Monday, February 27, 2012

Raw Gingerbread Nuggets + Juice Pulp Pate

Happy Monday everyone! I made a veggie juice this morning and decided to make something crazy with the remnants. Am I the only one who gets more excited over the juice pulp than the juice itself? I made a super simple juice pulp pate that can be served with crackers, other veggies or on top of a salad. For the base I used soaked pumpkin seeds, you can use sunflower or even almonds. Pumpkin seeds give it a moderate creaminess that I like.

Exhibit A: Kale, Carrot and Celery Juice

Exhibit B: Juice Pulp Pate
Here are the ingredients:

1 cup of packed juice pulp
1 cup of soaked pumpkin seeds
3-4 tbsp tamari (taste test to see what you like)
1 tbsp of hemp seed oil
1/4 (or more) cup water (depending how dry or wet your pulp already is)

Blend up the pumpkin seeds first with the tamari, oil and about half the water. Blend until smooth (ish) Add in pulp and the rest of the water and blend until smooth. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve!

And what is for dessert? Why these low glycemic, high raw gingerbread nuggets! They're so yummy especially if you freeze them before you eat them. Best ever. These are great because they are sweet but use molasses to stick together instead of agave which can be waaaay to sugary for some. Molasses is high in minerals like iron, copper and manganese and has a pleasant licorice kind of flavour, and paired with stevia it tastes just like gingerbread cookies!

It was hard for every nugget

But one day, the world came to see...
For the nuggets you'll need:

1/2 cup ground raw almonds
1/3 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup raw buckwheat groats
3 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp fresh grated ginger
20-25 drops of vanilla stevia
Pinch each of nutmeg and cloves
3 tbsp of black strap molasses

Mix together dry ingredients first and then add in molasses and stevia. Mix with your hand until doughy and you are able to form into balls. If it's too sticky, add in more almonds or coconut. Wet your hands with a bit of water and press into little nuggets. Freeze until firm and enjoy!

Oh and here's a random smoothie: Blueberries, pear, brown rice protein powder, chia seeds, roasted maca, green powder.


  1. Pate looks great!!! wow, I've never juiced before, but I'm feeling adventurous day by day ;)

    1. thanks! it took us awhile to start juicing too but we're glad we've discovered the joys of juice! :P

  2. Those nuggets sound very similar to the way my mum makes flapjack -- delicious! (:

  3. oh my word, that's some serious health going on. Bravo!! love it!

  4. i never thought about making pate with the pulp! i always end up throwing it away. good thinking! the gingerbread nuggets sound delicious! :)

  5. Thanks for sharing all of these great ideas! I can't decide which sounds better: the gingerbread cookies or the "random smoothie" you posted at the very end of your post. Either way, I'm eager to have some healthy snacks and desserts to try soon in my own kitchen. Are chia seeds and roasted maca sold in regular grocery stores? Would I be better off searching in some kind of whole foods store?

  6. thank you! chia seeds are actually sometimes found in conventional grocery stores (I"ve only ever found it ground though). And roasted maca isn't usually sold already roasted so you'd have to buy regular macs and roast yourself. (Maca is usually only sold in health food stores).