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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Yonanas Review and Giveaway

We all know fruit is important and essential in one's diet, but sometimes we want the easy way out.  People would rather have a slice of cherry cheesecake, a piece of blueberry pie, or even minced strawberries on top of their frozen yogurt.  Does this sound familiar? We need to stop fooling ourselves and thinking it's okay, you're still eating a dessert, not straight fruit. Wouldn't it be nice if we could enjoy the fruit that our body needs, but still have it taste delicious and dessert like too? Well now you can!

Yonanas, the amazing kitchen appliance, is more than a banana ice cream maker! Yonanas creates delicious, healthy recipes that taste rich and decadent. Your frozen treat takes on the flavor of ingredients you mix in. Simply add frozen strawberries, high antioxidant blueberries, or dark chocolate and create a creamy, frozen treat that tastes like strawberry, blueberry, or chocolate chip dairy-free ice cream.

Indulge without the guilt and enjoy an easy, fun way to eat your daily serving of fruits.  A low calorie diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help you lose weight, look and feel great, and maintain good health.

The best part about Yonanas is that you're not adding milk, cream, or anything else to the machine.  Frozen fruit is the ONLY ingredient needed. You won't believe your eyes when you see what comes out of the machine! You will think you're at your local frozen yogurt shop, but you're really just having frozen fruit.

I'm always looking for a better way to get in my recommended daily servings of fruit.  When I received the chance to review a Yonanas, I was excited.  I had heard of the machine previously and knew it deserved a spot in my kitchen.  The machine was shipped to me within two days, that is lightening fast service!


Look at the Yonanas machine, isn't it pretty? :) The machine came already assembled, which surprised me.  I thought I would have to put it together. The machine is not too large and easily fits on my countertop. I read through the recipe book which came with it to give me some fruity inspiration.  I decided to make a combination of blueberry and banana for my frozen treat.

You're supposed to freeze the fruit for 24 hours.  I bought a container of blueberries and some bananas to use.  Make sure that you peel the bananas before freezing them, or else you'll have a really hard time peeling them once they're frozen.

A day later, it was time to get my Yonanas on! I set up shop and fruity frozen treat dreams danced in my head.



When you use the Yonanas for the first time, remember to read the manual so you know how to operate the machine.  The instructions told me to alternate between using each of your fruits. So you use a banana, then blueberries, then banana, etc.  A serving size for 2 people is two bananas and some blueberries. Simply take the plunger out of the top of the machine and put the frozen fruit inside, and then take the plunger and push down on the fruit.  What comes out is a beautiful, silky smooth, creamy frozen fruit concoction like you see in my bowl.  This was the beginnings of the fruit. I love the beautiful pale pink color of the blueberries and the light yellow of the bananas too.

After I fed the machine all of the fruit, this is what was in my bowl.
Look at this! The consistency is amazing. If I didn't know that it came from the Yonanas, I would think it was frozen yogurt or ice cream.  It's perfectly cold and creamy and tastes fantastic. I can equally taste the bananas and blueberries and it is simply fantastic! This is a more fun way to enjoy your favorite fruits.  Add a few chocolate chips or some granola on top to make your fruit extra delicious.  Instead of ice cream or frozen yogurt, why not have this as an evening snack? It's guilt free and much healthier for you. If you normally have fruit for breakfast, how about having this instead? It will be a new switch up on an old reliable breakfast.  You can even incorporate it into a breakfast parfait too.  The best part about Yonanas is that you can use any fruit you desire.  A combination of raspberries, blueberries, and bananas is what I will try next time!

Parents, Yonanas has your back too.  If your child isn't a fan of fruit but will happily gobble up some ice cream, why not serve them this? They won't know it's pure frozen fruit, but will think you're indulging their unhealthy ice cream wishes!

Yonanas is handwash or dishwasher safe.  Make sure that you clean out the machine (the parts become removable) after each use because a lot of the fruit gets trapped in the blade and inside the machine.

If you're looking for a more fun and delicious way to enjoy fruit, Yonanas is your go-to machine.

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173 comments :

  1. As Mauree

    I would use a banana and perhaps pomegranate.
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  2. I'd start with banana and pineapple chunks--yum! This machine looks awesome! I've never seen it before.
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  4. I would use bananas, my favorite fruit, along with some blueberries!

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  5. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/FireRunner2379/status/253134100934848512

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  6. im using frozen mangos the first time!

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  7. I would try bananas
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  8. I would try bananas
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  9. I would use strawberries and bananas.

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  10. I would use bananas and blueberries. This machine is SO awesome!!

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  11. I would use strawberries

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  12. I think I would go with raspberries

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  13. I would use blueberries, and also pineapples.
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  14. I would use bananas and strawberries
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  15. Bananas and strawberries

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  16. Strawberries and bananas

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    Alyce Poalillo

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  17. Peaches, my email is tracietrump@yahoo.com

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  18. strawberries and banana

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  19. I think bananas and pineapple sounds good. I also get frozen grated coconut at a Mexican grocery store and that would be really good in it too.

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  20. I want to try bananas in it first!

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  21. I would try blueberries and bananas.

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  22. I'd like Strawberry Banana Blueberry...this is such an awesome product.

    Desiree Dunbar
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  23. I've been dreaming about these machines. Especially when I have leftover 19cent bananas from Trader Joes. I would throw in somee dried peanut butter for variation.

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  24. Frozen peaches and strawberries! :D

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  25. Banana and raspberries!
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  26. I would try Banana, Blueberry and Strawberry

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  27. I would use banana and peaches.

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  28. Blackberries!
    Thanks for the chance.
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  29. I would definitely choose bananas !

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  30. would use my favorite...raspberries

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  31. Bannanas and berries....

    bergiejrfhe at yahoo dot com

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  32. Either strawberries or bananas.

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  33. Strawberries! would be my first try. Lkvoyer at aol dot com

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  34. mango
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  35. I would try this with probably strawberries since they are usually available- if peaches were in season, I would LOVE to put those in and give that a try- so yummy!

    ellen beck
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  36. I would use blueberries.

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  37. bananas gabbflabber at live.com

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  38. I would use strawberries and bananas.

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  39. I would use pineapple and strawberries!

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  40. I would try to recreate the desert I had on Kauai with banana and mango

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  41. Strawberries
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  42. I'd use some of our homegrown raspberries!

    ighmeg at yahoo dot com

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  43. If I have to pick one I choose bananas but Strawberries and Bananas sound so good, and maybe some blueberries too.

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  44. If I have to pick one I choose bananas but Strawberries and Bananas sound so good, and maybe some blueberries too.

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  45. Strawberries

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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  46. I would use strawberries.
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  47. Definitely bananas, maybe some citrus.

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  48. We are big with Bananas and Berries so it would be a BB good time.

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  49. Raspberries and bananas (couldn't pick just one!)

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  50. I would use bananas and strawberries
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  51. I try bananas first. Debbie Welchert dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  52. i tried a yonanana machine before.. it would recommend the bananas with strawberries

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  53. I would try bananas with huckleberries.
    Susan Chester

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  54. Bananas and Blueberries and Raspberries and Pineapple

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  55. Maybe pineapple and mango! Yum!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  56. I would like to try fresh peaches and blueberries! Yummy!

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  57. strawberry and bananas- a classic!
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  58. I would use frozen bananas and nectarines.

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  59. I think for the first time I would try frozen strawberries and bananas

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  60. I would use mangos

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  61. Strawberries and Cherries mixed.

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  62. I would use strawberries.

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  63. I'd try bananas, strawberry and blueberry mixed.

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  64. I am becoming addicted to this machine. Bananas and strawberries are my favorite!

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  65. Bananas and black cherrys for me...couldn't think of anything tastier :)

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  66. Strawberry banana sounds amazing!

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  67. Bananas have a low sugar content, my husband is diabetic, this would solve the "what snack to have" dilemma.

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  68. i wanna lose weight, but its so hard when u love ice cream. i think a yonana will be a great way to start getting healthy!

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  69. Strawberries and banana's.

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  70. Mango and Pineapple! YUM!

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  71. strawberries and banana

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  72. I would use bananas and strawberries!

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  73. Bananas Peaches and Blueberries with a dash of cinnamon.

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  74. I would try peaches the first time!

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  75. I would put a combo of bananas, blueberries and raspberries. calvad at aol dot com

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  76. I would use Bananas and Strawberries

    Thansk for the super awesome giveaway!!

    Allison Swain Downes

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  77. peaches i think!

    dani marie ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  78. Pineapple :)

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  79. I would use bananas and strawberries!

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  80. I'm thinking banana and

    peach

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  81. strawberries

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  82. I would use Bananas and Strawberries.

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  83. I would use Bananas and Strawberries.

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  84. I have been searching for this Yonanas machine, to turn fruit into healthy ice cream for weeks! :-) As a senior trying to lose weight, I would go with blackberries, strawberries, & bananas....with granola on top :-)

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  85. it would be for sure bananas and strawberries, little mans favorite
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  86. Strawberries and bananas

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  87. id use strawberries and bananas
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  88. Black berries! They are our favorite! Thanks
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  89. Bananas and apples for me! Great giveaway! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net ♥

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  90. I would start with bananas....but I would love to try some peaches. :)

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  91. bananas and strawberrys...my favs

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  92. I would use strawberries to make
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  93. I would use strawberry's and banana's

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  94. My favorite...mangoes. Marco

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  95. I would start with frozen strawberries.
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  96. blueberries and bananas
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  97. I would use frozen strawberries

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  98. I would probably use bananas lol =)

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  99. cranberries or raspberries. jan

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  100. I'd use an assortment of berries - strawberries, raspberries, blueberries

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  101. I'd have to go with Strawberries!

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  102. Joanne Lynn
    Banana & Pineapple sound like a winning combination

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  103. peaches, cherries, I'd try lots of combinations eventually


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  104. Blueberries and bananas sound good but I have a jar of cherries that need some love too.

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  105. strawberrys



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  106. Mangoes and banannas.
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  112. i would put pineapple and blueberries in it first
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  113. Raspberries or strawberries

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  114. I'd use bananas first off. We have blueberry bushes and strawberry plants so in the spring I'd put those in, too.

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  115. Bananas and blueberries.
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  116. Always wild blueberries.

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  117. My favorite fruit in the world! Strawberries!

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  118. bananas an strawberries
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  119. I would use it with bananas and strawberries. (Roxann)

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  120. I would use Raspberries and banana's and blueberries
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  121. I would use blackberries wilcarvic
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  123. I would like to try frozen peaches.

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  124. Frozen blueberry

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  125. strawberries and blueberries ty.
    vivian

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  126. I would use bananas and strawberries.
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  127. I'd probably use bananas and peaches.

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