Not all superheroes fight supervillains; some put their superpowers to work raising healthy, happy families and running households all while juggling work and other obligations.
As a salute to Super Mums who crave coffee, we’ve compiled a list of Super Mum Coffee Hacks to support your need for caffeine and show you how to use it around the house.
1. Use A Sealed Mason Jar To Froth Milk And Make A Latte.
If you run out of creamer pour milk into a mason jar, seal it tightly, and shake it to make milk frothy. Then, remove the lid and put the jar of milk in the microwave for 30 seconds to warm and froth it even more. Add the warmed milk to strong coffee for a homemade latte.
2. Coffee Leftover Ice Cubes
If you have leftover coffee, pour it into an ice cube tray and put it in the freezer. Once the coffee freezes, you can use the cubes to make iced coffee or lattes without watering down the coffee flavour with extra water as the frozen cubes melt in your drink.
3. Coffee Popsicle
Iced coffee popsicles are a great summer treat. Mix milk and coffee with your favorite sweetener; make sure the ingredients are cold to ensure proper freezing. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds or paper cups, insert popsicle sticks, and freeze.
4. Make A Plant Fertilizer From Used Grounds.
Used coffee grounds can make excellent plant fertilizer because they contain vital nutrients that help support healthy plant growth. To use coffee grounds for compost, sprinkle the grounds around your plant and water it, so the nutrients seep into the soil.
5. Use Coffee For Desserts
If you’re craving coffee, add cold coffee to cake batters to make coffee ice cream. If you want a coffee dessert that is safe for kids, you can substitute regular coffee with decaf. Besides brewed coffee, you can also use coarsely chopped whole coffee beans and coffee powders.
6. Make Cold Brew In Your Blender.
Make cold brew concentrate by coarsely grinding whole coffee beans in a blender and adding cold water. Cover and let it sit 12 to 24 hours, then pour through a strainer into a container, cover it and store the concentrate in your fridge and use it as needed.
You can also use the blender to grind your coffee. Quite a resourceful thing to have in your kitchen, right?
7. Take A Coffee Nap.
Drink a cup of coffee, then take a 15 to 20-minute catnap. It takes about 45 minutes for caffeine to absorb into the bloodstream. Some studies have shown that taking a short nap during those 45 minutes increases the effect of caffeine.
8. Make A Coffee Skin Exfoliator.
Use coffee grounds to make an exfoliating facial and body scrub. Combine your used coffee grounds, with brown sugar and oil that won’t clog your pores oils, coconut or hemp are most common. Use the scrub in the shower for soft, youthful skin.
9. Reuse Your Coffee Grounds For Cleaning.
Coffee grounds work as a gentle non-damaging abrasive for removing caked-on food from your cookware. You can also use coffee grounds as a deodorizer for garbage disposals, refrigerators, or even to remove garlic or onion odors from your skin.
10. Get Super-Energized On Bulletproof Coffee.
Having a Bulletproof coffee in the morning instead of your usual breakfast can help you lose weight, stay energized, and stay focused. Combine coffee, grass-fed unsalted butter, and MCT Oil in a blender and blend until frothy. It’s perfect for ketogenic or low-carb diets.
11. Program Your Coffee Maker.
Super Mums often hit the ground running the moment they wake up. To make sure you have the fuel you need to get going, set up your coffee maker the night before, and program it to start brewing when you get up. Your coffee will be ready and waiting for your enjoyment.
12. Collect Coupons.
Save money on your coffee habit and print off some coupons! Savings.com offers coffee coupons. You can keep your pantry stocked with coffee for less money, or as a special treat, give yourself a little cash to splurge on a yummy cafe coffee drink.
13. Prep School Lunches In Advance.
Taking a few minutes to enjoy your cup of joe can help you start the day on a positive note. Prepping the kids’ lunches the night before will give you a few minutes to savor your coffee rather than gulp it on the way out the door.
Even superheroes sometimes need a little assistance to get through their days. These Super Mum Coffee Hacks will help give you the boost you need, the coffee taste you crave, and make the toughest job in the world a bit easier.