What Do I Do with Leftover Juice Pulp?

By Tess Masters April 11, 2013 Categories: How-To's, What Do I Do with...


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.

 

ABOUT TESS MASTERS

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 my first time using Kale.. [it sounds amazing] but I got VERY LITTLE juice from it... I used HALF of a 142 gram container of Baby Kale... Was that enough? [mixed with 3 carrots, 1 cucumber, 2 stalks celery, 1 apple, and a small amount of Lettuce and Cabbage. I made 2/3 of a juice picture... enough for about 2 1/2 glasses of juice. Very little of that juice was Kale.... Should I increase the amount? BTW... the Pulp made a GREAT SOUP with beef broth, and a 6 bean blend added to it.

Kerry Bond - 2014-12-12 01:32:59

I wrote a story about it..... "Pulp Fiction". :)

Kerry Bond - 2014-12-12 00:10:14

You're BEAUTIFUL and I enjoy your recipes. Keep up the great work, can't wait for your next book.

Roosevelt - 2014-12-10 14:01:35

Wonderful suggestions . . . thank you.

bea - 2014-12-07 02:47:41

I just used my new juicer for the first time and totally loved the green juice i made but was concerned at the amount of pulp left behind. I googled what to do with pulp and found this post...thank you so much...you have relieved my concerns about waste and now I can enjoy my green juice! Looking forward to making some veggie burgers with it :)

Susan - 2014-11-30 12:21:29

homemade veggie burgers...hi, thx for that idea. Difficult to make this( and get it to fry properly), thou what can one use for a batter? ( 1st time to make this-generally it's bought) Best regards Pulp fiction

kajan - 2014-10-18 14:31:18

homemade veggie burgers...hi, thx for that idea. Poultry to make this, thou what can one use for a batter? ( 1st time to make this-generally it's bought) Best regards Pulp fiction

kajan - 2014-10-18 14:28:46

Pulp soup. Pulp from ; 1 large beet ,5 carrots,1 broccoli head,, Cale,a large apple. You can vary quantities or add other veggies or fruit I place this in a 2 quart pot. To this I add 1quart of water , dried chives ,half of a large onion, fresh garlic, salt and pepper to taste, add cilantro and cuminin, one medium tomato ,2 chicken broth cubes. Bring to a boil , lower heat and summer for at least 30 minutes. I don't think quantities are important , they just affect taste..

Guyaustin9@gmail.com - 2014-10-17 02:14:17

Do vegetarians own chickens?

Ivan - 2014-10-09 04:17:36

Havent done it yet...but Im thinking...veggie dip! Mix pulp with fresh herbs...sour cream/ cream cheese...little lemon squeeze...sounds good to me! I just started juicing and I just dont feel right about wasting all that nutritious pulp! Thanks so much for these ideas!

Myrissa - 2014-10-08 11:06:05

For us, the best uses have been in soup, baked goods and used in tomato sauce and salads.

Pat Anthony - 2014-09-03 15:34:50

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

Pat - 2014-08-17 00:37:29

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).

Mary - 2014-08-09 19:24:23

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

Sara B. - 2014-07-18 18:05:08

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

Janet McNish - 2014-07-15 10:49:34