Leftover Nut Milk Pulp? Make These Divine Energy Balls
So you made your very own nut milk, but there’s this “pulp” left over. What can you do with it? Well, certainly don’t throw it out! There are so many nutrients and healthy fats left in the pulp, so don’t let it go to waste.
Lately, I’ve been making a conscious effort to recycle more and not be so wasteful. For instance, instead of using plastic straws, I got a metal one that I can just wash and reuse. And, I’ve been more mindful about taking my own recyclable bags to the grocery store instead of using the paper or plastic ones there. When you stop and think about it, it is SO easy to be wasteful. Just think about how many paper towels you go through in the day…yikes! These may be a small changes, but they really makes a difference. So, there was no way I was about to throw out my nut milk pulp because I was determined to use every bit of what I made. To be honest, I’m that person that licks the bowl clean. Anybody else?
A few ideas of what to create with the pulp popped into my head: a crust, cookies, but the winner was energy balls. Full of healthy fats and some carbohydrates, they make the perfect grab and go power snack. I’m always in need a little energy boost before an early morning run, or something to satisfy that late night munchie craving. Because late nights studying always call for some snacks– you have to have some fuel to keep you going! These make fabulous smoothie and yogurt toppings, or you can sit and enjoy one with a side of homemade nut milk!
- Leftover nut milk pulp
- 1/3 cup peanut butter of choice (I used Wild Friends cinnamon raisin)
- 1/4 cup honey
- Scant 1/2 cup oat mix (I used Purely Elizabeth cranberry oat mix)
- 1 scoop of protein powder of choice (I used Rootz banana nut)
- Dash of cinnamon
- Combine pulp, peanut butter, and honey. Mix well.
- Add in the dry ingredients and thoroughly mix.
- Roll into even balls and enjoy!
- Store in fridge to maintain freshness.
Photos: Abby Harris