There’s a common belief that healthy eating costs too much money to be sustainable. I’ll be honest, IT IS. But here’s the good news! There are many tricks, ways to eat healthy without spending a lot of money or breaking the Bank;) If you juice regularly you have probably wondered what to do with leftover pulp. Don’t throw away it’s a waste. If you don’t have time to use the pulp immediately, you can place it in ziploc bags and freeze it, save it for later. While some of the nutritional value may be lost when freezing, most of the fiber will remain (too good to waste). There are tons of things you can do with it!
When you juice fresh fruit or vegetable your juicer separates the juice from the fiber. The juice goes into a juice jug/bowl and the fiber, which is called the juice pulp goes into a pulp bin.
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 … Some, maybe most people who juice just throw away this pulp and there’s nothing really wrong with doing that. But do you ever feel just guilty after emptying the pulp bin of your juicer and scooping the heaping mound of pulverized produce parts right into the trash?
Well, if you’re anything like me, you love using everything that comes through your kitchen, and hate wasting anything valuable – save food from waste. In short, reducing food waste helps you stop wasting money, simple like that.
So what are you supposed to do with all the pulp that your juicer leaves behind? If you have access to a big freezer well, count yourself lucky! However, if you don’t have enough space to keep and store all the juice pulp like me 🙁 I’d recommend to dehydrate the pulp, save for later on. Use dehydrated fruit or vegetable pulp to add flavor to raw desserts, homemade chocolate treats, soups, smoothies, overnight oats, chia pudding, plant based yogurt … or use it as a natural food coloring.
Fortunately, all it takes is a little creativity and planning to work your pulp into your next meal. But why not? Give it a try to use one of these ideas for using leftover juicing pulp.
So ready to give the pulp a chance? Here are some easy and healthy ways to use up the fiber and nutrient-packed pulp from some of the most common juices and nut milks but the options are endless.
Spring Onion & Red Pepper Crackers (Nut Milk Pulp)
Almond flatbread ( Nut Milk Pulp)
Sandwich Bread ( Nut Milk Pulp)
Matcha Chocolate Cookies (Nut milk Pulp)
Orange Cardamom Cookies with Spiced Plum Jam (Nut Milk Pulp)
Green Juice Pulp Crackers
Apple Juice Pulp Pancake
Beetroot Bread Roll
How to Make Juice Pulp Powder
Spread the juice pulp evenly over dehydrator sheets, set your dehydrator at 115º and dehydrate until completely dried (within 4 to 8 hours, depending on the moisture of your home, the moisture content of your juice pulp and your dehydrator). If you don’t own a dehydrator you can always use your oven and baking sheets (non raw), set at its lowest (not to cook them) temperature and put something in the oven door to not allow it to close. You just throw the dry juice pulp in a high speed blender (just make sure they’re fully cool first) give it several quick pulses, keep stopping it to allow the pulp pieces to settle. Then move to blend (start blending at low speed to increase to high speed) make sure if you get any bigger pieces that have not powdered well throw them back into the blender. Pour through a mesh strainer (this helps keep out the larger pieces) into a jar. If you want this stuff pretty powdery, then use a coffee grinder to create an ultra fine powder. Store in cool, dark and dry place.
Use frozen fruit or vegetable pulp to add flavor, texture, and moisture to pancakes, muffins, cakes. Add to juice pulp to raw and baked breads, use vegetable pulp to make super healthy raw wraps, flatbreads, crackers. Use in homemade sauces, dips, spreads, dressings. Add to your favorite veggie burgers, pizza crust. Add to a soups or smoothies to thicken and boost fiber. Make juice pulp veggie stock, use it as a sprinkle on top of salads … or use in juice pulp dog food … have fun in the kitchen:)
💚 juices and photos courteously by my awesome husband!
Do you have a favorite uses for leftover juice pulp? Please share with us in a comment below.