chilly poro cheesecake bites [cookies & cream mini cheesecakes]


You can’t resist the cuteness that is the Poro! I definitely can’t because I totally bought the Poro artist summoner icon. RP well spent.


These little puffballs are so adorable, I just had to turn them into some sort of sweet treat. I had thought about making them into little truffles or cake pops, but I wanted to go for something on the colder side since they live in frigid Howling Abyss. That’s when I decided on crafting little “cheese”cakes in the shape of Poros!


So why is it “cheese”cake? Well, because there’s no cream cheese in it! :) It also packs a punch with nearly 10g of protein!

So let’s chill out and whip up these cute little cheesecakes!



  1. pinch of salt
  2. 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  3. 2 teaspoons of agave
  4. 1 cookie dough Quest Bar
  5. 1/2 scoop of Quest coconut oil powder
  6. 1 scoop of Quest cookies and cream powder
  7. 3 medjool dates, pitted
  8. 1/3 cup of almond milk
  9. 1/4 cup of walnuts
  10. 3 strawberries
  11. 6 oz of soft tofu


This recipe takes about 25 minutes to prepare. Chill time is about 10 minutes. This makes 6 servings.

Each serving contains: ~9.8g of Protein,  5.5g of Fat and 5.5g of Net Carbs


  1. In a food processor, combine your pitted dates and walnuts.
  2. Add in your cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Pulse until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Place 6 cupcake liners in a cupcake pan. Evenly distribute the walnut and dates mixture into each cupcake liner. Compress the mixture in each liner.
  4. Clean out your food processor for the next step.


  1. In your food processor, combine your tofu, coconut powder and agave nectar.
  2. Add a pinch of salt, your cookies and cream powder and almond milk. Blend till thoroughly combined.
  3. Evenly distribute each the filling into each cupcake liner.


  1. Separate the chocolate chips from the cookie dough Quest bar.
  2. Take the “dough” part of the Quest bar and microwave it for 10 seconds. Using your hands, roll it into a “tootsie-roll” shape. Divide the shape into 6 even parts. Divide each of those 6 parts evenly. Now, roll each small section into horns. If you want to add more details, take a tooth pick and draw notches into your horns.
  3. Place the chocolate chips in a small bowl. Microwave for about 15 seconds or until the chocolate has become malleable (NOT MELTED!).
  4. Mold the chocolate pieces into eyes. I did two versions — big round eyes and closed eyes.
  5. Slice your strawberries. This will form the tongue.
  6. Now, decorate your Poro faces! Place 2 horns into each cheesecake. Place the eyes in the center (using a toothpick, dab some of the cheesecake on top of the eyes). Finally, place the strawberry tongue in at the bottom.
  7. Let chill in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
  8. Eat!

GG WP! :) Now you have some chilly little Poros to enjoy while you ARAM it up!





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lúcio’s amped-up empanadas [brazilian empanadas]


Ha-ha! Amp it UP!

We’re starting the New Year’s right with this pocket-sized protein-packed snack that will power-up your day! This treat was inspired by Lúcio from Overwatch. Since he’s from Brazil, I decided to create a dish that’s common to that region.

The first thing that came to mind was empanadas! They’re filling and easy to eat. Besides, if you’re battling the forces of evil, you’re going to need to take your food to-go!

But let’s not waste anymore time — come on, let’s bring it together and cook up this recipe!



  1. salt
  2. pepper
  3. 1/2 tablespoon of cumin
  4. 1/2 tablespoon of paprika
  5. 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  6. 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil (or butter)
  7. 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  8. 2 tablespoons of water
  9. 1/5 of an onion, diced
  10. 4 – 6 cloves of garlic, diced
  11. 4 – 5 cherry or grape tomatoes, diced
  12. 3 mushrooms, diced
  13. 1 green bell pepper, reserve 3/4 for decorations, dice the remaining 1/4
  14. 2 scoops of Quest Multi-Purpose Mix Protein Powder
  15. 1 scoop of Quest Brown Rice Powder
  16. 1/4 lean ground beef (I used 90/10)
  17. 2 eggs


Prep time is about ~40 minutes. Cook time is 15 minutes. This makes about 5 servings (5 empanadas)

Each serving contains: ~16g of Protein, ~5g of Fat, and ~6.4g of Net Carbs


  1. Heat a skillet on high heat. Add in your olive oil.
  2. Saute your vegetables. This should take about 2-3 minutes. Once the vegetables have cooked, remove it from the skillet.
  3. Add in your ground beef. Add in your seasonings and saute.
  4. Add back your vegetables and continue cooking until the meat is fully cooked. Remove from the heat and set aside.


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 scoops of protein powder and 1 scoop of brown rice powder.
  2. Season with salt.
  3. Add in 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of water and 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil.
  4. Mix until combined.
  5. When it’s reached a doughy consistency, knead the dough and form it into a ball.
  6. Dust a flat surface with extra brown rice flour and roll out the dough on top of it.
  7. Now, here comes the tricky part — cutting out Lúcio’s frog design. I shaped a strip of aluminum foil into a makeshift cookie cutter and then stamped it into the dough. You can do this or freehand the design with a sharp pairing knife.
  8. Use a regular cookie cutter (or a glass) to stamp out circles. This will be the back of the empanada.
  9. Cut that circle in half like so:


  1. Place about 1 tablespoon of filling on each half circle. Leave about 1/2″ inch of padding between the edge of the dough and your filling.
  2. Place the frog shape dough over the half circle and crimp the edges together.
  3. Combine your remaining 1 egg with 1/2 cup of water, this will be your egg wash. Gently brush the egg wash over your empanada.
  4. Here’s the fun part — decorating! Using the remaining bell pepper, you’ll want to create the headphones, eyes and mouth for the frog.
  5. To create the headphones, cut rings from the bell pepper. Make a cut in one of the sides and then place the bell pepper slice above the empanadas to check the fit. You may need to trim down this piece. Add in extra diced pieces to create the actual earmuffs to the headphones.
  6. To create the eyes, cut out circles or use a large straw (I used a straw from bubble tea) to poke holes through the bell pepper.
  7. To create the smile, just use any remaining strips of bell pepper to create a little smile.
  8. Bake the empanadas at 350° for 15 minutes.
  9. Eat!




These tasty treats will help you amp it up into the New Year! :)


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.