Juicing is wonderful for your health. It’s one of the best ways to add a huge boost of vitamins and nutrients to your diet with very little effort. That being said, juicing can also seem a bit wasteful – especially if you’re an avid juicer.
After drinking a glass of freshly made juice, you notice all of the pulp that is left behind. If you don’t add this pulp to your juices, then you probably just throw it out (unless you’re juicing for pets!).
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Although you might’ve read that there is little-to-no-value in juice pulp that comes out of a cold-pressed juicer, I have to disagree. The leftover juicer pulp can be used as a healthy substitute for a variety of foods we regularly eat.
Curious to know more? Here are 7 easy juice pulp recipes that will take your pulp to the next level.
JUICE PULP RECIPES #1. FRUIT LEATHER
Fruit leather is a wonderful use for your juicer pulp.
It’s super easy to make, tastes great, and is fun for both you and your kids to eat.
Plus, buying all natural fruit leathers at the store can get really expensive really quickly.
Instead of spending beaucoup bucks at the grocery store, try simply spreading your juicer pulp out evenly on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with any type of spices if you wish, then bake at 150 degrees Fahrenheit for 3-4 hours, or until the fruit leather is completely dried and pliable. Cut the finished product into strips and enjoy!
JUICE PULP RECIPES #2. CRACKERS
If you’ve juiced both veggies and fruits together, then your juicer pulp may be a little dry and tasteless.
This type of pulp is absolutely perfect, especially if you’re trying to eliminate white flour from your diet. You can easily substitute this type of juice pulp to make crackers.
The final product will be grain free, low calorie and full of nutrients. Simply follow this recipe:
- 3 cups Pulp
- 1/2 cup Flax Meal
- 1/2 cup Almond Flour
- 1 cup Water
Go ahead and stir all of the ingredients together then spread the mixture evenly on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes. Cut the crackers apart and enjoy!
JUICE PULP RECIPES #3. CARROT SOUP
This carrot soup recipe is perfect for the copious amounts of carrot pulp that every avid juicer seems to produce.
Simply mix your carrot juice pulp with a few common ingredients and you can make delicious and nutritious carrot soup. Its perfect cold during summer months or hot during the chilly winter months.
Here’s the recipe:
- 5 cups Carrot Pulp
- 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon Ground Coriander
- 3 cups Water
Blend all of the ingredients together and bring the soup to a boil over medium heat. Reduce to a simmer then serve.
JUICE PULP RECIPES #4. SMOOTHIES
The simplest way to use your juicing pulp is to blend it into smoothies for extra fiber and nutrients.
Add 1/2 cup of your leftover pulp to any of your favorite smoothies to add extra fiber, texture, nutrients and antioxidants. For an added boost of nutrients, utilize veggie pulp in fruit smoothies so that you and your family can get a myriad of nutrients in your drinks.
JUICE PULP RECIPES #5. ZUCCHINI MUFFINS
Muffins are a wonderful way to reuse your pulp.
Juicer pulp will add moisture and texture to muffins while also giving them an extra boost of nutrition.
Try out this recipe for zucchini muffins and you won’t be disappointed.
- 2 cups Flour
- 1/2 cup Applesauce
- 1/4 cup Wheat Bran
- 1/4 cup Flax Meal
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 2 tablespoon Raw Honey or Maple Syrup
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Medium Zucchini, shredded
- 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 1/2 cup Vegetable Juice Pulp
To make this wonderful recipe, mix all of the dry ingredients in one bowl and all of the wet ingredients in another bowl. Combine the wet and dry ingredients slowly until they are all incorporated then pour the batter into muffin tins. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
JUICE PULP RECIPES #6. VEGGIE BROTH
Vegetable broth is super versatile. It can be used in soups, rices, casseroles and even noodle dishes.
Since it is so versatile, many people buy broth in bulk at their grocery stores. However, super market broths are often laden with sodium and could contain oils and other unsavory ingredients.
Fortunately, vegetable broth is super easy to make and if you have extra veggie pulp then you already have one of the ingredients for the broth.
- 2 cups Vegetable Pulp
- 8 cups Water
- 2 cloves Garlic, minced
- 1 stalk Celery, chopped
- 2 teaspoon Pepper
- 2 teaspoon Salt
Bring all of the ingredients to a boil, then cover and simmer for 2 hours. Strain the broth through a colander, then store in air tight containers in your refrigerator or freezer.
JUICE PULP RECIPES #7. VEGGIE MEATBALLS
Meatballs are usually a fan favorite among many people. However, they are super greasy, and not very nutritious.
The next time you make spaghetti, why not try these veggie meatballs instead?
They are full of nutrients, fiber and taste great!
Here’s how to make them…
- 1/2 Red Pepper, diced
- 1 Zucchini, shredded
- 2 cloves Garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon Parsley
- 3/4 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
- 2 cups Veggie Pulp
Sauté the veggies over medium heat until they are soft. Next, mix the veggie pulp with the sautéed vegetables and the remaining ingredients and form the dough into balls. Bake the veggie balls for 15 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Next time you find yourself with more leftover juice pulp than you know what to do with – give the above juice pulp recipes a try 🙂
’Though juicer pulp is delicious – eating it is not the only way to use it! Want more ways to use leftover juice pulp?