The whole point of juicing is to use entire fruit or vegetable. Once your juicer makes the juice the pulp remains and don’t really know what to do with it. In the end, the pulp ends up in the trash. Next time, don’t throw away the pulp. Believe it or not, you can use leftover juice pulp in numerous ways. Here are some examples:
Make A Vegetarian Broth with Leftover Juice Pulp
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Bone broth is a kitchen staple; it adds to the flavor of your food and makes meals you make more delicious. The whole process of making a bone broth is simple and you don’t need some advanced culinary skills to do it. The broth will have more flavor if you add juice pulp. Naturally, the pulp from vegetable juice applies here. You won’t achieve the same effect with fruit pulp.
Make Vegetable Burgers
Vegetable burgers are super delicious and healthy at the same time, if you never tried them, you should definitely do so. While making your vegetable burgers, you can add leftover vegetable juice pulp and mix it with cooked beans or chickpeas, oat flour, sunflower or flax seeds, and seasoning. These burgers can be dehydrated, baked, grilled, or you can pan-fry them. They are ideal for vegetarians.
Add Fiber and Nutrients to Soup
The idea of adding leftover juice pulp to the food probably doesn’t seem tasty to you, but you’ll change your mind as soon as you try it. Another use for vegetable pulps is adding them to any savory soup you’re cooking. The pulp will add more flavors and deliver high fiber content. That is a win-win situation, you get to use the leftover pulp and you cook something delicious yet healthy.
Blend The Leftover Pulp Into A Smoothie
People who are into juicing also love making smoothies. This is your opportunity to use leftover fruit juice pulp. Add the pulp to the blender when preparing for a smoothie and you’ll be surprised with the result. The smoothie will be thicker with milkshake-like consistency. And again, you will consume more fiber which is essential for digestive health and weight loss. Plus, getting extra fiber from the smoothie will keep you satiated and you will avoid overeating or indulging in junk food.
Add the Pulp to Baked Foods
This applies to both fruit and vegetable juice pulp. When you’re baking something sweet e.g. muffins or brownies, feel free to add a little bit of juice pulp to add more moisture and vitamins to your dessert. The same goes when you’re making savory muffins. Using vegetable or fruit juice pulp when baking foods, also gives a nice texture to your meals and makes them more appealing.
Turn the Pulp Into Ice Cubes
Here is a creative way to use the leftover pulp and stay hydrated throughout the day. Divide the pulp evenly in the ice cube tray and add a little bit of water. Place the tray in the fridge. Later, you can add these flavor- and nutrient-filled cubes to the glass with some beverages, use them in a blender to make a smoothie, you name it. Naturally, you’ll like it more if you add fruit pulp, instead of vegetable. This is ideal for hot summer days. Go one step further and freeze the pulp in popsicle molds.
Make a Dip
Want to use the leftover vegetable juice pulp as soon as possible? The easiest thing you can do is to make a dip. How? It’s easy; mix Greek yogurt with cottage cheese and add ¼ cup or so of vegetable pulp along with spices and seasonings of your choice. The result is a delicious and healthy snack that won’t make you feel guilty when you eat it.
Use for Compost
A lot of people use leftover juice pulp to make compost and you can’t blame them; it’s practical and you still find a good use for the pulp, which means the produce didn’t end up in the trash. Just toss the pulp onto the compost heap or into a compost bin.
Make Leftover Juice Pulp Crackers
Here is yet another healthy snack you can make and supply your body with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber to strengthen your immune system and improve health and wellbeing.
To make these crackers, you’ll need the pulp (fruit or vegetable), chickpea flour, chia seeds, and water.
Follow this recipe and you and your friends and family will want to eat these crackers all the time.
Just because your juicer left the pulp it doesn’t mean it is a total waste. The pulp is nutritious and can be used in many ways. These tips and tricks are practical, and you can also find your own way of using leftover juice pulp, you just have to be creative. Good luck.