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I have always loved juicing, but I have never done it consistently until recently.

Juicing can be such an easy, healthy addition to your lifestyle! Fruits and vegetables processed through a juicer provide energy and nutrients that are streamlined to your body in a very easy-to-assimilate form.

Are you new to juicing and interested in more information? I’ve gathered these articles for you:

>>>Health Benefits of Juicing

>>>The Right (and Wrong) Way to Juice

>>>To Juice or Not to Juice? The Ifs, Whens, and Whys of juicing

Also,

>>>Where to find a juicer

The GAPS diet, which we are working through right now, calls for fresh carrot juice starting in Stage 4 and adding other fruits and vegetables later on as tolerated. We’ve touched on Stage 4 in the past few days.

Since we’ve ventured into stage 4, I was quickly reminded of a little something that likes to tag along with fresh juice: leftover juice pulp! It’s not long before you’re inundated with this pulp, and you’re left wondering, “What should I do with this stuff?”

Well, if you’re anything like me, you love using everything that comes through your kitchen, and hate wasting anything valuable. Perish the thought of that leftover juice pulp going to waste! There are tons of things you can do with it. And in my kitchen, I work by the motto “Waste not, want not.” These 20 uses for leftover juice pulp will not leave you wanting.

20 Creative Uses for Leftover Juice Pulp

  1. Compost It – Probably the easiest way to use up leftover juice pulp is to toss in into your compost heap or compost bin.
  2. Worm It – Along the same lines, you can feed your leftover pulp to the worms in your garden.
  3. Broth It – If you’re in the habit of making your own bone broth, simply toss the vegetable pulp in with the broth. It will take a little extra straining when you’re finished, but it’s a great way to keep from having to toss it.
  4. Broth It, Veggie Style – Similarly, you can make homemade vegetable broth. Add your pulp to several quarts of filtered water, add salt and desired seasonings. Simmer for at least 30 minutes and strain.
  5. Sprinkle it on top of your pet’s dinner for a healthy treat. Please be aware, certain foods are toxic to certain pets, so make sure it’s safe for your furry friend first!
  6. Egg It – add a little to scrambled eggs or quiche.
  7. Cracker It – mix with enough water to make a sort of workable “dough”. Spread onto dehydrator sheets and dehydrate for 6 hours or until done.
  8. Smoothie It – Add it to smoothies for extra fiber. (Learn more about healthy smoothie add-ins)
  9. Make Carrot Halwa – a traditional Indian dessert.
  10. Gravy It – add to gravy to help thicken. (Might help to blend with an immersion blender before serving.)
  11. Leather It – use it to make homemade fruit roll-ups – just add a little water.
  12. Powder It – dehydrate it (here’s the dehydrator I use and love) and then blend to a powder to add to meals, similar to my Green Veggie Powder.
  13. Bake it – for a little extra fiber, sneak it into cakes, pancakes, quick breads, cookies, muffins, you get the idea! Here’s a recipe for Apple Carrot Pulp Muffins you could try.
  14. Soup It – add to soups to instantly thicken.
  15. Breakfast It – add fruit pulp into breakfast cereal or hot cereal.
  16. Ball It – Mix with honey and roll into balls. Dehydrate or put in oven on lowest temperature setting for healthy snacks.
  17. Meatball It – Leftover veggie pulp is perfect for adding to homemade meatballs or burgers!
  18. Spread It – add to your favorite dressings, such as this Creamy Dill Dressing. Or dips and spreads such as hummus and bean dip.
  19. Freeze It – simply save it in a container in the freezer for when you need it.
  20. Pop It – Freeze fruit pulp into popsicle molds for a cold treat.

What are your favorite leftover juice pulp uses? Let me and the other readers know in the comments section. 🙂

And for those days when I am not able to juice, this is my favorite go-to for energy and detox.

Peace, love, and – yes – pulp,

Dandy

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101 Ways to Use Juicer Pulp (Okay, Actually Just Ten)

I so enjoy the fresh juice that my juicer turns out day after day. But there is this other thing that it churns out that has perplexed me from day one.

Juicer pulp.

I mean really, what am I supposed to do with this? My first thought was to compost it, or feed it to the chickens. But seeing as we have neither compost heap nor chickens, I had to come up with something else. I’ve spent several weeks now coming up with solutions, and I’m here to save you the trouble of coming up with them yourself (you’re so welcome!).

For the non-juicing crowd, let me define some terms. When you juice something–fruits, veggies, whatever–your juicer separates the juice from the fiber. The juice goes into one bowl and the fiber, the juice pulp, goes into another. Some, maybe most, people who juice just throw away this pulp, and there’s nothing really wrong with doing that. After all, most of the nutrients have been extracted and consumed in the juice. But there are some nutrients left in the pulp, and practically all of the fiber, and so I maintain that there is some use in consuming it–or at least in feeding it to your children.

Here, my top uses for the daily bowl of veggie pulp. Not all of them are GAPS-friendly, so it’s helpful to have someone else in the house who is not on GAPS.

Mix it into the kiddos’ mac and cheese.

Mac and cheese is on our lunch menu fairly frequently, either the (organic) boxed stuff, or just some pasta mixed with butter and shredded cheese. Mixing in my juicer pulp is a great way to up the nutrient value of plain old mac and cheese. Of course, this really only works if you’re juicing mostly veggies. Beets are especially fun and will turn your pasta pink. If you’re juicing mostly fruit then you can…..

Mix it into the kiddos’ fruit salad.

Also on our lunch menu? Fruit salad. I cut up whatever fruit we have on hand (oranges, pears, apples, grapes, raisins…) and mix it with a bit of honey, yogurt, and olive oil. Then I stir in the juicer pulp. This is best-received when the juicer pulp is mostly fruit. But I’ve also done it with pulp that is veggie based (primarily carrots) and they still ate it.

Mix it into some cream cheese

1 block of cream cheese + 1 bowl of veggie pulp = delicious sandwich spread

Spread it onto a tortilla and roll it up. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can mix in some herbs or garlic or some other thing to spice it up a bit.

Cook it with your chicken broth.

On GAPS I make 2-3 batches of chicken broth every week. There’s a pretty good chance that there’s a crock-pot full of simmering chicken broth ready to receive a bowl full of veggie pulp. The pulp adds some flavor and (surely) some nutrients. Similarly you can….

Add it to soups and stews.

GAPS also requires me to make a lot of soup and stew. I add the pulp to whatever I’m cooking that week to boost the fiber and nutrient content. I’ve even added it to the red sauce in the family’s lasagna.

If you have just a little bit of time on your hands, you can bake with it. Here are my favorite recipes for using up veggie pulp. They are all super-easy.

Juicer Pulp Quick Bread

There are tons of recipes out there for muffins and quick breads made with veggie pulp. This one is the best I’ve found. It’s actually a carrot bread recipe, but who’s going to notice a little ginger (and spinach, and beets…) mixed in with the carrots, right? My kiddos love this bread. And it’s so full of good-for-you things that I serve it to them for snack, slathered with butter. I like to switch up the mix-ins according to whatever’s on hand–pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seed, raisins. They all work great.

Raw Juicer Pulp Crackers

I was so excited to find this recipe for raw crackers using juice pulp. I don’t have a dehydrator so I just use my oven, turned on the lowest possible setting. It takes about 12 hours to make them mostly dry, at which point I will cut them apart with some kitchen shears and then pop them back in for another hour or two until they’re done. Again, you can change up the spices to suit your preference. If your pulp is mostly fruit, try using cardamom, or cinnamon, or nutmeg and use some orange juice or extra lemon instead of soy sauce. The Sweetie Pie doesn’t care for the curry powder, so we’ve been experimenting with other savory spices like mustard and garlic. My kiddos love these crackers with hummus. I use them to fill in the cracks of not-quite-full bellies at lunch. If someone tells me they’re still hungry then they may eat these crackers until they’re full.

Juicer Pulp Sandwich Bread

This recipe is another family favorite. And it’s my favorite to cook because it uses my bread machine and requires so very little effort on my part. I make this bread about twice a week and serve it for lunches, snacks, or with dinner. It’s particularly delicious topped with butter and cheese and toasted in the toaster oven. Here again, switch out spices and seasonings according to whether you want a sweet or savory bread.

Dinner Pancakes

This recipe has been in my family’s rotation for a few years. It’s great for weeknights when dinner plans have been derailed and we need something quick and easy. Mixing in the juicer pulp makes it even easier (no veggies to prep!). Use your favorite pancake mix, store bought or home made.

GAPS Pancakes

The PaleoMom has this clever recipe for GAPS pancakes that I’ve been eager to try. I haven’t actually tried it yet, because I still can’t have eggs. But I see no reason why you couldn’t dehydrate your juicer pulp and use it for this recipe. (If someone tries it, leave a comment and let us know how it goes!)

There are still days when I just can’t deal with the juicer pulp and I end up throwing it away. But most days, we’re able to put it to good use with minimal effort.

I’d love to know what other people are doing with their juicer pulp. Anything else I haven’t thought of?

Juicing on a Budget (& What to do with Leftover Juice Pulp)

Want to start juicing but you’re on a tight budget? Here are a few tips to help you save money while juicing (including what to do with the leftover pulp!)

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I didn’t really think juicing was in the cards for me. Making fresh juice from whole fruits and vegetables on a regular basis burns through a ton of produce and money.

However, I’m learning that with some savvy shopping and creative repurposing, we can stick to our budget and still enjoy the benefits of fresh juice from our thrift store juicer.

While there’s some debate on how healthy exclusive juice fasts are, the idea of veggies that taste like fruit appeals to me. See also my confession about green smoothies. I like vegetables as much as the next health nut, but if I can drink a day’s worth in one orange­-and­-apple-­flavored glass, I’m in.

How to Make Budget-Friendly Juice

When we start juicing, it’s easy to go overboard. Those juicing recipes we find online or watched in the documentary use interesting ingredients like fresh fennel and kiwi.

If you’re just trying to increase your fruit and veggie intake, I recommend trying the most budget-friendly fruits and veggies first.

Check the prices in your area and make a list of what will work for your budget. For example, where we live, the most budget-friendly juicing veggies are these:

  • Apples
  • Carrots
  • Greens (chard, kale, spinach)
  • Beets
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Oranges
  • Fresh ginger
  • Lemons
  • Pineapple

This list changes slightly depending on the season, but it’s our general guideline.

You can make all kinds of juices with these fruits and vegetables. A quick internet search will give you all kinds of ideas. I tend to lean more heavily on apple-carrot-beet varieties because they are more frugal.

I don’t make juice on a regular basis, but when we run across a killer sale on juicing veggies, I take advantage of it.

Frugal Juicing: What to do with Leftover Pulp

The main issue is what to do with the leftover pulp. After the juicer strips the produce, I’m left with several cups of fibrous plant guts.

I’ve heard that high­ quality juicers are so efficient the leftovers are not worth anything beyond the compost bin. However, my Hamilton Beach juicer (affiliate link – because it’s still a great appliance. But definitely check the thrift stores, where I found mine) makes no such claims.

You can do all kinds of things with the leftover juice pulp!

After juicing a couple of glasses, I spend about a minute sifting through the juicing pulp and pulling any big chunks out. No more than a minute because I also have a life.

Broth Bag

Bigger chunks of vegetables go in a freezer bag to make vegetable stock later. I would avoid putting a lot of beet or fruit pulp in the stock bag unless you want to change the color and flavor of your stock significantly.

The rest of the leftover pulp (the mushy, sweet stuff) we either use immediately, refrigerate it, or freeze it for later.

Here are 5 ways you can use that leftover pulp:

1. Bread

This is one of the most subtle uses. I simply add 1/4-­1/2 cup pulp to the dough while I knead it. The fiber mixes right in, and the flavors blend up beautifully during baking. You can’t even tell the bread has vegetables in it.

Minus the odd chunk of carrot, I missed during my minute of sifting.

I’ve only used this method with whole wheat flour, so I’m not sure how the flavors and fiber blend with white. Let me know if you try it! I use the Easiest Bread Ever recipe.

(Note: this doesn’t work with juice fiber made from beets because the beets turn everything red.)

2. Muffins

If I make juice with beets in it, I end up with bright red mush. I use this in chocolate muffins because the color and flavors blend well with the chocolate (props to this recipe for inspiring the idea).

If I have mush made mostly of carrots or a blend of carrots, oranges, and apples (common for fresh juice), I make carrot cake muffins.

I’ll post the recipe for both and .

3. Spaghetti Sauce

Slip some into slow cooker spaghetti sauce for pasta dishes or lasagna. You don’t want to use pulp with a lot of fruit fiber in it for this one.

4. Crackers

If you have a dehydrator, check out this savory cracker recipe.

5. Compost or Chickens

Compost it or feed it to your backyard chickens. Some people even claim that their dogs enjoy the leftover pulp.

I used to think that in order to have fresh juice, we needed to increase our grocery budget. But with a few good deals and creative repurposing, we drink juice without busting the budget.

What to Do With Leftover Juicing Pulp

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At-home juicing requires an investment of time, energy, and money, so at the very least, you better aim to get the most bang for your buck. Not only does that mean making sure that you’re not discarding a part of the fruit/vegetable that can actually be run through the juicer (AKA leave those skins on apples, carrots, and cucumbers!), but it also means finding a use for juicing pulp.

Sure, it may be a little bit unsightly, but if you’re going through the trouble of setting up and cleaning a juicer as well as buying a slew of fresh produce, then you might as well make the most of all of your time and ingredients. Before you send all that fibrous, colorful pulp down the garbage disposal, consider putting it to good use in any of these easy ways.

Easy never tasted so awesome.

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Make “Pulp-Sicles”

The name is equally as clever as the method. Simply take your leftover pulp and combine it with a little bit of the juice (this will help the flavors of the produce come through once the pulp is frozen) and pour them into popsicle molds or an ice tray. Slide a wooden stick into the center, and let them freeze for at least 4 hours, or until completely solid.

Use in Veggie Burgers or Fritters

Add a hearty helping of pulp to your next homemade patty or fritter. Celery, beet, carrot, spinach, or cucumber pulp add an earthy flavor and helps the burgers keep their shape. Plus, they add a slew of nutrients to your meatless entree.

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Add It To Granola, Bars, or Energy Balls

We already know that granola is way better when it’s homemade, so why not toss in an extra boost of vitamins and minerals? Use your favorite recipe and simply mix in about a cup of the leftover pulp for every 3 cups of the oats that you’re baking.

Turn It Into a Dip or Spread

Next time you’re blending garbanzo beans, tahini, olive oil, and herbs in the food processor for a simple homemade hummus, go ahead and add some leftover pulp to it, as well. For a dairy-based spread, mix the pulp with cream cheese, Greek yogurt, or butter for an easy, nutrient-dense condiment to smear on bagels, crackers, and bread.

Mix It Into Baked Goods

Quick breads, cakes, muffins, and even cookies could all take an extra helping of moisture and fiber. For this application, it’s probably better to stick to utilizing the pulp from sweeter, fruitier juicing foods, like apples, citrus, beets, carrots, melon, and grapes.

Make a Veggie Broth

If your juicing pulp consists of vegetables, such as celery, carrots, onion, and/or garlic, you can easily transform the pulp into a flavorful, savory vegetable broth. Cook the pulp in a large pot with some olive oil, and the add your favorite spices, fresh herbs, and a few cups of water until the mixture is boiling. Reduce your heat and simmer for about 2 hours. Remove from heat, and let it cool slightly before straining.

Make Dog Treats

If you can’t fathom the thought of eating the tough, mystery pulp concoction once everything is said and done, you probably have a furry friend who would happily do the honors. Mix it into their meal or make homemade crackers for them to gnaw on. Either way, they will not be disappointed.

11 Creative Ways to Use Leftover Juice Pulp

It’s common for our juice business clients to ask us how they should be using their leftover juice pulp, instead of just composting.

Over the years, we’ve been able to experience all of the unique and creative ways our clients and others in the juicing community have decided to use their leftover pulp.

The wonderful healthy pulp recipes from our Goodnature chef, Ari, are a great place to start. Below, you will find a few tips and healthy recipes that will help you use up all of that extra pulp!

1. Soup Broth

If you’ve never made your own broth, here’s your chance! We love making our own year-round, and our juice pulp plays a big role!

You can use either fresh or frozen pulp for this recipe, just make sure it has thawed before cooking. We love making our own veggie, chicken, bone, or beef broth – the pulp adds a great flavor and some extra health benefits.

This homemade broth can be used as a base for any of your favorite soups and stews, or you can enjoy it on its own! All you need is vegetable pulp, water, salt, pepper, and your favorite spices.

Vegetable Broth recipe:

  1. Pour 9-10 cups of water into a large pot and begin to boil
  2. Once boiling, add in as much vegetable pulp as you have
  3. Add your salt, pepper, and other spices to taste
  4. Once all ingredients are added, reduce to a simmer and cook for 45 mins to 1 hour
  5. Let cool slightly
  6. Strain remaining pulp, or leave in your broth – your choice!
  7. Store in fridge for up to 5 days and in freezer for up to 3 months

2. Vegan Basil Pesto Recipe

This wonderful recipe was created in the Goodnature Kitchen by our chef and consultant, Ari.

In this recipe, we use the leftover pulp from cold-pressed almond mylk to create a vegan basil pesto.

3. Raw Pulp Crackers

We understand that juice pulp crackers might not sound too appetizing at first, but these vegan and gluten-free crackers are bound to be a hit at your next event. They are durable and perfect with any dips like hummus, guacamole, spinach dip and more!

These are a perfect grab-and-go snack for those with allergies, intolerances, or those who want a clean and healthy treat. You can use any veggie pulp that you would like, but we prefer to use carrot pulp. View the full recipe here!

4. Baked Goods

Adding your juicer pulp to baked goods will add moisture to your favorite recipes. In some cases, you can even reduce the amount of olive oil or butter – creating a healthier alternative, and putting your pulp to good use.

A few of our favorite treats for juicer pulp include loaves of quick bread, muffins, cupcakes, cookies, and more! Try the recipe below and let us know what you think.

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

In this particular recipe, our Goodnature chef, Ari used the leftover pulp from a juice blend that included carrot, apple, lemon, and ginger.

We recommend using the pulp from any sweet or semi-sweet carrot juice blend – as always, you can experiment however you would like! These delicious cupcakes would be the perfect sweet treat to offer as a point-of-sale item!

5. Smoothies

Adding your leftover pulp to smoothies will give you an added kick of nutrients and fiber! The pulp will also help thicken up your smoothie, creating a delicious, milkshake-like consistency.

Experimenting is one of the best parts of juicing, right? Have fun and mess around with different combinations to find the one you like the most – you might even find your new favorite recipe!

6. Breakfast

If you’re looking to make the perfect scrambled eggs, skillet, fritters, or potatoes, throw in a few tablespoons of your juicer pulp to add extra flavor. You can easily create a nutrient-filled breakfast in minutes!

7. Fruit Leather

Fruit leather was one of our favorite sweet treats when we were growing up. You can easily make your own fruit leather using fresh fruit pulp. Here’s how:

  1. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper
  2. Press and lay your fruit pulp evenly – make sure it’s all even to ensure it dries evenly.
  3. Place in a dehydrator or at your oven’s lowest setting (preferably around 115 degrees) for 12-14 hours.
  4. Cut into strips and enjoy!

You can also mix lemon juice and/or sugar (depending on the sweetness of your fruit) with the fruit pulp for a thinner texture and sweeter taste.

8. Popsicles

Using your leftover pulp, you can create a delicious treat for you, your customers, and your family.

  1. Make your favorite juice and set some aside for your popsicles
  2. Sprinkle in some of the juicer pulp into your popsicle molds
  3. Pour in your juice into the molds
  4. Freeze and enjoy!

There are so many different flavors you can play around with we think our refreshing Lemonade Juice Recipe would be perfect!

9. Clothing Dye

Did you know that juice pulp can be used to dye clothing? Nori Co, the owner of Sunshine Juice in Tokyo, Japan worked with a botanical lab to create green dye used from leftover organic juice pulp! They then used the dye on 100% organic cotton tees and created their own unique clothing line. View them here! Want to make your own? Check out this article to learn how to make natural dye with fruits and vegetables here.

10. Cream Cheese Spread

Using your juice pulp, making your own cream cheese spread is easy! This can be used on crackers, sandwiches, vegetables, and more.

  1. Measure about ½ a cup of either fruit or vegetable pulp (if using fruit pulp, make sure the fruit is finely chopped or mashed)
  2. Next, mix the pulp with about a cup of cream cheese. You can either do this by hand or use your mixer to lightly whip the cream cheese.
  3. Salt and season your dip to your liking. We recommend onion and garlic powder for vegetable blends.
  4. Place in the fridge for around 2-4 hours to allow for the flavors to meld and enjoy!

11. Dog Treats

Spoil your furry friend by making your own healthy dog treats from juice pulp! These can be made in batches and stored in your dog’s treat jar, or you can make these for your customers to take home.

  1. 2 cups juice pulp*
  2. ⅓ cup natural peanut butter
  3. ¼ cup ground flax
  4. ¾ to 1 ½ cups GF rolled oats

*Please note: Some fruits and vegetables are toxic to dogs. Please make sure these are not included in any of your treats. These include onions, grapes and apple seeds – they are poisonous to dogs. Try to stay away from citrus fruits, since most dogs don’t enjoy the taste.

We recommend carrot, kale, cucumber, apple (with no seeds), lettuce, celery, spinach, melons, and pear. Before creating a treat, always ensure the ingredients are safe and healthy for your furry friend!

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 275° F
  2. In your food processor, mix all of the ingredients together. Slowly pour in the rolled oats until you’ve reached a nice batter consistency.
  3. Next, use the mixture to form treat shapes
  4. Place on a baking sheet and cook for 50 – 60 minutes.

We hope you try some of these recipes at home, or to sell in your store. We have handfuls of recipes for you to try on our blog. What are some unique ways that you use juice pulp? Let us know in the comments or in the Goodnature Community Forums or by commenting below!

15 Smart Uses For Leftover Juice Pulp

Last Updated: October 23, 2019

You love making fresh juice, but you’ve probably felt some remorse at wasting all that perfectly edible juice pulp when you’re done. Fortunately, you can get creative with the leftovers without being wasteful. From baking ideas to gardening assistance, the 15 smart options below range from simple to complex. But don’t be afraid to give each of them a try. You might just find a perfect use for that pulp.

Uses for Leftover Juice Pulp:

1. Broth

Here’s an easy option. Throw your veggie pulp into a pot with water and plenty of salt and spices to make a savory vegetable broth. You can also pack some extra flavor into a bone broth, or a meat stock such as chicken or beef.

2. Smoothie Thickener

This is a good use for either fruits or vegetables. Add the pulp to your favorite smoothie to thicken it and add some creamy texture. You’ll not only give it a flavor boost, but you’ll add some essential healthy fiber to the mix, which will keep you full longer. This is especially an excellent option for protein smoothies.

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3. Muffins and Bread

Juice pulp makes a great nutrient-packed moisture additive to your favorite muffin or bread recipes. Try a combo of berries, oranges, apples, carrots, and even kale to create your own unique flavor twist. Check out this recipe for extra inspiration: https://fitmencook.com/juice-and-juice-pulp-muffins/

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4. Tea

Dehydrate your fruit pulp, then add some flower varieties, vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom, or bergamot to make delicious, aromatic tea. You’ll get flavor and beneficial phytonutrients all packed into one cup.

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5. Fritters

When in doubt, fry ‘em up. You can make some great pancakes or fritters with either fruit or vegetable pulp. Mix them to create your own flavor concoctions and serve them for either breakfast or dinner. We love this savory option: http://organicsisters.com.au/recipe/juice-pulp-fritters/

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6. Bread Crumbs

While it’s not true bread, dehydrated vegetable or fruit pulp can make an excellent topping for salads, or replace bread crumbs in traditional baked goods like stuffing (use veggie pulp) or bread pudding (use fruit pulp).

7. Dipping Sauce

You can make an excellent veggie or chip dip by mixing vegetable pulp with sour cream and spices. Also consider making chutneys or adding it to homemade hummus for some extra zing.

8. Crackers

A healthy and fit option for veggie pulp is to make juice pulp crackers. You can either bake them or toss them in the dehydrator to make a perfect dipping snack. Check out this recipe for one delicious option: https://reclaimingyesterday.com/turmeric-juice-pulp-crackers-with-roasted-beet-and-sunchoke-dip/

9. Quiche

Add some extra nutrients and fiber to your quiche by whipping some veggie pulp into your egg mixture. Layer with ham and cheese and bake for some extra savory goodness.

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10. Soups

Vegetable pulp is an easy add-in for any kind of soup or stew. Throw in some meat, potatoes, fresh onions, and garlic to make an irresistible family meal.

11. Cereals

Dehydrate fruit pulp and sprinkle it on your favorite cereal. Or try mixing the fresh pulp into your oatmeal or buckwheat for a little morning vitamin boost. Throw in some nuts, bananas, or shredded coconut, and you’ll have a power breakfast to help get you through your morning.

12. Meatballs

While it’s not the most traditional of recipes, adding vegetable pulp gives a fresh flavor lift to meatballs, burgers, or meatloaf. Try this vegetarian variety, too, for a great meatball alternative: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/veggie-juice-pulp-meatballs-2697016

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13. Dog Treats

Fido needs just as many fruits and veggies as you do for optimal health, and chances are, corn and filler-riddled chow isn’t giving dogs what they need. Bake your own dog treats with peanut butter and veggie pulp for an irresistible doggy snack that will keep them begging for more.

14. Compost

Fresh pulp is a handy addition to your compost bin. It will add vital nutrients to the soil and promote healthy mycorrhizal growth to give your garden a boost. Just remember not to dump the pulp inside and leave it. Stir it in to avoid attracting bugs and other pests, and to promote decomposition.

15. Fertilizer

Your plants love nutrients, and mulching fresh juice pulp into the soil around your plants and trees acts as an excellent fertilizer. It also promotes healthy fungal growth and provides food for soil-enriching worms.

Conclusion

This list is truly endless, and with a little creativity in the kitchen or garden, you can put that leftover pulp to good use. Be adventurous with recipes, and research your favorite dishes to see if you can discover a juice pulp variety worth trying. Good luck putting that pulp to work.

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According to the American Dietetic Association, people need to consume between 25 and 38 grams of fiber a day, but most Americans get nowhere near this amount. This is because most processed foods are devoid of fiber and are filled with sugar, fat, and flour.

Juicing is great for your health, but you might not be happy to waste the fiber contained in the produce. When you juice your fruit and vegetables, you separate the liquid from the fiber, so the pulp left after juicing is full of fiber.

There are plenty of ways you can maximize the value of your veggies and incorporate this pulp into various recipes.

I prefer using carrot and beet pulp as it’s very versatile. I normally throw away kale, cabbage, celery, and cucumber juice pulp since it doesn’t taste very good, although if you wish you can experiment with it too.

Here are my five favorite ways to use carrot and/or beetroot pulp to bulk up the fiber content in my diet:

1. Veggie burgers

All you need to do is mix the pulp with some cooked chickpeas or beans, oat flour, flax or sunflower seeds, and seasoning. Process everything in a food processor and form burgers.

You can bake, dehydrate, grill, or pan-fry them.

Check out these veggie burger recipes.

2. Crackers

Mix pulp, ground flax seeds, seasoning, and water to form a spreadable dough. Spread on a baking sheet and bake on low temperature for 30 minutes, then take it out of the oven, flip, and bake for another 15 minutes.

If you have a dehydrator, you can even make raw crackers.

Use your crackers to make a raw vegan cheese plate.

3. Raw cake

I absolutely love raw carrot cake, which is so light compared to many other raw food recipes. Check out this raw carrot cake recipe, which contains no oil and no refined sugar.

You can also make raw red velvet cake using beet pulp, or use apple pulp for a raw apple pie.

Experiment with these Beet Red Velvet Brownies.

4. Salad

I prefer using carrot pulp over beetroot for making a salad, since beetroot might be a bit too dry.

All you have to do is put your carrot pulp in a mixing bowl, then add some lime or lemon juice, salt, herbs, and black pepper. I sometimes also put a few tablespoons of coconut milk for extra moisture. Use it as a garnish for other dishes.

Try adding it to this Veggie Rice Bowl.

5. Soup

When I first heard this idea it didn’t sound very appealing, but it actually tastes great!

Simply add your pulp to whatever savory soup you’re cooking. It adds a pleasant texture and, of course, fiber.

Make this Superfood Carrot-Ginger Juice first!

These are my favorite ways to use juice pulp, but I’m sure there are many more possibilities when it comes to using what’s left after juicing. Do you have any favorite tips? Please leave a comment below and share with the community!

Want more info on juicing? Start here:

For the carrot cake:

  • 2 cups carrot pulp
  • 1/2 cup pecans, soaked 6+ hours, drained & rinsed
  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 Fuji apple, cored and cut into medium size pieces
  • 1 quarter size chunk of ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

For the frosting:

  • 1 1/4 cup cashews, soaked 6+ hours, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/3 cup water, more or less for desired consistency

1. For the frosting: In a high-speed blender blend all the above frosting ingredients, minus the water. Add the water in slowly using just enough to blend making it creamy. Pour into a small bowl and set aside.

2. For the cake: Place the chunks of apple into the food processor. Blend until it becomes coarsely shredded. Be careful not to over process. It should be coarse pieces. Then add the carrot pulp along with all the rest of the ingredients above for the cake mix. Pulse until it becomes a coarse sticky mix. Once again, make sure to not over process.

NOTE: If using whole carrots cut them into medium size chunks and add them with the apple to blend, making coarse pieces.

3. Line an 8×8 glass baking dish with wax paper. Press the mix evenly into the dish, then add the frosting generously on top. Place in freezer for about one hour. Take out of the fridge and let it sit for about 25 minutes before eating. Sprinkle cinnamon on top and voila’!

Recipe for juice pulp

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