Monday, February 8, 2016
THM, Me, and Greek Yogurt
So, going back in time a year ago I had this little list of new foods and products to try. One of the items on that list was Greek yogurt. I made my purchase and came home fully prepared to convince my taste buds to like it. I tried... Really, I did... and then, I gave that container to a friend that likes Greek yogurt. I tried it with sweetener and fruit. I tried it as a substitute for sour cream. I was just not feeling it. It had to go. I gave up.
I bought Oikos Triple Zero yogurts and those were hard for me to like. If I squirted a bit of whipping cream in them I could tolerate them but I was far from being in love. It was more of a back up plan item for me. I kept a few on hand for moments when I needed something on the go.
Time passed and I started to realize my taste buds were changing quite a bit. I slowly stopped adding the whipped cream to my Triple Zero. I still was not a super big fan of the Triple Zero but it was tolerable. Before long I decided I was ready to make my own version of Triple Zero that way I could get rid of the chalky taste and possibly tinker with the stevia because I have a minor allergy after eating them. By this time I had discovered that I like Truvia better than the other sweetener choices available. I began to make parfaits out of Plain Greek Yogurt, Smuckers Simply Fruit jam or Polaner's All Fruit jam, and fresh strawberries and blueberries, and a Truvia packet. I began to really like this and not only did it become one of my breakfast options it also became my dessert of choice especially when I added 1/3 of a diced up banana. Often I top it with unsweetened toasted oats that I make. As the blueberry and strawberry seasons ended I started dicing up 5 to 7 grapes in place of those and no longer adding the jams. My summer and fall yogurts are different than my spring season yogurts. The thing is... I like the Greek yogurt now. Honestly, I don't always need the sweetener anymore.
The point here is that it is a journey. My taste buds had to adjust and my body had to detox. If you try something that you don't like, give it a little while and try it , again.