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).
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
- In a large bowl add all the ingredients except for oil and mix till incorporated well.
- Make medium size patties of the mixture – you should get about 7 or 8 patties, depending on how big you make them.
- 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.
- Serve with any yogurt (low fat) based sauce or dip.
For Pulp Bread
- For the bread you can follow the same recipe as this.
- Just replace 1 cup zucchini and 1 cup apple with 2 cups of the fruit juice pulp.