If you’re an avid juicer, like me, then you may often wonder what you could be doing with all of that leftover pulp. Naturally, the more you juice, the more pulp you will have – so what’s the best thing to do with it?
The fibre found in fruits and vegetables is incredible, and all of that goodness is left sitting there in your leftover pulp ready to be binned – this is so wasteful when you consider how beneficial that pulp would be to our diets.
As you may know, the juicing process extracts the juice from the fibre, which allows your body to absorb all of the nutrients and living enzymes from the juice, while giving your body respite from digestion; slowing the process in which the body breaks down and releases sugar, preventing blood sugar from spiking and crashing. Fibre can make you feel fuller for longer and keeps your digestive system running smoothly and efficiently. It makes sense then that by re-using your leftover juice pulp for other uses will give you an extra boost in a different format.
So …Let’s take a closer look at my top 5 ways of re-using your leftover juice pulp:
- Compost – A very popular and environmentally friendly way of infusing your garden with a variety of nutrients, creating healthy soil and robust, high-yielding plants. It also prevents the waste from ending up in landfill, where it could create methane gas and pollute the ground water.
- Soup – Adding leftover juice pulp to your soup recipes; cook off your pulp and create a puree with your blender and create the ultimate soup:
Here is a super quick and easy recipe for a carrot Juice pulp soup:
- 1 teaspoon of cold pressed coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of pink himalayan salt
- 1 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1 whole red onion
- 2 cloves of fresh garlic
- 1 stick of celery
- 1 sprig of fresh thyme
- 5 cups of carrot pulp from the juicer
- 3 teaspoons of ground coriander
- 4 cups of water
- Place your coconut oil a a large saucepan and heat.
- Add in your finally chopped onion, garlic, thyme and celery
- Season with you salt and black pepper
- Add in your carrot pulp
- Cover with the water
- Add in your ground coriander
- Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes
- Blend your soup and serve
- Energy Balls – Make sure that your choice of ingredients is suitable, something that would still have some sweetness and flavour to it. Also, it would be wise to coring any fruit that has a core so that you won’t be consuming any pips, or top and tailing fruit and vegetables, where necessary. Your energy balls will have plenty of vitamins, anti-oxidants and minerals, which will be an added benefit to your daily diet.
- Cakes – Juice pulp can be used to create masterpieces like the carrot cake in the picture featured about, i create this by total accident looking for ways to use up my juice pulp and it is now now of my favourite cakes for sure.
- Crackers – Transfer your fibrous juice pulp into hearty and delicious Juice Pulp Crackers. You can then add a variety of toppings, such as hummus, and have as a tasty snack during the day.
The recipe for these can be found in my free 5 recipe ebook that I have just recently released. Get it here >>>
If you don’t find the time to re-use the leftover pulp then place the pulp in resealable freezer bags and keep frozen until you’re ready to use the pulp. Although some of the nutritional value may be lost, the majority of the fibre will remain.
Have you got any other genius ways of reusing your leftover juice pulp that you would like to share? Let me know I’m always looking for more!
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