What The Pulp? 4 Ways To Reuse The Pulp From Making Your Own Nut Milk
I'm a big fan of making my own nut milks. I think they taste better, it's way cheaper, and you know exactly what goes into it (there's no weird fillers or binders). Especially after the whole Almond Breeze recall.
But what do you do with all the leftover pulp? I admit I do give some of it to Oliver (my shiba inu) but instead of throwing it in the trash or giving it to your dog, here are some ways to use it:
1. Use it as a DIY body scrub. I like to mix about a 1/2 cup full of pulp with some almond oil and some essential oils like lavender or tangerine. It smells AMAZING. When I shower I use it as a body scrub and go to town exfoliating. My skin looks dewy and fresh and feels super hydrated.
2. Dehydrate it to make almond flour for all your gluten free baking. Spread it over some parchment paper and either pop it in the dehydrator or the oven on the lowest setting until it dries out. Store in an air tight container.
3. Make Almond Crackers. Super easy to make. I love this recipe from Tastes Lovely. It's a nice blank canvas so have fun playing around with the seasoning.
4. Energy balls! The pulp is perfect to replace almonds in any recipe for energy or fat balls. Vibrant Plate has a recipe especially for almond pulp. It only takes about ten minutes to make.
Happy milk making my friends!