5 Things We Do With Juice Pulp
If you’ve embraced the wonders of juicing you’ll no doubt have had a few moments of reticence when it comes to throwing out all that pulp. Sure, the juice itself makes us feel great, but all that waste… We’re always looking for new ways to reduce our waste to live greener lives and show a little love to the planet – it’s amazing how much you throw out even if you don’t buy packaged foods, beauty products in pretty cardboard boxes, eat your leftovers, eat all parts of the plant etc. It just accumulates. Got a garden or a patio? Compost your juice pulp. If not (that’s us), here are 5 ways to recycle your pulp (no, we don’t do this all the time. We tried to in the beginning but we ended up with piles of pulp in the fridge that we couldn’t get through. Still, recycling it whenever you can, no matter how often still helps to feel you’re not wasting as much):
- Add it to your homemade bread. Here’s one recipe we use – just add the pulp
- Burgers (pictured). Combine pulp from carrot + ginger juice (or any juice of your choice), red kidney beans, sunflower seeds, spices, salt and pepper. Give it a whirl in the food processor. Mould the mix into burger shape. Oven roast until slightly crispy.
- Beef up your smoothies and make them more filling by adding pulp to them. Or use the pulp instead of that vegetable/fruit you were about to chop up and blend
- Pulp makes a great filling for sandwich wraps
- Pulp makes a great addition to any homemade pizza base. No need to chop anything – just plop it on evenly and there you go
All in the name of reduce-reuse-recycleing, what are your top tips for reducing your household waste? Please share your tips with us below!