This week I finally had the time to take the Yonanas machine out of the box that has been sitting in my spare room since I received it. I had been busting to get it out and test it.
I had frozen a few bananas as per the directions that come with it and I was ready to play.
The Yonanas machine comes with an excellent hard cover book full of some many flavour combinations. It was hard just to pick one to try. I am looking forward to trying many flavour combinations as we head into Summer.
It’s not just bananas that you can turn into a healthier dessert option, you can add other frozen fruits (perfect for fresh fruit you have frozen when you bought too much eg. strawberries, pineapple, mangoes).
You can also add other things like chocolate, coconut, Nutella, cocoa powder, peanut butter, crushed biscuits to make more exciting flavour combinations.
We tried Simply Yonanas (just frozen banana) on the weekend and the boys enjoyed.
We then tried the Chococolate Coconut recipe from the book and it was delicious.
Here’s the recipe.
2 Frozen over-ripe bananas cut into 8 quarters
60 grams chocolate
1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut
NOTE: Sprinkle coconut onto frozen banana
LETS PUT IT ALL TOGETHER
1. Insert 1/4 frozen banana
2. Add 1/4 of the chocolate
3. Alternate remaining ingredients
4. Sprinkle with remaining coconut and chocolate.
I added a biscuit we had made the previous day.
The frozen bananas gets pushed through the chute and comes out in a consistency resembling ice cream.
Overall, I love that I can turn fruit into a dessert. It opens up many possible flavour combinations and it is safe enough (once assembled) for older children to experiment with their own flavour combinations.
As the weather starts to get warmer I may even serve a Yonanas creation up for breakfast….
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For a fresh summery flavour I would try, mango, peach and banana.
My kids have already voted on their choice of banana, chocolate and peanut butter!
I would make frozen banana, strawberries, pineapple with crushed mixed nuts and seeds plus goji berries
Being a busy mum to 3 daughters, I would love to have something that helps me make delicious healthy desserts in minutes. They always seem to be hungry!
Love your website and your tips, as any little things to make life easier, make my life happier!
And I would love make a banoffee flavoured dessert, banana, caramel and cream, oh to die for!
The flavour combination I would make would have to be frozen mango with coconut and crushed macadamia nuts the taste of summer yummy.
I would have to say I would like to do chocolate and mint I think that be yummy for the whole family
The flavour combination I would make would be frozen strawberries, frozen kiwi fruit and crushed almonds.
Oh my goodness, yum! I would LOVE to try the choc coconut! This would be a much better “ice cream” dessert for my kiddies.
I have a 1 year old who LOVES fruit. I’m thinking nango – (ba)nana with (man)go would be pretty delicious but I’m a recipe book gal so love that it comes with such a good recipe book!
A refreshing green tea vanilla milk with white choc chips and chia seeds. Yum
I also have frozen mango in the freezer ready to whip some up with coconut cream…
I’d make banana, honeycomb & peach. It’s delicious!
‘Strawberry Lamington’ is what I’d try. Strawberries, chocolate and shredded coconut.
I would combine Mango, Lime and Coconut.
Would love raspberries and chocolate, yum.
This looks amazing low calorie and yummy hello!!
banana, Anzac biscuit and chic chips
Vanilla and peach , raspberry
Ooh I could have lots if fun experimenting with flavours!! Maybe banana, mint and chocolate or something tropical like banana, pineapple, mango. Even just plain old frozen banana would be great to try with my special needs son who is an extremely fussy eater and rarely touches (or eats) any kind of fruit!!
For something indulgent, banana, peanut butter and chocolate!
Raspberry and bananna. Or Oreo cookies….. Or peanut butter and chocolate.
Yum. I’d love to try banana walnut and cinnamon – like a banana cake!
Hmm decisions, decisions I would choose mixed berry as they are my favourite and mum’s deserve to have their favourite once and a while too.
I’d try mint with chocolate, we would all love that combination!
Strawberry flavour as I don’t have a green thumb but I seem to have a lot of success with growing super sweet, deep red strawberries.
Banana, mango and chia, it would be so creamy and sweet, I couldn’t resist!
For the kids – fruit salad, yummy yummy!
For the adults – add a nip of something naughty for that extra indulgence!
Tropicana .. Banana, pineapple and drizzled with fresh passionfruit and toasted coconut.
banana and chocolate Carmel using dates
I think I would go troppo – pineapple, banana, mango, passionfruit. Try to pretend I am on vacation on a tropical island somewhere.
I would try raspberry and chocolate!
Frozen blueberries with some dark chocolate,
What a great and easy way to encourage kids (big and small) to eat a little healthier. I’d have trouble deciding on what flavour combination to try first
Berrylicious combo of blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and pomegranates!
Strawberries, mango and rose petals (yep try them they are awesome)
I would try a banana, mango and strawberry one with shaved chocolate over the top
I would do bananas, mango, and coconut. Or banana and pumpkin with a peanut butter sauce. Yum! I’ve always wanted a yonanas, hope I win!
cookies & cream or choc mint ice cream
My combo would be mango, banana and coconut with macadamias! A flavour sensation that the whole family can enjoy!
I would love to make a rainbow ice cream with strawberries, mango /papaya, kiwi fruit, banana, blueberries – each colour in a different layer. It would be an awesome guilt free treat for everyone.
Would love to make a mixed berry combination such as strawberry and blueberry
Raw Cocoa and Banana for my kids and add pistachios for me. YUM!
Our family LOVES mangoes & with summer just around the corner, i think I will make mango with swirls of honey toppedwith chopped macadamia and grated white chocolate.
My imagination is running wild with ideas. But as oranges are in abundance at this time of year I would love to try combining dark chocolate and orange. It would be great for either an indulgent treat or even when entertaining friends at home.
Mango peach and chocolate flavour!
Options are endless! I’d do a pistachio, honeycomb blend I think first!!
Mango and coconut 🙂
I’m a little nutty and I also like my fruits
So there’s one flavour combination for me that really suits
A delicious, divine hazlenut mocha creation
Topped with caramelised banana for a real flavour sensation!
I’m a big fan of banana, nutella and honeycomb pieces! Yum
I come for a big stone fruit growing area so I would like to try some combinations using peaches this summer. Banana with peach and Yonanas Melba using peach and raspberry.
My Master 8 and Master 6 are loving smoothies & juices at the moment but with the warmer weather it’d be awesome to try our fave flavour combos in frozen form with the Yonanas machine. The kids favourite here at the moment is banana, blueberry and strawberry so that’s what we’d try first.
what other flavour than banana, chocolate and coconut, yum yum.
Banana, raspberry with choc chips and coconut. It’s making my mouth water thinking about it .
Pineapple, watermelon and banana… Yum!
Chocolate and banana, our families two favourite flavours and what a great way to enjoy desserts and stay healthy!!!
My little man loves chocolate so would love to try the chocolate and banana. Sounds delicious
Something a little more sinister with bananas, mango, coconut, pineapple and vodka to taste!
My little girl would love a banana, strawberry and watermelon combination but for summer I’m thinking more along the lines of frozen strawberries with a splash of rum making an easy and healthy daiquiri!!
I would probably do something with banana and strawberry!
Strawberry and banana sounds perfect. But mango season will be starting shortly and that would be my 4yr olds favourite.
Bananas with pistachio nuts would be my flavor of choice
Mango and strawberry!