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What are the health benefits of having liquid snacks, like smoothies?

Chris Powell
Fitness
The health benefits of having convenient liquid snacks, like smoothies, are being able to satisfy any taste craving, and the nutritional hit you get from combining whole ingredients. Watch fitness trainer Chris Powell explain why he loves smoothies. 
Smoothies, or "liquid snacks," can provide a great number of health benefits if thoughtfully created. When ice or frozen fruits and veggies are added, a smoothie can provide a cool, healthy treat on a hot summer day. Adding handfuls of leafy greens such as kale and spinach can provide loads of dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals without greatly affecting the taste. If your diet is lacking in protein, consider adding a chocolate or vanilla protein powder. And, because water, milk or juice must be added to get the right consistency, you are able to take in an additional source of fluid. 

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