Pulp Addiction

pulp addiction

I recently saw a documentary on juicing – an overweight person sick and tired of his health issues decided to go on a 60 day juice fast. For 60 days he only drank juice and water, as a result he lost weight, became fit and his health problems came under control. So, I got super inspired and thought I’ll do a 3 day juice fast to start with. At the end of the first day…more like at 3 PM, I had a headache, I was grumpy and hungry. He never said that it was going to be easy (fair enough) IT WASN’T! But I realized that I need a lot more will power (which I don’t have at the moment) to continue with the juice fast. So my juice fast was an epic failure but I HAVE introduced a glass of juice for breakfast in my diet. We’ll just stick to that for now.

So I have been juicing for almost 2 weeks now and every morning I land up with bowls full of pulp that just sits there staring at me. I was throwing it out initially but it was just breaking my heart to waste all that pulp full of fiber. After a lot of thinking and some other failed recipes I came up with these two that utilize pretty much the entire pulp. One is a bread recipe which is very similar to the apple zucchini bread that I did a few weeks ago. I replaced the apple and zucchini with equal parts of the pulp. The bread was moist from the pulp and was very delicious. I added some sliced almonds on the top of the bread before baking it which added a lot of character to the bread. You can also add some seeds and other nuts inside the batter, raisins would taste really good in this bread.

For the patties, I mixed some mashed potato to the mixture and spiced it up with some green chili and ground cumin. Since the pulp is very fibrous, a boiled potato help hold the mixture together. You could add some bread crumbs instead of the potato but I was aiming for a gluten free recipe. This patty recipe can also be done with green juices ( a mix of celery, spinach, cucumber and green apple).

pulp addiction

pulp addiction

pulp addiction

pulp addiction

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pulp addiction

pulp addiction

Serving about 8 patties

Cooking time 30 minutes

For the heart healthy Pulp Patty

Pulp of – 1 large beet, 4 medium carrots, 2 apples and a small piece of ginger

1 large potato, boiled, peeled and mashed – can be substituted with sweet potato

1 medium red onion, finely chopped

½ green chili, finely chopped (optional)

1 tbsp ground cumin


2 tbsp olive oil for cooking

  1. In a large bowl add all the ingredients except for oil and mix till incorporated well.
  2. Make medium size patties of the mixture – you should get about 7 or 8 patties, depending on how big you make them.
  3. In a non-stick pan heat oil on medium low. Add patties and cook for about 3 minutes on each side or till it turns a dark golden. Try to make all the patties in 2 tbsp olive oil.
  4. Serve with any yogurt (low fat) based sauce or dip.

For Pulp Bread

  1. For the bread you can follow the same recipe as this.
  2. Just replace 1 cup zucchini and 1 cup apple with 2 cups of the fruit juice pulp.