Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Yonanas Review & Giveaway

There is something extra magical about a creamy bowl of soft serve ice cream - it's magical and sadly a bit decadent when you are trying eat healthier or watch your weight. Wouldn't it be great to get that same creamy goodness and sweet comfort without ruining your diet plans?

The Yonanas frozen treat maker allows you to indulge in a rich creamy frozen treat that is sweet and has the same decadent texture as a soft serve ice cream while getting in a valuable serving of fruit! I was a little skeptical at first. I mean I do like a fruit smoothie now and again but I wasn't sure if the texture of soft serve ice cream from a banana was going to be possible.

So we set out to set up our new wonder machine, which was really easy. A few snaps and twists and everything was in place in under five minutes. It's also just as easy to disassemble when you are done and need to get it clean. You will want to have planned ahead because your bananas need to have been frozen for a day to get the right texture.  That said, once the machine is assembled you are ready to make a fresh sweet frozen treat.

For our first time we wanted to try the original recipes, which is just two frozen bananas - easy. You use the plunger to press the bananas down the chute and onto the blades. The lovely treat comes right out of the front and into your waiting bowl - ready to enjoy.

It has the awesome texture of a fine soft serve ice cream for real! And the taste is that of a rich sweet banana ice cream. I was amazed at how lovely and decadent a banana could be, especially since I didn't throw in any additional ingredients.

Of course that made me wonder just how much more decadent the other recipe suggestion might be. So I had to try the cinnamon cocoa which simply adds 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder and a half teaspoon of cinnamon.  Mix the two together and sprinkle them over the bananas before inserting. A simple addition and a magical result. The possibilities are really endless and the included recipe guide will give you ideas and wonderful ways to try your Yonanas. I think next I will try it with some peanut butter.

Even if you aren't a huge banana fan like myself you can use other soft, non pitted fruits, check the manual for which ones, and fruit combinations to make your own unique frozen treats. There are some no bananas Yonanas recipes included in the recipe book to get you started too.

This fantastic machine is going to be a huge help in keeping my diet on track by allowing to have an indulgence with the taste of ice cream but the calories and nutrition of a serving of fruit. I can also see this being great for parents who are trying to squeeze an extra serving of fruit into their children’s day. If you like the sound of creamy soft serve fruit please browse their sit and read all about this fantastic machine.

I have some great news too! Yonanas has generously offered one lucky My Empty Nest reader the chance to win their very own Yonanas machine!  Please use the rafflecopter below to enter. Open to US residents 18 and older. Watch your emails as the winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is drawn.
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Disclosure: I was given the products I reviewed. No other compensation was received. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. My Empty Nest is not responsible for prize shipment.

75 comments:

  1. Strawberry Pineapple Sorbet sounds super yummy

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  2. Strawberry Pineapple Sorbet would be da bomb

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  3. The mixed berry sorbet looks yummy!

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  4. I'd love to try the Chai Spice recipe, it sounds sooo good!

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  5. I love that it uses frozen bananas!

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  6. I would love to try the Apple Maple Walnut Yonanas recipe, it looks so yummy.

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  7. Oh wow, they have a LOT of yummy recipes! I think the tropical squeeze yonanas sounds fantastic.

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  8. I'm really impressed by the variety of recipes. Who knew you could do so much with a banana? My favorite is a tie between the chai spice and blackberry vanilla bean. Yum!

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  9. i would like to try mixed berry sorbet

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  10. I'd like to try mixed berry pie with chocolate crust.
    upstatemissy@gmail.com

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  11. I like the Tropical Squeeze Yonanas Recipe!

    sweets6@yahoo.com

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  12. Melon Sorbet

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  13. I would very much like to try the Blackberry Vanilla Bean.

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  14. I'd love to try the mixed berry sorbet

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  15. The chair spice yonanas sounds great to try! http://www.yonanas.com/recipes/chai-spice-yonanas/

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  16. I'd like to try the Mango Sorbet recipe

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  17. mango sorbet is the recipe I want to try.

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  18. I would like the Berry Chocolate Zin recipe
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  19. Ooh I want to try the mixed berry sorbet! But all of the recipes look amazing!!

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  20. The tangerine & strawberry yonanas recipe sounds really good! All of them do, in fact!

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  21. Defintely the Nutty for Nutella Yonanas!
    http://www.yonanas.com/recipes/nutty-for-nutella/

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  22. I would love to try the Strawberry Pineapple Sorbet recipe.

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  23. I would like to make the melon sorbet recipe.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  24. I would like to try the peanut butter added to yonanas.

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  25. Would love to try the Berry Chocolate Zin

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  26. I want to try the Mango Sorbet receipe.

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  27. I'd Love To Try The Chocolate Raspberry Yonanas Recipe !:)
    Entered As: Heather Hayes Panjon

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  28. I would like to try the bananas and cookies recipe. lebl9077@bellsouth.net

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  29. I would love to try all kinds of recipes in this I looooove fruit so thank you for the giveaway

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  30. My kids love bananas! What a cool idea! I would love one of these!

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  31. would definitely like to try the "tiramisu yonanas" ..thank you for this chance.

    grace
    ghalim at yahoo dot com

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  32. Would love to try the nutty for nutella. Yummy!


    blumblebees at yahoo dot com

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  33. I'd like to try the blueberry pomegranite

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  34. I would like to try the blackberry vanilla bean recipe.

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  35. Apple Maple Walnut Yonanas or Tiramisu Yonanas, yum

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  37. I love that I wont be wasting anymore bananas that dont get eaten because they are getting mushy! Saving money AND giving my daughter the 'ice cream' she wants... Double win!

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  38. I love strawberry and banana but also coconut flavor ice cream

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  39. I can't have dairy neither can my son this looks AMAZING! I would try the Peach- Pineapple Yonanas first than everything else!

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  40. http://www.yonanas.com/recipes/tropical-squeeze-yonanas/

    so many great ideas love it

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  41. The Strawberry would be great!!!

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  42. I would love it to make this pumpkin pie with gingersnap crust

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  43. I'd like to try the watermelon blueberry sorbet.
    http://www.yonanas.com/recipes/watermelon-blueberry-sorbet/

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  44. Id like to try the tiramisu yonanas recipe yum!

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  45. honestly, I love that my name is in the product name, and that it makes healthy treats

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  46. http://www.yonanas.com/recipes/strawberry-pistachio-terrine/
    mrs.gibson24@yahoo.com
    Crystal Gibson

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  47. I like how easy to clean this machine is. I would like to try the mango sorbet.

    Sofie Herrera

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  48. love bananas but was checking recipes on their site and i'd love the mango sorbet!! i love mangos...

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  49. id love to try the blackberry vanilla bean ice cream

    Amanda S

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  50. Pumpkin pie with ginger snap crust
    -Lynn

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  51. I would like to try the Mixed Berry Sorbet recipe.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  52. i'd like to try tiramisu yonanas.

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  53. kiwi sorbet recipe.

    dani marie ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  54. I would like to try the watermelon blueberry sorbet recipe.

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  55. The Mixed Berry Sorbet sounds delicious.
    Tara Woods

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  56. I'd like to try blueberry pomegranate

    alterna7 at hotmail dot com

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  57. I'd love to make Mango Sorbet.


    Desiree Dunbar
    desireedunbar@hotmail.com

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  58. I want to try the Berry Chocolate Zin
    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  59. i love that i can turn bananas into ice cream
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  60. The Berry Chocolate Zin recipe!

    sugarsweet7202@yahoo(dot)com

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  61. Blackberry Vanilla Bean sounds awesome!

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