Thursday, May 19, 2016

Juicing Fever

So, I'm pretty much obsessed with our new juicer. I had no idea you could juice so 

many things! So if you have a juicer, or are looking to invest in one, (we purchased this one) then you 

will find after the first time you juice, that there is a whole compartment for just the pulp!

We've had it for almost 3 months now, and I still hate throwing it all out. It always smells so good, and 

its perfectly fresh shredded fruits and veggies (which aren't cheap). So I decided to do a little juicer 

recon, and see what other people do with their juicing pulp. Here are my 3 favorite ways to use it!

1. Use the pulp as fertilizer for your indoor plants, or outdoor garden!

So, this pulp is just full of nutrients, and my mom made the suggestion, "Oh if only you had a vegetable 

garden, you could put some of this in here like a compost, or fertilizer." And I thought, well, why not 

try it with all of my plants!

Just dig down a couple of inches, and place a nice chunk, maybe 3 or 4 Tablespoons worth, into the 

soil, get as close as you can to the roots, so they can soak in all of the nutrients. I water most of my 

plants once a week, so I did this on watering day when the soil was nice and dry, and watered right 

after I put in the pulp and recovered it with soil. I do it about once every 3 weeks, so once a month. 

And so far my fig has sprouted 4 new leaves! And my Philodendron is just as spritely as ever! (now, 

this could have nothing to do with the juicing fertilizer, but give me a break…I think its working.)

2. Popsicles

I know what you're thinking, what the heck right?! I know! I was hanging with my sister-in-law, 

Juliane, and she was telling me about these veggie popsicles that she had eaten. And it hit me like a ton 


So, I bought this cheapy popsicle mold from Marshalls for $4, and after I made a batch of juice, I just 

froze the juice in here, and then ate them a couple days later! Genius right? I know. By the way, my 

dogs LOVED them! Also, not a bad snack for your kids in the summer.

(Here's my favorite, go-to juice recipe I got from my friend Sallie!)

Healthy Popsicle Recipe
(straight from your juicer!)
2-3 carrots
2 apples- cored
2 celery stalks
1 orange

3. Carrot Pineapple Muffins!

This is one of dozens, Pinterest is flooded with other recipes that you can make with your juicing pulp. 

I just took my favorite carrot bread recipe and added some of my own ingredients, and played with it 

until the consistency was right. 

Here is the recipe for these wonderful muffins!

(Gluten Free) Carrot Pineapple Muffins

          2C. gluten free flour (or for Paleo option, do 1C. Almond flour, and 1C coconut flour*)
            1/2 teaspoon salt
            1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
            1C. mashed bananas (about 3 very ripe medium bananas)
            1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar 
            1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
            2 large eggs
            1 Tablespoon vanilla
            1/2C. Crushed walnuts
            1/4C. pineapple
            2 apples (any kind, we like granny smith)
            3 M-L carrots

       Heat your over to 350 degrees. And grease your muffin tin, or bread loaf pan.

       Whisk together your dry ingredients, and then add in bananas, brown sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla.

       In your juicer, juice your pineapple, apples, and carrots, remove the pulp from the composite bin*,

       take out 1 1/4C. of your pulp, and walnuts, fold in with a rubber spatula, careful not to over mix 

        your batter. Pour into prepared pan. And bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out 


Let them cool, and enjoy!

**If you don't have a juicer, you can still grate the carrots, and just use applesauce, and buy crushed pineapple in a can. If you do, you will need 1C of carrot shreds, 1/4C. applesauce, and a couple Tablespoons of the pineapple. 

**Some of the pulp will have some large chunks, you can just remove these, unless you want to bite into a large hard carrot bit. 

**For Paleo option, I mixed my two flours because it helps keep the natural muffin texture, I tried using just almond meal once, and it came out really dry and spongy. 

Please share your favorite juicing recipes, or ways to use your juicer! I'd love to hear!


  1. I want to make these muffins! I just packed up my juicer though, so I may need to come borrow some pulp!