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What Do I Do with Leftover Juice Pulp?

What Do I Do with Leftover Juice Pulp?

One of the questions I get asked most about juicing is “What can I do with the juice pulp?” Tons of things! Read on for 20 of my favorite uses for leftover juice pulp—and get inspired to reduce your food waste and make fantastic use of healthful fiber.

1. Blend pulp into a smoothie to add fiber.
2. Add to a soup to thicken and boost fiber and nutrient density.
3. Use fruit pulp to make frozen “pulpsicles” or fruit pulp ice.
4. Make a veggie broth by boiling pulp with water, herbs, and spices, then straining.
5. Make a "fruit tea" by boiling fruit pulp with water, adding spices such as cinnamon or ginger, cooling, and then straining.
6. Use veggie pulp to add nutrient density to mac n’ cheese or pasta sauce, or layer into a lasagne.
7. Make fabulous fruit leathers.
9. Use in homemade veggie burgers or fritters. Pulp adds moisture, flavor, and nutrition.
10. Mix pulp into baked goods like muffins, cakes, bread,  dehydrated or baked cookies, and granola bars. Celery, onion, carrot, sweet potato, spinach, apple, and berry all work beautifully.
11. Use fruit or veggie pulp to add flavor, texture, and moisture to pancakes.
12. Make dehydrated pulp crackers.
13. Use pulp for raw pizza crust.
14. Make pulp marmalade.
15. Make a pulp crumble by mixing pulp with fruit and juice, reducing, and then topping with oats, spices, nuts, or seeds.
16. Dehydrate and make trail mix with raw nuts, seeds, and dried fruits.
17. Dehydrate and use like bread crumbs.
18. Use in DIY skincare recipes like scrubs, masks, and soap.
19. Mix pulp into your dog's food or make dog treats.
If all else fails:
20. Feed it to your chickens, freeze it in ice cube trays to use later, or compost it.

*Please note, the moisture content of your juice pulp can vary depending on your juicer, so you may need to squeeze out excess juice for the best results in some of these recipes.

YOUR TURN: What’s your favorite way to use juice pulp? Please share below.



Tess Masters is an Australian actor, presenter, voice-over artist, cook, and writer living in Los Angeles.
 Her alter-ego, “The Blender Girl” writes the quirky vegetarian recipe blog Healthy Blender Recipes, where she shares super quick and easy gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and raw recipes. Join Tess on FacebookTwitter, PinterestYou Tube, and Google +.


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This is wonderful. I've been wondering what else to do with pulp other than added as thickeners and in cakes.

I use mine on my garden compost

I'm quite new to juicing & was only thinking about this, this morning. As we've had such a long winter I was thinking about mixing the pulp with bread crumbs & nuts for the birds

thank you for the share il chuck the cabbage pulp in the composter lol, but most things will be used now thanks for the tips keep sharing :D

I save all my veggies and fruit scraps for my friend who has a bunch of chickens! Make the eggs taste great, the scraps get consumed by the chickens and there is no waste! Win win all around!

I like to use the fruit or the carrot ginger pulp over baked sweet potatoes. Delicious!

I mix carrot pulp with Smart Balance mayo and make carrot salad sandwiches, as vegetarian alternative to tuna salad. The best is making carrot juice and adding just one clove of raw garlic - it makes both the carrot juice and the carrot salad have a little zing!

My favourite vegan restaurant, Aux Vivres in Montreal, Canada has a terrific vegelox recipe that enables you to use up all your carrot pulp. It is delicious on a cracker or a sandwich :). http://www.ascentmagazine.com/columns.aspx?columnID=40&issueID=14

Fantastic!! Thank you for sharing!

I have a container in my freezer for pulp to use in soups. Thanks for sharing these great ideas...now I've got more things to try!

Such great ideas--thank you so much for these! I'm always stumped as to what I can do with the pulp. :)

Thankyou! I LOVE all of these shares and ideas. I am checking out the links now. Keep the wonderful ideas coming :)

I make brownies out of my carrot pulp. I use oat flour and oat bran, chia seed gel, carrot pulp, eggs, unsweetened cocoa and stevia to sweeten. I really like them.

I generally put it on the compost heap.

I used to juice, but then all that pulp would go to waste, these are all awesome ideas. However, my solution was to simply switch from a juicer to a blender and drink the whole thing!

Worm bin!!!

@Linda LOVE your brownie recipe. Thanks for sharing. @Bernadette Fabulous. You must have super healthy fabulous compost :) @Polaske Yes, blending is so fabulous to make use of all of that healthy fiber. I mainly blend. But juicing is so beneficial for periods of detoxification and cleansing to allow a more gentle digestive process to leave more room for regeneration and renewal. I think there is a place for both in any healthy lifestyle. But, I totally agree, that blending means hardly any waste. Gotta love that :) @Amy Yes, worm bins are so great!

If I dehydrate it and make it into a powder, does it still retain the fiber?

@Lea Yes, that is a great way to save it. Keep it in the fridge. Enjoy :)

I juice every day (kale, parsley, carrots, apples, broccoli) so I have a lot of pulp. I dehydrate it immediately and then grind it down to powder and keep it in the fridge. One of my favorite recipes is banana juice pulp pancake (celery doesn't taste good so sort that out while juicing): 200 gr of egg white, 2 tablespoons of juice pulp powder, stevia to sweeten, one tea spoon almond concentrate, one chopped ripe banana. Mix everything except the banana, our it in a pan over medium heat and place banana pices on top. Carefully flip over after 3 to 4 minutes. Delicious, low calorie, high fiber. Keeps me full all morning :-)

We have a friend who has a dog that looks forward to his cup of pulp. He loves it.

@Nancy Robel. Awesome Love your pancake recipe @Helli

I used the Nutribullet to extract my pulp to a liquid so I could drink it as well. This was a bad idea. You have to use water and this leaves the drink tasteless. I don't know what I was thinking. :) Thanks for the tips in this post. I am excited to try the tea and skin mask!

google an Impossible Pumpkin Pie ( blender version) and substitute carrot pulp! You will be amazed!

Pleasure @Candra @Kimberley Yes! No-Pumpkin Pie using carrot juice and pulp is incredible. Thanks for sharing :)

Love the ideas. What we have been doing is remoistening up the pulp with water and spreading it on our worm farm, the worms do their thing and we collect "that thing that they do" and dig it into the compost heap or directly into the garden or dilute that down again and use as a veggie and fruit feed spray. We also warm up the pulp and add some grains and use it as a cold weather treat for our chooks.

@Wendy Love it Wendy! Thanks for sharing.

I love the juice tea idea!

I add it to my cold quinoa crunch salads. Delish!

@Sarah :) @Claudia Love that idea! Thanks for sharing!

I have been putting the pulp in our garden but after finding your article I will be making fruit leathers for our son who has autism and is an extremely picky eater. Have to sneak the veggies and fruit in where I can! Thank you for the great ideas!

That's great @Vicki

shocked!! very helpful list thank you

Glad you found it helpful @Pauline

Great list! No one even seemed to notice that its 19 uses, since you skipped number 8! Haha, thanks for the great ideas!

With the carrot pulp I make a vegan tuna salad. Cut up some onions and celery, season with Ms. dash original, some salt, pepper, and cumin. Add some veganaise and mustard mix it all up and serve! If you eat eggs you can add some eggs to the mix. My kids love eating this with crackers (even my picky non-veggie eater!)

LOVE it. Thanks for sharing your recipe Regina!

OH NO! Thanks for pointing that out Sam! Crap :)

I am new to juicing. And only user a cheap juicer, do there is plenty of most pulp. I added mine to tuna, to make tuna patties with(carrot, celery, spinach pulp). They're very most and taste pretty good.

here is one.... Adult Use: Add to vodka or rum, let sit a few days, strain and voila! Your own flavored spirits!!

I really like and appreciate your blog post.Thanks Again.

Thanks! I just started juicing and have leftover fibers and not sure what to do...now I do!!

I'm new to juicing. Thanks for the ideas on how to use the pulp. My dogs thank you too!

I make fruit juice for my son using a blender, and I was completely at a loss for what to do with the pulp. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I hate wasting food.

Hi Tess, I like to use the juice pulp to make a good soup. I add water, peppers, onions, garlic, tomato and spices and a little olive oil to the pulp. It's an easy and "light" soup that's very easy to make and tastes great!

Add to dried lentils when cooking them. Yumm. Also split peas!

Thank you Tess, Now I can really embrace juicing as I won't be wasting the pulp. Great ideas - Healthier lifestyle here I come. Janet

I make raw carrot-cake bites. Dates, carrot pulp and spices rolled in carob (or cocoa powder) and chilled. So good.

Since everyone who is concerned about their health is not vegetarian, here's a suggestion for meat eaters who simply want to add more fiber to their protein rich diet. Before grilling or frying up a hamburger, add a handful of veggie pulp so the proportion is approximately half and half. Also add a bit of olive oil to the pan (if frying) and cook burger as usual. Placed on a sesame bun with ketchup, it was YUMMY. (My veggie pulp also included lemons, but still tasted good).

Hi my name is Pat thank you for your knowledge we have been juicing oranges and grapefruit and throwing the pulp away. Now i have read your article i am saving the pulp to use in other things. Thank You Pat