These super low-carb, protein-rich squares of peanut buttery bliss make a decadent post-workout recovery snack.

Peanut butter cookie dough protein semifreddo – PICTURE – Women's Health & Fitness


WHAT YOU'LL NEED (Makes 6 squares)

• 1 tbsp coconut butter, softened in microwave (you need the butter, not the oil, to ensure it hardens)

• 1 scoop peanut butter-flavoured protein powder (or use vanilla and add ½ tbsp melted natural, unsalted, no added sugar peanut butter to the mix) 

• 4 tbsp unsweetened almond milk


Line a square glass dish or BPA-free plastic container with cling wrap.

Place all ingredients in a bowl and combine using a hand blender or whisk.

If you notice powder lumps, flatten against the bowl with the back of a spoon and blend in.

Pour mixture into dish or container and refrigerate for two to three hours or until set.

Alternatively, put it in the freezer.


Ingredient Cheat Sheet

What it is: Coconut oil

How to use it:  Coconut oil is simply the oil that has been extracted from the meat of the coconut. It’s delicious in stir-fries and baking.

What it is: Almond milk

How to use it: This ground almond and water mix can be directly swapped for milk. It has no soy, no lactose and a low calorie count.