This is an healthy, easy, and delicious recipe from my Simple Recipes for Joy cookbook. All you need is a blender! View my video below, recorded in our Wild Woodstock kitchen, for extra inspiration.


  • 2-1/2 cups mixed lettuce greens, tightly packed
  • 4 cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 apple, cored
  • 1 tsp. spirulina powder
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 to 2 cups water

Place all the ingredients except the water in the bowl of a food processor or in a heavy-duty blender jar. Add enough water to blend, and then adjust to yield a smooth and creamy consistency. Pour into a glass.


Sharon Gannon is a 21st-century Renaissance woman, an animal rights and vegan activist and a world-renowned yogini, perhaps best known as the founder, along with David Life, of the Jivamukti Yoga Method. She is also an accomplished writer, dancer, painter, musician and chef. Sharon has devoted many years exploring the role of diet in promoting physical, emotional and mental well-being as well as spiritual development. She lives in a 125-acre wild forest sanctuary in Woodstock, NY.

A student of Brahmananda Sarasvati, Swami Nirmalananda, K. Pattabhi Jois, and Shyam das, she is a pioneer in teaching yoga as spiritual activism and is credited for making yoga cool and hip—relating ancient teachings of yoga to the modern world. Sharon's book Yoga and Vegetarianism has been called the "seminal" work on the subject, exploring the relationship of veganism to the teachings of yoga.

Sharon is a musician and is a featured vocalist on many CDs including Sharanam, which is her 2010 solo album, produced by Frenz Kallos. She has produced numerous yoga-related DVDs and is the author of several books, including Jivamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberating Body & SoulThe Art of Yoga, Cats and Dogs are People Too!, and Yoga Assists. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Toward 2012, Arcana V: Music, Magic and Mysticism, What comes after Money, Semiotexte, Yoga Journal, Mantra, and Origin. She writes a monthly essay called the Focus of the Month.