Wait! Don’t Throw Out Your Juice Pulp

Making juice is fun, healthy, and easy to do. However, juice making can seem very wasteful when you go to empty the pulp reservoir. But wait! Don’t throw out that pulp. Here are a few great ways to use that extra pulp.

Muffins: add juice pulp to muffin batter to add some fruity flavor. Follow a recipe designed for this, or just add it to a different recipe.

Cookies: Juice pulp in cookies is another great way to add flavor and filling to your baking.

Bread: Like cookies and muffins, adding juice pulp to bread mixes tastes great and adds moisture.

Veggie Stock: If you juiced vegetables, put the pulp in a pot, cover it with water, add spices and cook for 40 minutes. Strain and use as a soup base.

Crackers: Mix flax seed meal and juice pulp together and form cracker rounds. Bake them on low, or put in a dehydrator until they are dry and crunchy.

Salsa: Add a couple teaspoons of vegetable pulp to store bought or homemade salsa to add some flavor.

Marmalade: Use fruit pulp to make some sweet marmalade to top your favorite juice pulp bread.

Dip: Add veggie pulp to sour cream and mix up for spread or a chip dip. Mix fruit pulp with honey and cream cheese for a healthy and filling fruit dip.

Salad Topper: Put a couple teaspoons of veggie pulp on top of your salad for a flavor booster.

Pizza and Pasta Sauce: Add a couple teaspoons of vegetable pulp to pasta or pizza sauce and use as normal. The veggies not only give you a health boost, but also extra flavor.

Burgers: Add veggie pulp to ground meat or beans to make awesome veggie burgers.

Smoothies: Make easy smoothies with frozen fruit and fruit juice pulp. Mix with almond or coconut milk for great and guiltless flavored smoothies.

Dog Food: Add juice pulp to homemade dog biscuits or mix some in with their food.

Chicken Food: Chickens love kitchen scraps, some juice pulp might be the highlight of their day!

Compost: If you don’t want to use the pulp in the kitchen, use it in your compost pile. Use recycled fruits and veggies to grow new fruits and veggies!

Using Juice Pulp Wisely

Try these great recipes for some delicious fiber-rich snacks for both you and your dog.

muffinsGluten-Free Juice Pulp Muffins

These tasty gluten-free muffins are loaded with fiber and leave your muffins moist and tasty.


  • 1/2 cup juice pulp
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup organic applesauce
  • 1 1/2 cups of gluten-free flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line your baking cups.
  2. Mix all the wet ingredients together with a whisk until well combined.
  3. Mix the dry ingredients together. Slowly, stir the dry into the wet.
  4. Fill muffin liners and bake for 25 minutes. Cool on wire racks and enjoy.

Juice Pulp Smoothie

This delectable pre or post workout snack will give you energy to make it through the day.


  • 1 organic banana
  • 1 cup frozen organic berries
  • 1 cup fruit juice pulp
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.

Juice Pulp Dog Treats

Your dog will love these moist and flavorful treats. Nothing but the best for Fido.


  • 3 cups juice pulp
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together well.
  3. Form balls with the dough and bake until hardened.
  4. Cool before serving to your pooch.

-The Alternative Daily

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