More Bang for Your Nutritional Buck
I recently started juicing – it’s easy, tastes great, and has tons of health benefits. But, being the green girl that I am, I wanted to find a way to reuse the leftover pulp. As I’ve discovered there’s a lot that can be done with it so that it doesn’t just end up in the compost heap. You can cook with it, make yummy frozen treats, or give it to your chickens! So if you juice (which you should, it’s delicious!) find ways to reuse that pulp – the planet and your wallet will thank you.
Healthy Times Two
Here’s how I turn my V-8ish juice into a very quick and healthy soup:
V-8ish Juice Recipe:
*This recipe was inspired by the mock V-8 juice recipe from Raw Food Nation.
*Organically grown fruits and veggies are always best in my opinion, but they can be much more expensive – do buy those items listed on Environmental Working Group’s Toxic Twelve List organic at all times if you can swing it.
Place the following in a juicer:
- 2 tomatoes
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 generous handful of spinach (use organic)
- 2 carrots
- 1/4 yellow onion
- 2 celery stalks (use organic)
- the juice from half a lemon
- 1/4 cup water
- hot sauce (optional)
V-8ish Pulp Soup Recipe:
Now that you’ve had your delicious juice it’s time to make a quick and easy soup with the leftover pulp. Here’s what you need:
- Leftover juice pulp
- 14 ounces chicken broth or stock (canned works fine) – or vegetable broth or stock
- Sea salt, black pepper, paprika, turmeric, and a very small amount of extra virgin olive oil – all to taste. Feel free to substitute any of your favorite spices or anything else that you like.
Place pulp and broth into a blender and blend until smooth. Next place mixture into a small saucepan and heat thoroughly adding in your desired spices or any chunky vegetables you desire.
*Makes about 2 servings.