Yonanas Healthy Frozen Dessert Maker

Yonanas Healthy Frozen Dessert Maker

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Our family has been phasing out processed foods including most of those yummy desserts from the freezer section that my children clamor for nightly. I first noticed Yonanas at our local Target store while browsing. The thought intrigued me but I seriously wondered if my children would happily eat “ice cream” made from frozen bananas.

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The simplicity of the Yonanas machine reeled me in. The only ingredients in this dessert are 100% all natural frozen fruit. The box says that it will turn those over-ripe bananas into a delicious and creamy treat that looks and tastes like soft serve ice cream. I figured if I mixed in more than just bananas it might just make it past the clan.

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I am excited to have the option of serving my family a healthy frozen treat after dinner instead of the high fat, high sugar processed junk they had been eating on a cone.

Here’s why Yonanas is healthy:

  • A bowl of Simply Yonanas (1/2 C serving) = approximately 100 calories. Add in your favorite fruits like blueberries and raspberries or even some high antioxidant dark chocolate and you have created a healthy and delicious treat. The calories may bump up a little bit but you started with an amazing fruit foundation!
  • Bananas are high in potassium, a mineral that helps in the building of muscles and protein synthesis.
  • Bananas contain all natural energy from three natural sugars: sucrose, fructose and glucose. No other fruit contains more digestible carbohydrates.
  • Bananas contain NO sodium, fat or cholesterol.
  • Bananas are high in fiber and much of its fiber is soluble, the kind that can help lower cholesterol.
  • Bananas are called “brain food” because of its high level of potassium, important for the brain to function.
  • Called the “good mood food”, Bananas contain Vitamin B6 and tryptophan content, which help elevate feelings of pleasure.
  • Yonanas are a great natural source of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, copper, and even protein
  • When you add in other fruits and nuts like raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, peanuts, almonds to the base of bananas, you add more nutrition including: vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, folate, iron, calcium, protein, manganese, more potassium and dietary fiber, and loads of antioxidants, making Yonanas a super Superfood.

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Setting up the Yonanas machine was very simple and uncomplicated. I had frozen some of our overripe bananas ahead of time by cutting them in pieces and places them in a freezer bag. The instructions mention to set the frozen fruit out for several minutes until they begin to “sweat” a little before using.

Making the Yonanas was as simple as turning the machine on and inserting the fruit. Using the plunger to gently push the fruit through we began to see our Yonanas! The kids took a quick nibble and decided they wanted to get creative. The plain banana was “ok” as they said, but they wanted “all that jazz”. They pushed through some peanut butter and a few dark chocolate chips (yes, I know those are processed a bit… baby steps).

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Once they realized you could be creative the gears started moving. Out came a bag of frozen mixed fruit to add to the mix. This time we started with the banana base, then mixed fruit and some dark chocolate chips.

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Here are our finished products side by side. Once you’ve pushed all of the ingredients through, you give it a good turn with a spoon to mix it all together and you have a fabulous finished product.  So… they look beyond yummy… but how did everyone like it?

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Yonanas was a huge hit! My biggest critics were my happiest customers. Since that night we have used the Yonanas machine several times a week for our nightly snack. The kids enjoy creating their own concoctions and I love that even if they ask for a BIG bowl I can say yes. There are so many possibilities with the Yonanas machine. Check out their recipes page to view just a few of them!

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Comments

  1. I love that it’s parts are dishwasher safe!!!

  2. I love that it’s parts are dishwasher safe!!!

  3. Dellphina says:

    I have never seen this before. I love that you can take fruit and make it seem decadent. I so need to get one of these!

  4. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I love how easy this is to clean up! (I apologize if this is a duplicate. Momentary computer freak out)

  5. Sara Haaf says:

    I like that it’s easy to clean!

  6. Maureen says:

    It has been demonstrated on Dr Oz and on QVC.

  7. jennifer says:

    i love that it is dishwasher safe also. i have enough to do.

  8. Lindsay Sorensen says:

    There is so much I love about it… dishwasher safe, easy to use, easy to clean, and offers endless healthy options!

  9. michelle warner says:

    i love that you can use your over ripe fruits and justb freeze them a little, very good that it is easy to clean too

  10. Heather says:

    I looked at their recipes. I really want to make the blackberry vanilla bean “ice cream.”

  11. Carole Ingram says:

    I would want to try this delicious treat with this product, they have many great recipes on their website!! Nutella is a girls second best friend (after chocolate of course! lol) http://www.yonanas.com/recipes/nutty-for-nutella/

  12. Sylvia White says:

    I like you can also make a sorbet

  13. Nicole Strunk says:

    I love that it is BPA free and easy. Easy to make, easy to clean.

  14. Katy P says:

    I learned you can buy the machine at Target

  15. Jennifer says:

    I learned that there are tons of recipes on their website. Coffee yonanas sounds delicious!

  16. Gina Brickell says:

    I’d love to try to make the mixed berry pie with chocolate crust with it!! Sounds wonderful!

  17. laura ari says:

    I love it’s easy to use and dishwasher safe!

  18. Tina says:

    I love that it is easy to clean. That is very important.

  19. debbie jackson says:

    dishwasher safe and directions to get the gasket in correctly debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  20. Danielle Hoover says:

    I love that it’s healthy!

  21. Barbara Stenby says:

    I learned you freeze the over-riped bananas for 24 hrs then use them

  22. What a great invention! Love the heathy choice for ice cream.We would be a hit among the granddaughters.

    • Catie says:

      I love that the parts that need to be cleaned are dishwasher safe!

  23. Catie says:

    I love that the parts that need to be cleaned are dishwasher safe!

  24. Wanda McHenry says:

    I like that there are endless possible fruit combinations you can make, besides the easy clean up!

  25. Jordan D says:

    I love the concept of Yonanas! I think it’s a great way to reduce artificial sugar/food intake, increase fruit consumption, and is a great alternative to fatty ice cream. I love that it’s vegan-friendly, too.

  26. daisy says:

    i like that it is BPA free and easy

  27. Jennifer Hedden says:

    I really like that it tastes like soft serve ice cream. I learned that Yonanas is easy to clean.

  28. Louis says:

    I can buy it at target or amazon
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  29. Renee B. says:

    I love how easy it is to clean

  30. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I LOVE that Yonanas turns frozen Bananas into a yummy, ice cream dessert! A much healthier choice for my children! They love ice cream (of course) but dairy seems to bother there stomachs so this would be so nice!

  31. Evelyn Goettner says:

    I love that it’s dishwasher safe!!!

  32. Emily Rangel says:

    That its easy to clean!!!

  33. Liz Terek says:

    Yonanas was featured on The Doctors.

  34. Kelly D says:

    I Like the recipe section, especially the Mixed Berry Sorbet recipe.

  35. danica says:

    i have looked at this in the store and at the website and love the idea of it

  36. Virginia Rowell says:

    I love that it’s easy to clean and the chocolate yonanas recipe looks absolutely delish!

  37. ELIZABETH C. says:

    I learned that Yonanas are a great natural source of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron and many others.

  38. danielle lima says:

    I like that it is easy to clean

  39. Sue Ellison says:

    I learned that it is BPA free.

  40. Stephanie V says:

    Wash the pieces in soapy water or the dishwasher. This would have been perfect when I was prepping for my cancer treatment and had to eat a low iodine diet!!

  41. Ttrockwood says:

    I learned there are only five parts to clean

  42. caitlin tate says:

    it uses fresh fruit

  43. Donna L says:

    I like that it’s easy to clean.

  44. It’s dishwasher safe!

  45. Jessica Cote says:

    I like dishwasher safe parts! Awesome!

  46. kelly nicholson says:

    Visit Yonanas’s website & tell me something you like, learned or want in the comments section of the blog below.

    never heard of this before..i want one..thanks

  47. Shannon Barnes says:

    It is easy to clean, dishwasher safe!

  48. renee walters says:

    I learned Bananas contain all natural energy from three natural sugars: sucrose, fructose and glucose. No other fruit contains more digestible carbohydrates. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!

  49. Sarah Hirsch says:

    i’d love to try yonanas, i like that it makes creating a healthy frozen dessert so easy

  50. April Brenay says:

    its dishwasher safe!

  51. Jeanna says:

    I like how easy it is to work and how easy it is to clean!

  52. Steve Stone says:

    dishwasher safe so easy to clean

  53. Maryann says:

    I like that its easy to clean

  54. kim says:

    I love that you use fresh fruits for this and it makes a frozen treat

  55. Tarah says:

    I like that the parts can be cleaned in the dishwasher!

  56. Patti says:

    I learned that the yonanas machine has a really simple clean-up. That’s important, too! lebl9077@bellsouth.net

  57. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    A bowl of Simply Yonanas (1/2 C serving) = approximately 100 calories
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  58. Christine says:

    easy to clean

  59. Christine says:

    I love that it’s easy to clean and it sounds like fun! Thank you!

  60. Jenny Cope says:

    I am going to be able to make healthy desserts with this Thank you!!

  61. carol says:

    I really love that it all could go into the diswasher safely

  62. Pam says:

    I really like how it can be easily unassembled and cleaned and then put back together again.

  63. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I like the easy assemble and washing!

  64. Danielle P says:

    I like that the Yonanas machine is easy to cleaan!

  65. Rachel says:

    I like how easy it seems to use and clean!

  66. mary fanara coleman says:

    Looking at the recipes I would like to make the Chocolate Raspberry Yonanas

  67. Monique Rizzo says:

    I learned it is dishwasher safe.
    Thanks for the change.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  68. Sheryl says:

    I learned that you should take over ripened bananas and freeze them for 24 hours to use in the machine but any frozen fruit can be used.

  69. tracy davis says:

    I love that it’s dishwasher safe

  70. Tammy Shelton says:

    That there is also a Sweepstakes to enter.

  71. sheryl cullum says:

    I love that its easy too clean and easy to use

  72. meredith says:

    I learned it has been demonstrated on Dr Oz and on QVC.

  73. Theresa J says:

    I love that all the parts are dishwasher safe

  74. I learned that the parts are dishwasher safe, which is key (and more than I can say for my ice cream maker!)

  75. kelsey says:

    I saw the recipe for the kiwi sorbet…would definitely be a huge hit in our house!

  76. Stephanie Douglas says:

    I learned that Yonanas can be purchased at Bed, Bath, and Beyond!

  77. cheryl says:

    I like the endless combinations you can make

  78. Angela M says:

    I like that it’s very easy to clean.

  79. Jennifer H says:

    bpa free!

  80. I like the recipe section

  81. Jennifer says:

    I like that it has a few parts and can go in the dishwasher.

  82. Christina C. says:

    it’s dishwasher safe

  83. Kimberly says:

    This is so cool… I actually saw this in the store but didn’t pay much attention to it.. I love that you can take real fruit and make a tasty frozen dessert!

  84. bobbie c. says:

    You have to freeze the bananas for 24 hours before using them.

  85. Kelsey says:

    Bananas are high in potassium, a mineral that helps in the building of muscles and protein synthesis.

  86. gail bradford says:

    This is a great product. My sister in law was just talking about getting one and I would love to win it!

  87. Karen Lynch says:

    I learned you can use any fruit, not just bananas

  88. Wendy H says:

    I love the whole thing! I would use it all the time.

  89. Gwen H says:

    Easy to clean? I figured it would be kinda messy. Score!

  90. Tara says:

    I love that it’s dish washer safe also love that it’s not also ice cream but fruit yogurt 🙂 this looks so good

  91. Linda S. says:

    I love that you can make so many different, healthy things.

  92. Ashley Morrow says:

    A bowl of Yonanas is only 100 calories.

  93. Rainn says:

    I’m loving that yo can make such a delicious healthy treat so easily. Love this idea, and this is a great way to get more fruits into the daily diet.

  94. Rainn says:

    I liked the home makeover about making your bedroom a haven.

  95. nichol tone says:

    I love that I can put it in the dishwasher

  96. Audrey says:

    I love that this is dishwasher safe!

  97. laurie damrose says:

    I like that theres only 5 parts to take apart to clean!

  98. Amy G. says:

    I love how easy it is to use and that it is dishwasher safe.

  99. Heather S. says:

    I learned that it is very easy to clean via the dishwasher.
    hschonrock at yahoo dot com

  100. carol roberts says:

    bpa free

  101. Susan Broughton says:

    I like that it is easy to clean and you can also make sorbet

  102. Jen Haile says:

    I’d love to try the Tiramisu Yonanas recipe!

  103. Amanda Rauch says:

    This product is amazing! When I read your review and went to the website, all i can think is why have i not heard of this before and why do i not have one?? This machine is so cool! I learned that you can make any combo of whatever that you want to pretty much. This is great for families where everyone likes something different. It will be easy to please everyone. Great item!!

  104. Miricle says:

    What a great product. Looks yummy AND healthy, great combo!

  105. Leslie S. says:

    I love how easy it is to clean and with all the different additions you can make to the recipes the possibilities are endless!

  106. Leah CB says:

    I learned that there are lots of recipes & you don’t always have to use bananas. This would be so much better for my kids than ice cream.

  107. Tara Liebing says:

    I want to try the Strawberry Pineapple Sorbet recipe, but everything sounds good!

  108. Kelley Galyen says:

    Bananas contain all natural energy from three natural sugars: sucrose, fructose and glucose. No other fruit contains more digestible carbohydrates.

  109. Ellen S says:

    I’ve been wanting a Yonanas machine ever since I heard Sam Champion show one on Good Morning America. Yonanas website has interesting recipes that I would never have thought of; I’m happy with plain bananas.

  110. polly says:

    i learned they have recipies…would love to try their tiramisu recipie!

  111. Sarah VM says:

    I learned you can buy this at Target.

  112. jamie braun says:

    i love that they have a recipe section.. they all sound so good

  113. jeanette sheets says:
  114. mell says:

    It has been demonstrated by Dr. Oz.

  115. Stacey Roberson says:

    I love that this machine is easy to clean and that it’s easy to make homemade treats.

  116. Ash Johnson says:

    The Chia Yonanas recipes looks good.

  117. crissi mcveay says:

    I like that it comes apart easily and easy to clean even dishwasher safe 🙂

  118. Marie says:

    Great way to use fresh fruit

  119. Belinda says:

    How neat!! I’d love to try the chocolate raspberry yonanas recipe on their site!

  120. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    A bowl is a half cup serving

  121. Christina says:

    I love the recipe section! The melon sorbet sounds delish!!! http://www.yonanas.com/recipes/melon-sorbet/

  122. Amy Martin says:

    I learned it’s BPA free, which I love, and looks pretty easy to clean.

  123. Lanie says:

    I love that it is dishwasher safe and easy to clean up! I have been wanting to try this out for awhile now. It looks awesome!

  124. Cody Anderson says:

    I’d like to try the Mango Sorbet recipe.

  125. rebecca shockley says:

    I really liked the recipe for Grasshopper Pie

  126. Rich Hicks says:

    learned they have a recipe section and I want to make thePeach- Pineapple Yonanas

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  127. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    I LIKE THE RECIPES.

  128. Stephanie Grant says:

    I learnt that A bowl of Simply Yonanas (1/2 C serving) = approximately 100 calories. Add in your favorite fruits like blueberries and raspberries or even some high antioxidant dark chocolate and you have created a healthy and delicious treat. The calories may bump up a little bit but you started with an amazing fruit foundation!

  129. carey says:

    I love the recipes listed. Wow, sounds amazing

  130. nikki c says:

    I love that its easy to clean and bpa free

  131. Sarah S says:

    I learned that it is easy to clean. I also like the recipes.

  132. dani marie says:

    tirimisu yonanas sounds amazing! :: drools ::

  133. Kelly Rae says:

    Super easy to cleanup. That is a must with kids!

  134. christine jessamine says:

    i love that this is bpa free!

  135. sheryl cullum says:

    I learned that they have a sweepstake on their page to enter.

  136. Naomi says:

    I learned that a bowl of Simply Yonanas (1/2 C serving) = approximately 100 calories.

  137. Leslie Galloway says:

    I like how easy the machine is to clean.

  138. pinky sade says:

    i love that it looks and tastes like soft serve ice cream and it’s healthy!!!! SUPER HEALTHY!

  139. I learned several things. I love that it is BPA free and of course a great use of over ripe bananas!

  140. Brooke Adametz says:

    The have recipes on their website, love that!

  141. Pat says:

    I like that it’s easy to clean.

  142. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I love that it is dishwasher safe and would love to make the cherry banana Yonanas

  143. Sara Wood says:

    I like that this is a healthy and delicious way to enjoy an icecream like treat.

  144. Jill Myrick says:

    I would love to try the Perfectly Peach Yonanas recipe.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  145. Racquel S says:

    I learned that the banana has a lot of good things in it for us!

  146. Jammie says:

    I learned you can also make different sorbets.

  147. Sonya says:

    I love that it’s BPA free!

  148. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    I want to try the Mixed Berry Sorbet recipe.

  149. Derek Timm says:

    I like that its easy to clean.

  150. Christina Y. says:

    Love that it is BPA free.

  151. Daniel M says:

    dishwasher safe and easy to use

  152. Debra Hall says:

    seems very easy to use and clean

  153. Leslie says:

    I’d love to try the MIXED BERRIES WITH CHOCOLATE CRUST

  154. Leslie says:

    I’d love to try the MIXED BERRIES WITH CHOCOLATE CRUST

  155. Erin T says:

    This looks awesome and yummy!

  156. Erica C. says:

    I like that it’s very little calories for a tasty snack!

  157. John Hutchens says:

    it is bpa free

  158. my xi hu says:

    i like that it is BPA free and easy.

  159. I love that it’s easy to take a part and clean. I have a hard time taking apart our blender and it drives me crazy!

  160. Micaela P says:

    I love how easy it is to clean, and dishwasher safe!

  161. dawn cook says:

    i love how healthy this is! i was reading about the health benefits and its 100 calories per serving

  162. Carolyn Daley says:

    I like that it is easy to clean. You can dismantle it to wash in soapy water or the dish washer.

  163. The recipes they have look really tasty!

  164. Carla says:

    The maker is BPA free.

  165. Jackee says:

    It’s easy to use and easy to clean!

  166. kristy says:

    I learned that bananas contain NO sodium, fat or cholesterol.

  167. tracey byram says:

    I like the Blueberry Pomegranate recipe.

  168. wendy rozema says:

    i like that it’s dishwasher safe!

  169. Barbara Stenby says:

    my son is vegan this would be great for him!

  170. Katherine Donovan says:

    I learned that Bananas are high in fiber and much of its fiber is soluble, the kind that can help lower cholesterol

  171. Karen says:

    I like that it’s easy to use and easy to clean. Thanks for the giveaway.

  172. Paul K says:

    The easy to clean part is what I like.

  173. Tanya Bartlett says:

    I love how easy it is to clean

  174. kathy pease says:

    I like the Nutty for Nutella Yonanas recipe

  175. Allison says:

    This is much healthier for dessert!

  176. mary gardner says:

    i like that the parts can all go in the dishwasher!

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

  177. Mya Murphy says:

    easy 2 clean is important for me.

  178. crystal allen says:

    i like that it’s easy to clean thanks so much

  179. Shannon says:

    I like that they have so many recipes on the site

  180. James Beck says:

    easy to clean up

  181. Heidi Daily says:

    I like the yonanas grasshopper pie recipe

  182. Jeni Lutz says:

    love that its easy to use and easy to clean

  183. susan smoaks says:

    i love that you can use almost any fruit and that it tastes so good after you put it through yonanas!

  184. Kari Flores says:

    I want to make the Blackberry Vanilla Bean Yonanas recipe.

  185. Jessica Rolfes says:

    I learned that it is easy to make and the parts are easy to clean.

  186. Nicole C. says:

    I like the Tropical Squeeze Yonanas recipe.

  187. I like that it’s so easy to use AND clean!

  188. Ed Nemmers says:

    The dessert maker is BPA free!

  189. jules mcnubbin says:

    i would LOVE to win one of these. On their site i love this recipe http://www.yonanas.com/recipes/blueberry-pomegranate/

  190. Melanie Montgomery says:

    I love the recipes!

  191. Aubrey says:

    it tastes like ice cream

  192. carol lewis says:

    Oh I would love this for my grandkids! I like that “Wash the pieces in soapy water or the dishwasher.” Easy clean-up.

  193. barbara wright says:

    I like how easy it is to clean!

  194. lisa lo says:

    I like that you can add other fruits to the bananas. I’d be using a lot of strawberries too with it.

  195. Ashley Gao says:

    This is such a healthy desert option! I would love to try the nutella flavor!

  196. trixx says:

    I love how simple it is to use, no more leftover fruit in this house!

  197. I like that I can make a healthy but delicious snack…and one that gets servings of fruit in my daily diet plus other vitamins and nutrients!

  198. cathy moore says:

    I would love to have one of these machines! I have made these desserts with my magic bullet and they do taste great!

  199. Deb K says:

    I like that it’s easy to clean!

  200. Michelle Tucker says:

    I’d really like to try their Mixed Berry Sorbet recipe

  201. Aaron Bretveld says:

    I learned that you have to peel the bananas before freezing them (I suppose you wouldn’t have very easy of a time peeling a frozen banana.

  202. Sand says:

    I learned that A bowl of Simply Yonanas (1/2 C serving) = approximately 100 calories.

  203. Candace says:

    It looks easy to clean 🙂

  204. Kate says:

    I learned that it’s dishwasher safe.

  205. Vikki Billings says:

    I learned that all the parts are dishwasher safe

  206. heather c says:

    Hello, Mango Sorbet. I love you.

  207. Breanne says:

    I like the Chocolate Coconut Yonanas recipe

  208. Veronica Garrett says:

    I like that it is easy to clean.

  209. Brad Merrell says:

    Clean it in the dishwasher

  210. Lisa L says:

    I love how easy it is to clean!

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