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.



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 juiced a bunch of oranges. The peels were hanging out nearby. Then I juiced a bag of cranberries. I washed the orange peels, then fed them with the pulp of the cranberries a few more times to add some orange essence to the cranberry puree (not really a juice). Then I spread the mixture into mini ice cube trays. Now I have little tablespoon sized pops of pure cranberry with orange essence I can blend into smoothies, use in sweetened carbonated/fruit/tea beverages or blend into frostings, even geleed candies (once thawed).

Tamara - 2015-03-23 19:34:56

Cover with apple cider or balsamic vinegar and spoon it onto a salad

Elizabeth - 2015-03-12 14:32:13

I'm surprised you didn't even mention adding it to scrambled eggs, like a farmer's omelet Thanks for these suggestions, i'm going to try crackers.

Joe Meyer - 2015-03-06 16:11:36

Finally decided to do something with the pulp! I sauted onions and garlic, added coconut oil and 3 cups of carrot, kale, apple, lemon and strawberry pulp, cooked for about 15 mins, added sundrieds, tumeric, ginger, salt and pepper AND 2 cups of rice. mmmmmm add it to my salad!

Nicole Golden - 2015-03-01 18:58:00

thank you

danny - 2015-02-24 08:45:49

everytime i make juices from carrots,cucumber and pineapple, i won't throw the pulp in the trash, instead I rub it gently on my face,arm,neck and legs for about 30 mins.then take a bath.some of the pulp i'll make a salad, so i just add tomato,onion,sea salt,lemon and honey...there's no waste at all

marjen - 2015-02-05 06:49:46

Use pulp left overs in curries and chillies dishes. It's adds fiber and some nutrients to the meal. It's great!

posh bird - 2015-02-04 10:42:16

I get those egg roll wraps and with the vegetables I make pulp rolls just like vegetable egg rolls can't tell the difference

George - 2015-01-24 22:55:11

What about when it's wet? I blend my veggies and fruit, then strain. How can I use the pulp?

Tommy - 2015-01-13 18:11:13

I am going to add my cranberry pulp to cream cheese to make a spread for bagels.

William Potts - 2015-01-13 03:54:14

Does anyone has a gluten free Banana Bread recipe wherein I can add on the pulp of carrots, and other veggie pulp for more fiber?

RISSA BACALTOS - 2014-12-29 12:53:48

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