One Mom's Moxie: Yonanas Review

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Yonanas Review

Since the New Year I have wanted to be good and eat healthy but I have struggled after dinner. You know that time when you start craving something sweet and want dessert. Yeah I haven't been very good at refusing something sweet, I always think of the saying, "I have never met a piece of chocolate I didn't like". I also believe strongly that if you deny yourself that ice cream, frozen yogurt, piece of candy, dessert, etc., that you will eventually cave in and binge. So when I saw Yonanas I was curious. I was able to review the Yonanas and make my own Banana Ice Cream!
The Yonanas Machine doesn't take up too much space, it's smaller than your average blender. I decided to try the Simply Yonanas (Banana Ice Cream) recipe. All you need is two over ripe bananas, peel them and then freeze them for at least 24 hours. When you are ready to make your banana ice cream, take the bananas out about 5 minutes before. Add one banana at a time, then enjoy!!
This is my bowl of Simply Yonanas along with the Yonanas Machine. It was very easy to put the bananas in and to push them down. The banana ice cream is the consistency of a soft serve.
Here is a close up of the Simply Yonanas. After tasting it I realized I should have let my bananas brown some more, I was anxious and frozen them too soon. The Yonanas recipe book had said to freeze them when they have the brown spots all over, like a cheetah. My banana ice cream wasn't very sweet because I froze them too soon, so if you get a Yonana Machine follow the directions! :) After making the banana ice cream I decided to try using a bag of frozen strawberries and bananas. 
This is a close up of the Strawberry-Banana Ice Cream. It was a little sweeter. I am just happy that I will be able to enjoy dessert without all the guilt. The Yonanas comes with a recipe booklet filled with so many different types of recipes. There is even recipes to make pie! There are also recipes on the Yonanas website. This is truly a wonderful product! I cannot wait to create more desserts and experiment with different fruits. 

*Disclosure: Please note that I received product in order to conduct a review. No other monetary compensation was provided. All opinions in this post are 100% my own.