One of the main challenges for those that juice regularly or may have just tried it a few times ….the vegetable fibre waste.
Once we squeeze out all the yummy juice the fibre left behind is hard to throw away. Especially because we are buying organic right?
The kind of juicer you use makes a huge difference in how much waste is created. Centrifugal juicers that go fast tend to leave a lot of moisture in the fibre waste. Low speed masticating juicers like the one I have leaves the pulp pretty dry. But still that is some fresh fibre and what to do with all of it?
- Obvious choices are making muffins, cakes, breakfast bars, crackers, pancakes. Today I made these carrot muffins with my juicing carnage and they were awesome. I skipped the raisins and the egg and used a “chia egg” instead.
- This week I made sauteed beet and carrot fibre with just a dash of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. It was sweet and salty and my kids loved it.
- I sprinkle the colourful leftovers on salads.
- It makes great baby food for transitioning toddlers that are learning to move things around in their mouthes.
- I decided since I get a lot of my ideas from others I should share some great lists I found on two sites : Plan to Eat and Vegetarian Times ( I am actually a subscriber).
So why has Green Belly been so quiet you ask? Things have been challenging around here. But we are getting back on our feet. With our house for sale (know anyone looking?) my son’s hand healing up, both kid’s birthday’s behind us and my thyroid challenges things have been a bit of a circus. My meal service has still been running but that is been about the extent of it.
But don’t fret! Big changes are in the works. GBC is growing and the vision is only getting greater.