Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Yonanas Review

Yonanas is a machine that takes frozen fruit and turns it into a creamy frozen treat. At first I was skeptical, but we tried it and it's delicious!

This machine makes wonderful banana based 'ice cream' effortlessly. The frozen ice cream dispenses directly into your serving bowl. You do not need to stop and clean out any containers. So when the line of little children forms up behind you, you can just keep going.

Clean up is a breeze. Break down the processing parts and rinse in less than 2 minutes. No scrubbing. This machine is not as loud as the Vitamix which also makes wonderful things.

The 'ice cream' is soft formed and very creamy.

You start with one frozen banana. Add other frozen fruit such as berries, pineapple, oranges, in between each banana. Non frozen bananas do not work as my daughter found out.

I don't think this machine will ever be placed under the counter. My biggest challenge to my raw lifestyle has been my love affair with ice cream. That ended last night.

Make sure you are freezing the fruit really good - very important. And ripe, not green. My first try I did with bananas only. The texture was creamy and smooth and fantastic. The second try I added blueberries. Yum.

The berries were not quite as smooth as the bananas but was still very good. Have not tried anything with a lot of seeds, like strawberries, but icecream with real strawberries has that seedy texture, so I expect this would as well.

If you are expecting not to be able to taste the bananas and have it taste like vanilla iceacream, you might be disappointed. But you can add things to it to minimize the banana flavor.

I have really liked my experience with this item so far.

It is made of sturdy plastic, has metal blades, and extremely easy to disassemble and clean with a quick rinse under the faucet.

The best part is:

You make it yourself so you know it's safe if you have food allergies to worry about and:

It's only frozen fruit and nothing else. Nothing else is added so you aren't getting any added sugar or unhealthy ingredients.

They are showing it today on HSN, but my friend said that in the near future you'll also be able to find it at Bed, Bath, and Beyond, Target and other retailers.

I have to tell you, it's really very tasty. My son has requested it several times a day since we got it and we are now out of frozen fruit (and this is fruit that has been in my freezer untouched for eons!!).

It's easy to clean too. Just take the grinder section apart and put the pieces in the dishwasher. Or rinse them clean if you have to use it several times a day like I do.

Yonanas is an amazing kitchen appliance that creates delicious, healthy frozen treats made only from frozen bananas and other frozen fruit. Indulge in creamy, delicious desserts that

look and taste just like soft serve ice cream, and enjoy without guilt!

Make smoothies, popsicles and more, and enjoy your daily fruit serving more than ever before. It's a great way to get kids to eat their daily serving of fruit. Kit includes treat maker, storage container with lid, 4 piece popsicle maker, recipe book and user manual.

• Renowned health guru and television host Dr. Oz will feature Yonanas on the air December 21. Yonanas makes a great gift for anyone who wants to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

• Yonanas has partnered with Weight Watchers and will reach out to its members with weight watching tips.
• Look for the Yonanas sticker on every Dole banana shipped from March through May of 2012.

Yonanas frozen smoothie and popsicle maker
• Emulsifies frozen fruits into frozen treats
• Make your own custom flavors
• Tasty and fun way to get your daily servings of fruit
• Unit comes apart for easy cleaning
• ABS plastic and metal

If you have food allergies, or especially a dairy allergy and you miss frozen treats, this machine is really worth checking out.