Video in Preparation for my First Meal

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I have to admit that today was tough. I’m used to eating a lot more calories of solid food. I also love to consume bread and oatmeal on a daily basis, so it’s hard to change that habit. Somehow, even though I’m not a big coffee drinker, starting last night when I told myself that I would do this vegan/raw diet, I had such a craving for coffee with skim milk and sugar. It seems like when you try to make a change, even a small one, you become bombarded with delicious smells of mystery meat from the street carts or your friends posting on your facebook wall about tasty hot chocolates “you must try” all over the city! Why is it that whenever you give something up, you want everything, even things you don’t really have in your regular diet?

I prepped last night for some of my meals and I made a video of one of my preparations. My morning meal was an Apple Smoothie. Why is it called an apple smoothie? I think it’s because if they called it a kale smoothie, no one would want it, let alone even try it.

Post-production of the video was a blast! It’s been over a year since I touched iMovie. I was wondering if editing the video would be like riding a bike or learning a language. It was more of the former, after a brief stint with the help menu in iMovie 11 and google!

Returning back to the smoothie, let me just say that I’m not a fan of kale. It ruined a soup that was utterly delicious until I put that kale in about a year ago. Since then, I have had a disdain for the vegetable. However, in my earnest attempt to do what I set out to do, I thought I’d give kale another try. It’s still not my favorite and I couldn’t wait to wash that down with the second meal, the fruit smoothie. Ahhh, the heavenly fruit smoothie with it’s kiwi and pineapple and oranges (Don’t blend the rind, trust me) as opposed to the morning tastes of kale, apple and banana.

Fruit Salad SmoothieAfter I posted this, my brother informed me that when he makes the smoothies, he uses the entire apple, including the seeds and core. And, my parents informed me that I used entirely too much kale, which is why I may not have loved my first meal as much as I had hoped. But, give me credit, I swallowed it down! All three of them made sure to say that I wasted the kale stems and should reuse them for the next time. I don’t know how many times I can deal with more kale in my life, but it does prevent cancer!