Don’t just throw it away because there are some great things to do with leftover juicer pulp. The pulp might not look as attractive after it’s been through the juicer as the whole fruit or vegetable, but it hasn’t lost any of its taste or nutritional value, and for some of the things to do with leftover juicer pulp, the “mush” is perfect and cuts down on prep time for some dishes.
1. Baked Products
One of the great things to do with leftover juicer pulp is to sweeten up baked goods. Try adding some fruit pulp to cake batter or muffins for some great sweetness and a subtle flavor. Of course you will need to alter the recipe accordingly, but experiment and see what you can come up with.
2. Add to Homemade Meat Balls
If you’re are juicing up carrots, beets or celery, you might want to add the leftover juicer pulp to your meatballs. Add some more breadcrumbs to counteract the additional moisture that the pulp will release, and your meatballs will never have tasted so good.
3. Veggie Pulp in Dog Food
Dog food can be very expensive, so a great way to use leftover pulp juice is to add it into your dog’s diet. Don’t add any fruit pulp or the pulp of beets, but most veggies should be fine. Start by mixing in a small amount of pulp, to make sure that your pup likes the new addition.
If you can’t find other ways to use up your leftover pulp, or you just find that you have used as much as you possibly can, add it to your compost heap. Don’t throw it away in the trash, but use it to bring some goodness to your garden instead.
5. Bring More Flavor to Soups
Soup is good when it is blended so why not add in the pulp of your vegetables to a soup? You’ll get some extra flavor in there, as well as great fiber content.
6. Fry It into Pancakes
Add some pulp to a batch of pancake batter and cook as usual. It might not have the same texture as you would expect, but the flavor will be excellent.
7. Create Veggie Burgers
A nice meal to make with leftover juicer pulp is veggie burgers. Add your pulp to some breadcrumbs, herbs and spices, with some additional chunkier veggies (for varied texture) and fry them off in a little bit of oil.
8. Flavorful Fruit Salad
This list might not be too kid-friendly, but a way to use leftover pulp juice that the kids will approve of is to use the pulp in fruit salads. Chop up their favorite fruits, add in some honey or yoghurt, and pile in the leftover pulp. It’s nutritious and they will love the flavor. You can also blend fruit pulp so it’s really smooth, add a little confectioner’s sugar and hey presto – a lovely fruit sauce to put over ice cream or to stir into Greek yogurt.
9. Mix with Pasta
If you juice tomatoes you can make your own version of a marinara sauce. Mix it in with some cooked pasta and you’ve got a meal in minutes. Tasty, fresh, and delicious.
10. A Barrier for Your Pizza Base
If you have made homemade pizza, you’ll know how hard it can be to get a nice crispy base. The sogginess often comes from the tomato sauce and the cheese oils, so you might consider using your leftover juicer pulp to create a barrier between the toppings and your base. Just spread a layer of pulp – such as onions or carrots - before adding the sauce and cheese! And it’s a great way of adding extra nutrition to a pizza.
11. Create a Sandwich Filling
Pulp on its own might not sound too appealing, but what about if you mix it with some cream cheese and black pepper? Between two slices of good quality wholegrain bread, you’ve got yourself a great tasting lunch.
What do you do with your juicer pulp? I hope you got some great ideas here. Which ones are you going to try?