How to Use Juicing ByProducts

Shredded Juicing Leftovers

We bought the Breville Juicer and love it!  Our go to juice is a Green Monster.  It is full of spinach, kale, celery, green apples, and ginger.  The first time that I used the juicer I was surprised by how much byproduct of the vegetables is left over.  Not really thinking, I tossed it all down the garbage disposal.  Then I felt really guilty because I thought of the years that my grandmother preached to not waste anything, especially good greens that are perfect for composting.  Unfortunately, I don’t have the time or space for composting.  If you do, then I guess the juicing leftovers are perfect to add to your soil collection.  For the rest of us, what to do with the leftovers?

The next time I juiced, I decided that the first run through the juicer most likely still left valuable nutrients in the greens.  I took the greens, added a pinch of water, and re-juiced them.  It was great!  Tons more juice, without using more vegetables.  Now my greens looked pretty ragged but I still had to find a use for them.  After all, they are probably still full of fiber.  Just the week before I had made hummus and my picture emerged of how I would use the leftovers.  Green hummus!

The very simple recipe for making hummus can be found here in my previous post.  It is basically chick peas, coconut oil, salt, pepper, and lemon juice.  Combine in food processor until smooth and creamy.  Follow the same directions and add your green foliage.  It mixes up great and is a lovely shade of green.  I used my green hummus on a spinach wrap, and topped it with tomatoes, cucumbers, and avocado.  It was the best vegetarian wrap I’ve ever eaten.  Maybe because I was so proud of myself for finding a use for the greens, but regardless, it was a delicious and filling dinner.  I even made myself a wrap for my lunch the next day, which I had with black bean chips I scored at our latest natural foods trade show.


Green Hummus on Spinach Wrap


Green Juice While at Work

Veggies Topped with Veggies

What else have you done with your juicing leftovers?

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18 Comments Post a comment

  1. rosey
    April 26, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    cool idea on using the leftovers! i always hate throwing it away. and never did come up with a solution. i dont know how well that would work for me since i use fruit in my juices. but i sure do love me some hummus!

  2. April 26, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Thank you so much for posting this! I have juiced often and consider it such a waste to pitch all the leftover fiber filled goodies left in my juicer!

  3. Dale Kerwin
    April 26, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Love the many uses of coconut oil!

  4. Jolene
    April 26, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Yum! I’ve never thought of adding to hummus! I’ve added the leftovers from carrot juice to muffins!

  5. April 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    wow that looks delicious! I am on a 30 day juice fast and will have to try juicing the waste…I wondered if there was a way to make use of all that rather then tossing it out. And when I start eating i will have to remember to try the green humus recipe…that wrap looks delicious!!!! Thanks for the tips!

  6. Tamara Cavell
    April 26, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Fabulous idea!! Seriously!

  7. Elee
    April 27, 2012 at 1:07 am

    wow this site is full of good ideas!

  8. Sarah
    April 27, 2012 at 9:14 am

    oh wow….the hummus looks delicious. I don’t use a juicer, I just blend everything in a blender,skins and all, but I’m going to have to try that hummus

  9. Amy
    May 15, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    I juice my carrots, celery & radishes FIRST – so that I have pulp that is non-sweet. Then I juice the apples and berries.

    While I’m drinking my juice, I make fritters – adding to the pulp a few eggs, some unsweetened coconut, and some breadcrumbs. I make hamd-sized patties, and cook on my George Foreman grill for 3 minutes. Omelet to go!

  10. June 5, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    I love your Hummus recipe/idea, we’ll have to try that. My bride is a Master Gardner so we do the Compost(s) thing every day. Juicing is so G R E A T I lost 20 pounds within 8 weeks after starting. We use the Green Star Juicer and there’s no juice the second time around but if you have a centrifugal or a masticating Juicer a second time around on your pulp is a great idea too. Thanks!

  11. June 5, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    We often use leftovers to make muffins and cookies but the majority goes to the composter bins.

    • June 8, 2012 at 2:05 pm

      Those are great ideas Joe! I will have to try some muffins with the leftovers next time.

  12. Arlene
    June 16, 2012 at 10:49 am

    I use the “remnants” in my veggie burger mixture. Makes a delicious patty.

  13. av
    September 20, 2012 at 9:21 am

    If you keep a small plastic bag lining your waste bin, then it is easy to tie up and refridgerate until you need it or have time to use it. I have eaten wraps made from leftovers in a health restuarant, but cant seem to find the recipe online. I know they add flax seeds etc and also bake it for a health chip, but there must be more ingredients to make it bind….any ideas?

    • September 24, 2012 at 9:29 am

      Thanks for the tip on storage. As for the wraps we’re looking into finding a recipe for that. We will let you know as soon as we do 🙂

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