10 Non-Juice Recipes You Can Make With A Juicer
Juicers are no longer just for juicing. That’s right: That expensive juicer you bought during your now-defunct juicing craze is good for more than gathering dust.
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Make the most of your money—and counter space—by “juicing” everything from hummus to ice cream to nut butter. Thanks to these brilliant recipe ideas, your juicer might just become your most valuable kitchen appliance.
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The budget savvy blogger behind Kitchen Cents discovered what might be the world’s easiest, healthiest, and cheapest homemade ice cream recipe—all you need is frozen peeled bananas and your sweet tooth. Simply run the ‘nanners through your juicer, and you have a creamy, naturally sweet bowl of banana ice cream. Eat it plain or top with chopped nuts, a dollop of softened peanut butter, or a drizzle of chocolate sauce. If you’re not a banana fan, any frozen fruit should work. (You've got to try these 5 delicious things you can do with overripe bananas.)
These days you can make pesto out of anything—basil, parsley, mint, arugula—and now you can also do it in a juicer. Plug your favorite green into Ambika Yoga’s juicer pesto recipe and voila! There's the earthy goodness you need for your pizza or pasta.
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Believe it or not, your juicer can churn out creamy, garlicky hummus just as well as a food processor can. Juicer brand Hurom’s recipe is healthy and fast: Run canned chickpeas (liquid and all), fresh garlic, and lemon through a juicer; then mix it with tahini and olive oil and dig in! (Then try one of these 9 surprising ways to use hummus—other than as dip.)
Love hummus? You need to taste this easy hummus guacamole dip:
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Homemade tomato sauce is a great way to control the amount of salt, sugar, and oil that goes into Sunday night spaghetti. The blogger behind Cook Garden Sew uses her recipe for canning, so she doesn’t add seasoning—but if you’re juicing and eating your sauce on the same day, feel free to doctor it up to your Italian heart’s content.
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You can’t exactly “juice” nuts but you can use your juicer to make all-natural nut butter. The maternal cooks of Akron Ohio Moms say to grab your favorite kind of nut, run it through a juicer with a bit of oil, then flavor with a little cinnamon, salt, honey, vanilla, or cocoa powder before slathering on your morning toast. (Put your makings to good use in one of these 8 creamy, dreamy nut butter smoothies.)
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Only the best for baby, and for many moms, that means baby food free of artificial ingredients or preservatives. If this sounds like you, a juicer and the mom-times-three behind Everyday Shortcuts can help. Just juice fresh fruits and veggies, pour into glass jars, and store in the freezer or fridge.
There’s not much cozier than a grilled cheese sandwich dunked in a bowl of steaming tomato soup. Many canned soups are salt bombs, but you can avoid that problem by making your own with this easy recipe from Travel Heals.
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‘Tis the season for all things apple—apple pie, apple cider, and applesauce, too! Celebrate fall with this recipe from the dietitians of Delicious Living Nutrition. (Got time? You can also make perfect applesauce in your slow cooker.)
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If you’re a regular juicer, don’t throw out your pulp. Instead, use it to make DIY veggie burgers. Try this recipe from the blog #foodbyjonister, which uses leftover juiced beet, carrot, celery, and kale for a healthy and hearty meal.
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You can also turn your juice pulp discards into crunchy crackers. The blog Rabbit Food For My Bunny Teeth recommends pulsing leftover pulp in a food processor with flax meal and spices, then spreading the mixture onto a cookie sheet and baking until crisp.This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io