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61 Clever Juice Pulp Recipes: The Ultimate Guide to Use Up Juice Pulp

You juice, you drink...and then you're left with a whole bunch of juice pulp.

You don't want to just throw it away - what a waste! But what are you supposed to do with the stuff?!

Wonder no more.​

If you've been tossing out your juice pulp and feeling guilty about it, we've got you covered.  

There are a gazillion ways (okay, just over 60) you can make use of this lovely pulp and let it fulfill its pulpy destiny. 

Check out all the clever ways you can show your leftovers some love and never wonder what to do with your juice pulp again!


DRINK IT UP

BLEND IT INTO SMOOTHIES

By far the easiest thing to do with your juice pulp is to add it to your smoothies for an extra fiber boost.

This is especially great if you're in the habit of drinking a fresh glass of juice for a whopping load of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and phytochemicals and then whipping up a smoothie for your fill of fiber, fats and proteins​.

FRUITY TEA

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Grab some DIY tea bags or a tea strainer, stuff 'em with some fruit (or herb) juice pulp, add in some spices like cinnamon and ginger, and soak in hot water for some instant tea!

Citrus pulp is super great for this :)​


have it for BREAKFAST

ADD FRUIT PULP TO OATMEAL

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What's more delicious than a bowl of creamy oatmeal in the morning?

One with fruity juice pulp in it!

​You get extra fiber, a boost in natural sweetness and the satisfaction of having found a super simple, delicious way use leftover juice pulp 🙂 

Top it off with a spoonful of yogurt and nuts for a super healthy breakfast!​

MIX IT INTO A SUPERFOOD BREAKFAST BOWL

Breakfast bowls are a delicious, hearty way to mix a whole lotta goodness into one little bowl - including leftover juice pulp!

Here's an easy recipe...

Blend...

  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup fruit pulp

Pour into a bowl and top with fruit, nuts, seeds, shredded coconut, raisins, and any other yummy goodness you want!

VEGGIE PULP OMELETTES

Why chop, shred and prep veggies for your omelette when you've got a batch of leftover juice pulp?

Just toss some into your eggs, stir and you've got yourself some no-prep veggie omelettes.

PUT IT IN (OR ON) YOUR PANCAKES

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An easy way to use your fruit pulp is to sprinkle it on of your pancakes and waffles. 

Another option? Mix it into the pancake mix!​


SAUCES, SPREADS, DIPS, DRESSINGS AND JAMS

MIX UP FRUIT SALAD DRESSING

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Having fruit salad for lunch? 

Well, get out your fruity juice pulp and mix it up with a little bit of raw honey, Greek yogurt, a splash of olive oil and a squirt of lemon juice. ​

Pour it over your freshly cut fruit. Delish.

APPLE JUICE PULP SAUCE

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Everyone juices apples, right?

Keep your apple pulp separately and you'll never pay for applesauce again. 

Even better? You can freeze all the apple pulp you create and use it as an applesauce substitute for every baking recipe that calls for it. 

CREATE FLAVORED CREAM CHEESE

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Why pay extra for strawberry or chives cream cheese when you can whip up your own?

Mix in veggie or fruit juice pulp into your cream cheese to create whatever flavor you want while sneaking in extra nutrition!

Check out this juice pulp whipped cream cheese recipe from Thank Your Body for delicious ways to do this!​

STIR IT INTO A SPREAD OR DIP

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It's not just cream cheese you can do this with...

Stir in juice pulp into sour cream as well as dips and spreads.

Juice pulp blends nicely into mayo, hummus, bean dip, and you can sneak in green juice pulp to add new life to spinach dip...the possibilities are endless!

MAKE A JUICE PULP MARMALADE

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Prefer sweet stuff on your bread?

How 'bout some carrot marmalade? Mother Earth News has a delicious carrot pulp marmalade anyone who juices a lot of carrots should check out (so, like all of us...)

MAKE GREEN JUICE PULP PESTO

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Made a bunch of green juice?

Add it to your pesto recipe. Kale, lettuce, spinach, cucumber - all the gentle greens go great in pesto!

Here's a great juice pulp pesto recipe!​

ADD IT INTO PASTA SAUCE

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Whenever you're making pasta, take out your frozen leftover juice pulp and stir some in. 

Parsley, carrot, onion, tomato, cilantro and even apple and green juice pulp adds yummy flavor and thickens the sauce to perfection. 

MIX UP A JUICE PULP BRUSCHETTA

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Mix your greens (as well as tomato, basil, cilantro, onion) veggie pulp with olive oil and garlic.

​Season with salt and pepper and parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

BULK UP YOUR SALAD DRESSING

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Still using the same old olive oil, honey, and lemon salad dressing?

​Add in juice pulp and take it up a notch!

...Or make the juice pulp the salad with this crazy yummy juice pulp salad recipe from Food Thinkers.​

STIR IT INTO SALSA

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You know what's great about salsa? I mean, other than the fact that it's salsa.

That you can add pretty much anything into it and it'll taste good. ​

Use your greens, tomato, pineapple, apple, pear, cilantro, basil, onion, mango, bell pepper juice pulp in your salsa 🙂

THICKEN GRAVY WITH JUICE PULP

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Get chunky, fiber-added gravy by mixing in some leftover veggie juice pulp!

Makes a great, natural thickener 😉


HAVE IT FOR A SNACK

LAYER IT INTO A PARFAIT

Parfaits are all about layering and you can easily sneak in a layer or two of juice pulp without anyone your kids even noticing. 

Layer yogurt, fruit pulp, fresh berries, and some crunchy granola for instant dessert! 

ROLL UP JUICE PULP SNACK BALLS

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Turns out juice pulp rolls up nicely into little dessert balls that you can grab whenever you need a little pick-me-up.

Try this fruity beet balls recipes from Raw Karma. ​

Or this juice pulp cake balls recipe from Dr Cecilia

​Or this juice pulp carrot cake ball recipe from One Green Planet. Or better yet - try them all!

MAKE YOUR OWN GRANOLA BARS

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Stop forking over good money for sweetener- and preservative-laden granola bars and make your own!

Here's an easy, delicious recipe from Charmed Moon you'll want to try out!

BAKE IT INTO PULP CRACKERS

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Got a dehydrator? Put it to good use to make some yummy juice pulp crackers - Carrie On Living has great, easy-to-follow instructions!

Don't have a dehydrator? 

Just use your oven - turn it to 130F to 150F and bake your juice pulp sheets overnight (around 12 hours). It's ready to take out when it's dry and crispy!


MIX IT INTO MEALS

BREW VEGGIE BROTH

juice pulp vegetable broth

Veggie broth is easy to make, easy to store and easy to consume 🙂

Make a veggie broth with your leftover veggie juice pulp by boiling pulp with salt, herbs like garlic and bay leaves​ and spices. 

Simmer for at least half an hour, strain and use​ it whenever you want to make some soup...

STIR IT INTO STUFFING

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Thanksgiving time and got a bunch of leftover juice pulp?

Add it to your stuffing!​

Carrot, greens, herbs, onion, beets - pretty much any veggie pulp works, especially in cornbread stuffing 😉

MAKE DINNER PANCAKES

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Who says pancakes are exclusively for breakfast?

If you've got a lot of veggie juice pulp and not much else in your fridge - try this vegetable pancake recipe from RealSimple, just substitute "fresh veggies" for "juice pulp."

STIR IT INTO CHILI

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Mixing veggie juice pulp into your chili is a clever way to thicken the sauce while adding in less meat. 

The strong taste of chili is intense enough to disguise pretty much any and all juice pulp so this is great way to ​sneak extra roughage into your meals!

SPREAD IT AS A PIZZA TOPPING

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Making your own pizza?

After you spread the tomato sauce, sprinkle in a little juice pulp before adding the toppings. 

This one is an awesome way to use juice pulp because pretty much anything goes - greens, herbs, carrots, beets, apples, pineapple, pear. So good. ​

ROLL OUT A JUICE PULP PIZZA CRUST

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Why settle for merely spreading some juice pulp on your pizza when you can create a whole pizza crust with it?

Find the clever recipe and instructions at Get Rawcous!

MAKE VEGGIE BURGERS

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Here's an easy recipe for veggie burgers that are full of protein and vegan goodness.

You get to use up a lot of your veggie juice pulp and get a yummy lunch or dinner out of it :)​

GREEN UP YOUR GUACAMOLE

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Green juice pulp makes a brilliant addition to a guacamole recipe. 

Add in a handful, stir it in nicely and voila - juice pulp used and a bunch of great fiber added :)​

STUFF IT INTO PEPPERS

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Stuffed peppers are yummy to begin with but they're even better when you add in some leftover juice pulp!

Here's a great recipe for juice pulp stuffed peppers!

GREEN JUICE PULP TABBOULEH

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So easy, so healthy, and such a smart way to use up loads of leftover green juice pulp! 

Fitbottomed Eats has an easy-to-follow recipe for whipping up your own juice pulp tabbouleh!

MAKE JUICE PULP MEATBALLS

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Thanksgiving time and got a bunch of leftover juice pulp?

Add it to your stuffing!​

Carrot, greens, herbs, onion, beets - pretty much any veggie pulp works, especially in cornbread stuffing 😉

RAW JUICE PULP FALAFEL

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They're healthy. They're raw. And they're delicious. 

Get the recipe and instructions at Raw Food Recipes!​

Btw, this recipe tastes good with any kind of veggie pulp so use what you have!​

WHIP UP JUICE PULP MASHED POTATOES

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This is one of my favorite things to do with leftover beet juice pulp - add it into mashed potatoes!

Onion, garlic, turnip, parsnip, kohlrabi, carrot pulp work well in this too!

STIR UP JUICE PULP STIR FRY

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So simple, so smart - check out how Hungry Hungry Hippie whips up a quick and easy stir fry using veggie juice pulp!

FRY UP JUICE PULP FRITTERS

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Delicious and easy, this recipe for juice pulp fritters is a must-try. 

If you've got the pulp - you've pretty much got everything you need to make yummy fritters.​

SNEAK IT INTO A LASAGNA LAYER

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Sneak your veggie juice pulp into the lasagna red sauce.

It thickens, it adds extra "roughage" and your family won't even notice it's there!

MASH IT INTO JUICE PULP NUGGETS

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Raw, vegan "chicken" nuggets made from juice pulp...

Sound good​? Found out how to make 'em at Bloom for Life!

BAKE BREAD

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Love sandwiches but feel a bit icky about eating too much bread?

Bake your own juice pulp bread 🙂

Here's a delicious zucchini bread recipe you'll want to try out and a ​veggie pulp sandwich bread recipe that can go both savory and sweet!

MAKE JUICE PULP MEATBALLS

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Trying to cut down on the meat?

Use juice pulp to "bulk up" your meatball recipes so you can use less meat. The pulp adds moisture, flavor and fiber 🙂

Vegetarian? Try this no-meat all-juice pulp meatball recipe from Reboot With Joe!​

MIX IT INTO MAC AND CHEESE

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Mac and cheese is quick, convenient and yummy...but it's not exactly bursting with nutrients. 

So add some juice pulp into it! 

Here's how Plan to Eat does it.

JUICE PULP QUICHE

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This is a great way to use up all your veggie juice pulp in one quick go - and have plenty of quiche to eat 🙂

Try this yummy recipe and simply substitute all the veggies they call for with veggie juicer pulp. 

The best part? No vegetable prep 😉

RAW TACOS WITH JUICE PULP

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This girl is brilliant and so is this recipe for raw tacos using beet pulp. 

The recipe is for beet pulp, but any pulp (or anything) would taste great with that delish salsa!

MAKE SOUP

You know what they say: When life gives you pulp, make soup.

Here are a few delish ideas!

Juice Pulp Soup Add-On

Don't feel like making soup? Simply stir some juice pulp into a can of soup.

Try it with chicken noodle, minestrone, lentil soup, Italian wedding, etc. - the pulp adds flavor and blends in nicely.

Green Soup and Ham

juice pulp soup recipe

Super easy, super delicious. 

Simply take your leftover veggie juice pulp and brew it up with some chicken broth. Add in herbs and spices and let it simmer for around 20 minutes.  

Feel free to add in chicken chunks, ham, more veggies, croutons, etc.

Creamy Beet Soup

beet juice pulp soup recipe

Who doesn't have tons of beet pulp?

Save that stuff and make this creamy soup!

Mix beet juice pulp with chicken stock, olive oil, a tiny dollop of sour cream, and season with salt and pepper and a squirt of lemon juice. 

Yum. ​

Hearty Green Soup

Got leftover green juice pulp? Transform it into a hearty green soup by boiling about a 2 cups of juice pulp with 1.5 cups of vegetable broth. 

Add in olive oil, salt and pepper, garlic and chives​. Simmer for around 20 minutes and serve. 


DELICIOUS DESSERT

FREEZE IT INTO PULPSICLES

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If you juice a lot of soft fruits, you already know that they tend to leave a wetter, juicier pulp - so save these and freeze them into ready-to-eat pulpsicles!

Just mix your fruit juice pulp with a little water and around 1/4 to 1/2 cup of fruit juice and then pour them into popsicle molds for preservative-, flavoring-, and processed sugar-free treats!

BLEND UP SOME JUICE PULP ICE CREAM

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Here's an easy, healthy recipe for instant ice cream:

Take 2 frozen bananas and blend with around half a cup of leftover fruit juice pulp (mango and berry juice pulp is perfect for this). 

And voila - you just made yourself some "leftover love" ice cream!

MAKE MUFFINS

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Muffins are such a yummy feel-good food...and they'll feel even better when you get to use up your juice pulp while making them! Hint: Moistness galore.

Here's a delicious juice pulp mini muffin recipe from PicklesnHoney

And another scrumptious pineapple carrot muffin recipe from Running to the Kitchen!

...AND JUICE PULP CAKE

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Carrot juice pulp...cake?

Yes, please!

Especially when it comes with maple-orange cream cheese frosting...get the recipe and instructions at Always Order Dessert!​

CAN'T FORGET COOKIES

oatmeal juice pulp

Craving cookies? 

Mix up a batch of 'em with your leftover juice pulp!

Here's a damn delicious vegan carrot cookie recipe from Rebel Grrl Kitchen...​

...And another brilliantly yummy persimmon pulp cookie recipe from ForkandBeans!


GOT A DEHYDRATOR?

CREATE YOUR OWN SUPERFOOD POWDER

juicing for pets

Superfood powders are a convenient way to sneak in extra nutrition when you're in a rush or traveling - but they can be pretty expensive. 

So why not make your own? Simply dry your juice pulp (green juice leftovers are great for this), add in some superfoods if you want (bee pollen, maca, camu camu, wheatgerm)...

And you got yourself some superfood powder - without even having to pay for it :)​

MAKE HEALTHY "BREAD" CRUMBS

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Bread crumbs are yummy...but not so good for you. 

Solution? Make your own healthy, juice pulp "bread" crumbs!​

Use your dehydrator to dry out your juice pulp for all-natural "bread" crumbs you can use to dust your foods with, sprinkle atop soups, and whatever else you want them for!​

DIY JUICE PULP FRUIT ROLL UPS

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Fruit roll ups were hands down my favorite snack as a kid. Yours too?

Well, make a batch of healthy fruit roll ups with your leftover fruit juice pulp!​

Here's a great recipe from Love Love Thing!

Don't have a dehydrator? Follow the instructions at Georgia Pellegrini to make fruit leathers in the oven!


For ALL YOUR BEAUTY NEEDS

JUICE PULP FACE & BODY EXFOLIANT

juice pulp recipe for face mask

Scrubs and exfoliants are about the easiest beauty products to make at home. 

You just need juice pulp, honey, olive or coconut oil and some sugar. ​

Wondering which fruits, veggies and herbs are best for this? Get a roundup of the skin benefits of various pulps here!

JUICE PULP FACE MASK

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Fruits, veggies and herbs aren't just good to eat - they're wonderful for your skin. 

Whip up your own juice pulp face masks by mixing pulp with honey or yogurt - these help hold everything together and come with skin-benefits of their own 🙂


for Your Pets

ADD IT INTO PET FOOD

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If you've got pets at home - juice pulp is a great way to add nutrition and roughage to their diets.

Rabbits, cats and especially dogs can benefit from both juice and the leftover pulp - just make sure you know which fruits and veggies you can and cannot give to your pets (it's different for cats and dogs)!

FEED IT TO YOUR CHICKENS

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Got free range chickens?

Feed 'em your juice pulp! Just make sure you don't give them anything too intense - citrus or ginger pulp. 

Everything else - greens, carrots, apples, beets - is great!​


for Your home

COMPOST IT

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​Got a composter at home?

If you're growing your own greens for juicing, simply composting your leftover pulp is a smart way to nourish your future juice ingredients!

JUICE PULP SOAP

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Juice pulp soap sounds strange but it's an economical way to use up huge batches of juice pulp and make natural soap at the same time. 

Get the recipe from About.com!

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