conjured mana brownies [salted caramel espresso brownies]


If you’re ever feeling hungry in World of Warcraft, you can always ask a friendly mage to conjure up some delicious refreshments. It’s like POOF, food just comes out of no where!

Unfortunately, I didn’t roll a mage, so I have to create brownies a different way: by scratch!


Whelplings love brownies!

These conjured mana brownies vary from its Azeroth-counterpart because they’re packed with protein and caffeine. Talk about a real mana boost!



  1. 1 egg*
  2. 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  3. 2 scoops of Quest salted caramel protein powder
  4. 1 1/2 tablespoons of almond butter
  5. 2 tablespoons of raw agave
  6. 2 tablespoons of shredded coconut
  7. 1/2 cup of cocoa
  8. 1/2 cup of apple sauce
  9. 5 -6 oz of espresso
  10. 1 teaspoon of coconut oil

*Make this recipe vegan by substituting the egg for 1/4 cup of apple sauce!


Prep time for this recipe takes about 15 minutes. Cook time is 20 minutes. This will make about 12 brownies.

Each brownie contains: 5g of Protein, 2g of Fat, 5g of Carbs and 2g of Fiber.

Recipe adapted from the Buff Dude’s Protein Brownies.


  1. In a large bowl, combine your salted caramel protein powder with your cocoa.
  2. Add in your egg and vanilla extract. Stir until mostly combined.
  3. Add in your almond butter, agave, and apple sauce. Stir.


  1. Add in your espresso and stir. At this point, the batter should be at a “runny” consistency.
  2. Add in your shredded coconut and stir. This will add some texture and thicken the batter.


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350° F.
  2. Place 1 teaspoon of coconut oil in a baking dish. Use a paper towel to rub the coconut oil inside the dish to thoroughly grease it.
  3. Pour your batter into the baking dish.
  4. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the brownie has baked through. You can test this with a toothpick — just poke the brownie with a toothpick; if the toothpick comes out clean, then you’re done!
  5. Let the brownie cool for about 5 minutes. Then, cut it into even squares.
  6. Eat!



Now you’ve got a delicious conjured mana brownie to enjoy! You can keep it all to yourself, or you can share it with some magical friends:


I’m sure those faerie dragons love protein! I mean, how do you think Brightwing got so strong? I bet she eats a TON of protein.

Happy adventuring!


This recipe was created with support from Quest Gaming. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to learn more about how other gamers eat healthy and #CheatClean.

greater rift keys [blueberry cookies with lemon curd]


I’ve been spending a fair amount of time playing Diablo III recently. It’s the 3rd season, and with every season, there’s always a new build for each class. For the past 3 seasons, I’ve always stuck to playing Demon Hunter and only Demon Hunter. #DHLIFE


I’m super creative with names too.

The build that seems to be the latest hotness is the Natalya’s set. Not only does it do insane damage, but you look super cool doing it. Your DH probably gets super dizzy though…



This 3rd season also happens to fall during the 3rd anniversary of Diablo III. HOW PECULIAR. Diablo Life 3 confirmed. 

In honor of their anniversary, I decided to bake up something sweet. It’s something that you could nibble on during your Greater Rift runs. It’s the edible form of Greater Rift Keys!



  1. pinch of salt
  2. 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  3. 1 tablespoon of agave (feel free to adjust this depending on how sweet you like your cookies)
  4. 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, melted
  5. zest from 1/2 a lemon
  6. 1 1/4 cup of blueberries
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 2 tablespoons of lemon curd
  9. 1 cup of coconut flour

recipe adapted from 

Since this recipe is using coconut flour, it’s gluten-free! 😀 Hooray!
Wanna make it vegan? Substitute 1 banana for the 2 eggs.


Prep time for this recipe takes about 10 minutes. Decorating time is about 10 minutes. Cook time is about 15 minutes. This makes about 10 cookies.


  1. In a large bowl, combine your salt, flour, lemon zest, coconut oil, eggs, vanilla and agave.
  2. Stir until thoroughly combined.


  1. Puree your blueberries.
  2. Add it into your batter. This will give the keystones a purple color.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Scoop out golf-ball sized balls from the batter. Shape them to look like keystones.


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350°.
  2. Using a chopstick or knife, carve out numbers (I choose 3 just because it’s the 3rd anniversary) or infinity symbols.
  3. Place your lemon curd in a ziplock bag. Cut off the end. Pipe the curd into the carvings.
  4. Use a butter knife to smooth out the designs and the cookies.
  5. Bake for 13 – 15 minutes.
  6. Eat!

Now, you’re ready to tackle rifts! GG WP, Nephalem.


Now, you can enjoy these tasty little treats all by yourself with a cup of your favorite tea. Or, you can share them with some friends from Sanctuary.


Happy 3rd anniversary, Diablo III! Hope your birthday week is full of not cows… I mean, why would you even bring that up? There’s no cows ever.