Tropical Tommy • March Smoothie

I am so ready for the tropics, I am dreaming about it. Get yourself and the little yogis in your life into the spirit with some tropical animal poses and recharge post yoga routine with another healthy and delicious creation exclusively for Yogaga by Sandra of Fueled by Raw.

by Sandra Lawrence of Fueled by Raw. All rights reserved.


Smoothies are a great way to ensure that your kids are getting essential vitamins and minerals they need. Smoothies are also a great way to incorporate beneficial plant based superfoods into you and your families life style. Since fruits and vegetables come in a rainbow of colours there are so many different,  delicious, pretty and fun smoothies you can make.


By March we all want to desperately get away from the miserable winter weather. All we can think about is getting away to a sunny destination with sanding beaches, turquoise waters and tropical trees. If you and your family can’t get away to a sunny destination, Get ready, Fueled By Raw is going to bring the sunny destination to you with this tasty tropical smoothie. You and your kids are going to love this tasting tropical treat, that is 100% all natural. The powerful pineapple is high in manganese, a mineral that is critical to development of strong bones and connective tissue. It is also considered to be an effective antiinflammatory for joint pain. Coconut water and oil have so many benefits, to many to list. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of coconut water and coconut oil. You can check out the articles I wrote for One Green Planet:

10 Amazing Benefits of Coconut Oil
Why is Coconut Water better then Sports Drinks?

This is your all natural Pina Colada to take you to the tropics!!!

Tropical Tommy is plant powered, vegan, dairy free, nut free, gluten free, egg free and soy free.

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TROPICAL TOMMY • what and how

The Smoothie

  • 1 Thai Young Cocount, white on the outside
  • 1 Cup Coconut Water from Young Thai Coconut
  • Coconut Meat from Thai Coconut
  • 2 Slices Fresh Pineapple, cubed
  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • SUPERFOOD: 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil

The Coconut

  • Cool Pair Of Sunglasses for Eyes
  • 2 Flexible Straws for Ears
  • Tropical Lei
  • Sand

The Directions

1. Using heavy knife, cut opening in top of Thai Coconut

2. Pour and strain cocount water into bowl

3. Scoop coconut meat out of cocount with spoon

4. Add coconut water, coconut meat, pineapple and coconut oil to blender

5. Add in frozen banana

6. Blend until creamy smooth

7. Pour back into Thai Cocount

8. Decorate with glasses and straws

9. Create your little one their own tropical island with lei and sand!!!

FBR Tips

1. Use only a Thai Young Coconuts (If it is your first time using a Thai Coconut and you need some help on how to open it. Have a look at this step by step guide on How To Open A Young Thai Coconut)


Yogaga Kid Approved Smoothies
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Sandra loves living the west coast lifestyle in beautiful Vancouver, BC.  She is a former triathlete that healed her body through an integrated approach to wellness.  She is a graduate of the Plant Based Nutrition course through E-Cornell and a Certified Raw Food Teacher.  Through her experience and education she believes that a plant based and raw vegan lifestyle is the best way to heal your body, keep it healthy while being kinder to the planet we live on.  She know wants to pay it forward by educating, inspiring and motivating people to live their happiest and healthiest life.  You can check out her website at Fueled By Raw.