Low-Waste & Sustainable Recipe: Green Juice & Juice Pulp Veggie Burgers
This post is perfect for all my fellow juice lovers! Whenever I make green juice (which is weekly), I always get frustrated with the amount of pulp that gets thrown away or wasted. So... I decided to make a post on ways that you can use this pulp & avoid waste! It's important to remember that no one can live a perfectly sustainable life- it's impossible. Little swaps and actions like this one are simple ways I can individually create less waste- without giving up my routines or habits (like making juice). Do whatever works best for you & be proud of whatever swaps or changes you can make.
My juice recipe:
*you can use whatever other ingredients you'd like (beets would probably be delicious in the burgers as well). I suggest leaving ingredients like lemon and ginger out until after you collect the pulp for your burgers.
-Here's a before picture of the juice pulp before they were made into burgers. You can see that this mixture can easily be used for a variety of recipes (especially to sneak in some extra veggies)
*Bonus Tip: If you have extra juice pulp after these burgers another good tip is to freeze them in ice molds. These ice cubes are then perfect for green smoothies- and they're an easy way to get nutrients into your diet!
My burger recipe:
-1 cup juice pulp
-1/2 cup cooked quinoa
-1/2 cup cooked brown rice
-1/2 cup defrosted peas
-1 flax egg (2 tbsp ground flaxseed + 6 tbsp water- let sit for 5-10 mins)
-1/2 cup flour (I used gluten free)
-1/2 of a sweet or white onion
-spices of choice (I did salt & pepper, garlic powder, cumin & paprika)
*sauteed mushrooms would also probably be delicious in these so feel free to get creative!
-massage this mixture together with your hands until you get a "dough." Then shape the mixture into patties on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
-Bake at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes (flipping halfway through)
I dipped mine in hummus but have some fun with it! Top with avocado, ketchup, lettuce, etc. and enjoy every bite of these yummy, low-waste burgers. Please let us know if you make these and if you have any other low-waste recipes that you'd like to share.