A Few of our Favorite Things--Challenge Items

By Cara Busson Clark on Apr 11th 2016

Welcome to the CCN world of favorite things! The items below are Cara's personal favorites and will help you on your journey to health! Many of them are the BEST price you can get and bonus....AMAZON PRIME! Happy healthy shopping!

Probiotic- These are healthy bacteria that help keep the natural balance of microflora in the intestines. They improve digestion, help cleansing effect, increase immune system health and more! Here is one kind in particular that has worked well for me.

Nature's Bounty Ultra Probiotic 10, 60 Capsules

Vitamix- Our challenges have consisted of a smoothie a day for years. We firmly believe in the high power vitamix for more than just smoother beverages. It can work as a food processor as well.

Vitamix 5200 Series Blender, Black

Veggie Spiral- We love this utensil mainly for veggie pasta, like zoodles. There's other fun benefits to using the sprializer too.

Brieftons 5-Blade Spiralizer: Vegetable Spiral Slicer, Best Veggie Pasta Spaghetti Maker for Low Carb/Paleo/Gluten-Free Meals

Food processor- This is a middle of the line food processor. It's beneficial to for preparing dips, sauces, making dough, grinding meat and so much more.

Hamilton Beach 70740 8-Cup Food Processor, Black  

Maca Powder- has become a staple to some of our dishes. It's an ancient Peruvian super food used for nourishment and healing. My favorite benefit of it is the hormone stabilization it provides and its effects are immediate!

Healthworks Raw Certified Organic Maca Powder 8oz

Hemp Seed- We use these power seeds with a 3:1 ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids as a healthy protein and fat for the smoothies. They are also a great source of fiber, amino acids and tons of micronutrients.

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts Raw Shelled Hemp Seeds, natural flavor, 1 Pound.  

Chia Seed- We use these for our smoothies in the same way we value the hemp seeds. They are loaded with healthy fats, fiber, protein and vitamins.

Nutiva Organic Black Chia Seeds, 12-oz. Bag

Nutritional yeast- This vegetarian complete protein source has become quite the popular one in our challenge plans these days. It boasts a powerful amount of protein, providing our body with essential amino acids. It's rich in B vitamins which is necessary for those committed to a vegetarian and vegan lifestyle. Oh, did we mention it tastes like Parmesan cheese?!

Nutritional Yeast Flakes Kal Unsweetened Wonderful Nutty Flavor 22 oz

Matcha Powder- Occasionally added to our smoothies, parfaits and otherwise, Matcha is loaded with antioxidants. You can literally feel them when you add to your diet. It offers 137 times the amount of regular brewed tea.

Jade Leaf - Organic Japanese Matcha Green Tea Powder, Classic Culinary Grade (For Blending & Baking) - [30g Starter Size]

Unsweetened Fruit- Surprisingly HARD to find and a great addition to your CCN staple of trail mix

No Sugar Added Dried Tart Montmorency Cherries 1 lb.