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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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

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

Nita Demos - 2014-07-06 16:03:02

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!

George - 2014-06-09 00:16:43

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.

Audrey Lewis - 2014-06-08 23:34:36

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

Rob - 2014-05-29 14:22:10

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

Brenda Tarimel - 2014-05-26 02:26:56

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

Johnd913 - 2014-04-30 15:42:35

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

Lesley - 2014-04-27 00:52:31

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.

fiona downes - 2014-04-26 11:28:07

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

Tess Masters - 2014-04-24 18:37:40

LOVE it. Thanks for sharing your recipe Regina!

Tess Masters - 2014-04-24 18:27:35

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!)

Regina - 2014-03-28 04:04:41

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

Sam - 2014-03-17 16:13:50

Glad you found it helpful @Pauline

Tess Masters - 2014-03-10 17:02:16