Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What to do with all that pulp from juicing???

If you have been juicing then I know you have been wondering what to do with all the left over pulp.  My solution is to make Veggie Burgers!

Save that pulp from all those veggies you juice – I like carrot, celery and red bell peppers. Add some ground flax seeds to the mix as a binder. Season with salt and finely chopped onions. Form into patties and place in your dehydrator at 105 degrees for about 4-5 hours. Smother with chipotle mayo and top it with avocado, tomato and homegrown sprouts.

Chipotle “Mayo”

1 C pine nuts
2 Tbsp olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
1 clove garlic
1/4 C filtered water
1/2 C young coconut meat
3 tsp chipotle seasoning

Once you eat delicious burgers that aren't really cooked and are made of only vegetables and other healthy natural ingredients, you may never go back to the traditional hamburger. And if you already enjoy raw and mostly raw food then this veggie burger recipe can be just another healthy recipe to add to your already healthy lifestyle.

*If you do not have a dehydrator, then you can put your oven on the lowest possible setting.  Just make sure to open the door and release the heat often. 

*Flax seeds in raw veggie burger recipes act as a binding agent (keeps the food together so that it’s not just a big mess)   You can’t leave them out of recipes.

Another great recipe using left over carrot pulp is Cranberry Scones!

2 cups apples, grated
2 cups carrots, pulp (leftover from making carrot juice)
2 cups raisins (or chopped dates)
1 cup cranberries (fresh or dry)
2 cups almonds, ground
1 cup flax seed (blended with 1 cup water)
2 tablespoons agave nectar (raw)
3 tablespoons olive oil

Mix ingredients with hands. Drop by spoonfuls onto dehydrator sheets.
Dehydrate at 105-115 degrees for several hours (approximately 4 hours on one side, then flip and dry for 3 hours on the other side.).

Takes about 10 minutes to make and another 7 hours to dehydrate.  I like to make them before bed so when I get up the next morning I can have warm scones right out of the dehydrator.  Yum!

*You can use fresh blueberries instead of cranberries