Healthy, velvety, smooth chocolate mousse

It has been quite a while since my last post: I was studying for law exams, I started a new job and I went on holiday, but I am back with a great recipe:)

This recipe features raw cacao powder. Raw cacao or raw chocolate is made from cold-pressed, unroasted cacao beans. The process keeps the living enzymes in the cacao and other beneficial molecules which break down in the process of prolonged heat exposure. The studies that boast of chocolate’s amazing health benefits are not referring to your average store-bought chocolate bars. In fact, the chocolate they are reffering to, is raw cacao.Chocolatemousse.2
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Easter Bunny inspired oatmeal banana pancakes

Happy Easter everyone! Easter falls at such a lovely time of the year: spring has sprung and plants and flowers are starting to wake up after a long, drab winter. While many Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and attend a traditional church service, it is also a perfect time for everyone, if you are religious or not, for a moment of reflexion and to spend time with family and friends. When I was little, my brother and I used to decorate eggs and there was of course always the famous chocolate egg hunt. My dad really enjoyed to think of the most obscure hiding spots (hiding and egg behind his ear!),  and sometimes we would spend the whole day looking for the last eggs, getting more and more frustrated. Thinking back, he was brilliant, but at that moment I did not like it all. Although I still would love to find easter eggs, we don’t do it anymore. Instead, I decided to make a nice Easter bunny pancake, based on oats and banana for the easter brunch.
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