If you’re a keen juicer, you’ll know there is a lot of pulp left over. This definitely doesn’t need to go to waste. You can freeze it in smaller amounts so it’s ready to be used. Here are my top 8 easy things to do with Juice Pulp so all the remaining goodness gets used up.
1. Use for smoothies. Add a tablespoon or two to your smoothie to soup up the fibre and thickness of texture.
2. Compost, Green bin and or worm farm – If you’re busy and just want to ‘toss’ it, then at least you can toss it somewhere it won’t go to land fill. Lots of big cities have a green bin collection now for natural waste and lots of councils offer incentives on worm farms and compost bins to decrease rubbish in their area, which is fantastic. Why not make something awesome that can be used by the garden to produce more beautiful food or trees, replenishing the soil with your leftovers goodness.
3. Use to make an ultra quick veggie stock. For veggie juices only, add parsley and any other herb you have that you enjoy to your juice pulp and enough water to cover all the pulp and boil with a half brown onion and a couple of garlic cloves (if tolerated) and boil for 20 minutes. Strain and save the stock and pop the rest in compost.
4. Add to veggie breads like carrot or zuchini bread, replacing part of the vegetable measurement in the bread recipe.
5. Add the veggie pulp to soups, sauces and stews. A 1/2 cup here and there or a cup for bigger batch cooking.
6. Use fruit pulp to make or add to fruit icy poles / ice pops / ice blocks.
7. Put in your pet’s bowl
8. Add to veggie burgers, meat burgers or fish cakes. Squeeze any water out of the pulp (and drink it. it’s got goodness) and add in a 1/2 cup of veggie pulp to a 1kg burger / cake mix.
What else do you do with pulp? Some more time consuming things like dehydrated veggie crackers? fruit pulp Jam? Feel free to share and here’s to a world with less waste!
Real Food. Happy Bodies.