green guac

Have you ever wondered what to do with juice pulp when you’re done? Here’s what. No, this isn’t my most visually appetizing recipe post, but it’s a great way to use up all that leftover veggie pulp, add some fiber to your lunch, and feel a little less wasteful (I can never help but feel pangs of guilt as I toss away all my veggie pulp). It’s also pretty simple and tasty.

Green guacamole (this is reminiscent of Heather’s broc guac, by the way!):

1/2 avocado

Leftover veggie juice pulp (I prefer the greener pulp here, but carrots would make for a sweeter, and tasty, version

lemon juice

salt

Mash the avocado. Throw in pulp, which should look something like this:

pulp

Add a generous squeeze of lemon, salt, and mash, till it looks sort of like this:

mashed

And you’re done. I served mine stuffed into romaine leaves, alongside a small salad, and snacked on it as I worked and talked to clients this afternoon. It was tasty, filling, and hit the spot!

green guac

And while we’re on the topic of waste reduction, Mike Adams at Natural News has a great article highlighting five simple ways you can make your diet more ecologically friendly here.

Some other highlights from the week in food and health blogs:

1) Melissa’s got a great post on upgrading your diet here.

2) My friend Nancy was lucky enough to attend Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Forum in New York this week. She had a chance to hear all the speakers, including Neal Barnard, whom I admire. She blogged live from the panel here. Some highlights from Neal and Dr. Mark Hyman’s speech:

Dr. Neal Barnard, author of Food for Life:

  • “The average American consumes 50 pounds more meat, 40 pounds more dairy, 30 pounds more sugar a year than they did a century ago.”

Dr. Mark Hyman, author of UltraMetabolism:

  • “Diseases are not the right framework.  Diseases are just names for a collection of symptoms.  We name the problem, then we blame the name of the problem for the problem.”

3) My friend Lindsey has answered the question of, “what’s a vegan dish that even my parents will like?”

4) Heather is giving up dairy. Congrats, Heather!

Happy Saturday!

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