Guess What? It’s National Pumpkin Day, yeah! I knew that such a thing must exist, if it didn’t then I was just going to declare a National Pumpkin Day. What better to way to celebrate the pumpkin then with a Pumpkin Cashew Cream Parfait. My plan for the month of November is to make it National Pumpkin month, I’m sure I have enough pumpkin recipes to do that. So even if everyone else doesn’t celebrate November as National pumpkin Month, I will be over here on The Unprocessed Home. Are you with me?
Meanwhile, let me tell you these Pumpkin Cashew Cream Parfait’s are a pretty good way to kick off the pumpkin season. Personally I kicked it off back in September, I know I’m a little bit obsessed with pumpkin. If this is the first pumpkin treat you’re making with pumpkin, well maybe you just don’t have your priorities straight. With the crispness in the air, the changing leaves, or depending on where you live maybe the leaves have all fallen, it’s clear that fall is here to stay and winter is right around the corner. With all this in mind what could be better than National Pumpkin Day!
This layered dish of pumpkin and cashew cream will get you into the swing of Fall. Pumpkin Cashew Cream Parfaits are a simple snack or dessert without the heaviness of a cake, who needs that, light and simple are the way to go. How many desserts can boast that they have protein and fiber? Pumpkins are low in calorie and rich in vitamins A, C and E, and high in anti-oxidants. Cashews are a great source of minerals, manganese, potassium, copper, iron, magnesium, selenium, and zinc. Minerals are important to prevent diseases and essential to growth, so great for the kiddo’s. Cashew’s fall in to the category of good fats, and we all need to have some of those in our diet, and keep out the bad ones.
It’s also National Make a Difference day, so besides having pumpkin this and pumpkin that, we should all try to make a difference today. Whether that’s making a difference in someone’s day or making a difference in your community, take time to make a difference. What are you going to do that will make a difference?