If you are anything like me, one of the not so great parts about juicing is feeling like you waste so much. (and after spending a fortune on fresh produce this thought can be very aggravating... I know) Well, here are a few ways you can use all of the pulp from your juicer!
1. Freeze it and save it for later use! It may lose some of the nutrient value by sticking it in the freezer however, you will still have a significant amount of fiber left in pulp! (Place fruit and Veggie pulp in separate containers)
2. Fruit pulp can be used to add a little kick to your smoothies, muffins, bread, cookies, bread, granola bars, pie or cobblers. You can blend it up or cook it!
3. Meat Loaf: Add some fresh vegetable pulp to your meat loaf to make for a healthier and more delicious meal! (Use ground turkey to make it even more healthy)
4. Omelets: Add some veggies to your eggs with fresh vegetable pulp... so good!
5. Soups: Try making a vegetable soup with fresh juice and add some pulp for flavor and texture
6. Lasagna: There are some REALLY good spaghetti squash recipes out there, add some fresh veggie pulp for even more flavor with a healthy lasagna!
7. Put it back into your garden: If you have a garden you can use pulp as fertilizer or maybe you don't want to cook with the extra pulp, just throw it anywhere in your backyard and let the earth do it's thing with it. Might as well not waste it!
8. Bulk your burgers up with some vegetable pulp.
9. For those with young kids: You can sneak some of pulp into some everyday food. For example, take some traditional Mac&Cheese and add some spinach, tomato, or kale pulp into their food and BAM, kids are gettin' more veggies!
10. DIY Salad Dressings: With some fresh pulp, a little olive oil, and some vinegar you have your own homemade (and healthy) dressing!
11. Hummus: Ok, I have had an obsession with hummus lately. I just recently made my own and added in some fresh vegetable pulp and it was SO GOOD! A must try!
12. "Tea": Add some fruit pulp to some hot water, add a pinch of cinnamon, let it set and then run thru a strainer.
13. Pancakes: Add some flavor and moister to some oatmeal pancakes!
14. You can use leftover pulp to make some homemade scrubs and face masks.
15. You can dehydrate the pulp and make crackers with it.
This weekend I made muffins with my leftover pulp. Here is the recipe for
Orange Nut Muffins
2 cups of gluten free flour
3 tablespoons of honey
3 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of fresh juiced orange juice
3 tablespoons of coconut oil
3 tablespoons of orange pulp
2 egg whites
1/4 cup of chopped nuts (pecan, macadamia, or walnuts)
Preheat oven to 400. Mix everything together and then bake for 15-18 minutes at 400!
Save the pulp
Put your gluten free flour in a bowl
Add baking soda
Add Fresh OJ
Then your coconut oil
Two egg whites
I crack my egg whites in a separate bowl
Add em' in
Chop up whatever nuts you decided to use and add them in!
Stir Everything together until there are little to no clumps
Bake for 15-18 minutes on 400 and then these babies are done!
I also made some "Carrot Cake" muffins with fresh pulp that were TO DIE FOR!
Carrot Cake Muffins
3 cups of gluten free flour
1 tablespoon of baking soda
3 1/2 cups of carrot pulp
1 cup of pineapple pulp
1 cup of honey
4 tablespoons of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of nutmeg
6 egg whites
1 cup of coconut oil
1 1/2 cups of chopped walnuts
preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients together. Bake for 45 minutes!
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