juice pulp fiber

The Seed-to-Skin, Pulp-Forward Approach to Whole Juicing

When we say “seed-to-skin,” we’re talking about the concept of using the entire plant and wasting nothing. After you press fruits and vegetables into juice, about 20% of the plant matter is left behind—that’s the pulp. It’s actually a nutrient called fiber. We advocate leaving no pulp behind.

Here are a few tips on what to do with it:

1. Make a face or body scrub: A scrub epitomizes being healthy from the inside out. First you drink the juice and get all of that nutrition, and then you exfoliate with it and get radiant skin on the outside. It’s like a two-for-one. How to: Mix together ¼ cup of pulp (pro-tip: we recommend flavors like Sweet Greens or Carrot Beet and to pass on the jalapeño-spiked Spicy Greens), two tablespoons of yogurt and one teaspoon of olive oil. Smooth the mixture over your clean, dry face, and relax for 15-30 mins before rinsing it off.

2. Cook with it: Pulp can make a great healthy addition to crackers, salads, muffins, and more. Make sure to use it right after you press your Pack. How to: Check out these tasty recipes from The Kitchn—including a fiber-boosted pasta sauce—to get started.

3. Use it to thicken soups or smoothies: Leftover pulp can be a nutritious alternative to store-bought thickeners like white flour and cornstarch. How to: Toss a handful of veggie pulp into your next soup or sauce or try fruit pulp in your next smoothie.

4. Freeze it into “pulpsicles”: Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than a popsicle. Makes a great organic, wholesome alternative to the sugar-on-a-stick popsicles sold in most grocery stores. How to: Combine the pulp with enough juice or water so the mixture is pourable, then transfer to popsicle molds to freeze.

5. Compost it: Composting puts your kitchen scraps back into the soil and keeps them out of the landfill. How to: If your municipality offers composting, simply dump the pulp in your compost bin. If you want to start your own compost, check out Rodale’s Organic Life.

Get creative and share your experiments with us on Instagram using hashtag #PulpwithPurpose!