Got Pulp? // A How-To Guide on Reusing Juice Pulp

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So you’re part of the juicing craze hey? Good on ya — it’s a healthy endeavour!

But if you’re like many juicers, you feel sick to your stomach throwing away all the valuable veggie- & fruit-based pulp that’s left over  after making a batch. Don’t worry… we’re here to ease your pain!

did you know you can use juice pulp to make everything from pulp crackers, fritters, bread, vegetable spring rolls, raw pizza crust, popsicles or even dog treats?

Enter our friends from Little Hippies YYC, who are joining WHyyc for a Guest Blog Post on reusing juice pulp today! Take it away ladies…

who we are @littlehippiesyoga?  //

Little Hippies Yoga founders

We’re Chloe Dusser & Jenna Galloway — 2 great friends who decided to put their heart & soul into a company designed to encourage healthy development in kids & provide a supportive & fun community for families.

Little Hippies Yoga is all about giving back. For every yoga class purchased, we provide a free yoga class to a child in need.

@littlehippiesyoga on nutrition  //

Our approach to nutrition & food at Little Hippies Yoga is pretty simple: we eat foods that are grown from the earth, we use & recycle as much as possible, & we’re constantly experimenting! We encourage our kiddos to try new things, like our veggie/pulp muffins — which they ended up loving!

We feel really lucky to be able to fuel our bodies with the food we have access to here in Canada, & we try to raise awareness on reusing as much as possible

Both of us come from pretty active backgrounds where cooking with family & making yummy raw, vegan, & healthy foods is encouraged! We feel really lucky to be able to fuel our bodies with the food we have access to here in Canada, & we try to raise awareness on reusing as much as possible… which leads us to our feature recipes!

juice pulpjuice pulp recipes  //

It pains us to see good food go to waste, & we want to set a good example for the kids we work with! We juice a lot, but we didn’t want to throw out the huge amount of pulp that’s produced.

So, we decided to make muffins…

Apple Cinnamon Pulp Muffin Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups apple pulp (from juicing apples)
  • 1 (or 5) Tbsp of ground cinnamon (the more the better!!)
  • Optional: add raisins, nuts, or chocolate chips

Carrot Spice Pulp Muffin Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups carrot pulp (from juicing carrots)
  •  1 1/2 cups of raisins
  • 1 (or 5) Tbsp of ground cinnamon (the more the better!!)
  • 1-3 tablespoons ground ginger

Directions for both muffin recipes:

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Lightly greaser bottoms of muffin tins, or line with re-usable muffin cups (we get ours from Ikea!).
  3. In a big bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine all wet ingredients & mix really well! The pulp will make the mixture lumpy.
  5. Combine the wet & dry ingredients together in one bowl. Again, the mixture will be quite lumpy. Add water so that all ingredients are able to combine.
  6. Fill baking cups 2/3 full & bake for 18-20 mins, or until the muffins are firm when you press them. You can always cut one open to check too!
  7. Cool & serve warm with yummy ice-cream or fruit.

juice pulp muffins kids

These muffins are also great for freezing for lunchbox treats or days when you run out of time to prepare a wholesome & delicious snack!

foodie adventures  //  other uses for juice pump

Reusing Juice PulpThere are SO many uses for juice pulp! We always have hungry little yogis to feed, so we’re going to keep on experimenting in the kitchen. Next, we’re going to try fruit bars! Then we’ll see what else we can come up with. You can use juice pulp to make everything from pulp crackers, fritters, bread, vegetable spring rolls, raw pizza crust, popsicles or even dog treats! Really, it’s about being simple, having fun, & enjoying each part of life: food, yoga, & friends 🙂

WHyyc tip: check out this article for more uses for juice pulp: http://www.vegetariantimes.com/blog/what-do-i-do-with-leftover-juice-pulp/

thanks @littlehippiesyoga xoxo //

A big WHyyc thanks Little Hippies Yoga for sharing your healthy foodie tips on the blog! Be sure to follow them on Instagram & Facebook @littlehippiesyoga

Namaste to all our little & big foodie friends !

Little Hippies Yoga YYC