Smoothies are just plain fun, aren’t they? Fun to make and fun to eat drink. They’re great for breakfast on-the-go, pre- or post-workout boosts or as a satisfying snack. They are vibrant, cool and creamy. And they are as simple to prepare as this matcha kale power smoothie.

While not all smoothies are created equally, it is important to try to pack as much of a nutritious punch as possible when considering what to throw into the blender. Think ‘green’ for the main ingredient: as in a leafy green like spinach or kale or rainbow veggies like beets or carrots.

To offset the potential bitterness or heaviness of the vegetable, add some fruit for natural sweetness or consider adding ginger root for zing. Or both!

Additions of protein powder or super foods like hemp hearts, chia seeds and matcha green tea powder offer extra power and energy boosts.

And to sweeten the deal, consider adding honey or maple or agave syrups to your smoothie, as opposed to artificial or refined sugars.

If you’re still in doubt about whether or not smoothies are for you, check out this super fun video for the Matcha Kale Power Smoothie,then scroll down for the full recipe and give it a try, or add your own variation!