Welcome back! I know it’s been a while, but I’m back and ready to get you pumped up about juicing again! I submitted my last final exam for the semester Monday, and I immediately felt the summer arrive! Now that school is done for the summer, I can get back to posting delicious recipes and advice on here. Sorry about the hiatus, but you best believe I am back full force with tons of great stuff on the way!
Today was an amazing day. Starting off the morning with a little yoga and some hot lemon water was just what I needed. After spending all morning in the kitchen, I got to spend the afternoon going for a 6 mile hike. It was GORGEOUS!
Today was day 2 of my Spring juice cleanse. I spent the morning juicing lots of fruits and veggies. I used two bags for pulp, switching them out between juicing the fruits and the vegetables. After bottling up the juices and storing them in the fridge, I set off on a mission to utilize all my pulpy leftovers. Yesterday at work, my coworkers and I got into a discussion about juicing, and they mentioned that juicing was a waste since all that pulp gets thrown out. Now, I’ve used juicing pulp in recipes before, but a lot of times I put the pulp outside for the animals around my house. They love it! Not now, though. Now, I felt an overwhelming need to prove a point (gotta love stubbornness). Since I’m fasting, I know I can’t eat anything right now, which begged the question, what can I cook with this pulp that will stay good until this fast is done? As far as the fruit went, that was easy. I could make fruit leather, or I could make some fruit pops! I’m all about fruit leather, but that’s more of an overnight endeavor since the oven’s gotta stay on for about 9 hours, and I wanted to be outside today! That meant it was fruit pop time! These popsicles have tons of fruits in them, but mainly the fruit pulp was full of apples. I imagine you can use any fruit with this recipe, so make it how you want!
Apple Coconut Pops
- 2 cups fruit pulp
- 1 cup water
- ¾ cup full fat coconut milk
- Agave nectar, to taste (if needed)
- ½ lemon
- Boil the water in a pot and add the fruit pulp. Add the lemon juice.
- Simmer for 5-10 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Pour the mixture into your Ninja or other blender and blend for 1 minute.
- Add the coconut milk and agave nectar and pulse until it is evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
- Distribute the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze!
These fruit pops are heavenly on a hot day like today was! I won’t be able to enjoy these fruit pops today, but you best believe I will be smashing on them in a couple weeks! For now, I’m making do with very yummy kale-carrot lemonade, and it is refreshingly delicious! Juice fasts are definitely easier with the warm weather; an ice cold juice really hits the spot!
What did I do with the vegetable pulp from my daily juicing? I’ll have that awesome recipe in my next post! Stay healthy, be well, and happy juicing!