11 Creative Ways to Use Leftover Juice Pulp
If you’re looking for creative ways to recycle your leftover juice pulp, read on.
Composting is an obvious option, but our juice business clients often ask us if there are any other options for using juice pulp. Luckily, we’ve discovered many unique recipes and methods over the years.
Below, you will find 11 recipes that will help you use up all of that extra juicer pulp. These were created with the help of our amazing Goodnature chef, Ari.
11 Juice Pulp Recipes
Click any of these recipes to jump to a detailed explanation and step-by-step instructions:
- Soup Broth
- Vegan Basil Pesto
- Raw Pulp Crackers
- Carrot Cake Cupcakes and Other Baked Goods
- Fruit Leather
- Clothing Dye
- Cream Cheese Spread
- Dog Treats
1. Soup Broth
If you’ve never made your own broth, here’s your chance! We love making our own year-round, and our juice pulp plays a big role!
You can use either fresh or frozen pulp for this recipe, just make sure it has thawed before cooking. We love making our own veggie broth – the pulp adds a great flavor and some extra health benefits.
This homemade broth can be used as a base for any of your favorite soups and stews, or you can enjoy it on its own! All you need is vegetable pulp, water, salt, pepper, and your favorite spices.
Vegetable Broth recipe:
- Pour 9-10 cups of water into a large pot and begin to boil
- Once boiling, add in as much vegetable pulp as you have
- Add your salt, pepper, and other spices to taste
- Once all ingredients are added, reduce to a simmer and cook for 45 mins to 1 hour
- Let cool slightly
- Strain remaining pulp, or leave in your broth – your choice!
- Store in fridge for up to 5 days and in freezer for up to 3 months
2. Vegan Basil Pesto Recipe
This wonderful recipe was created in the Goodnature Innovation Kitchen by our chef and consultant, Ari. Here we use the leftover pulp from cold-pressed almond milk to create a vegan basil pesto.
3. Raw Pulp Crackers
We understand that juice pulp crackers might not sound too appetizing at first, but these vegan and gluten-free crackers are bound to be a hit at your next event or get together. They are durable and can handle scooping into any dips like hummus, guacamole, or spinach dip.
These are a perfect grab-and-go snack for those with allergies, intolerances, or those who want a clean and healthy treat. You can use any veggie pulp that you like, but we prefer to use carrot pulp.
4. Baked Goods
Adding your juicer pulp to baked goods will add moisture to your favorite recipes. In some cases, you can even reduce the amount of olive oil or butter – creating a healthier alternative, and putting your pulp to good use.
A few of our favorite treats for juicer pulp include loaves of quick bread, muffins, cupcakes, cookies, and more! Try the recipe below and let us know what you think.
Carrot Cake Cupcakes
In this particular recipe, our Goodnature chef, Ari used the leftover pulp from a juice blend that included carrot, apple, lemon, and ginger.
We recommend using the pulp from any sweet or semi-sweet carrot juice blend – as always, you can experiment however you would like! These delicious cupcakes would be the perfect sweet treat to offer as a point-of-sale item!
Adding your leftover pulp to smoothies will give you an added kick of nutrients and fiber! The pulp will also help thicken up your smoothie, creating a delicious, milkshake-like consistency.
Experimenting is one of the best parts of juicing, right? Have fun and mess around with different combinations to find the one you like the most – you might even find your new favorite recipe!
If you’re looking to make the perfect scrambled eggs, skillet, fritters, or potatoes, throw in a few tablespoons of your juicer pulp to add extra flavor. You can easily create a nutrient-filled breakfast in minutes!
7. Fruit Leather
Fruit leather was one of our favorite sweet treats when we were growing up. You can easily make your own fruit leather using fresh fruit pulp. Here’s how:
- Line a cookie sheet with wax paper
- Press and lay your fruit pulp evenly – make sure it’s all even to ensure it dries evenly.
- Place in a dehydrator or at your oven’s lowest setting (preferably around 115 degrees) for 12-14 hours.
- Cut into strips and enjoy!
You can also mix lemon juice and/or sugar (depending on the sweetness of your fruit) with the fruit pulp for a thinner texture and sweeter taste.
Using your leftover pulp, you can create a delicious treat for you, your customers, and your family.
- Make your favorite juice and set some aside for your popsicles
- Sprinkle in some of the juicer pulp into your popsicle molds
- Pour your juice into the molds
- Freeze and enjoy!
There are so many different flavors you can play around with we think our refreshing Lemonade Juice Recipe would be perfect!
9. Clothing Dye
Did you know that juice pulp can be used to dye clothing?
Nori Co, the owner of Sunshine Juice in Tokyo, Japan worked with a botanical lab to create green dye used from leftover organic juice pulp! They then used the dye on 100% organic cotton tees and created their own unique clothing line. View them here!
Want to make your own? Check out this article to learn how to make natural dye with fruits and vegetables here.
10. Cream Cheese Spread
Using your juice pulp, making your own cream cheese spread is easy! This can be used on crackers, sandwiches, vegetables, and more.
- Measure about ½ a cup of either fruit or vegetable pulp (if using fruit pulp, make sure the fruit is finely chopped or mashed)
- Next, mix the pulp with about a cup of cream cheese. You can either do this by hand or use your mixer to lightly whip the cream cheese.
- Salt and season your dip to your liking. We recommend onion and garlic powder for vegetable blends.
- Place in the fridge for around 2-4 hours to allow for the flavors to meld and enjoy!
11. Dog Treats
Spoil your furry friend by making your own healthy dog treats from juice pulp! These can be made in batches and stored in your dog’s treat jar, or you can make these for your customers to take home.
- 2 cups juice pulp*
- ⅓ cup natural peanut butter
- ¼ cup ground flax
- ¾ to 1 ½ cups GF rolled oats
*Please note: Some fruits and vegetables are toxic to dogs. Please make sure these are not included in any of your treats. These include onions, grapes and apple seeds – they are poisonous to dogs. Try to stay away from citrus fruits, since most dogs don’t enjoy the taste.
We recommend carrot, kale, cucumber, apple (with no seeds), lettuce, celery, spinach, melons, and pear. Before creating a treat, always ensure the ingredients are safe and healthy for your furry friend!
- Preheat your oven to 275° F
- In your food processor, mix all of the ingredients together. Slowly pour in the rolled oats until you’ve reached a nice batter consistency.
- Next, use the mixture to form treat shapes
- Place on a baking sheet and cook for 50 – 60 minutes.
Do You Have a Unique Use for Juice Pulp That We Didn’t Include?
Drop a comment below or join the discussion on the Goodnature Community Forums!
We hope you try some of these recipes at home, or to sell in your store.
Want to learn chef-made recipes to make with your juicer? Browse juicing recipes here!