I’ve talked about my Kuvings B6000 Whole Slow Juicer before. I’ve had it since last year, and the love affair hasn’t ended! You can read about all the Kuvings B6000 Whole Slow Juicer I love, about my favourite juicing recipes, and how I converted my favourite carrot cake recipe to a juice pulp recipe. There’s been lots of juicing action in my kitchen these last six months!
One thing that comes along with a big glass of healthy juice is some leftover juice pulp. I like to make use of this pulp whenever I can. While the juice contains most of the vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients from the fruit, the remaining pulp still contains healthy fiber and great taste – why waste that when you can put it to good use? The Kuvings B6000 conveniently deposits the pulp into its own pitcher, so it’s easy to use. And if you feed your fruits and veggies into the juicer in a deliberate order, you can even separate the pulp from based on how you’re going to use it. For example, feed your apples and carrots through first, and use that pulp in your next breakfast muffin recipe. Follow with celery and kale, and use that pulp in a delicious soup. It’s that easy!
There are a lot of ways to use juicing pulp apart from putting it in the compost heap. Here’s a list of ideas for putting your juicing pulp to good use:
1. Add it to your morning smoothie.
2. Make muffins, breads, or cakes (like my Juice Pulp Carrot Cake)
3. Turn it into veggie stock by boiling with water, herbs, and spices and then straining.
4. Mix into meatloaf, burgers, meat balls, spaghetti sauce, and even mac and cheese.
5. Mix into your dog’s food or make dog treats (make sure the veggies and fruit are safe for pups first!).
6. Add it to frittata or quiche.
7. Add it to guacamole.
8. Use it to thicken soups and sauces.
9. Add it to homemade body and face scrubs for an antioxidant boost.
10. Sprinkle a little on your salad.
I bet there are a few good ideas there to inspire you! For me, the easiest is to throw my pulp into soup. Most soups are made from very forgiving recipes that benefit from tasty juice pulp. Even ingredients like apples, lemon, and ginger can taste great in a soup.
One of my favourite soup recipes is Tomato Lentil soup. This is a quick and easy recipe, and a cup or 2 of juice pulp makes it even better! Here, I made it using celery and carrot pulp, but you can throw in just about any veggie and feel good about the fiber and nutrition boost. And best of all, you can start off your meal with a healthy glass of juice!
Tomato Lentil Soup With Juicing Pulp
2 tbsp olive oil
1 chopped onion
1-2 cups juicing pulp, depending on desired thickness
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1 red pepper, chopped
2 cups dried red lentils, rinsed
6 cups water
1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
juice of 1 lemon
salt and pepper to taste
1. Heat olive oil in a dutch oven and sauté onions until soft. Add spices, juice pulp, and bell pepper and sauté until cooked, about 10 minutes total.
2. Add the lentils, tomatoes and water and simmer on low heat about 30 min, until lentils are cooked through.
3. Add lemon juice, salt, and pepper and serve!
Tips: This soup freezes well, so make a double batch and freeze some for another quick meal!