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Friday Faves

Hello & Happy Friday! This week our Friday Faves come from fans who are enjoying Yonanas WITHOUT bananas! Tell is your favorite no bananas Yonanas recipe! –Whitney

  • Not just for bananas! Well so far I haven’t used any bananas at all, I had a lot of frozen bags of fruit for smoothies such as raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and peaches and all them come to a great sorbet kind of desert. Using it is as easy and it sounds, you just put fruit down the chute and then push it in and soon ice cream looking stuff comes out and it kind of baffles me how it works. Looking at everything beforehand I thought it needed other ingredients or something but no, just the fruit. The Yonanas is comprised of 6 parts which are easily taken apart and cleaned also! I would highly recommend for people looking for a healthy way to snack -Kyle
  • You don’t need Bananas!!! I’m not a fan of bananas (except in baked goods) but bought this machine after reading customer Yonanas recipes that were made without bananas. We buy and eat a lot of fruit in the Spring and Summer months, and sometimes in large quantities. I had been freezing the overripe fruits to use in pies, cakes, breads but was looking for another option that didn’t require adding flour and sugar – enter the Yonanas!  Our children love the Yonanas. During the summer they will wake up each morning and ask to make ‘ice cream’ after breakfast. We’d usually give them a bowl of berries/apples in the morning but now they can enjoy a  bowl of Yonanas sorbet. The cleanup of the machine is very simple if you clean it right away. I have a small spatula that I use to clean out the sorbet that didn’t push out of the machine. There is usually about 1/3 cup of sorbet still in the machine that needs to be scooped out (along the blades and the silicon ring). After scooping that out I quickly wash and rinse the chute, blade, and silicone ring and place them on the drying rack – clean up in less than 2 minutes. I like that the Yonanas is not an overly large machine. It doesn’t take up much counter space so we can leave it out all summer. It also stores really well, I usually store it on its side in one of our drawers (fully assembled) or I store it in pieces in one of the cupboards.  My first crack at the Yonanas was with frozen lychees (peeled and pitted) paired with frozen strawberries. Following the advice I had read I let my fruit defrost/soften on the countertop for 5-10 minutes while I got bowls and spoons ready. Softening/defrosting the fruit made it come out smooth and creamy – no need for a banana! If you’re like me and would prefer a berry sorbet (or mango, or pineapple, or all of that combined!) then soften the fruits a bit before piling them into the machine. I prefer using the overripe fruit that might have spoiled and gone to waste!5  stars for a product well worth it’s price. – Lychee
Friday Faves

Happy weekend to all of our wonderful fans! We hear new stories every week about what a difference Yonanas has made in your lives. This week our Friday Faves come from fans with dietary restrictions. With Yonanas they are able to enjoy creamy frozen treats, increase their fruit intake and indulge without guilt! Thank you for sharing your Yonanas stories! –Whitney

 

  • I got my Yonanas machine the other day — via QVC’s Today’s Special Value a little while ago. Last night, I used it with my disabled son (Down syndrome/Autism) who has swallowing/chewing issues. We started simple with banana and vanilla greek yogurt frozen in cubes — he absolutely loved it — my son can’t talk — but kept doing sign language for “MORE.” I can’t wait to try different fruits with him over the weekend!! Thank you so much!!! I was a little worried about taking this apart and cleaning it at first — not knowing what to expect. I found the instructions in the owner’s manual surprisingly clear and simple. It was easy to take apart — and really cleans up great in the top rack of my dishwasher — thank you so much!!! –Kimberly T

 

  • Dream come true for milk intolerance! I have recently discovered I am intolerant of milk products… I really miss ice cream! Store bought frozen sorbet is so full of sugar that I hate to buy it, much less eat it. This makes the best sorbet with NO SUGAR! Make sure you use RIPE frozen bananas or other fruit you may use. Peach sorbet is fantastic! Even though I put icy fruit in, creamy, delicious this frozen sorbet came out. Does wonders with berries, so it is perfect for diabetics. – Deb

 

  • I LOVE this machine!!!! The day after getting it I bought one for my diabetic parents and one to use with my students. It’s super easy, fun and amazingly yummy!!! You can make a million different combinations and freeze what you’ve made for hard yonanas later. I actually threw out ice-cream to make room in the freezer for yonanas! Latest creation is
    apple pear yonanas with glazed pecans and caramel! Easy to clean and rinse off. Also, make sure to get the extra 1/4 cup that ends up inside the machine! –L.R.
Friday Faves

Happy Friday! This week our Friday Faves come from fans who have given up ice cream thanks to Yonanas! It’s so wonderful to hear how many of you are enjoying healthy delicious frozen treats because of Yonanas.  We’d love to hear why YOU love Yonanas! Comment below and tell us! –Whitney

 

  • OMG!!! THIS THING ROCKS!!!!!! Can we say “a gazillion stars??” This is awesome. When I ordered this from QVC as a TSV, I immediately bought riper bananas and put them in the freezer. The minute it came, I took out a couple of bananas and some strawberries. I let them sit for about 10 minutes before sending them down the chute. What came out was exactly the consistency of soft ice cream and was so delicious you thought you were eating a big bowl of ice cream. My whole family is very health conscious. This machine allows us to have that dessert without any of the guilt. This is all fruit, all natural, no extra gunk or sugar. You know exactly what is in your bowl. I don’t know that I will ever eat regular ice cream again. You know it is a winner when you teenage boys say that they would rather have Yonanas for dessert than real ice cream. I will never be without this machine”- Bargello

 

  • I typically don’t write reviews, but this one is worth it. My sister bought this for my partner and I for Christmas. Haven’t used it because it was too cold to think of ice cream (Cleveland). Last night, I put bananas, peanut butter and a pinch of chocolate syrup and OMG. Mouthgasm! Next time, I will use strawberries, bananas, and pineapple. I have been saving all my fruit that goes “bad” throughout the winter and freezing it for this bad boy. This machine is from the heavens. I have never tasted anything so delectable, healthy & refreshing. It’s like a heavenly combo of sorbet, sherbet, & the best soft-serve you can imagine. HIGHLY recommend. – Laurie P.

 

  • You have to taste it to believe! I got mine yesterday and we did bananas and strawberries. It tastes amazingly better than ice cream to me, so creamy and delicious. Clean-up was a breeze. Make sure you peel your bananas before you put them in the freezer. Love mine so far”- Sophie
Congratulations to all our winners!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to all of our Color Me Healthy winners! We are so excited about the launch of Yonanas in colors, ONLY available on QVC, and loved to see what everyone voted for.  Thank you to everyone who participated. Yonanas is the Today’s Special Value offer on QVC today, April 10, 2013. Be sure to check it out and order Yonanas in your favorite color!   http://qvc.co/Yonanas_QVC

List of Winners:

Raspberry           Heidi M.

Cranberry            Cheryl G.

Orange                 Rebecca P.

Banana                 Katherine P.

Lime                      Darren B.

Blueberry            Sarah W.

Grape                   Angela C.

Coconut               Sarah E.

 

Please note, all winners were contacted via the email address provided in the entry form.

Friday Faves

Happy Weekend! Our Friday Faves this week come from fans who have tried a variety of recipes and loved them all. We love to hear what our fans create with their Yonanas since the recipe possibilities are endless! Let us know what fun new recipes you’ve created with your Yonanas! –Whitney

 

  • I just love this tool. It easily makes soft frozen fruit desserts (O Weight Watchers points plus) in a manner of a minute. I use frozen bananas, strawberries, blueberries, or other frozen fruit and it makes a sorbet/ soft yogurt concoction. We often put it in cones. My 11 year old daughter and her friends love it too! –Healthy Gourmet

 

  • I bought this at a big box store and probably the best $50 I’ve ever spent. I’ve had it for 4 weeks and have used it almost every day, even in the cold Midwest winter. I go through so much frozen fruit that it can get expensive but now I’m buying the huge bags to save on trips to the store! I haven’t tried any of the ‘recipes’ but I don’t think that’s necessary, just put it what kind of fruit you like. I have used strawberries, bananas, mangos and peaches. It does work best if you let the fruit sit out for some time to soften to back it easier to push through. Since I use it nearly every day, I let it soak until I need it the next time. Love it!- K. Kris

 

  • I’m Lovin’ It! I purchased this product after rave reviews from Co-workers. I have to say it has far surpassed my expectations. We have tried bananas and mixed berries, bananas and strawberries and bananas and peaches. All were incredibly creamy and yummy! We have decided to start eating healthier and this is definitely a step in the right direction. As far as peoples’ complaints I have not found any of these to be an issue. The fruit definitely needs to sit out on the counter for a few minutes to have the right consistency. I did not leave the strawberries out quite long enough and there were some harder bits in the mixture but leaving fruit out a bit longer really helped. Wonderful product overall. Someone on here said they tried it with pudding so that will be the next thing we’ll try. –Julie L