I am always being asked if pulp is useful or even edible? Of course it is. Vegetable fibre is good for the digestive system including the bowel and in any event, I have always taken the view that my juicer does not extract all of the nutrients from the pulp -” there’s more in them there veggies”.
I drink vegetable juice to get more nutrients than I can eat in a day but I try to use the pulp as much as possible depending on what it is.
I often eat about 25% of my pulp added back to the juice. I often separate different pulps out as I am juicing so I might juice carrots then empty the carrot pulp in to a pot before juicing greens, for example. I also add green or vegetable pulp to any soup I make. I stir pulp into my hummus. I added it to falafels. I make raw cakes with my carrot pulp and I also make dehydrated veggie biscuits. For a treat I make a kind of garlic bread out of my almond pulp left over from my almond milk.
If I am not feeling energetic I freeze it for later. I do not keep it in the refrigerator for than a day as I find it starts to ferment. If all else fails I throw it onto my compost heap where it is loved by the wildlife that resides there.
This a photograph of my raw carrot cake. It is a fridge cake. It is delicious.
10 carrots and 1 apple – I removed the celery pulp for this recipe and ate it with some houmous!) By the way I kept yesterday’s carrot pulp in a cup in the fridge, I ended up with a about 2 cups of pulp in this cake.
1/2 cup walnut halves
1/2 cup pecans halves
Inch of fresh ginger root (I didnt have any ginger to add today and I missed it)
Juice 1/2 a large lemon (freshly squeezed)
a banana (yellow with brown speckles is just ripe enough)
3 medjool dates (I put 2 but it wasnt as sweet as I was expecting so 3 or even 4 might be better depending on your taste)
Blitz the dry ingredients in the food processor (using the S blade) then add the wet ingredients. Keep stopping the food processor and scraping down the sides to get all ingredients well blended. Then press the mixture into a dish and refrigerate for an hour or so. It makes a nice moist cake.
Next time I might try dehydrating the mixture to make biscuits but I am usually too impatient to eat it!!