Cooking with Leftover Juicing Pulp

I’m back again and we’re almost done with my guest appearance. I’ve really enjoyed talking to you about juicing and discussing the benefits and other issues about juicing. I hope you have too.

If you’ve been juicing while reading along you’ve probably wondered what to do with all that pulp from your juicer. It seems like such a huge waste to toss it. Well, you don’t have to. Of course, it depends on the type of juicer you have. If you use the Norwalk juicer you have to just throw away the pulp. It has nothing left in it to give and even rabbits won’t eat it, so just throw it away and don’t give it another thought.

But, if you use one of the other types of juicers you can save it and use it for a variety of uses. First of all a good tip to help you save the pulp is to put a closeable plastic bag inside the container that catches the pulp so that you can simply collect the pulp and freeze for later use. Also, you want to switch the bag for each thing you push through the juicer so you don’t have a strange mixture. Not all juices that taste good together produce pulp that is usable together.

If nothing else, you can use the pulp in your compost pile and it doesn’t matter what’s in it. Just stir it in with the rest of the trimmings. If you have chickens you can also feed it to them.

You’ll find that you use a lot of carrots in juice. They add a smooth sweet flavor to most green juices and you can get a surprisingly large amount of juice from them. Carrot pulp can be used in many recipes from carrot cake, to spaghetti sauce. Just add a bit in to add some extra fiber to your meal and most people will not even notice it’s there.

Throw vegetable pulp into a stock pot to make delicious veggie broth. Simmer on low for several hours, adding fresh water as needed. Allow to cool then strain out pulp for a flavorful and nutritious veggie broth to use in a multitude of recipes. In fact you can put it in any soups or stews that you’re making for added fiber and flavor.

If you look on the Internet there are many recipes for breads and muffins and even crackers that are made out of juice pulp. Most of the crackers will require that you have a dehydrator, but if you don’t try turning your oven down to the lowest temperature (200 degrees) instead. That will usually work in place of a dehydrator to make vegetable pulp crackers.

Use your imagination and I bet you’ll come up with many different ways to use the juice pulp. Just throw it in with other foods and see what happens. It will work great with any type of casserole.

Next week is the last week that we have together; I’ll give you my final thoughts about juicing your way to wellness.

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