Juice Pulp Recipe Feature
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Juice Pulp Recipe

You know I am all about juicing lately! It’s a great way to get nutrients into your body while also giving your digestive system a rest. But what about all that juice pulp! One of the only downfalls to juicing is a lot of beneficial pulp is left behind. That pulp is typically throw out (or composted!). But what if I told you that there is a juice pulp recipe that I turn to reduce waste! I’ve gotten creative with a few different recipes, but this one is a fan fave.

First, let us refresh on what the benefits of juicing are.

  1. Juicing, whether for 1 day or a longer stint, provides you with a influx of beneficial vitamins and minerals.
  2. With juicing, you are also getting an increased amount of fruits and vegetables that probably wouldn’t make it to your plate otherwise.
  3. You may get a boost in energy.
  4. Improved sleep is reported with a juice cleanse.
  5. Most importantly, you are giving your digestive system a break. And with IBD, this is helpful!

But, what about the juice pulp?

The juice pulp that is left over is full of beneficial fiber that can be utilized for good! When juicing, you are not getting this fiber which is essential for us with IBD. So as a result, I’ve gotten creative with recipes like burgers and falafel. However, these juice pulp bars are a great “treat” to end your day.

There are so many different types of juices, but I feel these bars are best with carrot, beet, or apple pulp because of their natural sweetness. These bars may get a little strange with green juice pulp, but hey, I say give it a try! These bars are simple with few ingredients to hopefully make you feel like you are not wasting!

Juice Pulp Recipe

Juice Pulp Bars

Serving Size:
16 bars
Time:
1 hour
Difficulty:
Easy

Ingredients

  • leftover juice pulp (fruit and vegetable) from your juice (I used about 3 cups of carrot, beet, and apple pulp)
  • 2 cups of oats
  • 1/2 cup of walnuts (or nuts/seeds of choice)
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds (or flax seed meal)
  • chocolate chips (optional, but recommended to add sweetness to the fibrous pulp)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 8×8 or 9×9 pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place leftover pulp in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add oats to a food processor and lightly pulse. Add to bowl with pulp. Add walnuts and flax seeds to food processor and pulse lightly. Add to bowl with pulp and oats.
  4. Add remaining ingredients to mixing bowl and mix until a dough ball forms.
  5. Press dough ball into the prepared pan into an even layer.
  6. Bake 35-40 minutes until cooked through. Allow too cool for 10 minutes.
  7. Cut into bars and serve. Keeps in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a week. Enjoy!

Juice Pulp Recipe

I hope you enjoy this creative way to use your juice pulp! There are so many recipes out there, but this is simple, straight forward, and with ingredients that are most likely right in your pantry. Even though I don’t recommend doing more than a 1 day juice cleanse due to the lack of other essential nutrients, the amount of pulp created just from one day is enough to make these bars! As I try new things with my weekly juice pulp, I’ll add more recipes!

Juice Pulp recipe