Sunday, April 1, 2012

Carrot Coconut Muffins From Juice Pulp

I've been doing a lot of reading lately about detoxing as I'm going through the process. There are many opinions on the subject. In fact, too many, so I've been sifting through the info looking for things that can help the process along. Things that make sense to me or seem easy enough to add to my doctor prescribed regimen.

One little gem of info I've found suggests drinking 10-12 ounces of fresh carrot juice once a day. During a detox, it is very easy to pull essential minerals out of the body. Even with ongoing supplementation, this can be a danger and very hard to replenish once this has happened.

It seems that carrot juice is especially good for the liver, which is good for me right now. Drinking fresh juice allows the nutrients to be absorbed quicker.

Carrot juice is a good source of minerals, calcium, and vitamins A,B,C and E. Sounds good, but there are some cautions to this. While it's recommended to drink juice 1/2 hour apart from any food, too much can spike blood sugar. That's why it's suggested to limit the serving to 10-12 ounces a day without any added fruit, but it's ok to add greens and/or ginger root.

So, out of the basement pantry comes my dusty juicer (which retired after I got my Vitamix). There was a time when I juiced at least one meal a day faithfully for years, going through quite a few juicers. I've killed juicers - of course by accident. The Juiceman Juicer is by far the toughest and best one I've ever owned.

Five carrots a good chunk of ginger is what I juiced up today as a mid-morning snack.

But what to do with all the pulp?

If only I had a goat....OOOH, how about some carrots muffins?!

Here is a recipe using juice pulp, along with a link to my original recipe (which is a little lighter and fluffier).

1/2 c agave nectar
1 stick melted butter
4 eggs
1 c white spelt flour
1 c whole spelt flour
1 c shredded coconut flakes
1/2 c wheat bran
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 apple or equivalent applesauce
1 c walnuts
Carrot and ginger pulp from five carrots and a chunk of ginger (wing the amount of pulp so that the mixture doesn't get too dry)

Enjoy the day-

Feel free to share this recipe, but please link back for credit.