Well, if you thought it couldn’t get any simpler than my chia pudding/face mask, you were wrong.  In fact, I wonder if this might be a bit of a stretch for the concept…you’re just making coffee and stirring.

I’m gonna count it, but please let me know if you think this is too much of a cop out!

There’s some unscientific internet search-based info that says “caffeine reduces cellulite!” and some more scientific info that says “…..umm…maybe!”  But given that coffee grounds are usually a trash, or at best, compost byproduct, and GREAT for being a gritty, exfoliating rub, my verdict is: “it can’t’ hurt!”

So go ahead, brew yourself…


…a nice little cup of coffee with fresh-ground…grounds…


I enjoyed mine with a mini chocolate chip granola bar.  Make no mistake, this is basically a cookie.  A few tablespoons of oats a healthy treat does not make.  And the first ingredient was sugar.

Then, use the grounds in the following recipe:


  • 1/2 c fresh coffee grounds
  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 6 Tbsp honey
  • Drizzle of olive oil


Place all the ingredients in a bowl


And stir to mix:


Then, take yourself to the shower and start scrubbin’. My cellulite, like most women’s, is on my thighs, but I gotta draw the line somewhere to keep this site G-rated.  It is coarse, and rough, your skin will turn pink, especially if you’re a pale white girl with hyper-sensitive skin, like me.


I definitely notice softer skin, though apparently you have to do this rather consistently to get any kind of significant cellulite reduction.  Ah, well.  I guess in the meantime I’ll keep knocking out squats to get thighs like these.