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What to do with the Leftover Pulp?

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Posted by TonyS on 2 years ago This is Day 1 for me and I just had my first cup of juice. It was real good. But due to cost reasons, I'm not sure how long I'll be able to sustain this for. Anyhow, I'll go as far as I can and try to learn as much as I can. I read someone's post regarding the pulp and I got to wondering what to do with all the remaining pulp? Here are some ideas coming to mind for me (might be gross to some). Please provide your thoughts, I'd love to hear them. 1. Can throw out left over pulp in backyard somewhere. It's organic so it'll break down, etc. 2. Can left over pulp be used for soup base? Has anyone tried it? 3. Can left over pulp be added to drink to give it extra body? 4. Thanks everyone!

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  • Zindii

    2 years ago
    Yes. I actually use the leftover pulp for soup and it's delicious! What I do is: 1. Turn on heat and throw some garlic on pan and wait for it to become golden/brown 2. Pour in a glass (16 oz) of water 2. Pour in a handful of the leftover pulp and add more veggies like carrots, stalks of celery, or peppers- whatever you feel like throwing in there. I like to get creative and sometimes use vegetables that are colorful. You can even add tiny pieces of chicken breast to change the taste of the soup. 3. Add a little bit of salt (to enhance the taste). If you do not want to use salt, you can also use a 25 calorie frozen fruit bar (I use the brand "Edy's"- they're delicious!). If you do not know what fruit bar I'm talking about, just google "Edy's fruit bars" and you'll see the box" 4. Let it boil for 10 minutes, until the added veggies are soft... ... and voil?! You got yourself a delicious veggie soup! (Any leftover soup should be refrigerated and used within 2 days.) Juice on, my friend! :)
  • margaret.olah.9

    2 years ago
    Thanks for these! I am presently composting my pulp, but I will have to start saving some of it!!
  • Renaye

    2 years ago
    I am using a Vita-Mix machine which chops, grinds, liquifies the entire vegetable and fruit, so i get the benefit of nutrients from the whole fruit. Nothing to throw out...
  • WBT2012

    2 years ago
    I am composting as well. When you are in the juice only stage of the reboot do you freeze your pulp to use at a later date when soup is allowed?
  • WBT2012

    2 years ago
    @TonyS I run my pulp thru the juicer again. It is amazing how much juice you get out the second time around. Then I compost it. I read somewhere that you can freeze the pulp in ice cube trays and use them in your smoothies or juice. I haven't tried it though. @Bessy the soup sounds delicious. I start juice only tomorrow but I am saving the recipe to try when I can have solids. Thanks!
  • Ranger Rick

    2 years ago
    When my Juice Only time is up, I plan to use my excess pulp to make veggie burgers out of.
  • Groch

    2 years ago
    I live in an apartment so composting is not an option, and I cannot eat enough soup to keep up....SO Is it greener to dump it into the disposal or the trash?
  • heather

    8 months ago

    It could clog the disposal. Just toss it in the trash.

  • Chile

    2 years ago
    I've simmered the pulp, too. When I don't want it for soup, I've used it to cook my husband's rice or substituted it for liquid in other recipes. (When I was juicing only, he was still eating so it was easy to use up.) Mostly, though, it's gone in the compost and let me tell you, it fired it up big-time! You can feel the heat radiating off the pile as the finer pieces break down much faster. It helps, too, that the fall leaves I collected from neighbors last year are breaking down on their own. I put them in big trashcans and added water to help the process. They are not so much "leaves" now as "leaf mold." LOL Groch, if there are any community gardens in your area, you might check to see if they accept donations to a compost pile. You can keep the pulp in your freezer or even very tightly closed in your fridge for a weekly drop-off. Some cities also have community compost collection centers.
  • smarionave

    1 year ago
    You can use pumpkin, squash, apples, and zucchini in recipes to replace the oil, in baking recipes. :)