I have always been guilty about how much waste my juicer gives off, all for the sake of my morning juice. More and more I’ve been hearing about different recipes and ideas to cut down on waste with your juicer, and I have to admit, I’ve been a little lazy about actually trying any of them. Juicing can be somewhat of an ordeal in itself, between preparing all the fruits and veggies, dealing with all the pulp, and then the clean up after. Finally this week I made the effort, and realized that it’s not that hard to use the juicer waste, and the results are delicious!
Juice Pulp Crackers
Reduce, reuse, and eat!
Aprx 3 cups juicer pulp
1 cup chia seeds or ground flax seeds
1/2 water or less depending on how moist your pulp is
1 clove garlic
fresh rosemary or your favorite herbs and spices
1 tsp sea sal
Step 1: Juice your favorite veggie and fruit juice! For this batch I used 2 beets, handful of kale, 2 pieces of celery, 1/2 lemon, 1 apple, and ginger.
Step 2: Remove the juicer waste or pulp and set aside in a large bowl. Add chia seeds, or ground flax seeds.
Step 3: Mince garlic and chop herbs, adding them to the bowl. Add water to the mixture and stir until everything gets a little sticky.
Step 4: Cover a baking sheet in parchment paper and then spread the mixture until it’s about 1/2 inch thick.
Step 5: Sprinkle sea salt over the crackers and back at 350 degrees for 35-45mins, keeping an eye on them in the last 10 mins to be sure they don’t burn. If need be place your oven on broil for the last few minutes with the door open, this will make the crackers crisp.
Step 6: Remove crackers from the oven, let cool and then break apart in pieces. Eat!
I ate mine with hummus and it was so delicious! These crackers make a great snack because not only are you getting some extra veggies in, but the pulp of the juicer contains tons of fiber. Meaning these little guys will keep you full for hours!