20 Creative Uses for Leftover Juice Pulp

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20 Creative uses for leftover juice pulp.

I have always loved juicing, but I have never done it consistently until recently.

Juicing can be such an easy, healthy addition to your lifestyle! Fruits and vegetables processed through a juicer provide energy and nutrients that are streamlined to your body in a very easy-to-assimilate form.

Are you new to juicing and interested in more information? I’ve gathered these articles for you:

>>>Health Benefits of Juicing

>>>The Right (and Wrong) Way to Juice


>>>Where to find a juicer

The GAPS diet, which we are working through right now, calls for fresh carrot juice starting in Stage 4 and adding other fruits and vegetables later on as tolerated. We’ve touched on Stage 4 in the past few days.

Since we’ve ventured into stage 4, I was quickly reminded of a little something that likes to tag along with fresh juice: leftover juice pulp! It’s not long before you’re inundated with this pulp, and you’re left wondering, “What should I do with this stuff?”

Well, if you’re anything like me, you love using everything that comes through your kitchen, and hate wasting anything valuable. Perish the thought of that leftover juice pulp going to waste! There are tons of things you can do with it. And in my kitchen, I work by the motto “Waste not, want not.” These 20 uses for leftover juice pulp will not leave you wanting.

20 Creative Uses for Leftover Juice Pulp

  1. Compost It – Probably the easiest way to use up leftover juice pulp is to toss in into your compost heap or compost bin.
  2. Worm It – Along the same lines, you can feed your leftover pulp to the worms in your garden.
  3. Broth It – If you’re in the habit of making your own bone broth, simply toss the vegetable pulp in with the broth. It will take a little extra straining when you’re finished, but it’s a great way to keep from having to toss it.
  4. Broth It, Veggie Style – Similarly, you can make homemade vegetable broth. Add your pulp to several quarts of filtered water, add salt and desired seasonings. Simmer for at least 30 minutes and strain.
  5. Sprinkle it on top of your pet’s dinner for a healthy treat. Please be aware, certain foods are toxic to certain pets, so make sure it’s safe for your furry friend first!
  6. Egg It – add a little to scrambled eggs or quiche.
  7. Cracker It – mix with enough water to make a sort of workable “dough”. Spread onto dehydrator sheets and dehydrate for 6 hours or until done.
  8. Smoothie It – Add it to smoothies for extra fiber. (Learn more about healthy smoothie add-ins)
  9. Make Carrot Halwa – a traditional Indian dessert.
  10. Gravy It – add to gravy to help thicken. (Might help to blend with an immersion blender before serving.)
  11. Leather It – use it to make homemade fruit roll-ups – just add a little water.
  12. Powder It – dehydrate it (here’s the dehydrator I use and love) and then blend to a powder to add to meals, similar to my Green Veggie Powder.
  13. Bake it – for a little extra fiber, sneak it into cakes, pancakes, quick breads, cookies, muffins, you get the idea!
  14. Soup It – add to soups to instantly thicken.
  15. Breakfast It – add fruit pulp into breakfast cereal or hot cereal.
  16. Ball It – Mix with honey and roll into balls. Dehydrate or put in oven on lowest temperature setting for healthy snacks.
  17. Meatball It – Leftover veggie pulp is perfect for adding to homemade meatballs or burgers!
  18. Spread It – add to your favorite dressings, such as this Creamy Dill Dressing. Or dips and spreads such as hummus and bean dip.
  19. Freeze It – simply save it in a container in the freezer for when you need it.
  20. Pop It – Freeze fruit pulp into popsicle molds for a cold treat.

What are your favorite leftover juice pulp uses? Let me and the other readers know in the comments section. 🙂

And for those days when I am not able to juice, this is my favorite go-to for energy and detox.

Peace, love, and – yes – pulp,


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44 thoughts on “20 Creative Uses for Leftover Juice Pulp”

  1. Awesome! I love this list – but I've done one that you don't have on your list!

    Add water (or juice) to reconstitute to applesauce texture and use in quick bread/muffin recipes or pancakes!

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  2. VEGGIE NUGGETS! Mix a tablespoon of ground flax seed with a tablespoon of water and let set for a few minutes. In a bowl, mix the pulp with seasonings of your choice (I use Italian) Add the flax mixture, it works as a binder. Form into "nugget" shapes, coat with bread crumbs, and brown in a skillet with just a tiny bit of oil.

  3. I freeze it in ziplocks or in ice cube trays then put those in ziplocks in the freezer. I add a couple tablespoons of carrot pulp (even if it has apple mixed in) and other veggie pulp to my homemade spaghetti sauce. It gives it better flavor and thickens it.

  4. I donate my juicing scraps to a local ‘4H Family’ and the kids have the best chickens & small animals, at the County Fair, every year! 🙂

  5. Great list… Cheers..!! Another for consideration: Vegetable spring rolls, then freeze. My favourite is the simple carrot, celery, ginger, garlic, beetroot, apple mix… Then 5-10 seconds in super hot coconut oil – shallow fry.

  6. What a delicious way to make use of the pulp! I juice a lot too and there’s always way too much leftover pulp even though I do use it in my soup. The guilt when throwing away a basket full of healthy nutrients and fiber is just unbearable!

  7. I love your idea of putting the vegetable pulp in with broth and then straining it before serving. I love making broth from vegetable bouillon cubes, and adding in some vegetable pulp sounds pretty yummy. I’ll definitely try it for dinner this week!

  8. Ooh this is such a great list! I have been making a lot of fruit juices these past days and was wondering what to do with the pulp. I thought that maybe I could use them as filling for pies or something like that but now I’ll be giving your ideas a try. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Elna


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