and I find that my taste buds actually appreciate the taste of the tea more now.
  • Beets– over time my taste buds got used to them
  • Non-sweet Green Monster’s – I have cut down the amount of fruit I need to put in the GM to enjoy the taste.
  • Lemon water – my taste buds adapted to the sour taste
  • All veggie juices
  • Tomato paste
  • Hummus 
  • Guacamole/avocados

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Allison @ Food For Healing May 18, 2010 at 7:00 pm

I can’t really think of things i used to hate.
I was always kind of weird. When I played soft ball i would always squeeze an orange into my water because i figured it would be more hyrating. So lemon water to be is delicious.

I guess i hated brown bread, but would NEVER buy white again.


Jennifer May 18, 2010 at 7:20 pm

My entire diet.
I was diagnosed with celiac disease 3 years ago and was forced to eat gluten free. A lot of gluten free stuff tastes… different, but I don’t notice it anymore.
Also, when I was forced to pay attention to every single bite that went into my mouth, I realized how much junk I was eating. It’s amazing what we stuff into our faces without thinking twice!


Triathlonbabe May 18, 2010 at 7:28 pm

My lemon water doesn’t look frothy like that but it still tastes good. Maybe it’s because I use the juice that is already made instead of fresh squeezed…not sure.

I used to hate, but now I love…
oysters (raw)
sushi (I always thought I wouldn’t like it until I tried it…YUM!)
unsweetened tea
dark chocolate

I used to love but not don’t really like…


Jolene ([email protected]) May 18, 2010 at 9:17 pm

I used to hate oatmeal SO much, but now I love it!!!!


Kerry May 18, 2010 at 11:47 pm

Believe it or not I used to hate Watermelon!! Now I love it, it reminds me of summer.
I also used to hate avocado… now I eat it on everything and anything ;)
Oatmeal is another one…but thanks to Overnight Oats I can’t go a few days without it!


Megan @ Sweet On May 19, 2010 at 3:03 am

I used to hate but now I love…

1) Avocados — before I went vegan I wouldn’t even LOOK at one, now I eat them with a spoon right out of the peel!
2) Olives. Esp. garlic marinated, but plain too. What was I missing all those years??

…still working on beets :-/ but I hope they’re next! Beets are big in Germany.


Cassie May 19, 2010 at 6:38 am

There’s so many for me! I found that very recently (as in this year) i’m liking almost all the things I used to hate!
-Haddock (I still turn my nose up at “fishier” fish, though! ;) )
-Avocados/Guacamole (Used to almost make me gag..now I crave them!)
-Raw tomatoes


Susan May 19, 2010 at 10:32 am

Woo for Eric! That’s awesome!

I used to hate mushrooms, mustard and pickles, now I can’t get enough. I put all three on everything, and my pickle obsession is borderline unhealthy ;) Just making up for lost time!


Sara May 20, 2010 at 11:11 am

Quick question…what are cacao nibs and where can I find them? I went to Whole Foods yesterday after reading this and could only find chocolate covered nibs or nibs mixed with nuts and coffee. Please help! Thanks. Oh, and thanks for the amazing choco-covered raisin idea…I simply melted some vegan semi-sweet chips and stirred in raisins. Yum!


Kelsie October 28, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Tempeh, black coffee, unsweetened tea, plain salad/veggies, wine, whole wheat pasta, and brown rice have all grown on me! I hated tempeh for years until I accidentally had it at an amazing restaurant in Eugene, OR (Cornbread Cafe), and I have been hooked ever since! I am only 20 (almost 21!), so maybe a few of these taste changes have come with age, but I know plenty of full grown adults that still can’t eat salad without it being drenched in ranch and can’t drink tea or coffee without massive loads of sugar.


Radhika Sarohia November 28, 2012 at 2:09 am

Previously did not particularly care for beets, mushrooms, asparagus, cabbage or brussel sprouts. But now there are so many terrific vegan recipes online containing them that I’ve changed my mind:D


Radhika Sarohia November 28, 2012 at 2:10 am

(Not all at once, obviously haha. Different recipes for each.)


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