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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comments

During the winter months, or when I'm not feeling particularly industrious, I broadcast the pulp at the back of our property for the deer. Otherwise, I use it in a lot of the ways mentioned within this article.

Tori Lee - 2016-01-30 15:05:32

Made delicious vegetable burgers, added egg, gluten free bread crumbs, garlic power, onions, cumin, salt, pepper. Sautéed in pan with a little oil. Delicious!!!!

Steve - 2016-01-09 15:57:49

Great ideas. And my goodness is Tess stunningly beautiful!

Kevin - 2016-01-03 00:47:21

How about rolling pulp into small 'pop-in-the-mouth sizes, turning them in a coating get (my fav is crushed pecans or such) and bake to desired crispness. Cool, and let the taste begin! Put a small delight in the middle before 'roll and bake' as an added surprise.

diedra m knox - 2015-12-29 11:20:55

Thanks for the tips! I use leftover juice pulp to add to oats, almond milk, chia seeds, cinnamon....soaked overnight with the pulp added , the flavors mix, and it's ready for an easy breakfast. Throw in a banana and a spoonful of peanut butter if you like as well.

Kent - 2015-12-03 12:18:47

Using for meatless meatloaf, meatless meatballs, use in stuffinf for stuffed bell peppers, cook and blend to make smooth and creamy soup dishes. Good stuff!!!

Kim Tourville - 2015-09-08 20:36:51

Love this!!

Chloe - 2015-08-24 02:59:24

used the pulp of apple, carrot, cucumber & beets in a meatless chili recipe & going to use the rest tomorrow with some muffins :)

nicole - 2015-06-18 09:52:19

Check out our recipe using juice pulp; http://www.activevegetarian.com/juice-pulp-carrot-cake-balls

ActiveVegetarian - 2015-06-16 18:39:21

I'm curious to know where step 8 went??

Lemon - 2015-04-15 00:42:11

You can also share your pulp with your chickens and goats! Or offer to friends that have a flock~My horses love it as well!

Bev - 2015-04-10 19:32:00

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