Since I started juicing about a year ago, I’ve frequently wondered what other uses I can come up with for the pulp. Even composting it seems like such a waste since it’s still full of nutrition…just in an altered form.
What am I working with? Kale, apple, pineapple, and carrot go into my usual juice, but sometimes beets, parsley, celery, spinach, lemon, grapefruit, and/or ginger get added in.
You can see how coming up with a way to use this mix would be a challenge; it sounds like quite the strange combo of flavors, right? They come together beautifully when juiced, but their pulp…hmm. Now that’s interesting.
My usual juice mix isn’t that hard though. One day when I was about to compost yet another batch of pulp, I realized that apple, pineapple, and carrot are all ingredients in Morning Glory Muffins. Kale isn’t, but that’s just added nutrition, right? I knew I wanted to give muffins a shot to see how they’d turn out, and what better time to do it than for Earth Month?
You can check out my recipe for A Juicer’s Glorious Morning Muffin on Earthbound Farm!
And for a few other ways to use up juice pulp, take a look at these recipes:
Baked Manicotta from Project Domestication
Carrot Cake Pancakes from Choosing Raw
Fruity Beet Balls from Raw Karma
Green Juice Pulp Crackers from Carrie on Living
Italian Meat(less) Balls from The Detoxinista
Juice Pulp Minestrone from Mindful Momma
Red Velvet Muffins from Healthy Sweet Eats
In celebration of Earth Month, take a look at the Earth-Friendly Wisdom of the Day from Earthbound Farm and for something fun, take their “How Green is Your Cart” quiz to see how green your shopping cart is (and get a coupon)!
Disclosure: I received the Earthbound Farm product that I used in this recipe for free, and I also received compensation for this post. I am happy for the opportunity to share brands that I believe in with my readers, and I hope you enjoy my recipe. As always, opinions stated are my own.