Aside from making tasty baked goods, like our Strawberry Bagels or Almond Cow Cupcakes with the leftover pulp from your Almond Cow, the leftover pulp can also be recycled in various other ways that are good for our planet and the animals that call it home. Here at Almond Cow, we strive for sustainability, aim to minimize waste, and seek to implement the small actions every day that will lead to a greener human footprint. Whether you’re a pro at living sustainability or are just now making the small changes to be more environmentally friendly, we hope these tips are helpful for you!
One of our favorite ways to be eco-friendly is by using what we already have to compost in our own backyards, so that we can then grow healthy produce and plants with fertilizer made from our own food waste. Compost bins are made up of alternating layers of green waste, such as grass clippings or green leaves, and then brown waste, such as wood chips. After making fresh milk in your Almond Cow, we recommend putting your leftover pulp in the green layer of waste in your compost bin. Then when your compost pile is ready, the waste from your own yard and kitchen can be used as soil to provide your plants with the nutrients they need in order to thrive, produce food, and release oxygen.
From kitchen waste to plant food which grows into food for your family: the cycle of composting in your own backyard is a great way to make a positive impact on our world!
You can also use the leftover pulp from your Almond Cow to feed the squirrels in your own backyard. The best type of pulp to feed your local neighbors are pulps from almonds, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans or pistachios. This option is especially good if your pulps are free of any sweeteners or salts. However, please be sure to avoid feeding squirrels pulp from cashews, sunflower seeds, or pine nuts as these can be toxic to squirrels.
Have a bird feeder hung on your porch or in your backyard? We recommend putting the leftover pulp from your Almond Cow in the bird feeder. The neighborhood birds will absolutely love you for it, and you will be helping provide them with the fat that is crucial for their diet.