SCBWI Canada East Blog

February 26, 2013

8:12 PM 8

It's been awhile since I last posted here, so I thought I'd throw up a couple recipe card illustrations I've been working on - I'm a smoothie-a-holic and I thought it would be a fun project. These are some for the last week. Feel free to print for personal use. Kid tested!

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  1. Julie, that is probably THE most unique thing I have ever seen!!! I love the whole post stamped postcard thing and then the art is super!
    I am a smoothie junkie too (how else can one get whey protein, sea veg powder, maca etc into one without gagging:)
    I'm going to try the "blues brothers" one soon!

  2. Christine, aren't you sweet. Yes, I often throw in my vitamins and supplements, too. Right now I'm trying out spirulina (a highly nutritious algae) - I throw in a few tablets per pitcher-full, along with some vitamin D and Cal-Mag. I haven't tried maca yet, but I've heard it's great.

  3. Julie, I hear Maca is great for hormone balance and energy (and other stuff..... any suggestions for memory improvement additions to my smoothy:)
    Julie, these are the coolest recipe cards ever. Have you thought to send some to one of the health magazines? "Alive" in Canada or "Eating Well" in the US? They might want to feature you, your unique healthy smoothy recipe cards:)

  4. The thing about smoothies is, your only limited by imagination. I've thrown in sprouted chia seeds, Hemp hearts (love texture, chew in the smoothy) kale and cucumber (baby kale from my garden, larger kale is too bitter for my taste) etc, etc. Look around, if it can be blended and it's better for you raw then cooked, throw the stuff in:)

  5. Those are some great suggestions! Should I submit via email with links to my blog posts? How would you go about it?

    Hemp hearts are yummy - I find they add a bit of nutty flavour. Kale from your garden!? It's a winter vegetable then? Even Canadian winters?

    I'm always on the lookout for interesting things to throw in our smoothies. :)

  6. haha, no, kale in the Spring to late Fall (frozen baby kale after that:)
    I have seen it still growing under snow though!

    I think I'd mail them a few printed samples of the postcards, along with a letter of introduction, and inviting them to see more of your healthy smoothie recipe postcards on your blog.

  7. Good idea, thanks. I'm going to work on a few more cards, then print some out for mailouts. I did find info on how to submit to Alive (just via email with a query letter and links) so I did that last night.
    I may send them a physical postcard to follow up on that. Thanks for the advice!

    Today, I'm working on a Rhubarb Lemon Cayenne recipe. :)

  8. Rhubarb Lemon Cayenne