Recipes For Pulp

Well, that wasn’t hard. In fact, I found a few ideas on one site! I’m going to copy them here for quick reference, and to add some of my own notes.

Soup in a blender


14 oz. can of chicken stock or broth
pulp from 2 carrots
pulp from 1 zucchini
pulp from 1 bell pepper
pulp from 2 stalks celery


The pulp from these vegetables can come from any number of juicing recipes. Other common additions include tomato pulp, onion pulp, beet pulp or squash pulp. Basically, you just dump all the pulp in a blender with the chicken broth and pulse until fine. Then you can put the soup into a saucepan and bring it to a boil. You may or may not want to add some chunkier cooked vegetable pieces as well to the mix afterwards, or even some cooked chicken.

Makes about 2 cups of soup.

My notes:

First, I think the idea for this soup is good, but I think even better will be just adding this pulp to others of my favorite soups like vegetable soup, chicken noodle soup or chili. Will the fiber from the pulp break down? What will happen to it? It’s all a mystery to me! But I assume if nothing else, it’ll add flavor.

Pasta Sauce


2 cups tomato pulp
1/2 cup carrot pulp
1 tsp garlic pulp
1/4 cup olive oil
6-8 mushrooms, sliced
1/2 an onion, sliced
1 15 ounce can of tomato sauce
1 tsp oregano or other italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste


Heat up the olive oil in a large pot. Add the garlic and cook over low heat for a minute or so (don’t burn it). Add mushrooms and onions and cook for a few more minutes.

Add tomato sauce, tomato pulp, carrot pulp, oregano, pepper and salt. Bring it to a boil and then reduce the heat. You want to cook this for at least half an hour to let the flavors meld, a longer time like an hour is probably better.

Makes about 5 cups of sauce or so. If you need some meat in it, you can cook up some ground beef or pork and add that to the sauce after draining it.

My notes:

I don’t really have a pasta sauce recipe I love. So I’m hopeful adding the pulp of veggies will give me something better to work with. I know freezing pasta sauce (and soups) is very easy and works well. So here’s hoping I can make a good freezer meal out of pulp! I imagine any veggie would be good in all of these options. Maybe I’ll save pulp for the week and on the weekend make a few different dishes with pulp.

Carrot Pulp Muffins


3.5 cups carrot pulp
1 cup pineapple pulp
3 cups whole-grain flour
1 cup canola oil
1 cup honey
6 egg whites
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tbsp baking soda
2 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 cup crushed nuts


Preheat your oven to 350 deg. Mix up the pulp from carrots and pineapple well. Add egg whites, honey, vanilla and oil to the mix. Sift the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg together and add it gradually to mixture, stirring until it’s blended. Mix in the nuts.

Pour the batter into greased muffin cups making sure to leave some room (about 1/4 from the top) for expansion. Bake for 45 minutes.

Makes a dozen muffins.

My notes

OK, I love this idea! And I feel like I could probably stick almost any fruit pulp in the muffins since all pulp is similar. I could add this to probably any muffin or cookie recipe. And if it’s a bust, it’s not like those things are too expensive to make. At the very least, my snacks will have fresh fruit pulp in them, and be homemade.


Juice Fast – Day 1

Well, I’m almost through the first full day since I started last night with dinner. But so far here are my thoughts on this juice fast:

  • All I want to do is eat. I’m not even hungry, but I want to eat food! I hope this slowly goes away, because this is one of my biggest hurdles to eating healthy: eating just to eat.
  • I actually don’t feel hungry, which seems weird. I wonder if as the days go on I’ll get more hungry? Part of me feels like I’m living off of yesterday’s food still or something.
  • I have peed more today than I think I did all last week. ;-) OK, I know I’m drinking more liquid, but not that much more than normal. I’m probably drinking about half of the water I normally do, so total liquid intake isn’t really down that much.
  • I haven’t been in the bathroom with bowel movements like proclaimed in the show. I assume this is normal and was extreme for the one lady.
  • Juicing wasn’t awful, but was more time consuming on the first morning than I anticipated. I’m going to try to organize all three meals (breakfast, morning snack, lunch) tonight before bed so I’m more organized tomorrow morning.
  • I felt guilty wasting the pulp. But I don’t know a good way to repurpose it since it’s fruits AND veggies (fruits alone I could add to something, or veggies especially to sauces and soups). I’m going to research potential options.

That’s all! So far, not terrible. I’m staying mostly not-starving. I feel like my mind’s all over the place, but that happens occasionally anyway. My mood’s been good. But it’s normally good the day after a long bike ride. All in all, I guess I feel like I normally do.