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5 Creative Green Juice Pulp Recipes to Try at Home

From Pulp to Plate: Innovative Ways to Use Green Juice Leftovers


5 Creative Green Juice Pulp Recipes to Try at Home

Green juice has become a popular way to cram more veggies and nutrients into your diet. But what do you do with all that fibrous pulp left behind in the juicer?


For most people, the pulp gets tossed straight into the compost bin. However, this veggie-rich byproduct can actually be used in a variety of delicious recipes.


In this article, I'll share 5 creative green juice pulp recipes to use up green juice pulp in your cooking rather than sending it to waste. From crackers and muffins to energy balls, pancakes, and soup, these green juice pulp recipes transform leftover pulp into nutritious treats.



 

5 green juice pulp recipes: at a glance


-Introduction

-Tools You'll Need

-Ingredients You'll Need

-Green Juice Pulp Recipes

  1. Green Juice Pulp Crackers

  2. Green Juice Pulp Muffins

  3. Green Juice Pulp Energy Balls

  4. Green Juice Pulp Pancakes

  5. Green Juice Pulp Soup



 

Tools You'll Need


To prepare recipes with green juice pulp, having some basic kitchen tools on hand will make the process easier:


  • Mixing bowls - for combining wet and dry ingredients

  • Whisk or electric mixer - to thoroughly incorporate pulp into batters

  • Baking sheets - for laying out crackers or energy balls to bake

  • Muffin tins - for baking pulp muffins

  • Loaf pan - for baking pulp bread

  • Blender - for blending pulp into pancake batter

  • Saucepan and immersion blender - for blending pulp into soup

Having these tools ready will streamline prepping and cooking with green juice pulp. Now let's look at some handy ingredients to have on hand.



Ingredients you will need


Many of these juice pulp recipes call for common baking and cooking ingredients like:


  • All-purpose flour - for binding and structure

  • Baking powder and baking soda - for leavening baked goods

  • Eggs and oil - for moisture and richness

  • Spices - for flavor like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg

  • Nuts and seeds - for crunch and texture

  • Dried fruit - for chew and sweetness

You can customize these recipes by switching up add-in ingredients to suit your tastes. Now that we have the basics covered, let's start blending up that leftover juice pulp!




 

5 green juice pulp recipes......


1. Green Juice Pulp Crackers


5 Creative Green Juice Pulp Recipes: Green Juice Pulp Crackers

Savory crackers make a crunchy and satisfying way to use up extra pulp. These crisp green juice pulp crackers pair perfectly with dips, soups, and salads.


Ingredients:


  • 1 cup green juice pulp, drained of excess liquid

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt

  • 1⁄4 cup olive oil

  • 2-3 tablespoons water

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon Italian seasoning or dried parsley (optional)


Instructions:


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a bowl, mix together the juice pulp, flour and salt.

  3. Stir in olive oil and water until a rough dough forms.

  4. On a floured surface, roll the dough out to 1⁄4 inch thickness.

  5. Cut into cracker shapes using a knife or biscuit cutter.

  6. Arrange crackers on the baking sheet and prick several times with a fork.

  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned.

  8. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Yield: 2-3 dozen crackers



 

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2. Green Juice Pulp Muffins


5 Creative Green Juice Pulp Recipes: Green Juice Pulp Muffins

These green juice pulp muffins are perfectly moist and hearty. The earthy flavor of spinach, kale or celery shines through in these tasty treats.


Ingredients:


  • 1 cup green juice pulp, drained

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • 1⁄2 cup rolled oats

  • 1⁄2 cup brown sugar (can reduce/add according to taste)

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1⁄4 cup coconut oil, melted

  • 1⁄2 cup milk of choice

  • 1⁄2 cup add-ins like raisins, walnuts, chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions:


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin or line with liners.

  2. In a bowl, mix together juice pulp, flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda and cinnamon.

  3. In another bowl, whisk together egg, coconut oil and milk.

  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir until just combined.

  5. Fold in any additional add-ins if desired.

  6. Spoon batter evenly into muffin cups, filling each about 3⁄4 full.

  7. Bake 18-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

  8. Allow to cool 5 minutes before removing muffins from pan.


Yield: 12 muffins



 

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3. Green Juice Pulp Energy Balls


5 Creative Green Juice Pulp Recipes: Green Juice Pulp Energy Balls

These no-bake energy balls are a simple way to repurpose juice pulp into a grab-and-go snack. Their texture is moist and chewy from the pulp.


Ingredients:


  • 1 cup green juice pulp, drained well

  • 1 cup pitted dates

  • 1⁄2 cup almond butter

  • 1⁄2 cup rolled oats

  • 1⁄4 cup mini chocolate chips or raisins (optional)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1-2 tablespoons milk if needed

Instructions:


  1. In a food processor, pulse dates into small pieces.

  2. Add juice pulp, almond butter, oats, chocolate chips or raisins if using, and vanilla.

  3. Process until a sticky dough forms, adding milk 1 tablespoon at a time if needed.

  4. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

  5. Freeze for 30 minutes before storing in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.

Yield: 14-16 balls



4. Green Juice Pulp Pancakes


5 Creative Green Juice Pulp Recipes: Green Juice Pulp Pancakes

These fluffy pancakes get a boost of nutrients and earthy flavor from fresh green juice pulp. They make a hearty and healthy breakfast.


Ingredients:


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 egg

  • 1⁄4 cup vanilla yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

  • 1⁄2 cup packed green juice pulp

Instructions:


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and sugar.

  2. In a smaller bowl, combine the milk, egg, yogurt and melted coconut oil.

  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir just until combined.

  4. Fold in the juice pulp.

  5. Heat a lightly oiled skillet over medium heat.

  6. Scoop batter onto the skillet to form pancakes.

  7. Cook until bubbles begin to appear, about 2 minutes.

  8. Flip and cook 1-2 minutes more until browned.

  9. Serve pancakes warm with desired toppings.


Yield: 8-10 medium pancakes



5. Green Juice Pulp Soup


5 Creative Green Juice Pulp Recipes:  Green Juice Pulp Soup

For an easy, hearty soup, blend veggie-rich juice pulp with broth and spices. The pulp lends body, fiber and some extra flavor.


Ingredients:


  • 2 cups packed green juice pulp, drained

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced

  • 4 cups vegetable broth

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:


  • In a saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.

  • Add onion and carrots and cook 5 minutes until softened.

  • Add the juice pulp, broth, garlic, bay leaf, thyme and season with salt and pepper.

  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.

  • Discard bay leaf.

  • Carefully transfer soup to a blender (or use an immersion blender), pureeing until smooth.

  • Return to pan and adjust seasoning as desired.

  • Serve garnished with croutons, parsley or drizzle of olive oil.


Yield: 4 servings



 

I hope these 5 green juice pulp recipes have inspired you to get more use out of the fibrous pulp that gets left behind after juicing leafy greens and vegetables.


This nutrient-dense byproduct can be transformed into crackers, muffins, energy balls, pancakes and soup rather than being tossed into the trash.


Repurposing juice pulp cuts down on food waste while also adding beneficial fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants into your diet.