This recipe was inspired by an event I attended that was sponsored by Setria Glutathione. Opinions are my own. I was not compensated for my time. 

I probably don’t hide it very well, but I’m kind of a geek. Finding ways to apply nutrition science to everyday crazy-busy life is something I love to nerd out on. Last month, I attended an event sponsored by Setria Glutathione, where we went deep into research on “Master Antioxidant” glutathione and its role in supporing overall wellness. Today I’ve got a deliciously simple smoothie recipe that’s a great way to help you meet your needs.

So what is it? 

Glutathione is a tripeptide comprised of three amino acids (cysteineglutamic acid, and glycine) and is found abundantly in the body. It’s often called the Master Antioxidant because it’s been shown to help protect the body from oxidative stress and toxins and support the immune system. It’s also been shown to play a role in supporting skin health and athletic performance. While the body does produce glutathione on its own, levels can be affected by things like pollution, toxins, stress, and infections as well as poor diet and aging, so incorporating food sources and supplementing if needed can help maintain steady levels (research suggests aiming to consume about 100 t0 150 milligrams per day).

 

Food sources of glutathione

Glutathione is found in a lot of foods, but here are some of the most potent sources.

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  • Avocado
  • Asparagus
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Kale
  • Orange
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Walnuts

Frozen forms of some these foods have been shown to have comparable levels of glutathione. In general consuming fresh and frozen fruits and veggies has been associated with a higher intake.

This Strawberry, Asparagus & Goat Cheese Salad is a delicious way to get glutathione into your diet. For a sweet breakfast treat, try this Glutathione Superfood Smoothie:

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Glutathione Superfood Smoothie

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces water
  • 1 scoop protein powder of your choice (optional)
  • 1 handful baby spinach or 1 cup frozen spinach
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • Half a cup cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 of an avocado
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

Directions:

  • Blend ingredients until smooth

Pour into a glass and enjoy. If desired, garnish with chia seeds. Serve immediately.

 

What are your favorites of these glutathione-rich foods?

 

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This recipe was inspired by an event I attended that was sponsored by Setria Glutathione. Opinions are my own. I was not compensated for my time. 

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