Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tasty Tuesday - Tori's 'nanas

Have you heard of Yonanas?

It's a handy dandy gadget that transforms over ripe bananas into a tasty frozen treat similar to soft serve ice cream.  Mmm, that sounds yummy.

I've seen the machine in action on tv.  You put three frozen bananas into the chute on top of the machine and push down hard... from a tube at the bottom of the machine, comes creamy frozen goodness.  You can add other frozen fruits to the machine with the bananas to make various delicious flavor combinations.  The three bananas make 2 servings.

I really like the idea.  I always have over ripe black speckled bananas and I don't always want to make banana bread, my normal go to recipe for over ripe bananas.


I don't have enough counter space for another kitchen machine (it's about the size of a coffee maker).
There doesn't look to be a good way to get all of the banana mixture out of the machine.
It doesn't look that easy to clean.
The cost.  From my research they go for about $49.00 and I can't justify spending that much money on a gadget when I believe my blender can do the same job, or close to the same job.

I decided to make my own Yonanas without a Yonanas machine.

frozen bananas and blueberries
It's super simple, super healthy, and the results are declicious.

Tori's 'nanas

1 frozen banana ( I cut up my ripe, speckled bananas and put one banana per baggie into the freezer)
1/2 cup to 1 cup frozen fruit such as blueberries, strawberries, melon, etc. (I usually use a good 1/2 cup)
1/4 cup (or less) water, milk or juice  Add gradually.

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend. It will take a few minutes of stopping and starting the blender and stirring around the ingredients.  Keep at it until the mixture is creamy.

Spoon into serving dishes, garnish with fruit if desired and serve.
Makes 1 large serving or 2 small servings.  Double recipe for more.

In the back, Banana-Blueberry garnished with blackberries. In the front, Banana-Pineapple-Coconut (use pineapple  juice or coconut milk in place of water) Both were made with the above recipe, so you can see the size of the servings you will get.

You can use any flavor combinations from strawberry- banana to peanut butter-chocolate chip-banana.  I'd love it if you'd share your favorite flavor combinations.

You may love 'nanas so much you may decide to buy the Yonanas machine.  If you do, or you already have it, I'd really love to hear what you think of it.


1 comment:

  1. I bought a yonana machine this weekend and I could not be MORE THRILLED! It is quick and super easy to use. The creamy desert it creates is absolutely exactly like frozen yogurt and tastes amazing. I made some with added cocoa and it tasted exactly like a wonderful chocolate ice cream treat. I can't wait to try some other flavor combinations. It is true that not all of the frozen banana mixture comes out of the machine, but it is very easy to disassemble the parts to get the last of it with a spoon or spatula. Cleaning it is actually quite easy. You only have to twist the bottom portion of the removable center portion of the machine and wash the 3 pieces assembled in there with hot water. I had read posts on Pinterest about how to do this in a food processor, but the yonana machine is so much quicker. I honestly would recommend the Yonana machine to anyone with a sweet tooth who is trying to eat healthy.