Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Day Two (2)...a little of this, too much of that
It made about 6 cups of juice. Love the colors.
This is the color after mixing and now everyone wants a glass.
My super picky daughter Sydney!
The juice was done but now I was left with the question of what I should do with the pulp. I don't have my compost bin yet, so that was out. I was not in the mood to bake anything today, so 'hiding' it in muffins was out. And I really didn't want to throw it in the trash. Think Angela, think! Ding! I got it! I will freeze it and use it in smoothies. Why haven't I thought of this before? I put the pulp in the blender, added about a cup of orange juice and processed it. I then used my mini muffin tins and scooped the mixture in them and popped them in the freezer. If you don't have mini muffin pans just use ice cube trays and when they are frozen take them out and store them in a Ziploc freezer bag. When you make a smoothie just throw some in there, as many or as little as you like and blend away. I ended up with about 1/2 cup of the blended mixture and I figured now was as good a time as any to make a smoothie. It was very good and not only did I not waste but I got in all that yummy fiber. My body thanks me and so will yours. Smoothie recipe below:
Look at all this lovely pulp, it would be such a shame to throw it away.
Scoop into mini muffin pan after blending with one cup of o.j. or juice of your choice. Looks like carrot muffin batter.
Veggie Pulp (I used about 1/2 cup)
5 large frozen strawberries
1/4 cup of plain greek yogurt
1/2 frozen banana
1/4 tsp of cinnamon
6ozs of orange juice
Place juice in the blender and then add frozen strawberries, bananas and pulp(from above) either fresh or frozen. Add remaining ingredients and blend until creamy. And like any recipe modify it to your liking and never throw away juicing pulp ever again!