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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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

shocked!! very helpful list thank you

Pauline - 2014-03-07 00:41:26

That's great @Vicki

Tess Masters - 2014-03-05 02:47:37

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!

Vickie - 2014-02-19 05:53:36

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

Tess Masters - 2014-01-17 16:46:50

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

Claudia - 2014-01-14 01:24:22

I love the juice tea idea!

Sarah - 2014-01-06 22:32:03

@Wendy Love it Wendy! Thanks for sharing.

Tess Masters - 2013-12-07 14:19:49

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 Riddel - 2013-11-27 23:19:28

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

Tess Masters - 2013-11-25 21:03:27

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

Kimberley Case - 2013-10-17 19:38:42

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!

Candra Evans - 2013-09-24 13:17:28

@Nancy Robel. Awesome Love your pancake recipe @Helli

Tess Masters - 2013-08-14 05:09:28